Clothing

What is a Capsule Wardrobe?

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Everywhere you go in the blogsphere you see ideas for capsule wardrobes. In my Pinterest I have a section on wardrobe that is full of writings on capsule wardrobes. The capsule wardrobe is a concept that had is origins in minimalism.  It is a great way to access and live with what you have.  More importantly it is to use what you normally wear and get rid of what you don’t. That pink polka dot dress you have “just in case” you go somewhere that you could wear it?  Gone!

Many different blogs and magazines have different definitions of what a capsule wardrobe is.  I’m not going to get that specific. I just am going to include the basics in it.  I personally decided to try a capsule wardrobe when I gained a lot of weight due to a medication change.  It was very hard for me to find clothes that fit much less ones that I like to wear that are plus size.

I often read that a capsule wardrobe includes up to 37 pieces of clothing.  It a stress free way to manage what to wear.  It’s also a great way to save money.

Some of the basic items in a Capsule Wardrobe include:  A white t-shirt,  a white tank, a classic button up t-shirt, denim jeans, cardigan, blazer, wrap dress, shorts, flats, boots, and sandals.  The great thing about the capsule wardrobe is you can add anything you want after a basic stage.

In future I will be posting photos and lists of how my capsule wardrobe is coming along.  Stay tuned for that.

Another focal point of a capsule wardrobe is color.  Usually you choose one prominent as your base.  Then another as a secondary base.  Finally, two to three other colors for accents.  For me, I would like to have had charcoal as the base of my wardrobe.  However, it is very difficult to find that exact color.  So I went with Navy.  My secondary base color is black.  For my accent colors I am going to use: charcoal, kelly green, and teal.

Have you tried a capsule wardrobe yet?  What is your wardrobe like? Did you find it easier to use?  More fashionable?  I’d love to hear your results!

 

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