Be More With Less | How to Build a Capsule Wardrobe

Are you are sick of closet chaos or just interested in dressing with less and simplifying your wardrobe, or do you just want to have all your beautiful clothes fit on a rack like this to display it all? (Secretly that's me) i've written this up to help you lovers deal with your chaos or your curiosity! 


What is a capsule wardrobe?

  • a collection of clothes and accessories that include only items considered essential
  • a person’s basic collection of coordinating clothes that can be used to form the basis of outfits for all occasions
  • a set of clothing, normally around 24 items, which can be mixed and matched to create a wide variety of outfits.
Okay so 24 items is totally not enough for me so mine is probably a little bigger then it should be. But you need to make sure that you include clothing, jewelry, accessories and shoes that encourage you to wear your favourite things every day (not the trendiest things, the most stylish things, or the perfect things … your favourite things). This helps when you pop them all up on a rack to display your beauties. 

As there are 4 seasons in a year, i say you should have 4 seasonal capsules, one for each season.
But saying this, i believe that half of your items will appear in all of your capsules.

As i wrote before, there are a few reasons as to why you've ended up here today to read this, you want to display all your beautiful clothes, you're sick of the clutter or to reduce decision fatigue.

How to Build Your Capsule Wardrobe

1. See

Put all of your clothes, accessories, jewellery, and shoes on your bed. All of it. If it’s on your bed, you’ll be motivated to finish the project before bedtime.
Seeing what you have is an important step in building a capsule wardrobe. Look at what you’ve acquired, what you’ve spent, and what you never wear.

2. Sort

Move the clothes on your bed to piles on the floor with a ruthless first pass sort. Don’t give it too much thought, just go with your first reaction. Sort items into the following piles:
  • Love: I love these items.
  • Maybe: I want to keep this but I don’t know why. (you know you have those items)
  • Donate: These items don’t fit or aren't suitable.
  • Trash: These items are just no good any more and well passed their due date.

3. Choose

Make a list of your  items by category. Start with the items you already use every day, and your go-to clothing items. This list may change over time as seasons change, or work/life situations change.

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