I post a lot on my social media about the benefits of implementing a capsule wardrobe. A capsule wardrobe is a modified wardrobe made up of classic, versatile pieces that never go out of style. When you take the time to think about what you want to wear and what suits your needs and style best, your clothes will have more meaning to you. Several times a year, I pare down my closet. My wardrobe consists of less clothing every year, but the clothes are high quality and will last me for years.
With a capsule wardrobe, you can mix and match to make tons of outfits for any occasion. The key to maintaining a capsule wardrobe is investing in high quality pieces that will last for years. Here are three easy steps you can take to create a top notch capsule wardrobe:
We’ve all been there — you’re walking through Target to grab some toilet paper, and all of a sudden you find yourself browsing maxi dresses. With bright colors and cute designs, the $1 bins are not the only traps in that store! The maxi dress may look and sound appealing at $15, but what quality (if any) comes with it? There is a very good chance that it won’t hold up after several washes, not to mention next summer. I bought a couple summer dresses a few years back, that cost about $60-$70 each. Yes, I could have found some for cheaper, but three years later all of them are still in good condition, and they probably will be next summer too. Think about the investment you’re making in yourself when you shop quality.
Don’t buy on impulse
Who has joined friends for a day out and promised themselves to only window shop, but returned home with the cute sweater you absolutely NEEDED to own? As I type this, I’m raising my hand at my own question. It’s easy to be distracted and persuaded into anything in the moment. This is why being very intentional with everything you do is crucial. Now I can guess that you wouldn’t walk by a furniture store and buy a couch without seriously thinking about it: does it go with the colors in your living room? Do the dimensions fit? Is it realistic for your family and lifestyle needs? Well, you need to take that same approach with your clothes. Is this sweater one of the colors you wear most often? Will it go with other pants/skirts you own, so you’ll get a lot of use out of it? Is purchasing new clothes in your budget right now? Do you really need it? If you answer yes to these questions, then congratulations on your new sweater! If you have any hesitation, walk away knowing you have plenty of perfectly nice sweaters already.
Shop second hand at Threads of Hope
High quality doesn’t have to mean brand new. You can find amazing brands when shopping pre-worn, gently used clothing. Threads of Hope has a huge selection of gently worn clothing in great condition. One of my favorite brands is White House Black Market; the clothes are beautiful, the quality is amazing, and there are a lot of pieces from them at Threads of Hope. By shopping our pre-owned clothing, you can find designer clothes that still have plenty of life in them. Even better, they cost less than you would get in the store, and you are helping a great cause every time you shop with us!