What’s a Capsule Wardrobe – and Why Would You Want One?

by Nov 27, 2021

The best way to enjoy your favourite things every day is to only own your favourite things.

Courtney Carver, BeMoreWithLess.com

Have you Considered a Capsule Wardrobe?

A Minimalist Closet 

The concept of a minimalist wardrobe gained popularity in the 1970s.  The idea is to build a wardrobe around coordinated clothing items that are of good quality, often classic designs, often in neutral colours, and all items that will work well together and be timeless.  This strategy will allow you to create a wide variety of outfits with a limited number of items.

Here are a few resources to help you learn more and create your on capsule wardrobe.

What Is A Capsule Wardrobe? (& How To Build One)

sustainably-chic.com/blog/what-is-a-capsule-wardrobe   by Eva Astoul

Are you struggling every morning to come up with an outfit you’ll feel comfortable wearing? Worse, you think you have nothing to wear in your wardrobe?

You are definitely not alone!

If it is so difficult to take such a supposedly easy decision, how are we supposed to start the day on a positive note? Choosing an outfit might be challenging for some of us, but there is a simple solution: start a capsule wardrobe! Building a capsule wardrobe will help you present yourself to the world with a selection of well-curated outfits that you bought with intention and that you love.

Here is a complete guide on what a capsule wardrobe is, why you need to start one and how to do it! 

Read the full article.

How To Build a Capsule Wardrobe on a Budget

news.yahoo.com/build-capsule-wardrobe-budget  by Michelle Summerfield

Ever have the grand idea to overhaul your entire wardrobe? Several years ago, I did — aiming to look more like who I am: A confident, successful corporate account manager. I revamped to the tune of $19,000 worth of new designer clothes in one year. Yes, you read that right. It was the biggest money mistake I’ve ever made.

Let’s get one thing straight about my $19,000 wardrobe mistake: I went into it blindly. I had no plan, no real idea of my personal style and I bought items on an emotional whim, only to take them to consignment several months later, realizing they weren’t “me” or were uncomfortable to wear. Imagine spending that much on designer clothing only to have it sit in your closet with the tags still on, or to be worn once then sent to a consignment shop! Not fun.

Read the full article.

How to Create a Capsule Wardrobe in 6 Easy Steps (Free Checklist)

morebymeach.com/create-capsule-wardrobe by Meach

Creating systems is the best way to make life easier.

When you optimize tasks, even seemingly simple ones, you can save yourself a ton of time and energy in the long run.

That’s why I decided to create a capsule wardrobe (also known as a capsule collection).

Fewer clothes means less laundry to manage, things to organize, and overall decision fatigue. That means more time, energy, and focus for the people and projects that truly matter.

Read the full article.

Take Action

Creating a capsule wardrobe that suits your personality and lifestyle might take some time but can be very rewarding as this approach can really simplify your life.  Have fun experimenting.

Challenge Questions for Day 27

Have you built a capsule wardrobe?  Does this approach appeal to you?  Why or Why not?


Declutter Challenge for Day 27

Clothes closet

Have another go at your closet with an eye to creating a more capsule approach.  Select approx. 10 items that could work well together and take some pictures of possible combinations.  Include one vibrant colour and one accessory item and challenge yourself to see how many combinations you can make.  Discard (donate or sell) at least 5 items that do not work with any other elements in your wardrobe.

If you already have a successful capsule wardrobe, you can always focus today on a problem area for you.

Mary Elizabeth O'Toole

Mary Elizabeth O'Toole

Educator, Artist, Storyteller


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