It’s not your typical wardrobe. The concept of the capsule wardrobe was started in the 1970s as essential, traditional pieces that make up a complete wardrobe. It includes just a fraction of the items we have in our closets typically, but all the items we currently love! With all the interest in minimalism and essentialism, is this the time for your spring organizing to focus on building a capsule wardrobe?
What items are included?
A capsule wardrobe includes a total of 40 items. It includes tops, bottoms, dresses, jackets, sweaters and shoes. Start with a color palette that you love. Build pieces that work together, that can be layered and that can be paired. Add in accessories that add sparkle to your items. This includes scarves and jewelry.
Why organize to create a capsule wardrobe?
A capsule wardrobe pulls together all the elements of simplicity. You can wear all of the clothes in your closet, rather than just the 20% we typically wear. You love all the clothes you have so you are energized and ready to go in the morning. You save money because there is no extra spending on sale items, items you purchase without a matching piece and no impulse purchases. Most especially you have more outfits than you ever imagined. Mixing and matching from your capsule wardrobe brings out creativity.
Pulling together your favorites
Get started with what you love already in your closet now. Pull items that work together. Start discarding what still has tags and does not match your capsule wardrobe. Enjoy your new attire! Becoming more mindful of your purchases and making it easier to get ready in the morning are side benefits of this new adaptation of your closet.
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