You probably heard a lot about capsule wardrobes (especially after Marie Kondo’s Netflix series in purging out unnecessary stuff) and trust me, applying the concept to your clothes can be the best decision ever. It’s simple, saves you time, and will certainly let you be stylish. Here’s how you can create your capsule wardrobe.
The Benefit Of Having A Capsule Wardrobe
Unless you can spare time to decide what to wear for the rest of the week (or hiring a personal stylist), choosing what to wear every morning can be tiring and the energy can be used for more useful, productive activities.
I mean, how many times have you wailed “I have nothing to wear!” in your mind?
Deciding what to wear all the time can be tiring. Having one less thing to decide means you can use the energy and time save for other, important things.
Not to mention that we tend to hoard a lot of pieces that we only use once or twice (or worse, left unused) Finding pieces that you suddenly remember and wanted to wear is like plunging into a black hole – how much time are you wasting in doing that.
Hence, a capsule wardrobe will eliminate the hassle and ensuring you have a productive day ahead, while by fashionable (and wearing your favorite pieces) at the same time. And I’m sharing a simple guide that all people regardless of size and skin tone, to find the perfect capsule wardrobe for you.
The most basic and simple rule to start your first capsule wardrobe is to choose either dark blue or black as your base color. While some may say that you can also choose dark brown or cream/beige as your starting point, in my opinion, the two dark colors are the best as it matches well with every skin tone (and undertones).
*Start with one color for key pieces, you can build a supplementary set with the second color as you get the hang of it
Add essential pieces in a neutral color palette (black, white, gray (preferably dark gray to match everything easier) and cream) that can easily coordinate with other pieces. Essential pieces are classic tops and bottoms in solid colors that are versatile and won’t go out of styles such as tailored button-up shirt, T-shirts (both short and long sleeves), pants, jeans, and skirts. You can mix the pieces or layer them accordingly.
Next, you can add a few clothes in accent colors and patterned styles to add some zing to your whole look. For accent colors, choose any color that is your favorite (and coordinate with the base color you’ve chosen) and add a few pieces to it.
As for patterned items, start with tops that can be paired with all bottoms, with popular patterns such as stripes and polka dots that coordinates well with other pieces.