How to Build a Capsule Wardrobe

Denim Look Image


I fell in love with Capsule Wardrobes while studying a Fashion Styling e-course at the London College of Style. I love mixing and matching various pieces together. It’s always so exciting to see how different clothing items fit together. I discovered some of my favourite outfits just by playing dress up. But what I love the most about putting outfits together is the fact that it constantly challenges me to discover new ways of pairing my pieces and still maintain my signature personal style. I like my outfits to reflect who I am, fun, alive and young at heart!

Since I love being creative with pieces and accessories, what better way to do this than by having a capsule wardrobe!

A capsule wardrobe is a small collection of clothes made up of essential but versatile items of clothing that can be paired in different ways to form different outfits. A capsule wardrobe is usually made of about 24-37 items of clothing. There’s really no fixed number of items but the trend seems to hover around those figures. I like to have a capsule wardrobe for each season. I sort out my wardrobe every season, storing pieces and shoes that are for other seasons, so I can have room for what I can wear. This helps me see every piece, every accessory, easily.

Style Blogger UK Picture

Aside from being able see all I have, optimizing my closet space, and being creative with my outfits, a capsule wardrobe helps me save time and money on clothes. I don’t have to spend time thinking of which clothes to wear from my large collection of fashionable pieces.
Loving the sound of it? Here are 3 steps to get you started.

1.    Empty your closet
Start by taking all your clothes and shoes out of your closet and laying them on your bed. This will give you a chance to take a good look at all the clothes you do have.

2.    Sort your clothes into piles
You’ll be working with 3 piles:
•    The ‘Love it’ Pile: In this pile, put in all the clothes you love and would wear any time, any day. These are the clothes that make you feel comfortable and confident. These are the ones that are worthy of going back into your closet.
•    The ‘No way’ Pile: In this pile, put in the clothes that you don’t want to wear again. These are the clothes that you can donate, give away to a friend or family member, or sell.
•    The ‘Maybe’ Pile: The rest of the clothes fall into this pile. They are usually the clothes that you may go back to, keep for sentimental reasons or are too expensive to let go of. You can keep these clothes in a box and stash them away in storage.


Joe Browns Dress Image
3.    Assess The Love it Pile
Here, you’re going to apply a simple rule called the “3 of each” rule. Depending on the season, pick 9 pairs of shoes (that is, 3 pairs of flats, 3 pairs of heels and 3 pairs of boots), 9 bottoms (that is, 3 pairs of jeans, 3 pairs of shorts and 3 pairs of skirts) and 9 tops (that is, 3 tops, 3 sweaters, 3 t-shirts, 3 button-up shirts, 3 tank tops or 3 vests). Next, you can have 3 gamble items where you can do a mix of jackets or dresses (eg. 2 jackets and 1 dress, or 2 dresses and 1 jacket). Keep the remaining items from your Love it pile in a box in a nearby storage, so that it’s close by yet out of sight to keep you from being tempted to go through it.

Your capsule wardrobe is ready! Maintain your capsule wardrobe then change it every season so you have a fresh wardrobe every 3 months and dress weather appropriate as well.

Do you have a capsule wardrobe? What are your thoughts?

Rebel Wilson Covers Marie Claire July 2016

Rebel Wilson Marie Claire July 2016

This year is all about Rebel Wilson, and I am loving it. This is her second magazine cover this year, she was on the cover of Cosmopolitan UK January 2016 issue. I like this Marie Claire July 2016 cover a lot. I prefer it to the previous Cosmo cover. Rebel Wilson is looking so fierce and so beautiful. The red outfit screams summer, her hair and makeup, especially her nude lippie, is giving me life. This looks so good and she knows it.

I have always found Rebel Wilson very interesting to watch. I think she is really talented and good at what she does, which is making people laugh. But I think she is a natural. I don’t think she is putting on an act per se. I think she would be as funny in life as she is in the movies, if not funnier.

Rebel Wilson Image

I am not surprise to discover Rebel has a no nudity clause in her contract, she discussed this in detail with Marie Claire:

They wanted full-frontal nudity. We write in the contract, specifically, “No nudity”. They got in another girl – this larger burlesque dancer from South Africa – to be a nude double. And they got her to do all this stuff. Sacha would go, “See, she looks good.” I’m like, I’m not doing it. I don’t care what you say.’ Though she did reveal she could be persuaded for a more serious movie. ‘you want to know that the people [behind the camera] have a certain sensibility and decency. And a lot of times in comedy they’re not those people.

This is the second actress I know that has refused to go nude on camera. It is refreshing to know many are daring to stand out, and not afraid to be different.

This issue is out now and I can definitely see myself grabbing a cover.

What are your thoughts?



error: Content is protected !!