Fast fashion and consumerism have convinced our culture that we need and must own everything. In return, we have too many things and are left feeling empty, always wanting more. Slow fashion and intentional living inspires us to be more with less. A capsule wardrobe is a great way to put that intention into practice.
A capsule wardrobe is the practise of tailoring your wardrobe to hold your favourite clothes and mindfully adding quality clothing to the mix when you need to. Capsule wardrobes push us to think about what clothing we actually wear.
There are many benefits to starting a capsule wardrobe:
- Your closet holds clothing that you’ve intentionally chosen for yourself.
- A decluttered closet declutters your mind—Less time spent sorting through your clothes to find something to wear means more time doing what you love.
- It inspires you to maintain a mindful closet, saving you dollars in the long run.
Ready to get started? Let’s go!
Pull out all your clothes and sort! There are many ways to do this, but we think the best way is to throw on your favourite playlist, try on some clothes, dance a little, love your body, and pick out the clothing you LOVE the most.
When it comes to setting your wardrobe, the only opinion that matters is your own. Take the pace and the time that you need to craft your wardrobe to suit your style. You can still express yourself even when you own less.
Keep the seasons in mind when you’re sorting through your clothing and be sure to hang on to your favourite sweater-weather ware. Chillier days are right around the corner.
Create your capsule wardrobe based off of your lifestyle. What do you wear on a regular basis? What are your must-haves for work-life, social-life, and home-life? What outfits do you always come back to? Crafting your wardrobe is all on you! You know what you need. Be honest with yourself and think basic, versatile, and confident. Wear what you love and what makes you feel good.
The most sustainable wardrobe is the one you already own. Build your capsule wardrobe out of the items that are already in your closet. When it’s time to replace or branch out onto something new, look for quality, timeless, versatile basics that you can wear on repeat.
There’s no right or wrong way to craft a capsule wardrobe. Our final tip on building a capsule wardrobe is to have fun. Be yourself. Love yourself. And let us know your favourite ways to maintain a capsule wardrobe.
Cheers to you and to living your best intentional life!
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