We might be in the midst of a dark and gloomy winter, but when it comes to fashion, it’s time to look ahead. The spring/ summer pieces for 2017 are already in the shops which can only mean one thing- it’s time to start building up your wardrobe! Buying new clothes can be expensive, but there’s a way you can keep costs down while still looking chic every day. And that’s with a capsule wardrobe. Rather than going on a shopping spree and grabbing things you like the look of on the hanger, a capsule wardrobe is more thought out. It gives you a huge range of different outfit choices without having to buy hundreds of new items. Here’s how you can put yours together and be ready for when the spring weather finally arrives.
Pick Out Staple Pieces.
Your staple pieces are versatile clothing items that can be worn with just about anything. They can be dressed up or down, and provide you with the ‘base’ of all of your outfits. Choosing plain pieces in neutral colors is your best bet here since you can change up the look of them easily with other items. Skater and swing dresses work well, jeans, plain lightweight jumpers and tops, skirts in classic cuts. Decide what you wear the most often and go from there.
Add Your Outerwear
From there you can choose your outerwear. A leather bomber jacket will look cute with a pair of jeans or a dress for a trendy daytime outfit, whereas a blazer would dress them up for the evening. A slouchy cardigan is great to throw on if you want to keep it super casual. A fitted mac would make a smart coat for the daytime, or a parka for chilly spring weekends.
Choose Your Footwear and Accessories
The right footwear and accessories are important in a capsule wardrobe, as this is what will help to customise your outfits based on what you’re doing. For example, a plain skater dress worn with heels, a clutch and a statement necklace would be perfect for drinks at a bar. But the same dress worn with sandals, a tote bag and a floppy hat would be a great casual day outfit. Black, white and metallic footwear should go with just about every outfit, and different styles will help you to define each outfit. Hats, bags and fashion jewelry are all useful, you can pick these up without spending much. It’s better to invest the money into your clothing items since good quality pieces will last longer. Accessories are just a good way to have fun and inject some color into your outfits too. Pastels are the perfect choice for spring and can help to lighten and brighten everything up.
A capsule wardrobe means you get use out of everything you own, but without feeling like you’re wearing the same things day in day out. You save money, free up space and it makes packing for trips and vacations a dream. It’s a great concept to get on board with!
Have you ever put together a capsule wardrobe?