Do you buy trendy clothes and never use them? Is your closet overwhelming, but you can’t find outfits to wear? Here are some reasons why you should try a capsule wardrobe to organize your closet.
A capsule wardrobe is a curated collection of clothes (tops, bottoms, dresses, accessories) that you love to wear and can be mixed and matched. This selection of clothes can be dressed up or down and consists of high-quality pieces that you can wear at least thirty times. The purpose of a capsule wardrobe is to focus your closet around a strong foundation of clothes that reflect your style, comfort, and life. The limit for clothes depends on you and your lifestyle, but we recommend twenty-five to fifty pieces of clothing per capsule. While this may seem too small, having a strong foundation of clothing helps you create the perfect number of outfits that you will love. Additionally, this method helps prevent over-splurging on trendy pieces that you might wear once a season.
Capsule wardrobes are great for maintaining closet organization year-round, as you create your current capsule collection based on the weather and seasons. By intentionally keeping and removing pieces of clothing from your closet, your closet organization becomes ten times more manageable! Moreover, choosing long-lasting pieces will give you timeless outfits that are functional and true to your style.
Capsule wardrobes last for a season. First, identify which clothes you want to include in your capsule. Make sure that you take into consideration the season. What is the typical forecast? Will you be going outside often? These factors will help you choose clothes that are comfortable, functional, and true to your style. Try experimenting with these pieces. Can you make at least three outfits using each item? Give extra thought to articles of clothing that you may love but don’t match with the rest of your capsule.
Once you identify your perfect set of clothes, organize them together in your closet space. For off-season clothes that you are sure to incorporate into your next capsule (like shorts), try storing them towards the ends of your closet. By keeping them where access is slightly less convenient, you can safely store these clothes without having to find storage for them outside of your closet. Remove all other clothing that isn’t part of your capsule and donate or dispose of them. Now your closet organization will be more manageable and easier to maintain. When a new season approaches, repeat the process above. You can decide on which pieces of clothing you’d like to keep in your capsule and which you can retire.
Keeping a capsule wardrobe saves space, money, and time. For more closet storage solutions, contact us today at Closet & Storage Concepts Boston for a free consultation!