A capsule wardrobe can help you create a sleek and stylish wardrobe that accentuates your style and your body while aiding you to make more sustainable fashion choices. However, a capsule wardrobe doesn’t need to be essential or dull, and there are different things you can do to refresh your capsule wardrobe and get the most from it.
Making your capsule wardrobe more functional by including accessories is undoubtedly one of the best ways to make your smaller wardrobe work harder and go farther. Adding different accessories such as custom scarves to an outfit can radically transform your appearance. The right accessories have the ability to dress an outfit up or down or change it up altogether. Adding accessories to an outfit is a terrific way to finish it off and bring it all together simultaneously.
In addition, the more you can make the items in your wardrobe work harder for you and use them in various ways, the fewer garments you will require while still having a wide range of possibilities. Moreover, if you’ve chosen a neutral colour palette for your capsule wardrobe to make your outfits as versatile as possible, accessories are an excellent method to add interest and diversity.
Have A Clear-Out
You know, the garments that lay in your closet unloved and unworn? Maybe they were purchases made on the spur of the moment or bargains that were too wonderful to pass up on because they were on clearance or were gifted to you.
If you are retaining them because you believe you should, don’t! Especially if you have no intention of wearing them. Clearing out your wardrobe, even a capsule wardrobe can allow you to evaluate what you own and rediscover a love for items you might have forgotten about.
Think Quality Over Cost
If you want to avoid having to replace everything in your capsule wardrobe from year to year, look for core pieces that are long-lasting, traditional, and of good quality that you actually enjoy. You’ll discover that they’re well worth the expense. You should search for something that will last for a long time when replacing a vital piece of clothing, such as a coat or an excellent pair of jeans. While it might be easier to find $50 to buy a coat every year, in the long run, it is more expensive than investing in a $200 coat that is timeless and could last you a lifetime.
The high level of craftsmanship in these items will be evident, and this alone will elevate every outfit. They are also more likely to be constructed of more robust materials, allowing them to last for an extended period of time. With frequent wear and washing, most clothing items are more prone to develop a hole or fade, regardless of how excellent the quality of the material is. Investing in a great pair of jeans is the one piece of apparel that is truly worth the investment.
Remember, just because you are focused on sustainable fashion and limiting your clothing purchases to create a capsule wardrobe, it doesn’t mean at times, you cannot add to it with well-chosen pieces or incorporate different elements to allow you to effortlessly create new items with what you already own.
*Photos by Anete Lusina