The Essential Guide To A Capsule Wardrobe


With the economic climate looking increasingly fragile during the COVID19 pandemic, you may want to tighten your purse strings. Luxury items such as clothing may need to take a back seat for a while as you budget to ensure that you can pay the rent or have food in the cupboard. Unemployment rates are beginning to increase and jobs are looking increasingly uncertain. To combat this, you need to think outside the box for your wardrobe. Rather than opting for all sorts of wonderful pieces to hang up complete with tags never to be worn even once, think about honing a more nuanced capsule wardrobe instead. Take a look at the essential guide to a capsule wardrobe to give you the breadth of fashion you crave while saving you money.

Make Space

Before you embark on a capsule wardrobe, you need to clear some space in your drawers and wardrobe. Doing this will allow you to hone what you need from your new attire and feel more confident. Take batches of clothes out and place them onto your bed. If you haven’t worn something in twelve months, an item doesn’t fit you anymore, or some pieces are looking a little worse for wear, you need to get rid. Make three piles. Have a donation pile, a sell pile and a dump pile. Anything with new tags and packaging, you can sell for a premium online. This can fund your little capsule wardrobe nest egg to create your new look.

Essential Items Of Clothing

A capsule wardrobe should give you an abundance of choice when it comes to mixing and matching your pieces. With just about 35 or so items of clothing, you can create hundreds of different outfits and looks for formal and informal occasions. You need to consider three pairs of trousers, a couple of pairs of skinnies, some tees, a couple of sweaters, two skirts and a couple of dresses. When looking at your sweaters, go for classic mock neck styles that are ageless and will go with your skinny jeans or short denim skirt. Opt for black and blue skinnies to maximize your combination options and ensure that your tees inject a little color into your styling. If you love the rock chick look, add a leather jacket and pair it with your jeans, skirts or dresses. If you’re a more bohemian girl, go for flowing dresses with softer lines.


If you want to save even more money, consider heading to some thrift stores to pick up some achingly cool retro clothing that you can then upcycle. Whip out your sewing machine and consider adding some embellishments to that classic Nike tee that you’ve bought. If you have a shirt style dress, but you want to make it sleeveless, go for it. If you are more interested in creating a grungy sort of style, cut some holes in your jeans, make some patches for your skinnies and enjoy customizing your Converse sneakers. A capsule wardrobe is highly personalized and can help you to hone your style.

Don’t assume a capsule wardrobe will limit your outfit items - it will do the complete opposite. Follow this guide, save money and enjoy honing your new capsule wardrobe.

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