The Capsule Wardrobe: An Introduction

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I am the type of person who loves to dress nicely. I always choose my outfit with caution and feel especially great when I love what I´m wearing….That being said I sometimes struggle with finding outfits in the morning, feeling a bit stressed and overwhelmed when I look for pieces to wear that day. I strive for simplicity and structure in all aspects of my life, also for my wardrobe, so when I discovered the idea of the capsule wardrobe, it was right up my street! Since then I have spent quite an amount of time reading blogs, watching youtube videos and reading books about that topic and really grown to love the idea!

So let me explain in short what a capsule wardrobe is all about: A capsule wardrobe contains a quite small amount of clothes, normally about 20-40 ( that includes shoes an outerwear as well, but not underwear, pyjamas or gym gear ), that go perfectly together and fit your style and lifestyle a hundred percent. For every season you have to tailor it to the changing weather, so four times a year you have a little update session, where you put the season inappropriate things into storage, for example in a box under your bed, and add the appropriate clothes right in. That means the capsule wardrobe changes a bit every three month. So at the begining of summer you put away those boots and add in some sandals and floaty tops. You get the idea, I think….. 🙂

Another big aspect of the capsule wardrobe is the more mindful and targeted shopping, and I absolutely love that approach! Let me explain: At the begining of the upcoming season you add all the appropriate pieces in your capsule wardrobe. Than you look for any gaps, things you need to replace or things you think are still missing. Then you write a nice shopping list and only buy those items. After finishing your list, there is no more shopping until the next season. Sounds really limiting? I think it´s not the case when you buy the right things, and with the list mentioned, it´s hopefully quite easy…..

With this wardrobe system come a lot of benefits, I think:

  1. You always have a wardrobe that fits the season
  2. You don´t have to deal with weather inappropriate pieces in your wardrobe that just clutter the space
  3. Your clothes match with each other and give you an easy time to get dressed
  4. You don´t buy pieces anymore that don´t add anything to your style or that you don´t need
  5. Because you don´t just buy clothes at random, you have more money to invest in high quality pieces, that last you for a long time
  6. The mindful sopping let´s you slowly build a wardrobe full of clothes you truly love to wear

I´m going to try building a capsule wardrobe for every season and I´m so so excited to get started! My thoughts and experiences I´m gonna share with you on the blog. I hope some of you are tempted to join in! 🙂 If you want to dig a little deeper and read more about capsule wardrobes, there is a lot of reading material out there! One book I HAVE to mention, because it is that good:

“The Curated Closet” by german blogger and writer Anuschka Rees. It´s like a personal guidance that helps you finding your personal style, shop more mindfully, build a capsule wardrobe and covers a lot more style related topics as well…she also has a really beautiful blog

Wow this was quite a long blogpost, but I hope you enjoyed getting into the whole capsule wardrobe thing! Did you ever tried a capsule wardrobe or are you tempted to do so? Please let me know in the comments…..

I wish you the best day ever! Also Happy Easter, everyone 😉

Shanice


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8 responses to “The Capsule Wardrobe: An Introduction”

  1. Katherine says:

    This sounds interesting, thanks for sharing! Happy Easter!

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  2. Daniel says:

    Love this post!

    Daniel x

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  3. Patricia says:

    I love the idea of a capsule wardrobe!
    I think it makes everything easier and we don’t waste time looking for what to dress!
    Have a woderful week 🙂
    Kiss
    xx

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  4. La Caleya says:

    Thanks for sharing this!!

    Lovely reading and blog 😀

    http://www.lacaleya.com

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