Dressing Best With Less
Are you one of those gals that has a closet full of clothes, but don’t have a thing to wear? Or do you have clothing items hanging in the closet with price tags still attached? We have the perfect revamp for your wardrobe to combat outfit decision fatigue, clutter, and materialism.
The concept of capsule wardrobing is making a comeback, especially among Christian women. Materialism sneaks up on many, and we don’t realize it until we see the hundreds of clothing items we have acquired and didn’t even use.
The emphasis on capsule wardrobing is based on the functionality of each item of clothing. You may discover that this system will keep you in check against materialism when it comes to apparel.
What is a capsule wardrobe?
Simply put, a capsule wardrobe is a limited amount of clothing items that are interchangeable with each other. This gives you “fast fashion” in your closet and provides confidence in choosing your outfit each day.
The concept of capsule wardrobing was the brainchild of Susie Faux who owned a small boutique in England. She took her idea of helping women with style through a limited number of high-quality essentials in clothing. These essentials form the foundation of your capsule and to keep it current; you can add seasonal pieces. These items would never go out of style and every piece is coordinated with one another.
Faux’s mission behind capsule wardrobes ensures that every woman would be able to confidently choose an outfit from her own closet and step out looking her very best. Mornings are tough enough without the hassle of trying to figure out what to wear. You can get up in the mornings now, grab your clothing and be out the door quicker and without second-guessing how you look.
The Benefits Of Capsule Wardrobes
- Spend less money on clothing.
- Spend less time choosing outfits to wear.
- Creates a framework of colors, patterns, and style when shopping for additions to your capsule.
- Cuts down clutter and space in the closet.
- One feels more confident in appearance.
- Less stress, more joy.
- Gives you a sense of de-materializing your life as a Christian.
How To Create A Capsule Wardrobe
We have outlined a basic capsule wardrobe based on neutral colors; black, white, gray, tan/camel, and denim/chambray. You can add seasonal items to the core essentials but be sure that they are interchangeable with your essentials.
Your Core Items
|T-Shirts (1 of each)||Blouses (1 of each)||Sweaters (1 of each)|
|Jeans (1 of each)||Pants (1 of each)||Skirts (1 of each)|
|Shorts (1 of each)||Layering (1 of each)||Shoes (1 pair of each)|
Ready To Start?
Let’s get those clothes out of your closet and on to your bed. We are going to go through your existing wardrobe and pull out core essential items.
- Take the essentials from the pile of clothes on your bed and hang them back in your closet. These items are based on the above “Core” list in the specified colors.
- Layering Pieces
- Now pick out seasonal additions from the clothing remaining on your bed. This is a tricky task because many are inclined to choose too many items. Keep functionality in mind. Any seasonal additions should be interchangeable with your core essential items. If it does not match, place the item(s) into a donation box.
Your Last Task
Step back and look at your closet. Sometimes, it takes a few rounds of sorting through clothes to get to a realistic amount of core items. The goal is to declutter, dematerialize, and organize your clothes.
- Do you have more room in your closet?
- Are things neatly hung and arranged?
- Do you feel a sense of cleansing from the materialist grip that all of the extra clothes had on you?
Grab your box of donation clothing items and go drop it off at a local charity. You have accomplished something great, and you may find that this downsizing of “things” can easily be applied to other areas of your life.
You can find endless ideas on capsule wardrobing with outfit ideas online. Dressing your best with less has never been easier!