You have probably heard the term ‘capsule wardrobe’ before, but you might not be sure about what it is or how it works.
To put it simply, a capsule wardrobe is a wardrobe that’s designed with simplicity and minimalism in mind. It’s made up of a few simple staples and is designed to make dressing simpler and easier. Every item within the wardrobe can be mixed and matched with other items, allowing you to create a wide range of looks from just a few different garments.
The concept behind a capsule wardrobe is not only to save space and create a more minimalistic home, it’s also a great way to ensure that you can remain on trend without having to spend a large amount of money each season. It’s a simple and effective way to make sure that you always look stylish without breaking the bank.
Like the concept of building a capsule wardrobe? It’s actually much easier than you would think to create your own. With that in mind, below is a guide to a few simple ways that you can make creating an amazing capsule wardrobe a little easier to do – read on for all of the best tips and ideas!
Start with the staples
The first step to creating a capsule wardrobe is deciding what your staple items will be. Ideally, these should be neutral toned items that it’s simple to pair with other garments, think denim for instance. Key items for any capsule wardrobe include a pair of blue denim jeans, a pair of blank denim jeans, a black denim skirt or a blue denim skirt, a black denim pinafore or a blue denim pinafore, and any other items that offer an easy multipurpose look. For capsule wardrobes neutral skirts and pinafore dresses are ideal as they can be easily paired with a range of different items, creating various looks.
Combine basics and premium items
When it comes to choosing the quality of your items, it’s a good idea to buy high-quality staples, as you will most likely use these year in, year out. However, for items that you pair with them, such as on-trend long-sleeved tops for instance, these don’t have to be premium, you can buy basics for these items, as next season you may opt to replace them to ensure that your looks remain on-trend. When it comes to what you buy, don’t forget to invest in some basics, such as socks and tights.
Choose a colour scheme and stick to it
It’s a good idea to make sure that where possible you opt for a set colour scheme for your wardrobe. It might be that your staples are neutral and then each season you choose a new colour scheme that’s on-trend, to add additional style to your looks. Just make sure that when you select a colour scheme that everything matches and can be easily teamed together in a mix and match style.
There you have it, a simple guide to creating your own capsule wardrobe.