get the most out of a capsule wardrobe
capsule wardrobe: a limited amount of mostly mix + match clothing placed in our closet based on each season
Capsule wardrobes can give us more free time + money and can be life changing, trust us … ‘Capsule Wardrobe.’ They can also be challenging if they are done hastily or in an unorganized way. Here are a few tips to get the most from a seasonal capsule wardrobe…
Give yourself time. It’s not always a quick process, especially the first couple times. We encourage you to start thinking about your next capsule wardrobe 45-60 days before the season to ensure you have plenty of time.
Plan it out. Think about all you have going on for the next 3-6 months (or however long your capsule is for) and what kinds of clothing you will need. Black tie event? Weddings? Graduations? Holiday Parties? Anything that requires something outside of your daily wardrobe. Start making a list of everything you will be wearing throughout that time. How many pairs of jeans do you need? How many dresses? This will help give you an idea of everything you need to find and keep.
But be flexible. Just because you set everything in stone doesn’t mean things can’t change. Embrace the change and approach it with ease and without stress. It’s ok.
Don’t get frustrated. Along the lines of being flexible, don’t get frustrated with the process. It should be fun and it should be making your life easier. If it’s not, then something needs to change; your outlook or the process.
Enjoy the process. Capsule wardrobing should be a wonderful experience that you get to indulge in 2-4 times a year. Relish it, make it fun!
Invest in quality, ethical pieces. This is a good idea for many reasons. It will ensure your pieces will last a long time making it easier for future capsules (+ it’s sustainable).
Choose timeless pieces. Find timeless and classic pieces that can work for many years. Have fewer trendy items. If you’re investing in quality pieces, this should save you money so you have to buy less in years to come.
Don’t stress about accessories. Choose some good accessories that can go with everything. And yes, throw in some exotic ones too!
Make sure everything in your capsule lights up your soul. Every time you wear outfits from your capsule, you need to feel beautiful. Life’s too short not to feel great!
Taylor + Stephany + Barb
What are some of your tips for an easy breezy capsule wardrobe? Tell us in the comments below.