So, what exactly is a “Capsule Wardrobe”?
Capsule wardrobe is a term coined by Susie Faux, the owner of a London Boutique called "Wardrobe" in the 1970s. According to Faux, a capsule wardrobe is a collection of a few essential items of clothing that will not go out of fashion.
The term has come to refer to a collection of clothing which is designed using only interchangeable items, in order to maximize the number of outfits which can be created.
The aim is to have an outfit suitable for any occasion without owning excessive items of clothing. This is usually achieved by buying only the essential items in coordinating colors.
Benefits of a Capsule Wardrobe
I can go on for awhile with this, but here I’ll discuss a few key benefits.
- Less stressful - I think too much choice is stressful. And you can quite literally go crazy with it. More choice means more clutter. Now, clutter is a form of visual distraction, and it can lead to stress. The less clutter, the less choice, and the less stress we have.
- Visually Appealing – Think about the wardrobe that is cluttered, filled with much unnecessary stuff, and a clean, uncluttered wardrobe with just a few essentials items in it. The one with almost nothing in it except some key pieces of clothing and a few beautiful pairs of foot wares and accessories is the one that appeals to most of us. You can make your wardrobe and your look more appealing by making it simple, clutter free and minimal.
- Easier to Organize and Clean – It’s tough to clean a wardrobe filled with a whole bunch of items, to organise or to find items when you need them. The more stuff you have, the more you have to keep clean and organised. Think about how easy it would be to clean your wardrobe with just a few items in it compared to one with 100’s of unnecessary items in it.
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