This article is part of a collaboration with Fashinnovation, a global platform that bridges the gap between the Fashion Industry and intersecting industries through events, speakers, Brand & Tech Directory, HUB, blog and much more!
Who among us has never opened the closet, found it full of clothes, and thought we had nothing to wear? For many, the option is to go shopping for new pieces. But honestly, when it comes to wardrobes, quantity is not quality!
It is common to have pieces that we don’t like anymore, that don’t fit, or even that we don’t know how to use. But, the solution to this situation can be just two words: capsule wardrobe.
But, before we dive into practical actions on how to build your own capsule wardrobe, let’s first understand its concept. Shall we?
The First Capsule Wardrobe Ever
This concept emerged in the 1970s when stylist Susie Faux created the idea of a closet composed of a few essential, timeless items that combined with each other. The capsule wardrobe became a trend more recently as bloggers began to embrace it as a lifestyle or even a challenge – especially after the minimalism boom.
Anyway, from its conception, the idea was to constitute a range of clothing options that would contribute to saving money and, in addition, to the environment.
Understanding It To Have It
In short, a capsule wardrobe is nothing more than a versatile, compact closet with a limit of pieces that fits your routine and needs.
There is no ideal number of pieces you can have to be considered the owner of a capsule wardrobe. Mainly because we have to take into accounts people’s different realities.
For instance, if you live in a country with a tropical climate like Brazil, you need certain clothing. But, if you are based in Europe, where the seasons vary, you need to have a range of clothes that allow you to be comfortable according to the weather.
To not abuse it too much and, even so, have a capsule wardrobe that suits you, I suggest that your pieces vary between 30 to 80. However, it is always worth remembering that the number is not the solution, but intelligence and wisdom when it comes to selecting the pieces from your closet.
To have a few pieces, they need to match each other. In other words, with six items, you must be able to assemble ten or more outfits.
But, here’s the trick – and a pretty controversial part – a capsule wardrobe is not a synonym for a boring closet. You don’t need to only have black and gray pieces to make sure they match. In fact, it’s the opposite. You can have tons of possibilities if you broaden your mind.
Your Capsule Wardrobe Doesn’t Need To Be Boring
It is common to think that for the pieces to easily combine with each other, it is necessary to make them in pastel tones. But that is not true.
Nowadays, we can easily find some tips on TikTok or even YouTube on how to build a colorful capsule wardrobe. It’s not because it’s sustainable, that it has to be boring. You can add your personality into it with different pieces that give you the possibility of mixing and matching.
Prints, different fabrics and a lot of creativity are also always welcome. The important thing is to understand that fashion needs to be fun, otherwise it ends up becoming a burden and an obligation. And, of course, that thought also applies to your darling closet.
Think that orange can definitely match with purple; flowers can go with stripes and so on. Again, be creative. Capsule wardrobes are all about expressing yourself in a sustainable – and cheaper – way. So, enjoy the ride of building your own capsule wardrobe.
Shop the sustainable fashion collection on IMPAKTER ECO to start building the capsule wardrobe of your dreams!
Editor’s Note: The opinions expressed here by Impakter.com columnists are their own, not those of Impakter.com Featured Image Source: Shutterstock