What’s a Capsule Wardrobe and Why you Should Have One

What’s a Capsule Wardrobe and Why you Should Have One

A capsule wardrobe was a term first coined in the 1940s. It is a wardrobe that contains a few small pieces all of the same color scheme that can easily be mixed and matched to effortlessly create multiple outfits. I love using a capsule wardrobe for all of my basics and then adding pops of color and trends throughout. A capsule wardrobe contains things of good quality and fit that can last years. A few things for a capsule wardrobe could be: 

  • Trousers
  • Black Dress
  • White T-shirt
  • Straight legged Jeans
  • Black Turtle Neck

These are basic items that you can and will wear over and over. These may not necessarily be trendy or particularly your style, but once incorporated anyone can wear these! A capsule wardrobe may also include items that are more similar to your particular fashion taste and style! Some of these items might include like:

  • Snake skin boots
  • Cowboy boots
  • Corduroy pants or a skirt
  • High Top Tennis Shoes
  • A bedazzled bag

Again these items might be thought of as more trendy but also still very versatile when paired with different outfits! My biggest tip when starting to create a capsule wardrobe is to try and stick with a color scheme. It doesn’t mean that everything has to be black, white, grey, but if colors are your thing try and stick with all neons or pastels, or maybe more earthy tones are more your style. Just be aware when buying items for your wardrobe buy items you love to wear and are comfortable. Starting to invest in a capsule wardrobe will not only save you time and money, but will also help cut down on waste. Everyone should start one, just one piece at a time.