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Wanna know how to build a Capsule Wardrobe???

Updated: Dec 28, 2021


Before knowing how to build, what is it even mean by a capsule wardrobe???

A capsule wardrobe is a collection of a few must-have staples of clothing that do not go out of fashion, such as T-shirts, skirts, denim, and Kurtis, which can then be augmented with seasonal pieces. It represents more time, more money, and more energy for the things in life that really matter.

1. Empty your wardrobe: It's very important to have a clutter-free closet that has items that you use regularly and the ones you love. Take out all the clothes, accessories, and shoes from your closet, because we are going to start from scratch. Set aside all those pieces which you no longer love, you don't fit in, you don't wear anymore, or if it's worn out. Don't think much! just throw away or donate, before you change your mind. You can keep those seasonal ones in a different box or safe somewhere else, but make sure it doesn't enter your capsule wardrobe. Also remember, to always start building the capsule with the pieces you already own, because the whole purpose of creating this capsule will make no sense if you go out for shopping to build a new one! Hope that makes sense.

2. Customize your Capsule Wardrobe: Ok now are you thinking about how to customize it, not even knowing how many pieces to have all together. Yes, I get it. The capsule should have around 30 pieces for an entire month per se. It includes clothing, Footwear, and accessories.

  • Make sure to create a "perfect" wardrobe for the life that you lead.

  • If you are not a party person then please skip pumps and bodycon.

  • If you are a fitness person, then runners and activewear should be a must in your capsule.

3. Invest in Basics: basics are something that says more about your style and also that best defines your lifestyle. For example Classic Denim Jeans, your Denim Jackets, Classic white/black tees, Nude Heels, etc. But also make sure to invest in quality classics because these pieces are meant to be your timeless ones with a long life. So please avoid buying Fast Fashion brands that may not last long. Hence making you purchase those staple pieces again and again which literally destroys the concept of the capsule wardrobe.

4. Make sure all the pieces flatter your body: Learn about which clothes look good in your body type and best suits your undertone and Since you will only have a few of each type of clothing, ensure that you absolutely love and feel confident in each piece.

5. Rebuild before every season: Always make sure to update your wardrobe before the start of a new season. For example, make the following changes to transition from summer to winter:

  • Change out pumps or sandals for boots.

  • Replace tank tops with sweaters.

  • Consider replacing short sleeve shirts with long sleeves T-shirts.

  • Box up out of season clothes so they don’t take up space in your wardrobe.

If you are a native of Tamil, you can also find my video on the same topic below.

Hope to got some knowledge on how to build a capsule wardrobe now. Its time to give your opinion in the comment section below.

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Super cool

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