basic essentials

TIPS ON BUILDING A CAPSULE WARDROBE

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I like my money right where I can see it: hanging in my closet! There’s one thing we can all agree on: your clothing should be an investment. By carefully selecting a few choice wardrobe items, you have the ability to create several unique, stylish ensembles. How do you do that? Simple, create a Capsule Wardrobe!

capsule closet should consist of a few basic wardrobe essentials that are versatile and adaptable to any event or season based on your lifestyle. Think of them as the bare bones of your wardrobe. 

The idea is to invest in a handful of high quality items that can surpass all fads and trends. Coco Chanel said it best: “Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance”. Look for basic essential pieces based on your color palette of your choosing. Make sure these pieces can be easily be mixed and matched to create several outfits. Ideally, you want your capsule wardrobe to save you time in getting dress in the morning. Come rain or shine, your wardrobe basics should remain classic and timeless. 

How do you tell if you have a good quality Basic Essential? Consider these three points:

  • Is the fabric of a durable, high quality standard? Organic materials such as linen, cotton, wool and silk will last a long time; just be sure to adhere to the care instructions. 

  • Does the item match with the rest of the clothing already hanging in your closet? Remember, you are aiming to create a blank canvas on which to base several other outfits. 

  • Lastly, consider your lifestyle. Can you genuinely see yourself re-wearing the item over again? You need to feel truly comfortable in the clothing, meaning it should fit comfortably without any pulling or tugging.

When shopping for your capsule wardrobe, don’t be afraid to examine each item thoroughly. It’s no use spending money on an item that will simply disintegrate after a few washes. You want to aim for quality vs quantity! There is nothing wrong with examining your pieces prior to purchasing. Just make sure that all buttons and zippers are sewn on properly and that all stitching and seams are finished precisely and sturdily. Over time, you will find yourself developing capsule wardrobes by season and your lifestyle. Your capsule wardrobe will become your go-to aesthetic that’s unique to you. True elegance doesn’t get any simpler!

5 REASONS WHY YOUR NEED BASIC WARDROBE ESSENTIALS

“With good basics, you’ll have endless options.”

You might have spent hours standing in front of the closet, thinking what to wear today. Don’t worry, you are not alone in this, we all have been there! This question arises when your wardrobe is cluttered with a variety of clothes but nothing makes sense. To tackle this problem, reducing your closet down to basic wardrobe essentials that are organized in an easy to access manner can be very helpful.

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Here are five main reasons why it is important to have basic wardrobe essentials:

 

#1 Simplifies Your Daily Routine:

When your wardrobe is based on basic essentials, you will not have to go through tons of pieces every morning to decide what to wear. These basics can be mixed and matched creatively to form a new outfit every day. Pick a basic top and pair it with your trusty pair of jeans and you are ready for the day. Feeling fancy? Add a textured jacket to amp up your outfit of the day.

#2 Look Good Every Day:

As your wardrobe consists of carefully selected basics that you know looks good on you, your clothes will make you look good and feel confident throughout the day. When you know can’t go wrong with a certain piece of clothing, you can wear it to most places with without having to spend hours on deciding what to wear. Here, we saved you some hours. You can thank us later!

#3 Saves You A Whole Lot Of Moolah:

The best part about having a basic wardrobe is that you will not have to spend hundreds of dollars buying clothes every season as layering up basics in different ways can get your through the year easily. This will not only save you a lot of moolah but also a lot of time. Your bank account will thank you for this, we bet!

#4 Makes Organization Easier:

The fewer clothes you own, the easier it will be to manage and organize them. All you will need is a day to clean and organize your closet completely and make your life hassle-free.  A less cluttered closet can also bring a lot of positive changes in your mind that can help you stay focused and clear throughout the day. We definitely need that, do you?

#5 You'll Feel Confident: 

The simplicity of sticking to the basics and feeling confident in the clothes you actually love will positively affect your personality and everyday life. It will not only make your life easier but also make you value the clothes that you own. 

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