With so many accessories on the menu, it is often too hard to pick the right combinations and our wardrobes simply get overflown with stuff that we don’t even wear that often.
That is why a capsule wardrobe trend emerged and it makes it so much easier to get dressed any time. So, let’s see what this is and which accessories are perfect for this type of minimalism.
What is a capsule wardrobe?
A capsule wardrobe is a minimalist collection of clothes, jewelry, shoes and accessories that can always be matched together no matter where you’re going. It basically contains all of your favorite pieces that you want to wear every day.
Those clothes, jewelry and other accessories don’t necessarily have to be trendy and most perfect. A capsule wardrobe should essentially be filled with things you simply love to wear. So, let’s see what you could put in your mini capsule wardrobe and make it complete.
A statement bag
If you like carrying around a bag, don’t just have dozens of them clogging up your space. You can simply rely on a good statement bag that you can carry anywhere and that will add some flair even to the most boring outfit - from everyday work clothes to little black dresses.
Pick a statement color, such as red, bright yellow or even a combination of colors, and make sure it’s big enough for you to carry everything in it. However, if you think you want a smaller statement bag for your nights out and fancy dinners, you can add a quality handbag to the collection and call it a day.
Your favourite metal
Just like building a capsule wardrobe, you should carefully and minimalistically create your capsule jewelry box. Start by deciding which metal you like the most - gold, silver or platinum.
When that’s decided, you can move on to picking the pieces you often wear. Whether it is a ring, necklace, bracelet and so on. You should have a pair of simple earrings that you love, diamond or round metal beads. When ti comes to necklaces, you should pick your favorite metal and length.
Material is easy to choose, but when it comes to length, according to Jewelry Jealousy, you should make sure it fits the shape of your face, neck and overall your body shape. Also, add a few of your favorite rings that can be matched with the rest of the pieces and add a complementary watch or a bracelet made of leather or metal.
A black hat
If you’re living the fringe life, you could probably use a go-to hat and save the day. Say no more to dry shampoo and bad hair days! You can solve all this by getting a black hat that you really like. Hats are always trendy and if you like wearing them, put them in your capsule wardrobe. Bobble hats and berets go perfectly with any outfit, especially if they are black and they can really make your day so much easier. Not to mention how cute you can look in them.
For those who don’t have that perfect vision, a good pair of quality specs is an essential accessory. So, go to your eye doctor, get your eyes checked and pick a new frame.
Make sure the frame is sturdy, stylish, that it fits the shape of your face and that you really want to wear it every day; not just because you kind of have to.
On the other hand, if you wear contact lenses or your vision is just fine, you can still add some glasses to your capsule wardrobe.
The same goes here - pick a shape and style of the sunglasses that match your face, make sure they have UV protection and that they can go with any of your favorite outfits for a sunny day, and voila!
A few belts
Boys are really doing a great job when it comes to matching belts, and you should take their advice. Pick one black and one brown belt, and you are basically set for any outfit.
For your all-black outfits, you can keep one thin black belt, but make sure it's metal matches your jewelry. Also, you can get one thicker brown leather belt to wear on your striped shirts and skinny jeans. However, you can mix things up a bit and use a scarf or two as a belt, and you are all set!
Minimalism is a huge trend today and almost a necessity since we are overcrowded with material things. Many people choose to get rid of most of their things and only keep the essentials and you can do the same.
Clear out your closet, give away everything that you don’t wear or don’t like having and start fresh. As soon as you make your own capsule wardrobe, you will see how much easier it will be to create and match outfits for any occasion.
Claire Morgan is a marketing consultant and lecturer who, thanks to her integrated approach to business, stands behind many digital strategies of renowned brands. She enjoys travelling and passionately blogs about the latest marketing and lifestyle trends.