If you’re like me, you’ve spent more than a few hours staring at your closet full of clothing while also feeling like you have nothing to wear. Fortunately for you, I have the solution you’ve been looking for to rectify this time-sucking dilemma—a capsule wardrobe. A capsule wardrobe is a collection of a select few essential clothing items that are always in style and can easily be mixed and matched with each other to formulate various outfits. By crafting a wardrobe that is entirely composed of timeless, cohesive items, y’all will be able to improve your style, save time, become more organized, and save money. Trust me; it’s a life-changer. To get begin revolutionizing your closet, follow these tips for starting a capsule wardrobe.
Clean out your closet
This step was definitely the most challenging for me. Before I started my capsule wardrobe, my closet was stuffed with clothing that I barely ever wore. Yet, for some reason, I still felt attached to it. While tossing clothing that doesn’t get much use can be difficult, doing so is essential to starting your capsule wardrobe.
Define your style
In order to create a cohesive wardrobe, you have to determine your individual fashion style. In addition, you should decide on a color scheme that suits your personal taste. Your color scheme should include a base color of navy or black, neutral colors, and one or two accent colors. Defining your style will ensure that you can mix and match a bunch of different outfits with a limited number of clothing items.
Invest in staple items
As a bargain shopper, I know that it can be tempting to prioritize cost over quality. When purchasing staple items, however, consider spending a little more to find pieces that are made with high-quality material and will last a long time. I’ve found that doing so actually helps me save money in the long run, because I don’t have to constantly replace clothing items due to rips or tears in low-quality fabric.
Avoid purchasing trendy items
When shopping for items to put in your capsule wardrobe, avoid fast fashion items. While I too find myself itching to jump on the latest trends, trendy pieces often end up in the back of my wardrobe a few months after I purchase them. As such, I suggest that y’all steer clear of trends that change as quickly as the weather.