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Why Capsule Wardrobes Work

Mens capsule wardrobe

Mens capsule wardrobe

If you’ve always been curious about capsule wardrobes, Closet and Storage Concepts of Denver, Colorado is here to help. We’ll give you more information and explain why many people are using them as a long-term solution to their storage problems.

Before we dive in, let’s explain what a capsule wardrobe is. First coined by London boutique owner Susie Faux in the 1970s, it’s a small set of clothing staples that can be worn throughout the year that mixes with seasonal items. It really became popular in the 1980s after Donna Karen’s ‘7 Easy Pieces’ collection1. People have been trying to pare down for over 30 years! Here are some of the reasons why you may want to try it in your Longmont or Denver home.

Limits Your Intake

A capsule wardrobe is typically made up of 20 to 40 pieces, of which you would wear for one season (about 3 months). This means that you don’t do any shopping until for 3 months! Instead of buying more and more with each and every sale, a capsule wardrobe limits clutter from the start by stopping purchases. This also can have a great impact not just on the state of your closet, but also on your wallet.

Forces A Purge

Capsule wardrobes are also great at forcing you to purge and not just once, but continually. When you initially start building out your capsule wardrobe, you’ll be forced to evaluate what pieces give you the most options and what you can easily part with. This can be a daunting task if you are use to having a closet chock full of clothes you never wear, but you’ll soon be on your way to maintaining your selection of clothes. Because you are rotating your wardrobe selection every season, you are continually purging what you don’t want or need.

Saves You Time

You’ll fall in love with a capsule wardrobe because it saves you time. By limiting what you own, you’ll have fewer choices to decide on the perfect outfit. This isn’t to say that a capsule wardrobe won’t let you make great combinations. Instead, it gives you more time to spend doing what you love like crafting with your kids or gardening. A capsule wardrobe also inherently helps to keep your closet organized and is perfect if you have a small closet in your home. Spending less time hunting down a specific t-shirt will only help you make the most of your time.

Love Your Clothes More

By dictating what you purchase, you can make less frequent but higher quality purchases. Having fewer possessions means that you can love the clothes you do keep more. Because you’ve picked the best items that you love and that fit well, you’ll rest easier knowing that whatever you put on you feel confident in.

Consider a smart edit of your clothes by employing a capsule wardrobe. When you want to perfectly arrange and display your items, be sure to contact Closet and Storage Concepts. Our Denver, CO designers and superior installation team will help turn your dream closet into reality!


  1. Capsule Wardrobe – Wikipedia.org.

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