Capsule Wardrobe – What Is It and Why You Might Already Have It

Capsule Wardrobe

Deciding to create a capsule wardrobe is a brilliant way to ensure that you always look your best be it in the office, at home and everywhere else. As we only wear around 20% of our wardrobes around 80% of the time, there is plenty of space for improvement. In its essence, a capsule wardrobe is a selection of versatile pieces of clothing. That won’t go out of style and can be mixed and matched to create a variety of stylish outfits for you to enjoy on a daily basis.

There is no need to panic about the price tag of this outfit overhaul. The great thing about capsule wardrobes is that they often already exist within your own collection of clothes! So why not fling your wardrobe doors open wide and start thinking about what classically stylish items you already own.

Examples of key pieces can vary depending on your gender, profession or personal taste. It has been suggested by acclaimed authors such as Deborah Turner (writer of Dress for Success). That a capsule wardrobe can be created out of around 15 key garments in order to create 60 different looks. If you picture how many individual garments you’ve got hidden away, it doesn’t seem like much!

As you can see, the crucial technique is choosing your items carefully, which is where You Image are always happy to help. It can often be hard to trawl through your own wardrobe and be decisive about which clothes can be part of your new and exclusive capsule wardrobe! This is where a friendly yet experienced pair of eyes can really help. Helping you make the right choices for your image and personal image.

Creating a Capsule Wardrobe

Some examples of items which often make the cut are:

  • a smart LBD
  • a pair of black suit trousers
  • a failsafe white blouse
  • a statement top
  • a white shirt
  • a polo-neck jumper
  • a light casual jacket
  • and (a few) other key pieces.

By committing to creating your very own capsule wardrobe, you’ll be a step closer to cultivating the image that you’ve always dreamt of.

Another useful perk of this exercise is that it will help you be much more economical with your purchases in the long run. The beauty of the capsule wardrobe is that there is no shame in re-buying old favourites. Like the classic linen shirt or evening top that never lets you down. It is these items that you should reinvest in. Instead of one-off impulse buys that damage your pocket (and potentially your image). Whilst creating your capsule wardrobe you will quickly become aware which items are to be re-bought and others forgotten!

At You Image, we’re always happy to help clients looking to create their own versatile wardrobe. So please don’t hesitate to get in touch and find out more. Whether it’s a capsule wardrobe for business, leisure or both. This technique is a brilliant way to begin your style overhaul and get you on the way to the image that you deserve! So check out our wardrobe manager page for more information or our Capsule Wardrobe product page.