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Capsule Wardrobe - Makes Life Easy

Updated on June 1, 2020
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A strong personality is a big contributor to our success. The question is how the personality should have a positive impact on others. A big part of your personality is also your dressing sense, almost everyone's eyes are on the attire of a normal person to a person sitting on a big post. In such a situation, many of us dwell in the dilemma before going to the office every morning, that what we should wear today, we often spend 1 to 2 hours thinking about what to wear, so that we can set an impression in the first place itself.

Although even after getting dressed well enough, people are not able to leave their influence, the same person wearing ordinary clothes can also relinquish a deep impression on people due to their dress and style, so capsule wardrobes can help to solve your problem in an easy way.

What is Capsule Wardrobe?

A capsule wardrobe is a term formulated by Susie Fox, who was the owner of a London Boutique, called wardrobe. This idea was then popularised by an American designer Donna Karan, in 1985. He publicized a noteworthy capsule compilation of seven interchangeable workwear parcels.

The term is predominantly used in the British and American fashion media. The term has originated to refer to an assortment of clothing composed of switchable items only so that the number of outfits that have been created can be maximised. The purpose is to have an outfit suitable for any event without acquiring unnecessary items of clothing.

Capsule wardrobe will have all the stuff you need in a cupboard which will save your time daily and will also remove your tension due to the clothing. You can keep all kinds of clothes and shoes in a capsule wardrobe which are never out of fashion such as skirts, pants, shirt, jackets and pump shoes etc.

History

The term capsule wardrobe was defined by Susie Faux, owner of a boutique called "Wardrobe", in the year 1970s. It actually refers to a collection of necessary items of clothes which are never out of fashion, so it can be worn in multiple seasons. The objective of this arrangement was to update the collection with seasonal articles to contribute something to wear for any occasion without buying new entities of clothing.

Generally, Faux suggested that a woman's capsule wardrobe should comprise of at least 2 pairs of trousers, a dress or a skirt, a jacket, a coat, 2 pair of shoes and two bags.

How it Works?

A capsule wardrobe is compiled of really versatile elements, you love to wear. Each changing season you clear your cabinet except for a few set of articles to be in your capsule wardrobe. The golden number can be of 37 items which can vary according to the season.

Your capsule collection is comprised of items you already own and love to wear as well as those which you can shop for once a season.

Advantages

A capsule wardrobe represents extra duration, more money, and more energy for the things that really matter.

  • You save lots of money by shopping only a season on fanciful items.
  • You will be able to define and recognize your style much more after restraining your wardrobe.
  • You will be more confident about what to carry or something great to put on.
  • Every single item in the wardrobe is something you would love to wear at the right time and right moment.

Items to be included in the Capsule Wardrobe

White shirt

It is very important to have a white shirt in your wardrobe. White shirt enhances your look. If you do not like white colour, then you can also choose neutral colours for the shirt. It never hurts especially when you are confused about what to wear. Pair it with jeans and a blazer as casuals or with skirt on weekends.

Pencil skirt

Many times in the office you want to look professional as well as something different, in such a way, you can include a pencil skirt with black colour or checks, in your wardrobe, carry a shirt with it which will enhance its look. You will never be bored with the look.

Pants and Jeans

Those working in corporate office should include different colours in their wardrobe like plane checks or striped pants. Shirts and pants in office culture give you a very professional look. You can carry straight cut jeans, slim fit jeans, boyfriend jeans, high waist jeans, low waist jeans from your collection.

Bags

Carry the bag according to your need and height in the office. Your bag should be very compact and do not carry unnecessary items in the bag, only carry the most necessary items.

Shoes

Be sure to accommodate shoes in your wardrobe as well. You can have a pump shoe, bellies or a long boot for the office. Keep in mind that your shoes should be clean and polished. Dirty shoes can present your entire personality in a negative way. You can also add:

  • Ankle boots
  • Flats
  • Sneakers
  • Pumps


Colours to Choose

Colour is the key, to build a perfect capsule wardrobe. According to your skin tone try to find the accurate colour which will influence your new look. Although bold shades like red and royal blue looks good on everyone but always try to choose shades in a unified scheme. The colours you can to your wardrobe other than white are

  • Rust
  • Crimson
  • Pink
  • Green


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    • Kh swati profile imageAUTHOR

      Swati Khandelwal 

      14 months ago from Nainital

      Thank you sowrabha, for your motivating comments as always.

    • Sowrabha Mahesh profile image

      sowspeaks 

      14 months ago from Bengaluru

      Hi Swati, another fascinating article from you. Capsule clothing is such a fascinating idea and can be such a time saver and energy saver. Now it is time to decide on what I need to include in mine. Thank you.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      14 months ago from New Delhi, India

      A well written and illustrated article. I wasn’t aware of the term, ‘Capsule wardrobe.’ So, thanks for enlightening me.

      I do like to keep my wardrobe organised, at all times. But, you have some good suggestions in this article, which I would like to follow.

      Thanks for sharing.

    • Suchismita pradhan profile image

      Suchismita Pradhan 

      14 months ago from India

      Thanks for introducing this new term to my dictionary,capsule wardrobe,sounds interesting I never heard about it before,We loose so much time in choosing our attire that some times disturbs our mind.This systematic approach will definitely help many to save their time.Thanks for sharing..keep writing

    • Poonam-Malik profile image

      POONAM MALIK 

      14 months ago from Faridabad

      A very good read for me who is forever hungry to read good stuff. But it is an even better read for those people who are style conscious. Good practical points to follow.

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