How to Build a Capsule Wardrobe

Posted by Celina Mirau on

We all know the days where we feel frustrated about our wardrobe, like there is nothing we can wear. A good way to get rid of this impression is by building a capsule wardrobe. A capsule wardrobe is essentially the selection of interchangeable clothing pieces that complement each other. A good selection of easily combinable timeless and classic pieces not only reduces the stress we put on ourselves when deciding on outfits, they are also kinder to our wallet and give us more headspace. Capsule wardrobes are often associated with being more sustainable as you do not need as many clothes and rather focus on buying high quality items, because they last much longer, at best even from small (and local) sustainable brands such as the brands we are selling in store.  

What is the best way to create a capsule wardrobe?

The best way to start is by reviewing your closet. What are key items you wear a lot and want to use as a basis for your capsule wardrobe, what do you never wear, what can be donated, sold, or recycled?

After you have sorted the clothes, look at the pieces you have selected to become the basis of your capsule wardrobe. What kind of fabrics are they? During what activities or occasions do you wear them? What are your favorite colors you want to build your wardrobe around? What are you maybe missing in your current wardrobe? The answers to these questions will massively help to build a capsule wardrobe that really fits your own style. 

Building a capsule wardrobe does definitely not mean you only need to focus on neutral colors like beige. It relates more to the compatibility of the individual clothing pieces. You can really make this your own and build your capsule wardrobe around what colors or fabrics you personally prefer. Also, building a capsule wardrobe does not mean you need to get rid of your closet and build a new one from scratch. In fact not using your current wardrobe will make it quite difficult because you might not exactly know what feels and looks good on you. It is really about the reorganization of items in a way that you can combine almost all items with each other.

How to build a simple capsule wardrobe?

Regardless if you want to obtain new pieces for your capsule wardrobe or are happy with the selection of your current wardrobe, start building a couple essential outfits you could wear everyday. This could be five to ten basic outfits that you feel comfortable in, which will help you to establish your capsule wardrobe in your everyday life.

How do you organize and store a capsule wardrobe?

It is advisable to store your capsule wardrobe in a way that you categorize, so you have a good overview of what you have. This will make it easier to create outfits. Items that are always a good base to start with are tees, classic shirts, blazers, denim jeans and trousers.

How to mix and match your wardrobe?

Generally, it is advisable to have two to five items per category. You can HERE find an example capsule wardrobe created from our items in store. 

In case you still want to buy some universal pieces for your capsule wardrobe, we recommend natural fibers. They are more durable and lighter to wear as they are more breathable. Before buying items (this is also what we always recommend to our customers in store) think about if you can at least build two or three outfits with the new item, to be sure it is a good addition to your capsule wardrobe.  

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