Capsule wardrobe is a term used to denote a small collection of outfits which have been chosen to be worn together for a specific period of time.
These outfits are harmonized in colour and line and the collection of items of clothing do not go out of fashion.
These collection of clothing are composed of interchangeable items only, to maximise the number of outfits that can be created.
A lot of people have outfits in their wardrobe that they may not even wear all year round. You still find them complaining of what to wear. Despite the fact that they still have outfits in their wardrobe with new tags on them.
So, it is better to avoid the stress of looking for what to wear from your closet as a result of too many outfits. Further more, it is expedient to save time dressing up hence, a capsule wardrobe is your best bet.
The aim is to have outfits suitable for any occasion without owning excessive items of clothing and meeting your needs.
This article explains the steps by which you can create your personalized capsule wardrobe.
1 Empty all the contents in your closet
Pull everything out of your closet and set it aside so that all you see are the walls of your closet. This is the first step to start with and it will make you see a lot of outfits unused or underused.
2 Choose a base colour.
This involves choosing one or two base colours that go with everything, colours as black, white, brown, grey and navy.
Most times, people tend to choose black or navy or even the two as their base colour
For the base colour(s) you choose, outfits such as trousers, handbags, shoes and coats would be bought in shades of these colours.
This will enable them to be paired with anything else in the wardrobe.
3 Choose your accent colour
This is the next step to take after you might have selected your base colour. Selecting your accent colour is fun as they are bright colours and you get to chose the ones you are happy with.
Also, make sure you accent colour blends well with your base colour. This would typically be used for items such as tops, dresses and accessories.
Once a colour scheme is established, all the items in a wardrobe should be interchangeable, as the colour of the pieces always complement each other.
4 Identify your three basic outfit categories
These basic categories is that which is most relevant to your lifestyle.
If you are the office person, you will need to choose corporate/formal outfits. For the gym lovers you will also choose your specific outfit. Moreover, if you’re the fun loving person, you will choose outfits relating to the kind of fun lifestyle you’re in.
5 Add A Few Patterned Items & Layers
Patterned items are considered classics as they never run out of fashion year in year out.
These items includes your striped outfits, floral outfits and the polka dots outfits. They can come in form of tops, bottoms, dresses and skirts. Hence, it is advised to pick like 3 outfits in this class.
For floral outfits, make sure the one you will be choosing goes well with your accent colours.
6 Choose high end quality fabrics.
Since the whole idea behind a capsule wardrobe is to select a few of your clothing, shoes and accessories to be worn over a period of time. It is therefore important to choose quality items to avoid wear and tear on them. As such, that they will continue to look good despite wear.