Are you one of those people who have a wardrobe full of clothes but still feel like you have nothing to wear? Don’t worry we’ve all been there and luckily, we have a solution for you!
This autumn, transforming your overcrowded closet into a fine-tuned capsule wardrobe will not only be a satisfying clear out but will also have you looking on-trend for the season ahead.
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The essence of a capsule wardrobe is having 10-15 key pieces that are all versatile and interchangeable. Swapping and changing the same core styles over and over to create new outfits every time. The benefits of a capsule wardrobe are plentiful!
Not only will it save you money but also, some much need time. How many hours have we all wasted trying on clothes until something matches? Having your clothes inherently coordinated will free up your time for the more important things in life.
By creating a capsule wardrobe each season, you automatically reduce the number of impulse buys or any frivolous spending, so your bank account will thank you as well!
So, if you’re sold on converting to a capsule wardrobe, we’ve laid out all the must-have information you’ll need to know.
1. Colour Is Key
All your garments are intended to match, so keeping them all in the same palette is vital! Whether you suit a warmer or a cooler tone, some monochrome basics are a great foundation that you can then incorporate your colours into.
For example, a white blouse, skinny jeans or black boots are some great building blocks for your wardrobe.
Don’t be afraid to add in bolder colours, so long as they suit your features and match with each other, go for it! Just remember not to clash.
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2. Set A Style
Landing on a specific style can be a little tricky when designing your capsule wardrobe. However, it is important that your aesthetic is consistent to ensure your outfits are harmonised.
Whether an earthy bohemian look is your thing or something more sporting and edgy, maintaining a consistent aesthetic will ensure your personal style shines through and your pieces will more be effective.
Researching the season’s trends and deciding on a style before you hit the shops is a great way to ensure you’re buying the items you need to have a successful capsule wardrobe.
3. Staple Pieces
The concept behind a capsule wardrobe is that every piece is something you love and could wear every day.
So, when buying your clothes, keep in mind that you’ll be wearing these pieces a lot! Resist fads or temporary trends and steer towards staple pieces and classic shapes.
Stick to silhouettes that you know suit your figure and gear towards styles that endure, even if they cost a little more. Remember, the name of the game here is quality over quantity!
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4. All About Accessories
Finally, accessories! This is where you can really have some fun and play around with different trends and styles.
When your clothes are staying the same, accessories are a great way to make each outfit look different. It may seem simple but a different bag or piece of jewellery can really elevate your clothing into something fresh.
Again, choosing accessories that are versatile is essential. For example, a silk scarf could be worn around your neck, in your hair or tied to your handbag…so many options!
Makeup is also an awesome and cost-effective way to experiment with your looks. A sultry lip will take your look from day to night while playing with different hairstyles will add a new edge to your outfit.