Updated: Jun 15, 2020
Funnily when asked by Vanity Fair why he wore only black and navy suits, President Obama replied, “I am trying to pare down my decisions to make”.
Angelina Jolie, Audrey Hepburn, all belong to the same school of thought.
Enlightened fashionistas across the globe staunchly believe and preach on the importance of capsule closet in helping them save time, money, energy and decision fatigue when it comes to making day-to-day fashion consistent with their personal style.
To be truly stylish does not require a huge budget or three walk-in wardrobes filled with designer clothes – you don't need a lot to look good. For some of the most stylish traits is mostly about good quality items on high rotation, knowing what shapes and styles work, and being cut throat when it comes to periodic cleansing. This is the crux of a capsule collection.
Here are few tips in putting together the dream team for your very own capsule wardrobe.
1. Plan per your lifestyle
Reflect and respect your lifestyle. Sometimes we buy clothes for a fantasy life filled with glitzy events and parties which may not be the reality or need of your present life. Your capsule wardrobe is based on functional because it relies on here and now! When you have that party to go, swap, rent or buy a fancy dress. But if your daily life is heavily driven by work then you would need more work-appropriate wear. This lays the foundation of your capsule plan.
2. Understand your personal style
Brick two of the capsule is to introspect on your personal style. What you like and see on your favourite influencer and celebrity may be great but they may not necessarily work for you. You have to define your own style keeping in mind your body type and complimenting silhouettes, your complexion and colours that lifts you up, along with your occupational and life demands. This together will help you build a wardrobe that best applies to you and your life.
3. Category management