If you too open your wardrobe every morning and stay looking at it for confused hours, lost in the mountain of clothes but nothing really convincing to wear, you can't miss this post. The topic of the day? The capsule wardrobe.
The new beautiful pumps but those centimeters in height today are really too many, the pleated skirt with the tag still attached, not to mention the mini one ("why did I decide to buy it in that color?")... Say stop to compulsive shopping, to the serial accumulations of garments and accessories and instead embrace a new purchasing philosophy, a new lifestyle: the Capsule Wardrobe.
What is the Capsule Wardrobe and how is it created?
For some time now, the capsule wardrobe has been recurring in the words of many, but its origin is actually not that recent. Coined in the 1970s in London by Susie Faux, owner of a clothing boutique, the Capsule Wardrobe indicates the possibility of creating, organizing and optimizing one's wardrobe by choosing a few but versatile high-quality garments and accessories. A more focused and conscious approach to shopping, which will save us time and feel at ease in our looks. And no, you will not spend more. On the contrary, by focusing on evergreen and quality garments you can get rid of all the useless and poor clothes and accessories and instead prefer pieces that last and do not pass with the seasons. The Capsule Wardrobe achieved its greatest fame thanks to Donna Karan who launched the Seven Easy Pieces in 1985, a brilliant capsule collection made up of seven interchangeable clothes to dress without too many doubts and stress to go to work.
But let's go back to today. First of all, to organize a Capsule Wardrobe, you need to choose a small number of basic, quality, versatile items to mix together to build different looks according to the occasions of use. Are you ready to revolutionize your wardrobe? Follow a few simple rules and you'll see that creating the Capsule Wardrobe will be easier than you think.
Premise: numbers matter but they are not everything. The majority argues that the clothes in the wardrobe must be at most 37, others that can fluctuate up to 50, others still much more minimalist do not accept more than a dozen. Difficult undertaking? Don't worry, you just have to start: after all, if you think about it, already now you always wear the same things, leaving the rest hanging for whole seasons in the wardrobe.
Tip number 1: follow your body first and then fashion.
Hourglass, apple, pear... we have always used these ways to describe the different physicalities that lead us to prefer some clothes over others. Enhancing the silhouette also through the dress will make you feel at ease and choose to wear the same garment several times.
Tip number 2: colors
Focus on basic and easy to match colors. Black, white, gray, navy blue to be mixed with more lively and luminous shades in harmony with the complexion, hair, eyes.
Tip number 3: quality
Prefer quality over quantity. Choosing a Capsule Wardrobe over a wardrobe full of clothes also means using the same garments often: the fabrics and their quality are essential to last over time, given the frequent washing and treatments. Don't forget to read the label, prefer natural fibers, creations made in Italy with attention to the environment.
Which must-haves are absolutely essential in a Capsule Wardrobe?
Here we are. Definitely a nice little black dress, the dress of the dresses, the shirt to match your work look but wear in a more creative way even in your appointments outside the office. The black blazer, a beautiful leather trenchcoat, the cigarette trousers, the must of must that is jeans, a romantic midi dress, versatile and always useful. But accessories are also important, indeed fundamental. In your Capsule Wardrobe you cannot miss a pair of timeless pumps, ankle boots and very comfortable sneakers, ballet flats or slip ons. And for the bags? A maxi bag to carry everything you need with you and a smaller one for your elegant appointments.
And don't forget: to make your Capsule Wardrobe truly special, remember to add your own touch of style and personality, along with a timeless jewel and a nice pair of sunglasses!
And don't forget: to make your Capsule Wardrobe truly special, remember to add your own touch of style and personality!