The concept of a Capsule Wardrobe can never go outdated. While the world is hit by a severe pandemic, economies taking a lower graph we know how daunting it could get to shop those exclusive pieces we love and where do we wear them by the way? Because most of the time we’re locked inside our rooms or wearing a mask.
Capsule Wardrobe: The concept comes as a boon because it builds our wardrobe with the most minimal and efficient garment pieces that we would need and wear them, rather than filling piles of clothes in the closet, on the bed, and on that special chair that lies with a heap of clothes, without complaining!
What is a Capsule Wardrobe?
Capsule Wardrobe is a set of outfits clubbed together that direct to the specific essential events of your daily life. Not Clear? Well, ever happened that you have a closet full of garments, that means a lot of options but still feel like you have “Nothing to wear”. We feel you, it gets quite frustrating when we’ve spent thousands of bucks building a closet that has so many pieces but when it comes to putting an outfit together, it goes vain!
A Capsule wardrobe then becomes very handy as it comprises of your favorite pieces, best fits, and colors, perfect silhouettes for every occasion of your life that compromises 20-50 pieces in total.
The workwear wardrobe is an essential part of any corporate individual. Nobody wants a stressful morning trying to figure out the best options to wear at work. What you need at that moment is a set of options already curated to create outfit options you can put daily. Coming from the term Capsule Workwear Wardrobe, it contains a set of 20-25 pieces that can easily be paired with one another. life-saver isn’t it?
Benefits of having a Capsule Wardrobe
- Your wardrobe is a collection of your best pieces (favorite ones) and repeating them in different ways would be nothing but a fun game for you.
- Even if your wardrobe has minimal pieces of garment, you still have it all.
- You spend less, but you get the best of quality that lasts you longer and looks classy at any moment.
How to Update your Capsule Wardrobe in 2021?
Now, that we know what a Capsule Wardrobe is and how it makes our lives easier, let’s learn the process of creating the perfect Capsule Wardrobe in 2021:
- Study your lifestyle
- Analyse your current wardrobe
- Pick your Base colors
- Pick your Accent colors
- Choose your complimenting peices
- Set of essential lingeries
- Right set of footwear
- Hair and Makeup
1.Study your Lifestyle
What does that mean? Knowing about your lifestyle helps you to analyze the regular events, occasional events, the special moments in your life. That will give you a rough idea of how you want your closet to look like, making it easy for you to create a Capsule Wardrobe.
2.Analyse your Current Wardrobe
This majorly involves checking on things that you like and that you don’t. It involves the segregation of garments that fit you and you would wear them and those pieces are flexible enough to be worn multiple times. Also, if at any point you feel that it’s not one of that flexible garments, see if it fits your event-based or special occasions. If yes, wallah! but if it’s a no, you better trash it!
3.Pick your Base Colors
What are base colors? Most preferably the are the neutrals but it depends. Like if you’re somebody who likes more neutrals like Beiges, Grays, Blues, as they are quite subtle and versatile, are the best pieces to define your base colors.
But, in case you like OTT looks you can also pick your most worn colors as your base color, eg, if Pink is your vibe, you have a lot of pinks and you love wearing pink most often then you can keep Pink as your base colors too. Keep in mind to still keep some basics like a few blacks, browns, beiges, and navy which are also your Closet Essentials that can show up for days when you don’t feel like dressing up.
4.Pick your Accent Colors
What are Accent colors? Accents add a pop of color to your wardrobe. Nobody would like a wardrobe that only has Blacks, Grays, and Blues. Your accent colors can have pastels and tints in summers while you can replace bold statement colors for winters. These can change.
How to pick your Accent colors? Two things are possible. Either you pick a few statement colors (favorites) that can be worn again and again in different ways or you can also check your undertones. If you have warm undertones go for Warm Colors and if it’s a cool tone, you know what to do!
5.Choose your Complimenting Pieces
These are going to be limited pieces, maybe you’ll have to shop for this more but they’re worth it. Analyze the color schemes that your wardrobe now follows (including Base colors, Accent colors, etc). Pick textures and patterns that complement most of the pieces that you have.
They can be printed scarfs, neutral but statement belts, jackets or waistcoats( that compliment most of your outfits), denim jacket and shirts, etc. These will come in handy while adding the third layer to your outfit and you’ll never have a “nothing to wear” moment”. Remember, accessorization is the key.
6.Make a basic set of lingeries
Lingeries play a vital role in making or breaking any outfit. There are different types of bras you must know but cut short, keep a T-shirt bra, a strapless one, and a multipurpose bra in black and beige. That will go a long way. You can also keep a few lingerie sets of your choice.
7.Right Footwear Staples
Having limited footwear but the right ones go very long. A white sneaker is quite a must-have for all casual and dressy occasions, A nude block heel, a Black strappy ankle-length heel, a statement stiletto(only if you’re comfortable), you can keep a chunky sneaker too, a pair of a slip-on for running errands is all you need in your wardrobe.
8.Skincare and Makeup
I’m sure you’ll relate that bad hair days are normal, we are obsessed with makeup and nothing is going to get better without a skincare routine. You can build up a makeup kit with the consistent products that you use, also if you can check the makeup kit for beginners if you’re new to this.
Building a capsule wardrobe in 2021 is quite a different scenario. You might need to go out shopping once but you’ll be sorted for the season or preferably you’d shop online. Loungewear is playing as a key component of your capsule wardrobe.
Shirts are being replaced with comfortable tees and sweatshirts, while pajamas and sweatpants replace jeans and trousers. Glam makeup can only be seen on Instagram transition reels while your workwear attire consists of a fresh dewy no-makeup makeup look.
You can add additional transitional garments for spring and autumn. You can switch from summers to winters by replacing your tees with knitted tops and supper tops with sweaters as you please. When are you planning to build your Capsule Wardrobe?