Start a Capsule Wardrobe
Capsule wardrobes are growing in popularity as the trend of minimalism becomes increasingly prominent. If you’re unfamiliar, a capsule wardrobe is a limited collection of essential clothing items that serve as a base for a wide variety of outfits. Every three months or so, seasonal pieces are switched in and out of rotation so that only frequently worn pieces remain in the wardrobe. While slimming down your wardrobe may sound a little scary, you might be surprised at how many benefits can come from minimalizing your closet. Here are just a few of the main reasons why you should start a capsule wardrobe.
One of the main reasons why capsule wardrobes are so attractive to so many is because of the money-saving potential they provide. Purchasing new clothing can quickly add up, ultimately costing hundreds or even thousands of dollars each year.
By committing to a capsule wardrobe, you learn to get by with less clothing. When you realize how many outfits you can put together with a collection of around 25 to 50 pieces—including accessories and shoes—your urge to constantly shop and update your closet will diminish.
Not having anything to wear is a common phenomenon that many people—even those with overflowing closets—experience. Surely the amount of time you spend staring aimlessly at your closet or trying on several different outfits could be put to better use. Creating a capsule wardrobe can resolve this time-consuming issue in several ways.
For one, paring down your wardrobe will allow you to create a more organized closet where your clothing is more easily accessible. Without stacks of clothing that you haven’t worn in months blocking your view, you’ll be able to locate pieces that you actually enjoy wearing.
In addition, creating a capsule wardrobe reduces how many decisions you need to make. When you only have a select number of clothing items, you won’t have to spend as much time mulling over the seemingly infinite amount of clothing combinations you could make out of your packed wardrobe.
Save the planet
A more selfless reason why you should start a capsule wardrobe is that doing so is generally more sustainable. The fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world. According to Forbes, it creates over 92 million tons of waste each year.
By decreasing the amount of clothing that you purchase, you can reduce the fashion industry’s negative environmental impact. Additionally, by purchasing less clothing, you can potentially afford to buy from retailers with more sustainable practices or purchase more high-quality clothing that will last longer than flimsy fast-fashion pieces.
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