Maybe you’ve heard of the concept of a capsule wardrobe. Now you want to know more about the benefits of a capsule wardrobe? Well, today’s post is all about that!
You can look at the minimalist capsule wardrobe as a counterpoint to fast fashion and all wicked practices in the fashion industry. It’s the best solution for you when your morning routine always includes decision fatigue… what to wear, how to wear it, should I even wear it? You know how that feels, right?
It’s also one of the best ways to skip those helpless hours in front of the mirror wondering how to get that look you really want.
I’m not Marie Kondo, but I can confirm something. Having timeless items in your favorite color palette is all you need – whether you are building your first capsule wardrobe or are looking for a way to upgrade this year’s work capsule wardrobe.
(Side note: I’m not saying you should abandon fashion trends for neutral colors, I just think you won’t need sky-high platforms unless you decide to enter the metaverse.)
While the step-by-step guide below will assure a smooth transition and give you 12 reasons to do it ASAP, you can click right here for the Ultimate Capsule Wardrobe Checklist, full of all the capsule wardrobe essentials you’ll need.
Since we don’t want to waste much time, let’s get into the benefits of having a capsule wardrobe.
12 Life-Changing Benefits of a Capsule Wardrobe Revealed:
1. You’ll save money
Have you ever done the walk of shame? No, no, no, I’m not talking about the guy from *that* party last year. I’m referring to the moment you enter the store, promise not to buy new clothes, and leave with a number of items + an almost empty bank account.
The first step is to understand you don’t need to do that. Narrowing down your wardrobe and only getting what you need will also save you money over time. Getting clothes you’ll actually use and use often, gives you the best bang for your buck. This leaves you with extra money for other things in life. It’s that simple.
2. It will help you find your unique personal style
It’s not easy to find your own personal style when there are too many temptations, expectations, social media trends to follow, etc. That’s why you need to open your current wardrobe and answer the following questions.
Do I own versatile pieces? (Read: Do I own a black dress, white sneakers, button-down shirts, neutral blazers, and trench coats?)
Then, do I have any high-quality pieces that will stand the test of time and that I won’t need to throw away in a few weeks?
Last but not least – is my closet actually a functional wardrobe, or are we just using a few core items that barely work together? Whatever your perspective is, make sure to build it around that.
3. It will save you time
I’m sure there are certain areas of your life you want to pay extra attention to. Another benefit of the minimalist wardrobe is that you will spend less time getting ready. Therefore, you will have a lot of time to dedicate to other important things – cooking, going to the gym, catching up with ‘MAFS’, all up to you. This is just the start of understanding what the purpose of a capsule is.
4. You’ll adopt a more sustainable lifestyle
True, sustainable fashion has become an overused phrase. However, it’s the only way to go. Once you start seeing your wardrobe as a long-term investment, reflecting your unique minimalist lifestyle, you’ll adopt a more intentional approach to shopping and learn to prioritize quality over quantity.
In other words, less stuff, less clutter, and more classic pieces. Isn’t that what pure perfection looks like? Must be close.
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5. It will boost your confidence
We are buzzing over the whole capsule closet thing for a reason. Finding your POV and always knowing what to put on will not only flatter your body type but help you exude confidence with every step you take.
Plus, if you invest in high-quality items and reduce your carbon footprint, there will be a reason to feel a bit cocky – but in a good way, don’t be a Karen.
6. You’ll become more creative with putting outfits together
You know how most reality shows have a tiny bit of reality and a not-so-tiny bit of fiction? Well, that’s not the case here. Having fewer clothes in general will help you have a clear idea of what you can wear, what you want to wear, and what you need to wear. There are literally thousands of opportunities to make different outfits.
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7. Saves you energy
When it comes to the benefits of a capsule wardrobe, energy is a huge one. I feel like there’s no need to explain in detail. You get it. Spending less stress on unnecessary/not existent problems will save you energy as well. Put that energy into that project you have been putting off for far too long. Now is the time.
8. Getting ready will be easier than ever
Our daily life is a weird combination of work, sleep, and whatever we can make happen in between. Therefore, we cherish and admire anything that will make it faster, better, and easier.
When you have a smaller wardrobe, you actually have a great way to be the first at the group’s dinner table. Unless the others are late. Again.
9. Say goodbye to the problem of having “nothing to wear”
We have all been there. Huge piles of clothes, countless phone calls with your BFF, even swearing once or twice under your breath. You have A LOT of clothing items, and even so, you somehow feel like you have nothing to wear.
Trust me, this will never happen with a white shirt and other essential pieces in neutral colors or bold flashy shades – if that’s your thing. Not that the hourglass silhouettes aren’t cute, but it’s high time to start thinking practically.
Now, there’s no set number of how many items in a capsule wardrobe, but the purpose of each piece is greater.
10. The pieces you own will bring you joy and happiness
This may sound a bit far-fetched. It’s the truth, though. When you put in more thought and opt for well-made clothes, you will want to wear them everywhere, with everything, all at once. We know that’s an Oscar-winning combination!
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11. You won’t need to constantly chase new trends
Last year it was green and lavender. Now it’s Barbie pink. Fashion’s latest trends come and go. When you follow them, you are the IT girl of the season, but when they fade away, who are you? The girl who wears extra bright red to the grocery store, simply because all your seasonal pieces are painted in it? You don’t want that. We don’t need that. The best part? You will refrain from impulse purchases.
12. Minimizing your wardrobe will help you simplify your life
Simple key pieces turn out to be the most coveted embellishment. You might think it’s an overstatement, but you will not understand it unless you aim toward the perfect capsule collection. It’s simple – you don’t have to put on bright accent colors all the time. It’s the significant stage presence that counts. And, no, you don’t need to be Kendall to have that.
As always, I’m not gonna lie to you. Building your own capsule wardrobe may take a long time. There are different ways to interpret the philosophy, too.
It’s not about having fewer options, it’s about owning a number of pieces in a color scheme that works for you, so that your small collection of clothes allows you to create many, many daily outfits in a matter of milliseconds. It’s also a great idea to spend less money on clothing pieces you don’t actually need.
Is that enough benefits for you?
Hopefully, by now, you’re not still wondering what is the point of a capsule wardrobe. So now you can start working some of your own magic. Be sure to capture your new style in some pictures and share them on your socials. Tag me @SavinaOffical, so I can see how amazing you look.
In case you want some new classic styles and capsule pieces, head to this post to get an idea of what is included in a capsule wardrobe. Or you head to your local thrift store. You know, for a future-facing wardrobe.
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