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So, today we are talking about the “capsule wardrobe” a term that’s been there since the 70’s, coined by Susie Faux and keeps on evolving with time but it all centers on one idea- that is;A collection of only a few essential clothes that do not go out of fashion.
Donna Karan created the first capsule collection in 1985 and called it “seven easy pieces” since then a lot of other fashion instructors, bloggers and icons adopted this notion and here we are today still talking about it.Well, that being said, let’s proceed to the main gig-These selected few are basically a composition of clothes that are interchangeable to maximise the number of outfits that can be createdSee sample from the image below
The idea here is all about doing a self clothes editing job – You narrow down your whole wardrobe to remain only with your favorite clothes and remix them regularly.But what’s the reason?? Um first of, y’all can agree with me that you have some clothes that last months without being worn or let alone touched at all in your closet but find yourself wearing the same ones after everytime you do your laundry right?Ahaa! So the main aim is to have an outfit suitable for any occasion without owning excessive items of clothing really- life should be simple, buy only what are considered the staple items or key clothes that go with anything in order to achieve this easily.Of course, another common reason for building a capsule wardrobe is to spend less time and money on clothes.A capsule wardrobe puts much emphasis on your favorite things. Hear me right on this one, not the trendiest things, not even the stylish things or the perfect things but your FAVORITE THINGS.Believe me guys, once you have a capsule wardrobe, the dressing up game becomes as easy as ABC so i urge y’all to build one now, thank me later 😉But how? Don’t worry, there is no universal rule, Capsule wardrobe is what you as the kind of person you are want it to be -There is however some guidelines on how to create it especially for beginners. I’ll quickly take you through some general rules for creating a Capsule Wardrobe-Here’s is a visual for a quick grasp
GENERAL RULES FOR BEGINNERS– Creating a capsule wardrobe–1. Choose a colour scheme
i.e, base colours that go with everything. For instance, the easiest could be black and whiteAfter choosing the colours, u then pick clothes that are your neutral basics as is the picture above; a pair of black pants, jeans, white top, a skirt and any that you feel can go with anything on any occasion and on any day.You then add neutral layers, for instance a jean top, Jacket or coat to make it more stylish and also be ready for any bad weatherYou can then add other flattering colours for control coz you definitely don’t want to end up being a black and white freak in the process, adding some colour to it spices up the flavour.Now add shoes a few diverse shoes; converse, heel, boot, and you are good to go!
2. Consider Your skin tone
Your colour choices should have so much to do with your skin tone – know the colour of clothes that go really well with your skin, dress them and go kill it😉. Lately I just found out that my skin goes really well with peach and gold yellow- how about you??
3. Consider your body shape
Does that particular selection flatter your body? If it does, keep it!! Want to learn more about what to wear to flatter any body shape? Visit my previous post – I gotcha
4. Consider the quality of fabrics
We are talking about a clothes selection to go with for the rest of the season, high quality fabrics will surely serve you throughout the process – probably the best optionGreat, so that was a very brief guideline for creating a capsule wardrobe for beginners.Um I myself thought about writing this because I am also in the process of creating a travel capsule wardrobe for my 3 months work trip so yep, that’s basically what motivated me. As we are talking right now, I need to build a 3 months capsule wardrobe like yesterday lol
Am ready to deep my toes into the capsule wardrobe pool and decided to use Courtney’s “project 333″
What is project 333?In short, project 333 involves choosing 33 different items, shoes, accessories and jewelry inclusive, to wear during a period of 3 months.Simple and straight forward right?The 33 items picked should be able to define you because project 333 is more about finding yourself in your wardrobe instead of defining your style by other people’s standards. It’s also a more of a seasonal capsule wardrobe instead of an overall minimalist lifestyle because really guys, 3 months is quite a good number of days- can’t trust weather !
To make my packing easy, I just created my own Capsule wardrobe formula to get me through my ‘project 333’ —
3 layers (formal jacket, coat, casual top)-
9 blouses (official and casual)-
5 pants (3 decent, 2 jeans)-
2 dresses, 2 skirts- 4 shoes (heel, sneaker, slip-on, slides)-
2 night wear- 3 jewelry- 5 lingerieA quick office capsule inspo belowYap! That’s it guys, I hope this was helpful and y’all are ready to come up with your own Capsule wardrobe to make dressing up not too hectic as we think it is .Have fun building your capsule wardrobe and wish me luck building mine 😉 see y’all in the next post!!