I feel like people throw the term “capsule wardrobe” a lot without really knowing what it means. In my mind a capsule wardrobe is a set of made-to-last basics that coordinate with each other and can be worn in different ways. The objective is moving towards slow fashion ie. not buying new clothes every time there’s a new trend from fast fashion companies.
Step 1. Look at what you already own
Building a capsule wardrobe doesn’t have to be carefully planned out. Take a look in your closet at the pieces you wear the most. Maybe you have a staple fall coat like I do that I literally wear all season. Maybe it’s your favourite knit that goes well with everything. You can start with pieces you already own– and you probably should, it’ll save you money in the long run.
Step 2. Make a wishlist
Keep track of pieces you see and absolutely love. Instead of buying it right away, sit on it for two weeks and if you’re still in love with it, it’s probably going to be a good buy. This helps you cut down on impulse buys and is better for the planet and your wallet.
Step 3. Thrift
Thrifting can be a lot of fun and it’s a great way to give new life to discarded clothes. I’ve found some great pieces thrifting and can’t recommend it enough as a guilt-free, money-saving way to build out your wardrobe.