Capsule wardrobes have recently gained a lot of popularity with people deciding to keep their wardrobe with some basic items that never go out of style and can be easily paired up with each other. This way you keep the fast-fashion items away and live sustainably and more practically, and you only have to change the items from season to season and you would usually end up with about 30-40 items in your wardrobe, really keeping it minimalistic (which doesn’t mean only monochromatic pieces!). So, if you’re somebody who likes to keep it simple or would just love to save on time and space (and money), check out these 5 reasons why you need to start your own capsule wardrobe!
1. Saves money!
Of course, this is the biggest reason why somebody might consider starting their capsule wardrobe is saving money! Impulse buying will become a thing of the past and your hoarding habits will be gone, by keeping only the necessities with you. You would only need to change a few things each season, but other than necessities like underwear, socks etc., you won’t need to spend money on anything else, since you would have designed your capsule wardrobe to fit all your daily-outfits needs.
2. Quality over quantity
By keeping your wardrobe minimalistic, you would only have about 40 items, for example, so you can afford to keep your basics good quality and perhaps even not on the fast-fashion side. Good quality items are the key to a good capsule wardrobe, so try and avoid items that are bad texture or from dodgy brands that you don’t trust. Keep it always quality over quantity, this way no matter how simple you might decide to dress you will always look good and smart.
3. Saves time
If you’re a person that takes a long time to decide what they want to wear in the morning than a capsule wardrobe will definitely be able to help with your day-to-day dilemmas and help you save time as well! As you will have a limited amount of clothes, shoes, and accessories, you will easily learn how to pair them up, so putting an outfit together will take little to no time and you will be able to spend it more efficiently, like getting more sleep in the morning, or taking more time to prepare your meal or plan out your day.
Avoiding clutter and hoarding pieces that you don’t like or use at all will keep your mindful of the way you organise your wardrobe. Not having a messy mountain of items will make you feel less stressed and overwhelmed, and you will notice yourself feeling better about it. This also attributes to not spending much time in the morning looking through clothes, it will boost your productivity, and most likely your mood as well! Having only a few items might also leave more space for other things or just generally space where you can move about more freely and feel that your room is more neatly organised.
5. You will always look stylish
As mentioned above, having a small amount but good quality clothes is actually really helpful for looking fashionable. When you choose your ‘basic’ items you are choosing ones that are practical, look great with anything, and never go out of fashion, so you will always look classy. Wisely choose your clothes, their textures and patterns and you will never go wrong with your outfits! That is the key to a well-curated capsule wardrobe!