It seems like everyone is looking to cut back on their clothing consumption and put more thought into their wardrobe.
While style remains our top motivator, many are starting to
consider the quality of clothing rather than the quantity. This push to minimalism is what makes capsule wardrobes so accessible now.
But what is a capsule wardrobe?
A capsule wardrobe is a collection of 33 or fewer clothing items that can be used interchangeably for different occasions and seasons.
The purpose of it is for the wearer to sum up their style in a few pieces. A capsule wardrobe is also not just for the minimalist fashionista but also for those who may travel, are looking to clear up space, or are just looking not to think about what they wear every
No matter your reason for creating a capsule wardrobe, there are some key pieces to consider when creating one.
Detox Your Closet
The first step to creating a minimalist wardrobe is to clean out your closet.
Giving your closet a healthy detox will make it much easier to see what style you want to present and what key pieces you may need.
The KonMari method is a great way to go through this process as it requires you to remove all articles from your wardrobe, lay them out,
and decide which pieces spark joy.
Besides this, you should also ask yourself these questions when cleaning out your closet:
1. Have I worn this in the last year?
2. Does this fit my style or the style I want to have?
3. Does this item still fit?
Start Discovering Your Style
A big assumption when creating a minimalist wardrobe is that the colours need to be black, grey's, or white and that the styles need to be basic only.
While it is good to have some essential staple pieces within your wardrobe, creating a minimalist wardrobe does not mean that you abandon all fun or creativity with your clothing choices.
Having a minimalist aesthetic vs. a minimalist lifestyle are two different things, and if you want to fill your small wardrobe with fun colours and patterns, then that is something you can do.
After all, minimising your wardrobe is based on choosing your clothes with intention.
If you are not sure where to start defining your style, then start looking for style
inspirations. Create an Instagram that is just for following your fashion inspirations, or create a Pinterest filled with style boards.
Caring For Your Garments
Finally, a big part of having a long-lasting capsule wardrobe is by taking care of your garments. While you should make the intention to buy garments made from excellent, sturdy materials and quality fabrics, it's just as important to take care of them.
Read the washing and drying instructions for all garments that you purchase and make sure that you hang them up or fold them properly to avoid any further wear and tear.
Creating a capsule wardrobe that perfectly encapsulates your style may be a bit of an undertaking, but it will leave you with a genuinely in love and a new appreciation for your clothing.