Capsule wardrobes can serve as a fun and challenging way to reassess what clothing you own and how you purchase clothes moving forward. Some people choose to pair down their wardrobes to invest in a few quality pieces instead of constantly buying trendy fast fashion items or to let go of the stress of having such a full closet while always feeling like you have nothing to wear or even feeling overwhelmed by all the options.
When it comes to actually condensing your closet down into a capsule wardrobe, start off by asking yourself a few questions. What are your style goals? Do you love everything you own? Lay everything out and assess what meets your goals and what pieces meet the criteria you designate. A good place to start is by choosing quality versatile closet staples then moving through the rest of your closet.
Accessories are a great way to add your own personal style to your capsule wardrobe while not taking up a lot of closet space. Mix in both funky and simple classics to elevate your everyday capsule wardrobe looks.
Opting for neutral tones throughout your clothing is usually a good idea for a capsule wardrobe making room for more colorful accessories to add a quirky twist to an otherwise subdued look. Neutral colors paired with bright accessories makes the accessory at hand the shining star of an outfit so be bold!
Don’t underestimate the power of makeup serving as an accessory! If your look is feeling stale, or you’re afraid of outfit repeating, a bold makeup look can set apart similar outfits and the possibilities are endless. A bold lip, a new style of eyeliner or a bright shadow are a sustainable way to add flare to your capsule wardrobe.
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Similarly, a fresh coat of nail polish can be a way to add interest or color to your capsule wardrobe and is also very sustainable. Think about the last time you needed to throw away a bottle of nail polish!
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Corduroy, knit, animal fur, a good ol classic denim. There are so many different ways to incorporate various fabrics and texture into your capsule wardrobe to switch up your look. Mix and match basic fabrics like a cotton t-shirt with a corduroy pant to make your look more interesting.
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Everyone needs a bag they can grab and quickly head out the door. Within a capsule wardrobe it’s crucial to choose the right bag for you since you’ll probably only have one or two bags in your entire wardrobe. Choose a bag by deciding what style of bag will best function for your daily life.
Don’t skip out on jewelry.
Just because you’re downsizing your wardrobe doesn’t mean you have to let your favorite accessories fall to the wayside. Jewelry is a great way to add consistency and personal touch to your everyday look. It’s best to stick to one kind of metal and choose quality long lasting material.
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