5 Tips To Build A Capsule Wardrobe

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If your wardrobe feels more like a jungle than a closet, you own too many things you do not use. When you struggle every morning to create a perfect look, you have too many options than necessary. Instead of facing the dread of running through the hangers to find something you do not want to wear, you can create a wardrobe that has everything you need and fits your style.

This is a world of fast fashion where trends come and go even before you notice so it is natural to accumulate a lot of clothes that do not match your style. The daunting task of deciding on what to wear is enough to overwhelm you in the morning. An ideal solution to handle this situation is to build a capsule closet. You will love the idea of having a curated closet that is full of pieces you love and those that reflect your style.


What is a capsule wardrobe?

The one thing that makes capsule wardrobes so amazing is that your dressers and closet will be less cluttered. It will organize your life and getting dressed in the morning will not be overwhelming. Everything will be in place and it will go together. Your wardrobe will have things you love and not something you have bought on clearance and feel guilty to wear at least once.

Capsule wardrobes are not one-style-fits-all. When you put together a wardrobe, it does not mean that you suddenly have to wear one color only and spend all your dollars on the items you would not pick out otherwise. A capsule wardrobe is all about refining the individual style that allows you to shine in every outfit. It will simplify your life and save you time.


Tips to build a capsule wardrobe

– Figure out your style

You need to think about the favorite pieces of clothing in your closet. What are your go-tos? Do you like classic and timeless looks or you feel comfortable in minimal pieces? Are you jeans and a top person or a lover of dresses? Think about what makes you feel most beautiful when you get dressed. If you feel that your closet looks like the clearance section of a store, you need to consider the amount of money you have spent on items you do not love. If you are not sure what your style is, you can look at the people you admire and try to create a style of your own.

– Begin with the basics

Basics are the foundation of every wardrobe. You can easily build a framework on it and they will hold up the rest of the outfit. Basics need not be blah or boring. There are some items like plain t-shirts, v-neck sweaters, or black ankle pants that are a must-have. You can create your style around it.

– Pick a color palette

An ideal capsule wardrobe will not have to avoid color completely. You must choose a cohesive color palette that is flattering on your body. You need to look for colors that can work in the current season and suit your skin. Opt for the color theory- hues, shades, tones, and tints. It has a seasonal color analysis method. When you pick hues, they will work for winter while shades will work in the Autumn. Tones are ideal for Spring and tints are perfect for Summer. This way, you can have various outfits that are ideal for every season. You can put anything together and it will never look out of place. Most importantly, you should not have to limit the colors in your wardrobe.

– Start shopping for the closet

You now need to look for colors you look best in and pick pieces that express your style. Only buy pieces that you are happy to wear regularly. You must look for pieces that go well with the designated color palette and if it works with the palette, it will easily blend.

– Use your style twists


Now that you have the colors, styles, and outfits that suit you, it is no longer necessary to keep the wardrobe basic. Use your classic style twists and create a statement style. it could be a crop top and wide-legged pants or a formal dress with a trench coat and ankle boots.


A capsule wardrobe allows you to customize just the way you want to. You do not need to narrow down your wardrobe to a certain number. Do not be too rigid when it comes to picking items. You simply need to be conscious and intentional about what you purchase. The idea is to serve your needs and fit your style. You are the best person to judge on how many outfits you need in your wardrobe. Start embracing who you are with your style.


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Written by Fabio Jesus D'Elia

With 16 years' experience in product merchandising departments for fashion brands such as Ralph Lauren, Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen & Hussein Chalayan for Puma, Fabio's hobby is to help this amazing website becoming the "one stop source for fashion".

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