How to Build a Capsule Wardrobe

How to build a capsule wardrobe: where to start

This is all very well of course, but if you’re still wondering how to build a capsule wardrobe, my best advice is to think about it the same way you would go about packing a suitcase. When I pack my suitcase, I imagine going through my day, and work out what I’ll need for it: from getting up in the morning (lingerie, dressing gown, slippers) to going to bed at night (nightwear), and everything in between. When thinking about how to build a capsule wardrobe that will work for you, you might want to imagine going through a typical week, month or even year. What will you need? What can you absolutely not do without? Once you know that, you’ll know how to build a capsule wardrobe: next comes the fun bit – shopping for it!

Anyone else got some tips on how to build a capsule wardrobe?

(P.S. Now that I’ve talked about HOW to build a capsule wardrobe, I guess it’s time to actually do it, so in the next post in this series, I’ll be sharing my capsule wardrobe essentials: check back soon!)

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  • I completely agree that thinking of your capsule wardrobe as the same as packing really helps: this means having clothes that compliment each other but also that can transform outfits so you don’t end up looking like you’re wearing the same thing over and over again. So for me it’s accessories and fun details:)

    Also if you find something that’s perfect buying it in multiple colorways (I don’t usually do this because of budget reasons byt would love to in the future).

    I also agree about the trends. While they are fun and adding one or two trendy pieces can be good for the wardrobe, it’s good to go for timeless pieces. But mostly for me it’s about having fun with fashion and expressing my personality. Having clothes that have options and that you can style various ways. Can’t wait to see more of these posts:)

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