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Establishing A Capsule Wardrobe

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Do you feel like your closet is overflowing with clothes? Do you find it hard to budget while shopping because you don’t know what you’re missing and what you should have? If this sounds like you, you might want to consider a capsule wardrobe to get your closet organized and in your control. Read below to get an overview of how to get started and some of the benefits 

Defining A Capsule Wardrobe

For starters, if you’re not familiar, you might wonder what a capsule wardrobe consists of. A capsule wardrobe is a limited selection of clothes in a set color palette with pieces that can be styled interchangeably. These pieces are often in neutral or complimentary colors that can be worn throughout the whole season or year. With a capsule wardrobe, you can reduce your entire closet by donating anything that doesn’t work as a versatile piece. 

Getting Started

To get started with a capsule wardrobe, decide on a color palette of about 9 different colors. Try to pick 3 base colors in neutral tones such as blacks, browns, and greys. Then choose 3 accent colors that complement each other and suit your skin tone. Finally chose 3 patterns and textures that you want to incorporate into your wardrobe. If you struggle with what colors to choose, you can look up “capsule wardrobe color palette” and see what other bloggers use for their wardrobes. There are also multiple different color and palette generators online. If you’re trying to make the most of the wardrobe you already have, try grouping like colors in your closet and taking in a holistic view of what colors you have the most of. 

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Personalizing Your Closet

Note: when you’re reviewing your closet, don’t forget to take into account how much you wear certain items and why you wear certain items. For example, if you have a square-neck light green blouse, do you like the fabric, the neckline, the color, and/or all of it? If you can narrow down why you like certain items in your closet, it will make it easier to apply this logic to other pieces and for you to shop consciously in the future. 


Since you are planning to keep these pieces for a long time, try to invest in higher-quality pieces that will last. This will allow you to transition to a sustainable closet. In addition to sustainability, there are many other benefits to a capsule wardrobe. For example, a capsule wardrobe will make you more conscious of your shopping choices, allowing you more budget to spend on other essentials. It will also give you less decision fatigue when shopping and when deciding what to wear. And because you’re not constantly needing to shop for new pieces, it will make you more sustainable over time. 

Don’t Be Afraid To Ask For Help!

We know that closet design can be frustrating to do on your own. Sometimes the wardrobe you own or aspire to own doesn’t work for the space you have. If this sounds like you, don’t hesitate to reach out and schedule a free consultation. With our custom closet designs, you can have features such as dual-hanging rods, drawers, and shoe racks. Whatever you think your space needs, we’ll make it happen! We believe no space is too small or awkwardly shaped for a custom storage system.

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