Dress panic in the morning, feeling lost in your style and having a wardrobe full of clothes but still feeling like you have nothing to wear is probably something that the vast majority of people can relate to. With a so-called capsule wardrobe, you eliminate these moments in your life and build a good base that lasts a long time.
Trends in all their glory, but to be able to wear them in a good way and above all to feel comfortable, most of us need a good base to start from. One way to do that is to have a so-called capsule wardrobe. According to Washington Post the concept was coined by Susie Faux, a shop owner in London, in the 70s, who believed that a capsule wardrobe consists of a few basic and timeless pieces, such as skirts and trousers, which can be supplemented with the trends of the season.
The concept then hit the headlines when New York designer Donna Karan presented her capsule collection which she called “Seven Easy Pieces” and which were intended to take the woman from day to night, from the office to the party. The collection contained according to Vogue a bodysuit, a skirt, a well-fitting jacket, a dress, something in leather, a white shirt and a cashmere sweater. A description of a set of garments that works just as well today as it did 35 years ago, right?
Here you will find a detailed guide on how to proceed to build up your own basic wardrobe. Are you missing any items that you would need to supplement with to make your capsule wardrobe come together? Then we have selected some garments below that all fit perfectly into the vast majority of capsule wardrobes. Three guidelines that can help you along the way when putting together your capsule wardrobe are:
- Quality before quantity
- Choose clothes that fit the life you live, not your fantasy life. If your life changes in the future, you can also change your wardrobe – but the focus is on having a strong wardrobe at the moment.
Check out our favorites below!