The Misconceptions of Building A Capsule Wardrobe

When people talk about capsule wardrobes, what are the first things that comes to mind? You would probably say something along the line of; "Capsule wardrobes are colourless." "It is restricted to fashion basics." "Good quality items are too expensive." Well, these are the misconceptions of building a capsule wardrobe.

Your capsule wardrobe doesn't need to be colourless and it should always reflect your personal style. If your personal style is Vintage/Y2K, you can create a collection of timeless pieces that you can mix and match throughout the seasons. If your personal style is Old-money/new-money aesthetic, you can create a capsule wardrobe that reflects that. The advice is to invest in pieces that you could spice up or down during different seasons. Investing in quality pieces doesn't have to break the bank. You can get great quality pieces at consignment stores, thrift stores or/and revamp current items in your closet.

When this concept was coined by Susie Faux in the 1970s, she defined it as a "limited number of essential or staple items that you can wear for multiple seasons." These essential/staple items are the fashion basics such as; Trench Coats, Mom Jeans, White Tees, Black Booties etc. Although these fashion basics are the foundation of creating a capsule wardrobe, it is important to know that you can create a capsule wardrobe that is fitting to your personal style.


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