Are you the kind of person who could go through your closet and find piles and piles of clothes just to complain that you have nothing to wear? We’ve all been there. What a funny predicament to be in, especially when you still have clothes in your closet that you’ve never worn. Luckily for you, this is a common issue that has a simple solution — the capsule wardrobe. Creating a capsule wardrobe can seem intimidating, but it’s a lot easier than you think! Try these tips from CoverGirl Shapewear to create the most flexible wardrobe to fit all of your fashion needs.
First things first, what is a capsule wardrobe? Well. in short, a capsule wardrobe is a small collection of outfits that mix and match while giving you the most versatile selection of outfits for any daily outing. Keep in mind that this doesn’t include your pajamas or workout clothes, but rather the outfits that you can wear to school, work, or really any time that you go out!
Having a capsule wardrobe has a few benefits that make the time and effort spent planning it all worth the work! First, since capsule wardrobes are made with mixing and matching in mind, a few items of clothing can go further in completing an outfit. Because of this, you’re sure to spend a lot less money on impulse buys that don’t serve at least a few roles within the wardrobe.
Just follow these easy steps and you’ll be well on your way to creating a capsule wardrobe.
The first step in creating a wardrobe that is designed to match relies on picking a base color. This base color will tie all of the pieces of clothing together, so choose a common color that you love to wear. Black, Navy, and Beige are all perfect colors to base a wardrobe on. If you’re just starting out, you will want to stick to one base color just so you can get the hang of things.
Once you have a base color to go off of, you should focus on getting the essentials down. For the sake of this article, “the essentials” will refer to any article of clothing that is timeless or never goes out of fashion. White button-up shirts, grey t-shirts, jeans, your favorite shapewear, and so on. These are the stables of your wardrobe and they should make up the core of your outfits.
To make things easier, set a number for each kind of item that will go into your wardrobe. Try to keep something like 10 tops, 5 bottoms (pants, skirts, etc.), and 4 or 5 pairs of shoes. This will make your life easier when it comes to shopping and you know just what to purchase.
A basic capsule wardrobe could look like this:
White button up
Grey long sleeve t-shirt
Black long sleeve t-shirt
White long sleeve t-shirt
Blue Denim Jeans
Black Denim Jeans
Black or Blue Denim Skirt
Black Dress Pants
Finally, update your wardrobe seasonally. Keep the essentials as the core of your wardrobe but update the layers as the seasons change. You can add sweaters, cardigans, and jackets as the weather gets cool.