"Capsule wardrobe is a term coined by Susie Faux, the owner of a London boutique called "Wardrobe" in the 1970s. According to Faux, a capsule wardrobe is a collection of a few essential items of clothing that don't go out of fashion, such as skirts, trousers, and coats, which can then be augmented with seasonal pieces."
Capsule wardrobes have become very popular recently as a lot of women move towards minimalism in all areas of their lives. Less space is taken up, and items are well worn before being thrown out - something that the fashion industry has moved away from in the past couple of decades.
But there is another major benefit of a good capsule wardrobe. Choose your pieces carefully, and around 10 pieces of clothing, a couple of pairs of shoes and two handbags can mix and match into hundreds of different outfits combinations. Getting dressed each day moves from being a stressful "why do I have nothing to wear, when I have so many clothes?"chore, to a simple process of pulling out a top and a bottom (yes, ANY top and ANY bottom), throw on a jacket (yes, ANY jacket) and a pair of shoes, grab your handbag, and you're not only dressed in minutes, but you're stylishly well dressed in minutes, with no stress!
Creating a capsule wardrobe can be done overnight (if you're brave!), or you can organically grow your capsule wardrobe over the next year
Come back next week, when I'll pass on my best tips for creating a capsule wardrobe for yourself.
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