Do you ever look at your overflowing closet and discover new clothes every day, while the one item you’re looking for remains lost in endless piles of garments you know you’re never going to wear. What you need is a serious revamp and clean-out, but the long-term solution is right before your eyes: a capsule wardrobe.
What is a capsule wardrobe?
It is a collection of limited, essential items that are interchangeable, complementary, and timeless; it allows you to put together a range of ensembles with a selected number of items.
The advantages of starting a capsule wardrobe are plentiful, but first, how do you get started on building one? Here are some tips on how to build a capsule wardrobe in simple, easy-to-follow steps:
The first step is to supervise and visualize. Do an audit of your wardrobe and every time you’re conflicted about a particular piece of clothing ask yourself: when was the last time I wore this? When is the next time I am going to wear this? Get rid of what you know you will never use and what doesn’t add any value to your lifestyle.
Next, envision what are some essential items in your wardrobe – neutrals, basics, and any specific styles, whether crewnecks, skinny jeans, baggy trousers, that flatter your body type. Make seasonal piles: summer, autumn, and spring, and categorize your clothes accordingly. Keeping only what you need will make all your clothes interchangeable and easier to style.
Now that you know what you have, it’s time to figure out what you don’t have. In your designated piles, you may find that you don’t have enough winter staples or summer go-to’s, and you need some essentials that will complete your capsule. Making a mental map of what you need will actually help you shop less.
Always prioritize quality over quantity. Investing your time in understanding and joining the slow fashion movement is not only self-enriching but also a sustainable procedure in building your capsule wardrobe. Choose those brands that are committed to reducing carbon footprint and fabricate their garments from recycled materials and organic fabrics. Zeruri’s premium quality fabric will last you a lifetime. Do your research on the quality of clothes before purchasing.
The last step is simple – enjoy the freedom. You now have the luxury to pick out any piece of clothing from your closet and style it any way you like – there’s nothing that will not pair well or look good. You no longer have to wake up every morning to decluttered messes and stacks of clothes that hold no value to you.
Take your time with this process. Once you are used to your limited array of clothing, you will learn how to style yourself better, because along the way you will also discover what looks good on you and what doesn’t.
Fashion isn’t just a one-stop shop. It grows and evolves, just like you. So, take your time with it, and enjoy the simple, minimalist life!