Fashion Stylist | Capsule Wardrobe
What does it mean to have a capsule collection for your wardrobe? As we become more progressive with the way we shop, focusing on sustainability, needs vs wants & ‘Maria Kondoing’ are closets. I hear a common question that ties back to these changes with fashion & style. ‘I want a capsule collection’ with-in my wardrobe. I think that could mean many different things for different people depending on what their personal style goals are. I will share 3 style tips on what a capsule collection means to me as a fashion stylist and how I tie it back to my clients wardrobes.
Tip 1: Minimalist, owning fewer pieces in your wardrobe. Quality over quantity and most importantly you need the basics. Once you’ve got those you can then layer a few needs/wants each season to keep your wardrobe fresh & updated but still staying with-in the minimalist boundaries. You want to be able to see and love what’s in your closet. Check out my blog post on The Basics as that is a huge component to having a manageable wardrobe.
Tip 2: Multi-functional outfits, paring down your wardrobe and creating outfits vs random items can streamline your closet. I’ve had clients that have asked for a two week rotation of outfits for work, which is great example of a capsule collection wardrobe. Once you have simplified your outfits and can learn (from a stylist!) numerous ways to wear individual items you will begin to avoid & understand impulse buys. Check out how many looks I’ve put together with this one piece (not a basic I might add) below – The snake print skirt!
Tip 3: Time to declutter, downsize and remove the items you don’t wear. You can either donate or consign, we have some great spots in Vancouver! Once you start with that step you can then edit your wardrobe by learning to shop for items you need & love. Remember, you don’t need a lot of items in your wardrobe, you need the right items!
Capsule Wardrobe = Organized & Stylish Living