q4k: creating a capsule wardrobe

Kaden,

I keep seeing capsule wardrobes on instagram and am considering building one, but don’t totally understand how they work.

– a fashionista who wants a change

I recently created a capsule wardrobe this summer and I love it. I have talked about this over on The Daily Kaden Instagram some, but it is great because I absolutely love the convenience of a capsule wardrobe.

I think it is important to first understand what a capsule wardrobe is. Sustainably Chic defined it great:

“A capsule wardrobe is a limited selection of interchangeable clothing pieces that complement each other. These are often classic pieces that do not go out of style and are primarily composed of neutral colors. A capsule wardrobe allows you to create a variety of different outfits with a small selection of clothes.”

I had been intrigued by the idea for years but opposed to it because it seemed so limiting. The truth of a capsule wardrobe is that it is the exact opposite of limiting. The convenience stems from everything matching and interchanging so well and every piece being a piece of clothing that you absolutely loves. That means that there are no clothes in the capsule wardrobe that don’t fit or you don’t like. You only keep clothes that you actually wear.

How many mornings have you spent changing clothes back and forth and just not liking the way a certain blouse or dress fits and changing out of it but still keeping it because you’re supposed to like it.

It is also much easier to shop. A majority of my clothes are in black and gray or pink color schemes, so I automatically gravitate towards those colors in stores.

While a capsule wardrobe is not for everybody, it is a great way to save space, time, and money.

Also- I would like to note that often capsule wardrobes give off the impression that you can only have five shirts and two skirts and three pairs of pants. This is not a hard and fast rule though. I definitely do not limit myself to a certain number of pieces of clothing. In fact, I still have a full closet but it is full of pieces that coordinate and that I actually love.

Have fun building your capsule wardrobe! KP

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