What is a Capsule Wardrobe?
Creating a Capsule Wardrobe is the act of paring down your clothes to less than 50 pieces. Your new streamlined wardrobe should include a mix of classic and statement pieces - everything you need to create an outfit for any occasion. It takes discipline, and it means not buying into the latest fashion trends, and only keeping your wardrobe topped up with the essentials.
Before you begin, you'll need to clear-out your existing wardrobe. Check out our tips for decluttering or try the Four Box Challenge. Once you've had your clear-out, it's time to categorise what's left...
Know The Basics
In your capsule wardrobe, you'll need a few basic items - a classic t-shirt, a plain camisole top, a crisp white shirt and black jeans or trousers. For days when you want to be comfy, make sure you have a cosy jumper and leggings in your wardrobe.
Chic and Classic
You'll also want to include some classic pieces. Perhaps a little black dress for any smart occasion, or a beautifully fitted blazer. Look at your shoes and make sure you have some smart pumps, a pair of nude heels and some clean, white trainers.
Make A Statement
A capsule wardrobe doesn't need to be boring. Throw in a few statement pieces such as a cocktail dress, an on-trend patterned shirt or some gold stilettos. Be sure to look at your accessories too - bags and scarves can totally change an outfit.
Don't forget, you'll need to make sure you have everything you need for the change in seasons. During summer, store your winter clothes on shelves within your wardrobe, so that when it's time to pull out the woolly jumpers, you'll be ready to go.
Once you've created your brand new set of clothes, you'll need somewhere stylish to store them. For inspiration, check out our Wardrobe Interiors to see how much storage we can create in your bedroom. Be sure to order your FREE brochure and begin the journey to your dream wardrobe!