What is a Capsule Wardrobe? How Can A Capsule Wardrobe Work For Me?

by HARPER SINCLAIR

Firstly, a Capsule Wardrobe. What is it?

A Capsule Wardrobe is a clever mix of fashion and accessories. It's a curated edit of your wardrobe with a trained eye. The training you need to create your own capsule wardrobe is on OwnMuse.com.

How to Build a Capsule Wardrobe
photo: Yasmine Boheas

How will a Capsule Wardrobe work for me?

A Capsule Wardrobe is a style solution - a clever way to make sense of your style, what to buy and what not to buy.
Build a Capsule Wardrobe and you will have a wardrobe full of clothes you love, clothes that quickly and with less effort coordinate together to make outfits that you love. Your style will be defined and you will feel more confident in how you dress.
How you dress directly affects how you feel. Building a Capsule Wardrobe will help you look more stylish and feel more confident. Feeling more confident creates opportunities.
Feeling more stylish encourages you to have a good day, to work that little bit harder, to be that little bit happier.
Style is who you are - help yourself and Build a Capsule Wardrobe today. OwnMuse will help you in being you and being the best you - for yourself.

What is the Secret to Stylish Women's Wardrobes?

Is the answer to great style owning a lot of clothes?

Or owning the 'right' clothes?

It's both!
You choose:
Option 1:
Spend, spend, spend - everything you like - buy! Owning a huge arrange of clothes is expensive.
Well made designer fashion and accessories cost a lot of money. The better the clothes typically the better you look.
Not mega-rich or even if you are - not willing to spend everything you have on your style.

Then this is the style solution you need:

Option 2:
Build a Capsule Wardrobe or even better create a collection of Capsule Wardrobes to suit your lifestyle.
Deliberately make purchases (of clothes you love) to fit a requirement and not a whim.
Buy less and have more as you consider what it is you need. Learn to coordinate your clothes, colours, textures and style so they go together and make an abundance of stylish outfits your love.

How to Build a Capsule Wardrobe 

How to Build a Capsule Wardrobe

Looking stylish is a powerful confidence booster. Embrace looking good, here is your how to look more stylish answer - create a capsule wardrobe.
It's about loving everything you own rather than half-heartedly liking a lot of things.

8 Reasons Why Building a Capsule Wardrobe is the answer to Looking Stylish?

1. Audit Time Baby

A wardrobe audit for one means you are clearing out all those clothes you kind of like, maybe they are snagged, saggy, loose, too tight, there is a hole, they smell, they itch, they never made you feel good. Get it, you have these items sit their your wardrobe starring you in the face - every day. They are pulling you down, they are making you feel excited to see them. Move them on, time to recycle. This being said I am a huge fan or vintage and second-hand designer clothes and accessories.


2. Overlooked Basics

Do you own all the fundamental key basics that are necessary for your everyday outfit inspiration?
Buying a range of basics that maybe you had previously overlooked is an important style solution. These basics will create a new way to pull your whole outfit together. Key fashion pieces that make getting dressed each morning fun and a success. It's time to leave the days of wardrobe frustration behind you. 

 

3. Method and Formula

When creating a capsule wardrobe there is a process to follow. You can check out these capsule wardrobes for ideas.
The perfect starting point: Essential 20 pieces Capsule Wardrobe Checklist.


4. Relief and Gratification

We live in a consumer-based and chaotically busy world, often with houses filled to the brim. Simplifying your wardrobe is giving you control. There is a rhyme to this reason, balance and harmony in your life will flow from you controlling your wardrobe. 
Any doubts? Give it go.


5. The Power of Letting Go

Make a conscious decision to downsize your purchasing and existing possessions. Hold on to items only that hold a deep necessity to your life. Make sure you have the key basics in your wardrobe or you will be overwhelmed by clothes that do not work together.
I am not a complete eco-warrior (I wish) I love fast fashion and as much as I am trying to step away from old habits - it's hard. It really shouldn't be but old habits die hard.
Whether it's a little or lots we are all consumers at some point. Being mindful and ethnically aware of what we consume is a great starting point. 
A starting point is your fashion basics, buying eco-fashion basics means they are made better and made to last. Now that makes sense, Minimalist Eco-Fashion Capsule Wardrobe Basics Made to Last.
Slowly implementing stages of minimalism and mindfulness into your buying habits, organisation and lifestyle will make a big difference, a little here and there is better than not being mindful at all.

6. Be brand conscious

Do you know the ethics behind the brands you are supporting? Are you giving your hard-earned money to brands who are making large profit margins and denying their staff a fair wage? Are you supporting brands that are hurting the planet and resources? Are you clothes made to last, or are you spending money on cheap clothes that won't last you a few weeks? Being brand conscious means you are spending your money on clothes that will last.


7. Buy better

The key is when you get the urge to shop shifting your buying focus from buying one-off pieces just because to buying pieces that serve a purpose. Start to see clothes and accessories for there qualities - the look, feel and the need for them. 
Ask yourself these questions - or make up some of your own:
  • Do I like the feel of the fabric?
  • Does this cut suit my body shape?
  • Do I feel I look good?
If the answer is no, don't keep it. Sell, Rework, Donate or Bin.

 

8. Wardrobe and Outfit Solutions

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Happy organising.

xx,
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