Do you ever see those capsule wardrobe pictures on Pinterest and think about how nice they look? Yeah, me too. I’ve tried over and over again to create a wardrobe exactly like the ones on Pinterest and failed every time. Mainly because it meant throwing away loads of clothes I owned and spending loads of money to buy the pieces in the pictures.
So, after lots of thinking and going through my wardrobe about 5 times in the space on 2 months..(I think I’ve stocked my local charity shop for months now!) I managed to get my clothes down to what I feel good in and things I just can’t bear to get rid of. The final time I cleared out my wardrobe was last week, and I was pretty ruthless with everything because I used to be a bit of a hoarder and I buy way to many clothes anyway!(I used a clear out chart that I’ve put a bit further down for you to check out!)
With capsule wardrobes it’s important to note that how many pieces you have is an individual preference.
Why do I love capsule wardrobes? Here’s why:
- They make getting ready easy.
- They look pretty and chic.
- Less space is taken up from clothes.
- Everything is de-cluttered and organised.
- It’s easy to pack for trips.
- You can develop your own style.
Here’s my capsule wardrobe inspo:
Here’s how I cleared out my wardrobe. First of all I started by deciding roughly how many pieces I wanted my wardrobe to have. After a fair amount of thought, I came up with 40 pieces for an all year round capsule wardrobe; not including coats, gym wear, occasion wear and shoes. This is the method I used to clear out my clothes!
After clearing out all the clothes you want to sell or donate, take a bit of time out before you refill your wardrobe with pieces you need. Have a go living with less clothing, and see how you get on.
If you’re like me and don’t wear a huge amount of colour, then you’ll find you probably see that you have already got a colour scheme, you just didn’t realise it. I don’t necessarily think that you need a strict colour palette when making a capsule wardrobe, so long as you love all the pieces and can make several outfits that you love with them. But if you do want a set colour scheme for you wardrobe but are unsure of where to start, here’s some ideas!
Now that you’ve decided on a colour scheme, I would recommend you decide which wardrobe staples you want, that can stay in your wardrobe all year round if you’re looking to rotate seasonal wardrobes.
Here’s most of my staples!! With my wardrobe, I’ve decided to have several pieces that are folded up and away from my typical wardrobe as I can then swap pieces throughout the year to make my clothes relevant to the season!
Finally, when you go shopping for clothes, try and invest in better quality pieces. I wont lie, I love Primark, so I do still get a lot of my pieces from there.. Mostly simple staples. I try and swap something new for something old where I can!
I hope this helps you make your own capsule wardrobe.. Or just sort through yours!! Have a great weekend everyone!