Creating the Perfect Capsule Wardrobe

Ever woken up in the morning worried about what to wear that day, I’m sure many of you  have, luckily for you , a quick solution to that is a capsule wardrobe. Before we go further, what is a capsule wardrobe? By traditional definition, a capsule wardrobe is a collection of a few essential items of clothing that will not go out of fashion, such as skirts, trousers, and coats, which can then be augmented with seasonal pieces.


Capsule Wardrobe

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Many people have over size wardrobes filled with clothes for different seasons, events and functions. However, the surprising thing is that a lot of people tend to buy items they don’t need; hence adding more piles to the existing pile and the chain goes on. This can easily be rectified if you follow the simple guidelines below.

Following a Colour Scheme:

This is the process of buying outfits based on their colours. It typically involves choosing colours that go with everything or many other colours, making the items interchangeable. You can literally buy a plain coloured skirt and pair it with so many items in your wardrobe without people noticing.

Identifying your Body Type:

Many people dress the way they see other people dress, forgetting one important fact that not all designs go with every body type. Instead of buying outfits based on what you see on models or fashion magazines, you should take your time to choose designs and cuts that flatter your body type and showcase your best features.

Selecting Colours based on your Complexion:

This is very similar to body types; it’s also a great idea to select clothes with colours that complement your skin tone. Some colours tend to dull your features, while some are too harsh on them, try to choose colours that flatter your complexion and even enhance your skin tone.

Avoid FADS:

Fads go out of fashion quickly as quickly as they arrive, because they become so popular that people get tired of them. Instead, try to look for classic shapes and patterns that have stood the test of time and have no expiry date.

Then finally:

Pick pieces you feel most comfortable in and love to wear, designs you fancy even though awkward, that way you get to have the best of both worlds. Instead of piling on items you might never wear due to seasonal trends.


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