How to Start a Capsule Wardrobe: A Guide

If you’re looking for a way to create a more organized closet, save money, and reduce the time it takes to get ready without sacrificing style, we have two words for you: capsule wardrobe.

A capsule wardrobe is essentially a collection of a limited number of clothing items that can easily be mixed and matched with each other to form a wide variety of outfits. Roughly every three months the capsule wardrobe is updated to suit the needs of the next season and the previous season’s pieces are put into storage. If you’re interested in learning how to start a capsule wardrobe, consult this guide.

Pare down your wardrobe

Your capsule wardrobe should consist only of pieces you actually wear and love. As such, the first step to starting a capsule wardrobe is to get rid of any items that have been collecting dust in your closet. Once you’re left with only your favorite or most-worn pieces, putting together your capsule wardrobe will be a lot easier.

Determine how many pieces you want in your capsule wardrobe

The next step to starting a capsule wardrobe is to determine how many pieces you want to include. There is no set number of clothing items that you need to have in your capsule wardrobe.

However, it’s a good idea to determine a rough estimate or range of how many pieces you want it to contain; otherwise, you may just end up accumulating more and more pieces, which entirely defeats the purpose. Typically, capsule wardrobes have between 25 and 50 pieces, including clothing, shoes, and accessories.

Choose a few base colors to create cohesion

To create a functional capsule wardrobe, it must consist of pieces that work well together. Curate pieces that can be mixed and matched in several different ways so that you can create a variety of looks, despite owning only a minimal number of clothing items.

One of the easiest ways to cultivate a versatile and cohesive capsule wardrobe is by choosing a few base colors that compose a substantial portion of your wardrobe. While neutrals such as whites, blacks, or greys are typically the easiest to mix and match, you should choose whichever colors suit your unique style the best.

Build your capsule wardrobe

Now that you’ve pared down your wardrobe, determined how many pieces you want, and chosen a few base colors, it’s time to make it happen. The pieces that you decide to include in your capsule wardrobe will largely depend on your lifestyle. Once you’ve determined which pieces to include, box up the rest and enjoy your simplified wardrobe!

If you’re missing a few key pieces for your capsule wardrobe, check out the extensive collections at Cozi Bear Boutique. From chic women’s boutique tops and dresses to accessories and activewear, we have everything you need to form the perfect capsule wardrobe.

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