We all have seen the days when we decide to get ready for any occasion and to our surprise, after shopping all year round, we still don’t find anything good to wear. This is where the concept of capsule wardrobe comes to our rescue.
What is capsule wardrobe?
The term “capsule wardrobe” was coined by a London based boutique owner Susie Faux in the year 1970. A Capsule Wardrobe is basically a collection of limited clothing of our liking and which will never go out of style all year round. The plus point with a capsule wardrobe is that you have to keep less clothing which you can wear in different ways and combinations.
Benefits of capsule wardrobe
Firstly, getting yourself a capsule wardrobe will save a hell lot of time while you get ready for any event. Hence, having a capsule wardrobe is very efficient and a big time saver. Getting ready in less time will keep you stress-free and you will be able to leave for your destination in peace.
Secondly, since you will no longer feel that you are out of clothes to wear, you will have less urge to shop for clothing. So, a capsule wardrobe means more savings.
As of now, you may have heard about this new trend which says, “Less is more” or “living life in a minimal way”. People all around the globe are obsessing about this new trending concept and are adopting it.
How to get yourself a capsule wardrobe?
Here are some amazing ways that every woman should opt:
Sort your wardrobe
Your first step to making a capsule wardrobe is the management of your current wardrobe. Clear out your wardrobe and go through every clothing you have ever bought. Then pick out those clothes you like the most and you think are versatile. While doing so, keep in mind the season as well for which you will be dressing. Or you may also select your clothes in such a way that you can wear them all year round.
Managing your wardrobe
This will help a lot while organizing your wardrobe. Sort out your clothing according to regular occasions that you have like workwear, casual wear. After breaking this up, you may also sort your clothing in tags such as lowers, jackets, tops, shirts, accessories.
On average, people follow different counts of clothing for a capsule wardrobe. It varies from twenty-five to fifty pieces of clothing for an entire year. Moreover, the count totally depends upon the quantity of clothing that you possess.
The formula of a basic capsule wardrobe= 2 x Top layer (Jackets, cardigans), 4 x lowers (Skirts, trousers, jeans), 6 x Tops/Shirts, 2 x dresses.
A helpful tip while choosing your clothes: The tops/shirt should be picked keeping in mind that they will match the lowers that you will choose or have chosen. The jacket and cardigan chosen should match or go in contrast with the rest of your clothing.
Another important point for the ones who are new to this concept, your inner garments, loungewear, and gym wear do not fall under the capsule wardrobe capsule. So you need not about having to throw away or minimize the number of inner garments and the others.
In a different context, do not even try to shop for any additional clothing. You already have enough to sort according to the tags. However, obviously, you can shop but only the required if your clothes get torn in any case.
Also, you can start slow with the adoption of a capsule wardrobe concept if you are new to this. I would recommend that you plan and start small with a capsule wardrobe. For instance, you can begin with a 10-day plan at first and see if you are liking it or not.
It can be said, if you are able to successfully create the capsule wardrobe and live with it throughout the designated duration, you will for sure save a lot of money. Other than building your savings, your wardrobe will also look organized with less stuff than usual.
Moreover, it will be wrong to say that everyone will be able to successfully adopt this concept at first try itself. Now, creating a capsule wardrobe for women is basically minimizing your clothing option. So, don’t worry you may find it hard initially. After we all are human and it takes time to break our habits and take up new ones.