Why you need a capsule wardrobe
Every day we wake up with the idea of what to wear today. Even those who plan this evening, in the morning, can change the decision, relying both on the mood and on the weather. After all, if it was supposed that the weather would be dry and warm, one set of things was prepared, and if in the morning suddenly and unexpectedly (which is not uncommon) it began to rain, then the style should be changed urgently. In addition, there is often a problem that the cabinet is stuffed with things, and in fact, nothing to put on. And then it does not matter the size of the closet or your wardrobe room.
And all because we often do not hesitate to buy things that are not combined with each other. Or even combine, but try to find them in your wardrobe in the morning, when you need to urgently choose your image for the day.
Therefore, it is so difficult, without spending a huge amount of time, to pick up a suitable clothing. And, oddly enough, the bigger your closet, the harder it becomes. After all, we often do not even remember what clothes we have and what does not.
A capsule wardrobe will help us in this situation. One capsule consists of several things that perfectly match each other. This means that the top and bottom can be picked up without looking. It goes without saying that the capsules should be matched to the seasons. This option will serve for a long time, significantly reduce the time of selection of clothes, and, therefore, the mood will not deteriorate by such trifles as lack of time for morning gatherings. In addition, only the necessary things will be in the closet, and the desire to buy something that will simply lie on the shelf without work, will leave (… well, it will not go away, but will become dull).
It should be understood that the capsule wardrobe is made up not only from the elements of clothing. Shoes and accessories are selected either separately or immediately added to the capsules.
You need to decide on the budget, the color scheme, the desires, understand what things will be convenient and in what stores they should be looked for. It’s better not to keep it all in mind, but to make a list, breaking it by the seasons. So it will be much clearer, and, therefore, it’s easier and faster to pick up everything you need and update your wardrobe, filling it with practical and necessary things.
The compilation of capsules will have to spend some time and money, but the result will necessarily justify itself. And now more about the capsule wardrobe and how to make it up
The history of the appearance of a capsule wardrobe
– a set of clothing items and suitable accessories (without bags) intended for a certain sphere of life (for sports, beach, office, party).
The owner of the Wardrobe store in London, Suzy Fo, is considered the first to use the term in fashion. In her opinion, the capsule wardrobe should consist of several basic garments that do not go out of fashion (skirts, trousers, jackets), which are subsequently supplemented with fashionable things of the season.
Then the idea of a capsule wardrobe was introduced to the masses by Donna Karan , a New York designer who released in 1985 a capsule collection “7 Easy Pieces” consisting of seven pieces of clothing for the office. Things from the collection were completely interchangeable – at any time it was possible to replace one garment with another, which did not bring dissonance into the image.
|Donna Karan’s capsule wardrobe «7 easy Pieces»|
According to the recommendations of the stylists, the capsule wardrobe should include classic good quality items, supplemented with seasonal novelties for freshness and brightness of the image and accessories for emphasizing personal style.
In the capsule wardrobe can enter from about five to twelve things.
How to make a capsule wardrobe
1. Understand the colors and tones that suit your appearance, to determine the basic shades of the basic things of the capsule wardrobe.
2. Define the colors that will be brighter than the base colors, but also, and blend in with them. These shades can be used for additional things of a capsule wardrobe: accessories, dresses, tops.
3. Determine the type and shape of the figure to find out which styles of clothing are suitable.
4. Determine the number and type of objects in the capsule wardrobe. Basically it depends on the person and the purpose of the capsule. Perhaps, also rely on the collections created specifically by designers of fashion houses.
Although in most cases one capsule of the wardrobe is up to 10 items, there are successful versions of the realization of a capsule wardrobe in the form of a single capsule for the whole season.
Example of a cappuccino wardrobe