You are either enthusiastic about fashion or simply don’t care about it whatsoever. In any case, getting dressed every morning for work is a chore in itself. And let’s not even think about the stress of finding the right outfit for special occasions.
When you have a million things on your mind, picking an outfit every day is the last thing you want to worry about. But thanks to the increasing popularity of a minimalist lifestyle, more and more people are gravitating towards a capsule wardrobe.
A capsule wardrobe includes a limited number of clothing pieces that complement each other. With a capsule wardrobe, you’ll have one less decision to make. Moreover, considering the repercussions of fashion waste on the environment, a capsule wardrobe is a positive step towards sustainability.
Don’t let the image of Mark Zuckerberg’s closet filled with an array of grey hoodies and t-shirts discourage you. You can easily curate a wardrobe that specifically meets your taste and requirements.
The fundamental of having a capsule wardrobe is investing in high-quality clothing items that will last you for years to come. And that implies fast fashion is out of the question. Rather than picking trendy pieces that won’t be in fashion next year, go for things that will maintain their shape as well as relevance for a long time.
It’s a good idea to start with staple pieces. Some basics you should certainly consider investing in are a white/black t-shirt, a pair of jeans, a button-down shirt, a pair of shorts, a skirt, a pair of trousers, a pair of strappy heels, a little black dress, a pair of sneakers, casual tops and so on. Obviously, what is considered a staple piece will entirely depend on your preferences. It’s a good idea to purchase staple pieces in neutral colours to ensure they can be worn interchangeably without clashing.
Another important factor to consider is the fit. Every item of clothing you purchase should fit you perfectly. You can considerably improve your outfits merely by making sure they are the right size. This also enhances its wearability. Furthermore, well-fitted lingerie and shapewear also plays a key role in creating a flattering silhouette. Even beautifully put together outfits might look off because of underwear that’s too tight or loose. So don’t hesitate from spending on correctly sized shapewear and lingerie.
Next, you need a set of seasonal pieces. From frilly dresses for the summer to cardigans for autumn, find clothing that goes well with existing staple pieces in your wardrobe. And you can always spice up any outfit with jewellery and other accessories.
A capsule wardrobe doesn’t restrict your artistic expression. On the contrary, it pushes you to think out of the box and be more conscious about your purchasing habits. You will not only save time but also a lot of money in the long run, and who doesn’t love that!