How to Create a Capsule Wardrobe
A capsule wardrobe is a timeless collection of garments, footwear, and accessories that harmonize in color and style that are meant to be worn interchangeably. Capsule wardrobes act as the curated foundation of your closet and happen to be extremely sustainable being that the items are timeless and of high quality. Here’s how you can curate your own,
1. Evaluate or Find Your Personal Style
The first step is about knowing who you are and your own personal style. While a capsule collection is essentially a collection of curated basics, they are just that, highly curated to your own unique style. Here are some questions to ask yourself that may help,
- Who are my style Inspirations?
- What does my daily life consist of?
- What are my current basics?
- What do I do in my free time?
2. Closet Clean Out
After diving a bit deeper into yourself and your personal style, its now time to clean out your closet and get rid or anything that you no longer wear and will not be apart of your capsule.
- Make a pile of year round basics
- Make a pile of of basics for each season, spring, summer, fall and winter.
- Make a pile to sell and donate
3. Create a Color Palette for the Future
While this is optional it is extremely helpful to define the colors you like, wear often, and want to add to your wardrobe. This provides a guide or reference to correlate with the garments you already have when you shop or buy second hand in the future.
4. Buy Quality over Quantity
It is no secret that the fashion industry is the worlds second largest pollutant so shopping consciously and with purpose is more important than ever. Your capsule wardrobe should be built to last, thus all the items included should be made of quality and should not be the same price as your daily cup of Starbucks.
Capsule Wardrobes should be fun! This is your chance to curate your closet with high quality pieces that are a true reflection of who you are while being environmentally conscious!