The Capsule Wardrobe: A Seasonless Fashion Essential

CAPSULE WARDROBES- ESSENTIAL FOR SEASONLESS FASHION


Capsule wardrobes are the perfect solution for life after COVID-19 in which budgets are tight and sustainable living remains important. 


COVID-19 has changed the world as we know it. It has given people time to think about what matters most to them. For many, a move to minimalism has simplified life and helped them live more sustainably. 


For others, this change has been guided by budget constraints due to the fragile global economic situation. 

CAPSULE WARDROBES - ESSENTIAL FOR SEASONLESS FASHION

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Capsule wardrobes are the perfect solution for life after COVID-19 in which budgets are tight and sustainable living remains important. 


COVID-19 has changed the world as we know it. It has given people time to think about what matters most to them. For many, a move to minimalism has simplified life and helped them live more sustainably. 


For others, this change has been guided by budget constraints due to the fragile global economic situation. 

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MOST WOMEN ONLY WEAR 20-30% OF THE CLOTHES THEY OWN 

One step to achieving this type of lifestyle is minimizing your closet. Figures from the United States Environmental ProtectionAgency show that 70% of the 12.8 million tons of clothing that was produced in 2017 ended up in landfills. 


Fast fashion – inexpensive, mass-produced clothing – has resulted in hoarding as people attempt to keep up with fast changing trends. Most women wear only 20 to 30% of the clothes they own, and on average garments are worn seven times before being thrown away. 

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MINIMALISM


MOST WOMEN ONLY WEAR 20-30% OF THE CLOTHES THEY OWN

MOST WOMEN ONLY WEAR 20-30% OF THE CLOTHES THEY OWN  

One step to achieving this type of lifestyle is minimizing your closet. Figures from the United States Environmental Protection Agency show that 70% of the 12.8 million tons of clothing that was produced in 2017 ended up in landfills. 


Fast fashion – inexpensive, mass-produced clothing – has resulted in hoarding as people attempt to keep up with fast changing trends. Most women wear only 20 to 30% of the clothes they own, and on average garments are worn seven times before being thrown away.

One step to achieving this type of lifestyle is minimizing your closet. Figures from the United States EnvironmentalProtection Agency show that 70% of the 12.8 million tons of clothing that was produced in 2017 ended up in landfills. 


Fast fashion – inexpensive, mass-produced clothing – has resulted in hoarding as people attempt to keep up with fast changing trends. Most women wear only 20 to 30% of the clothes they own, and on average garments are worn seven times before being thrown away.   

MINIMALISM

MINIMALISM

Minimalism – popularized by Marie Kondo’s house-tidying revolution – and awareness of the environmental harm fast fashion causes has seen the rise of year-round capsule wardrobes. 


These consist of essential, high-quality clothes that can be worn in various combinations to create a variety of outfits in looks that can be worn for all occasions. Capsule wardrobes can help to accentuate your personal sense of style. 

Minimalism – popularized by Marie Kondo’s house-tidying revolution – and awareness of the environmental harm fast fashion causes has seen the rise of year-round capsule wardrobes. 


These consist of essential, high-quality clothes that can be worn in various combinations to create a variety of outfits in looks that can be worn for all occasions. Capsule wardrobes can help to accentuate your personal sense of style.


Capsule wardrobes also help combat decision fatigue. Generally, 37 items is considered the ideal number for such a wardrobe, which may consist of workwear, leisure and athletic wear, as well as formal clothes. Less decisions on what to wear each day means mental energy can be used on more important matters. 

Capsule wardrobes also help combat decision fatigue. Generally, 37 items is considered the ideal number for such a wardrobe, which may consist of workwear, leisure and athletic wear, as well as formal clothes. Less decisions on what to wear each day means mental energy can be used on more important matters. 

Minimalism – popularized by Marie Kondo’s house-tidying revolution – and awareness of the environmental harm fast fashion causes has seen the rise of year-round capsule wardrobes. 


These consist of essential, high-quality clothes that can be worn in various combinations to create a variety of outfits in looks that can be worn for all occasions. Capsule wardrobes can help to accentuate your personal sense of style. 

Capsule wardrobes also help combat decision fatigue. Generally, 37 items is considered the ideal number for such a wardrobe, which may consist of workwear, leisure and athletic wear, as well as formal clothes. Less decisions on what to wear each day means mental energy can be used on more important matters. 

CHOOSE LONG-LASTING CLASSICS

To create a capsule closet, first remove clothing you never wear, that doesn’t fit, is uncomfortable, or broken. Donate, sell or mend these to prevent waste. Choose long-lasting classics from the remaining items, such as trousers, one-pieces, dresses and skirts in neutral colors like black, white, gray and beige. Then, add shirts, blouses and blazers in two to three accent colors. Include some of your timeless favorites into the mix, like a cashmere pullover and leather jacket.

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

CHOOSE LONG-LASTING CLASSICS

To create a capsule closet, first remove clothing you never wear, that doesn’t fit, is uncomfortable, or broken. Donate, sell or mend these to prevent waste. Choose long-lasting classics from the remaining items, such as trousers, one-pieces, dresses and skirts in neutral colors like black, white, gray and beige. Then, add shirts, blouses and blazers in two to three accent colors. Include some of your timeless favorites into the mix, like a cashmere pullover and leather jacket.

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

Photo by Dan Gold on Unsplash

SEASONAL WARDROBES

People living in countries that experience extreme temperature changes between seasons may consider having more than one seasonal capsule wardrobe per style. While one wardrobe is in use, the other can be stored. Those in less extreme climates can add a few patterned jackets, cardigans, coats and scarves to layer in cooler weather.

SEASONAL WARDROBES

People living in countries that experience extreme temperature changes between seasons may consider having more than one seasonal capsule wardrobe per style. While one wardrobe is in use, the other can be stored. Those in less extreme climates can add a few patterned jackets, cardigans, coats and scarves to layer in cooler weather.

Photo by Dan Gold on Unsplash

Capsule wardrobes are light on the pocket and limit your clothing shopping to long-lasting essential garments. Be sure to set yourself a budget beforehand to prevent needless spending. And as you buy less, you’ll find yourself being more resourceful and creative in the ways that you combine and accentuate your capsule wardrobe.

THE GUESTLIST has a wide range of versatile, stylish, seasonless essentials that are perfect to incorporate into any capsule or minimalist wardrobe. From boardroom-suitable blazers that are cosy and comfortable to wear as you step onto your next flight, to cashmere pants that are suitable to wear day to day.  


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