Capsule Clothing

March 07, 2019 2 min read

One of the best ways to be sustainable and cost-effective that people tend to overlook is to implement a capsule wardrobe in their closets. It can be daunting just by looking online and seeing how much fast fashion has taken over in all aspects of culture, but having a capsule closet that changes every season, using clothing items that are sustainable, and sticking to the challenge, can lead to better budget choices, having pieces that can stay in closets for seasons without going out of style, and even makes you more creative with your outfits.

How to make sure you’re doing it right? These are some tips and guidelines we found:

  • Establish the number of pieces you want. The range is from 10-50.
  • If you’re starting from scratch, having a base color (personally, I’d choose black) then add a few neutral colored, coordinating pieces, then a couple of accent/patterned pieces.  
  • If you don’t want to start buying right away, choose pieces you LOVE and wear constantly, then search your closet for what clothes you’ve never worn (maybe even forgot about) and add those if they still flatter you.
  • Divide your pieces into tops/ sweaters/ pants/ dresses/ skirts/ special occasions/ jackets/ shoes.
  • Try not to buy any clothes for around three months. In the last two weeks of the season, try to prep for the next, and only buy items that are gonna last for more than one cycle.

Here are some articles to help you get started. They even have sustainable brands linked for you to explore.

Capsule Wardrobe- Brand list and overall

The Penny Hoarder- a great in-depth guide

Classy Yet Trendy - they have a couple of graphics that may help

Today Style- Linked individual pieces that are great capsule wardrobe staples

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