How to Build a Capsule Wardrobe

How to Build a Capsule Wardrobe

Mornings tend to be more stressful than they need to be, from the moment you hit snooze on your slightly-aggressive alarm to a multi-step skincare routine to finding something to wear in your overstuffed closet. Self-care isn’t just about skincare and fitness. You can care for yourself in so many ways. We believe it really comes down to doing things for yourself that give you that lightness, that zen of knowing that things are in order in every aspect of your life. A capsule wardrobe is one of the easiest ways to slip into a seamless morning routine, which will undoubtedly start your day off on a low-stress foot. 


Functionality is never based on trends, but is rather built upon a Rolodex of basics, a routine you can fall back on again and again. Capsule Wardrobes are effortless in execution and allow you to streamline your morning with ease.


If you’re feeling overwhelmed by your closet and by its choices, this is the easy solution. A capsule wardrobe is essentially a limited collection of interchangeable pieces that complement each other. The makings of one is truly based on your personal preferences and style, rather than modern trends, and the only “rule” is that it's made up of your favorite pieces that you’d feel comfortable wearing again and again.


So how do you get started? The easiest step is to empty out your closet and put aside all the clothing that you already wear week after week. Consider closet staples like cozy sweaters, silky slip dresses, an easy white tee, a jacket or two, jeans of course, and maybe even a button-up shirt. Essentially you would want these to be versatile pieces that can be worn to the office, date night, or a weekend brunch. Most importantly it should be a personification of you. 


Once you’ve picked out the ones you like most, narrow down the 8-15 pieces that complement each other and could create multiple statement collections. Some people also include shoes as a part of their capsule wardrobe, but if you’re anything like us then shoes take up a large portion of your wardrobe and heart. Remember, your clothes are only the baseline, you can add personality to each outfit with your accessories: jewelry, hats, scarves, belts, sunglasses, makeup, and your favorite handbag. 


Finally, you can use the Cove Hanger to hang a few fixed outfits together to make your mornings even easier. Now that you’ve gotten rid of the time wasted looking into the depths of your closet, you can enjoy a zen morning. Make your second coffee, meditate, go on a run, or hit snooze.

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