When it comes to my wardrobe, I follow the adage, “More is better!” Many other personal stylists and image consultants would disagree suggesting you buy less and purchase more quality and timeless items.
But, I can’t help it! I love variety in my closet. Lots of styles, colours and options to choose from. Remember Carrie’ Bradshaws ultimate closet in the popular and iconic show “Sex in the City?”. That is my dream closet.
But, I know not everyone is as enamored by clothes and accessories as I am. Some people do not want to give too much conscious thought to their choices and have little interest in looking stylish. They may view clothes purely from a practical perspective and consider aesthetics to be nothing more than a bonus. They want to spend their time and energy on things that matter to them. They want to spend less time on deciding what to wear. They also want to spend less time shopping and caring for their clothes.
That is where a Capsule Wardrobe can be very helpful. To put it simply a capsule wardrobe is a small group of clothes and accessories which can be mixed and matched to create a number of individual outfits. This is also a great option if you travel a lot, have limited space to store clothes and are on a restricted budget.
To create a capsule wardrobe that provides lots of flexibility and creativity, follow these guidelines:
I highly recommend that you choose classic pieces to stand the test of time if you are not a “shopper” and express your individuality with your colour choices and your accessories. Also, update your look by buying at least 4 new pieces per season. When purchasing these items, make sure they go with at least 3 other things in your closet. And, buy items that can carry you through at least 3 seasons, think layering.