Using a Capsule Approach to Give Your Wardrobe a Fresh Start (Day 14)

Have you heard about capsule wardrobes?

That’s the term coined by Susie Faux that describes a carefully selected collection of garments that work interchangeably to create multiple looks. These items are generally essentials that are timeless and are high-quality items of clothing that have excellent wear ability and versatility.

A capsule wardrobe can help you reduce the clutter in your wardrobe and make getting dressed easier. By focusing on fewer pieces that work well together, there is less worry about what matches what and whether something is on-trend.

Here are some essentials in a capsule wardrobe:

  • Three pairs of denim – different washes and silhouettes like boot cut, skinny, straight
  • Classic trousers
  • Short-sleeve, long-sleeve, tank style – basic tees
  • Silk blouse, mixed-material blouse
  • Timeless pullover
  • Cardigan
  • Classic blazer
  • Trench coat, rain jacket, denim jacket
  • Sheath dress, fit-n-flare dress, shift dress
  • Pencil skirt, full skirt

You can add or delete pieces that make the most sense for you and your lifestyle.

Perhaps you want more trouser options like cargo pants or joggers. Maybe you want some patterns or stripes. The key is to pick pieces that are timeless, high-quality, and universal so they match well with other pieces.

Once you have your basics, usually up to 30 pieces, you can add character and on-trend elements with your jewellery and accessories. This is an excellent way to play with trend without paying a lot of money. A fun scarf or necklace in the latest styles can easily be replaced when the trend is over.

Shoes are another way to stay on-trend and timeless, depending on your vibe. Having a solid selection of shoes for any occasion that match your capsule wardrobe is easier than you think.

Consider these options:

  • Trainers
  • Over-the-calf boots
  • Booties
  • Sandals
  • Flip-Flops
  • Flats
  • Kitten heels
  • High heels
  • Wedges

Note: Having a capsule wardrobe can make travel and packing effortless as well.

Having mix-n-match options means you won’t have to shop for special items when you need to be getting packed and ready to go.

Social media platforms like Pinterest and blogs are a great resource for understanding and propagating a capsule wardrobe. Enjoy exploring and making your wardrobe over for a fresh start.

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