Creating a Capsule Wardrobe
As you declutter your closet, let’s talk about a tool you can use to have a small but sleek, stylish, and purposeful wardrobe. Imagine you walk into your closet and ALWAYS have something to wear. No, it’s not crazy - it’s a “capsule wardrobe”!
The term first appeared in the 1940s and was later revived in the 1970s; it’s a collection of staple clothing and accessory pieces meant to easily complement each other and mesh well together. I’ve seen the term a lot over the past 5+ years, and as someone who spends an ample amount of time in the closet and comes out with “nothing to wear”, I thought this could really benefit me. A capsule focuses on a great collection of fundamentals and saves you time (you already have a closet full of complementary favorites) and money (shop seasonally for a few key pieces if you WANT to, but you don’t even have to do that!).
So how can a capsule wardrobe help you?
👕 Save TIME looking for clothes
👕 Simplify + reduce quantity
👕 Highlight favorite styles, colors and silhouettes
👕 Spend less on clothing + only shop seasonally
👕 Waste + donate less
A capsule DOESN’T have to be overly restrictive - you can limit the number of clothes or not, I chose not to limit because I decluttered so much, I wasn’t left with a lot in the first place!
It also naturally incorporates sustainability. Key pieces are classics - they may even be investments - that can be well-taken care of and used year after year. Recycle favorites each season and put them away in-between.
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