By now, you’ve probably heard the term “capsule wardrobe” tossed around a time or two, but more than likely, you might be wondering exactly “what is a capsule wardrobe,” and how can you create one in your very own closet? Need some inspiration and examples? Be sure to check out our Capsule Wardrobe Outfit Ideas
In terms of fashion, you’re not alone. The thought of having a closet stuffed full of a ton of clothes actually sounds like a nightmare. The endless piles of laundry and organization are frightful!
But luckily, this is where a capsule wardrobe shines! Not only are you able to create a space in your closet where everything belongs, but you’re able to accomplish that with fewer pieces of clothing as well.
Intrigued? You should be – let’s dive in and learn about capsule clothing and have you can create a minimalist capsule closet easily.
What is a Capsule Wardrobe?
A capsule wardrobe is a wardrobe created with minimal clothing items but is created to have all the clothing items to be able to be interchanged to make a lot of outfit options.
What is the point of a capsule wardrobe?
Great question. Having a manageable wardrobe is the point and not having a closet stuffed full of clothing that you’ll never actually wear. Plus a capsule wardrobe can save you time, money, and stress. Decision Fatigue is real and making your clothing choices less complicated every morning can help alleviate this stress.
How many pieces of clothes are in a capsule wardrobe?
This number can vary depending on your needs and process, but a good range is between 20-and 50 articles of clothing. This can be a combination of all types of seasonal clothing, as well as pants and shirts.
Looking to just try out a capsule wardrobe? Our mini capsule wardrobes are a great place to start. They include 14 pieces including shoes and accessories and make a minimum of 15 outfits and often more. You can check out all the latest mini capsule wardrobe outfit ideas here.
What are the Cons of a Capsule Wardrobe?
Even though there are a ton of positives to having a wardrobe of this nature, there are a few negatives to discuss as well.
You may get tired of shifting clothes
If you’re new to the idea of minimal clothing, it can be a hard transition at first. The whole point is to use what you have and make it work by shifting the pieces and pairing them with something new. For some, this is exciting and a challenge, and for others, it can get tiring really quickly.
You have to stay current on cleaning your clothes
There’s really no skipping laundry day when it comes to having a capsule wardrobe! Since you’re using the same clothing over and over again, it’s imperative to keep everything clean at all times.
You might miss the sudden urge to shop
This might be one of the biggest cons for many. Shopping is a lot of fun, and finding new deals and steals can be quite invigorating! But when you’re trying to maintain a capsule wardrobe, the sporadic shopping trips tend to happen less and less. It also is an easy way to spend less money.
How Do I Make a Capsule Wardrobe for All Seasons?
While you can technically create a different capsule wardrobe for every different season, you can also create one big wardrobe and make it work.
The easiest way to start is to check your clothing and take inventory. This will help you in knowing how to mix and match and be prepared to have all types of options ready to go no matter what Mother Nature throws at you.
You can then section off your closet space and keep it organized that way. Since you’re not going to have a ton of clothes in the closet, you can make a space for your cold-weather clothes and summer wardrobe without issue.
As you can see, creating a capsule wardrobe isn’t hard to do once you get the hang of it. Allow yourself a bit of time to adjust, and then challenge yourself to see how many fun outfits you can create from the few clothing items that you already own!