Even if you have never heard of the term capsule wardrobe (official Definition here), you might already have a wardrobe, that is pretty capsulish.
If you are anything like me, you have been buying clothes mindfully for years. Less and better quality has been my credo for a while now.
Still there is a lot of stunning pieces that haven't been worn for a very long time. The worst ones, are the ones like the "favorite jeans" that don't fit anymore.
They hang there with the constant raised finger whispering that I am too fat, too lazy, and too whatever... what goes with that scenario is the collection of shoes of course, because they on the other hand, always fit.
Did you know that apparently, 98% of women are unhappy with their bodies? Me included.
What a waste of our energy if you look at it as a whole, right?
And did you also know that a capsule wardrobe is a key to happiness, or at least a lot of women who have tried it, seem to think so?
So what exactly is a capsule wardrobe, and what are the advantages?
It has a limited amount of clothes.
Numbers vary between 30 and 50 pieces, some include accessories others don't. I think you have to find your own sweet spot here. The most important thing is, that it should feel like a wardrobe full of favorite outfits. Many of the pieces can be combined with each other.
It has mostly timeless pieces.
As you are aiming to wear your clothes over several years, they should not be too trendy and short-lived. But timeless doesn't mean they have to be classic and boring. You have to get very clear about your style, and then stick with it and buy the pieces that fit your style, as that's what is timeless for you. So if your style is effortless/ edgy/ minimal for example, then the pieces that fit this description are timeless for you.
It has a limited amount of colors within your color scheme.
Numbers here also vary between 4 and 9 different ones. Become very clear what suits you best in terms of warm or cold tones, bright or muted colors, high or low contrast between the colors of your color scheme. Then choose some for the neutrals, some for the "color color" and some for little pops of color. The idea of limiting the colors is, that they all look amazing together.
All pieces are matching your complexion.
This goes with the color scheme. All the colors you choose should complement your skin tone, eyes- and hair color.
All pieces are perfect for your body shape.
To become your favorite outfit, the clothes have to be perfect for you. You can always break the "rules" where you want to, after getting very clear on your shape. If you need help with that, check out my favorite ladies on Youtube explaining just that.
Erin, Justine and Audrey
For all the reasons listed above, a capsule wardrobe makes you look and feel your best. Because you buy less, all pieces are made out of high-quality fabrics and look and feel better.
I will continue my journey towards a capsule wardrobe, because who wouldn't like a closet full of favorite outfits?
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