The Genius Of Capsule Wardrobes: Why Building A Capsule Wardrobe Makes Financial And Fashion Sense

How much time do you spend deciding what to put on? Do you have outfits for specific occasions? We bet you have quite a few. But have you realized that quite a few successful people wear minimalist wardrobes? Michael Kors, Angelina Jolie, Simon Cowell. The list goes on and on. Why do they do that?

Here’s why building a capsule wardrobe makes financial sense.

What is a Capsule Wardrobe?

Think of a capsule wardrobe as a fundamental building block that supports the essentials of your outfit style. The capsule wardrobe is also known as a minimalist wardrobe. It helps you save money and minimize anxiety and stress.

To create a capsule wardrobe, you have to invest in classic, timeless pieces that reflect your fashion sense. Thereafter, add colors, trends, patterns, and prints for different seasons. See below to see how you can simplify your closet and life through the capsule wardrobe.

The Basics of Building a Capsule Wardrobe

This obsession of fashion and trends rules our culture. On average, people buy 64 new outfits each year.

The capsule wardrobe is easy to establish. All you need is a plan to minimize the outfits you already have. This wardrobe helps to eliminate what you don’t wear and determining the pieces that match with different other pieces.

Below are the steps to building a capsule wardrobe. Be sure to keep the outfits and styles that best represents your fashion sense.

1. Closet Cleanse

Have you realized that you don’t wear most of the clothes in your clothes? Take out all your clothes, shoes, purses, and jewelry and place them on your bed. Sort them into three respective piles.

Consider the accessories, tops, and bottoms you need while sorting. Setting a specific number helps you with the sorting

    ●    The keep pile: these are outfits you love and wear most days. These will go back to the closet. Depending on your preference, you can divide them according to seasons and rotate them in your wardrobe as necessary.
    ●    The donate pile: these are outfits you keep in your closet but never wear. They may have a sentimental value but its time to give them up. You can sell these outfits to get some extra cash or donate them.
    ●    The box pile: these are outfits you wear occasionally. Let us make a deal on this pile, box up these pieces. After six months, check the pieces you have not retrieved and let them go.

Once you are done sorting your clothes, all that is left is organizing your closet. The closet will be more streamlined if you organize depending on the clothing, accessories, tops, and bottoms, or by color.

2. Your Fashion Sense

Having a specific fashion style is essential to build a functional capsule wardrobe. We would recommend you find a few fashion blogs if you are not sure what your style is.

According to most fashion blogs, you should focus on two areas:

    ●    Color: identify three or four colors you feel comfortable wearing and can match with different shoes, tops, and bottoms. Your closet should contain mixable outfits that will ensure a limitless number of potential outfits.
    ●    Patterns: add several patterns to your clothes to add a sense of complexity to your style. A cohesive closet needs to have a smart blend of colors and patterns. The patterns should be as simple as they can be.

Create a checklist of the items you would like to purchase if any. Be strict with this list to avoid filling your closet back with unnecessary items.

The main idea of the capsule wardrobe is maintaining minimalism with the clothes and accessories you have. Few options make it easier to decide on the outfit you want.

The main idea of the capsule wardrobe is maintaining minimalism with the clothes and accessories you have. Few options make it easier to decide on the outfit you want.

3. Create a Plan and Budget for the Checklist

Price the items on your list and budget for the highest quality you can afford. Prioritize the items according to urgency.

Deciding on the specific number of items you want in your capsule wardrobe will help in creating the plan. An example would be 4 bottoms, 4 pairs of shoes, and 8 tops.

Include your checklist into your monthly budget. You can also get a plan or loan that has no credit check. This approach helps you manage your financials and avoid clutter in your capsule wardrobe.

4. Master Your Mix

Be bold enough to try out different outfit pairings. Spice up your style and find all the clothes in your closet that would blend well. Have some fun with the outfits you decided to keep.

Since your save pile is made up of clothes you love, you will feel less compelled to purchase more items. This will help save you money.

5. Maintain Your Capsule Wardrobe

Have regular reassessment of your capsule wardrobe, probably each season. The reassessment helps you get rid of the items that grow out of season or those you don’t like anymore. This way, your wardrobe will remain free of clutter and minimalist.

Benefits of A Capsule Wardrobe

The capsule closet helps you manage your finances. It reduces the time you use to choose the perfect outfit. It helps minimize anxiety and stress when deciding what to wear.

The minimalist closet allows you to shop less, maybe once a season which saves you money. Research claims that minimizing the items in your closet helps clearly define your style. The capsule wardrobe only has the clothes you love, which boost your confidence.

Go on, Try it Out

Building a capsule wardrobe can be time-consuming. The sorting process can be challenging, especially letting go of the clutter in your closet. It is normal to make mistakes along the way, but in the end, you will love the outcome.

In the long-term, the wardrobe saves you money and minimizes anxiety and stress while you choose what to wear. If you need to add any items to your closet, create a checklist of what you need. Be strict with this list to avoid unnecessary items.

Create a financial budget that prevents impulse buying and clutter in your closet. Check out our website for more information about budgeting for your capsule wardrobe.