Capsule wardrobes have become very popular lately and it's not surprising. With everything going on in your life, sorting through your closet every day can become stressful and tedious.
How many times have you tried on multiple outfits, just to find the right one for the day? Or found that blouse in the back of the closet just doesn't fit anymore? Or walked into that huge closet and just been lost in the choices? Maybe your style has changed but you're still holding on to those concert t's from your younger years.
Transitioning to a capsule wardrobe can alleviate the stress of getting ready and remove the clutter from your closet. Offering you a bit of relief in what may be an otherwise chaotic day.
I'd like to focus on the benefits of a capsule wardrobe you might not think about As many minimalists will tell you, it's yet another step in building a life based on your own values and helping you achieve your best life.
What is a Capsule Wardrobe?
A capsule wardrobe is a wardrobe that consists of a limited number of clothes that are chosen to fit a theme or style. Capsule wardrobes can be a great way to save money on clothes while still looking stylish. It is a small collection of pieces that complement each other and can be worn interchangeably.
A minimalist lifestyle can be practiced without having a capsule wardrobe, but they are not mutually exclusive. In fact, a minimalist wardrobe can be a great way to start practicing minimalism.
A capsule wardrobe is not just about the number of clothes you have in your closet but also about how many clothes you wear. If you have a lot of clothes but only wear the same few outfits, then you already have a capsule wardrobe and can adjust your closet easily.
Having a capsule wardrobe allows you to easily maintain your clothing choices by containing them within specific styles and colors.
What are the benefits of a capsule wardrobe?
If I ask you this question, what would be your answer?
More often than not, the first answer is limited choices. Yes, in a way. Not necessarily limited, though.
The second answer may be less stressful. Yes, exactly.
But there are many benefits you may not think about. So, I'm going to focus on some of these.
One of the biggest benefits is that it minimizes your closet clutter, which can be a huge time saver.
Take a good look at your closet. What do you see? Could you easily pull out an outfit in 30 seconds?
What if you had to find an outfit for a specific occasion?
It's likely that you'd have to dig through your closet, which can be time consuming It's also likely that you'd have to pull out a bunch of clothes and then decide what doesn't work. And, if you don't like the outfit, it's time to put everything back. That's a lot of wasted time!
It can be really frustrating to have a closet full of clothes that you never wear, and also makes it difficult to find the right outfit for the day.
Save you Time
Why is this important? Well, if you're like most people, you wake up every day and have to be at work or school by a certain time. Every minute you waste getting ready is another minute that could be spent doing something else, like cooking breakfast, reading the news or spending time with family.
Capsules use a defined color palette, narrowing your focus. Once you hone in on fewer options, making decisions gets much easier–and quicker. Because the pieces of your capsule were designed to go together, making outfits you love is a breeze.
They remove one cause of decision fatigue . If your brain is tired by mid-afternoon, you probably suffer from decision fatigue. Streamlining decisions like what to wear gives you more mental bandwidth for more meaningful choices that you are faced with throughout the day
They save you time by eliminating the need to constantly compare yourself to others. When you create your capsule wardrobe based on what you want and need, you will be more content and grateful.
Save You Money
Let's be honest: clothes are expensive. If you're not careful, your wardrobe could end up costing thousands of dollars a year. Capsules help you save money because they force you to buy high quality items that will last for years and not fall apart after one or two washes. Capsule wardrobes, in general, are cheaper than your average wardrobe. This is because they're not full of clothes that you don't wear or that don't fit.
A capsule wardrobe is a curated set of clothing put together to wear together for either a week (think packing for vacation), a month, or a season. The idea here is you won't need to bring in any additional clothing (no shopping so you save money, and no window or online-shopping, so you can spend your time doing other things).
A capsule wardrobe is complete, accounts for all occasions, weather, and your lifestyle. They save you money by reducing the amount of time you spend online and in retail stores.
A small clothing change can lead to a more fulfilling life. You will become more creative and save money when dressing for yourself with a capsule wardrobe.
I love having a capsule wardrobe because it allows me to spend money on clothes that I really love and will get a lot of use out of, instead of clothes that I buy because they're on sale or just to have something new. Saving money is one of the major benefits of a capsule wardrobe.
They Help You Do More With Less
Capsule wardrobes are a way to simplify and organize your wardrobe. They help you do more with less by providing versatile, stylish basics.
Wardrobes without capsule basics can be overwhelming and time-consuming to put together. Capsule wardrobes can help you feel lighter and less overwhelmed. Capsule wardrobes make it easy to transition between seasons. Wardrobe items are easier to store and move around than larger collections of clothing.
When you limit the number of items in your wardrobe, you suddenly gain a better overview of what you really own. This will allow you to “see” all the possible combinations that you can create with your carefully selected garments and accessories. This creativity tends to carry over into other aspects of your life, also.
Capsule Wardrobes Give You Confidence
They give you confidence by helping you to create outfits that look great and feel comfortable. Capsules are adaptable and can be used for a variety of purposes, such as dressing for work or going out with friends.
The benefits of a capsule wardrobe are numerous, but one of the most important is that they help you to look and feel your best by creating outfits that work for your lifestyle and style needs.
Capsule wardrobes are an essential tool for women who want to look their best and feel confident in their clothing choices. They allow you to create a variety of outfits that can be worn for many different occasions.
This is especially helpful if you have a limited amount of clothing but want to wear something that looks great and feels comfortable. Capsules are also adaptable, so they can be changed and updated to fit your changing life. They can also help you avoid the stress that comes with trying to find something to wear when you have a lot of clothing options but no idea what to wear.
They are Environmentally Friendly
Capsule Wardrobes are made up only of pieces you love, so you'll wear more of what you have. When we buy less and wear it longer, we decrease the demand for clothing production, which has a positive impact on the environment. With a smaller wardrobe, you can clean out your closet and donate the items that no longer work for you. You'll also have less laundry to do!
Modern “fast fashion” items are manufactured to fall apart. This purpose is for those pieces to fade, tear, and quickly be replaced instead of repaired. By purchasing higher quality items and wearing them longer, you don't get caught in this new consumer trap.
By donating used clothing to a thrift store or charitable group, you can recycle your clothes and help others avoid buying new. Since you have higher quality clothing, you're donating items that still have lots of life in them.
A better motivation than any fashion advantage is the realization that the more we buy, the more we toss. Shopping for a capsule wardrobe is very intentional and only results in a select few pieces that you will wear many times.
You have More Control
Who wouldn't like more control in their life? Who wouldn't like to feel that they have everything under control?
A capsule wardrobe is a small step toward this feeling. Controlling your wardrobe means that you know exactly what you have, and it's all in good shape. It means that there is no confusion as to what to wear – your clothes work together.
A capsule wardrobe allows us to create an oasis of order and organization, a happy place full only of beautiful things suitable for us. And this feeling is often transmitted to other areas of our lives.
Keeping Your Wardrobe Organized and Minimalistic
A capsule wardrobe is a great way to get your wardrobe in order. It's not about having the most trendy clothes, but rather about creating a system that works for you and keeps you organized.
A capsule wardrobe is a collection of items that you wear over and over again. It can be anything from 12-20 pieces, depending on your lifestyle. The point is to have clothes that are versatile enough to mix and match.
Let's say you have a black dress that can be worn with heels, flats, or boots. You can wear it on date night with your husband but also with your girlfriends on a shopping day. It's also great for work or church, and you can throw it in the wash at the end of the night and wear it again the next day.
The point is to have a small, but versatile and interchangeable wardrobe of items that you love and feel good in. This way you're not spending your time trying to figure out what you're going to wear each day. You can just grab a few items and get dressed quickly in the morning.
With all these benefits, why wouldn't you want a capsule wardrobe? We already have enough to worry about in our day to day lives. Transitioning to a minimalist wardrobe makes perfect sense.
Are you ready to start? Learn how!
I have been struggling to reach a minimalistic life style and often don’t know where to start.
The best advice I can give is it takes time. You’re attempting to build new habits. Start in one area and go from there. If you’re wanting to start with your wardrobe, there is a lot of information in this section of the blog for that. Also, I’m about to release a course to help build a capsule wardrobe. 🙂