What People Get Wrong About Capsule Wardrobes
Before there was Marie Kondo and her wardrobe-transforming tidying technique, there was Susie Faux and what she had dubbed the ‘capsule wardrobe.'
For the uninitiated, Faux was the owner of a London boutique called Wardrobe in the 1970s. According to her, a capsule wardrobe contains a few essential and timeless items that can be supplemented with seasonal pieces. But it was only in 1985 when the concept became well-known after designer Donna Karan introduced a capsule collection of workwear she called the ‘Seven Easy Pieces.' The fresh concept made Karan famous around the world because the desire to reduce one’s possessions down to the bare essentials resonated with a huge market.
And why shouldn’t it? A stripped-down wardrobe makes shopping simpler and easier. Plus, you don’t have to stare at a full closet wondering what you should wear. This arrangement is perfect for people who want to spend less time and money on clothes without compromising comfort and style.
To begin your shift into a capsule wardrobe, The Independent says the key is to make sure you have all the basic pieces. First, get rid of the things that you don’t use regularly, then check which ones are versatile enough to wear for a number of things you do on a daily basis. Usually, an effective capsule wardrobe has around 30 items or fewer — a number that should already include shoes and sometimes, accessories.
Other things followers get wrong about capsule wardrobes is how your clothes will wear out quicker because you wear the same pieces over and over again. That wouldn’t be the case if you invest in durable pieces made from quality materials.
You only need to consider three things when choosing the pieces you need to include: timelessness, comfort, and room for you to add your own personal stamp.
Written by Alyson Xia,
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