How to Create a Capsule Wardrobe

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In a world where fast fashion and fleeting trends are the norm, cultivating a capsule wardrobe is a great way to be more mindful about what and how much we consume. In addition to freeing up valuable closet space, creating a curated collection of clothing allows us to prioritize quality and self-expression over keeping up with the latest fad. Read on to learn more about capsule wardrobes and how to create one for yourself. 

Define Your Style

Building a capsule wardrobe is a much simpler process if you take the time to identify your personal style editing through your closet. Reflect on your lifestyle, preferences, and the colors that resonate with you. Then, choose a neutral, such as black, white, or tan, to serve as your base. Once you’ve decided on the basics, slowly start to add a few dynamic pieces in complementing colors that you can rotate throughout the seasons.

Quality Over Quantity

Garments that are well-made using durable materials may cost more upfront, but the quality of these items means that they tend to last significantly longer than their fast-fashion counterparts. As you curate your wardrobe, opt for timeless pieces you can wear for years to come over cheap, trendy styles that are likely to end up in the landfill. Think one to two wool or cotton sweaters over five acrylic ones.

Prioritize Versatility

Get the most out of your wardrobe by choosing pieces that work for a variety of occasions—for example, a little black dress that can be styled for both the office or a dinner date with a few simple accessory swaps. Ensuring each item serves multiple purposes will not only save space, it will also simplify your daily routine by streamlining your number of choices.