The idea behind capsule wardrobe is to promote Project 333, which is to own only 33 pieces of clothing for the next 3 months.
Living with less and being minimalist is a well-known hashtag on Instagram, and why not, as it is less stressful, economical, easier to clean, environment friendly and so on. And here comes the capsule wardrobe, to glam up our style with minimalism. Having a fewer number of items in your closet means not binge shopping and with fewer items in your collection, the daily outfit selection process is neither stressful nor time-consuming and all the money saved up ends in your saving account. The concept of a capsule wardrobe isn’t new since its introduction in 1970 by Susie Faux, a London boutique owner, but it gained its popularity in 2000.
What is the concept of a Capsule Wardrobe?
In simple words, a capsule wardrobe is all about modifying your wardrobe down to your favourite pieces of clothing keep remixing them and shopping mindfully and intentionally allowing one to even have their own personal style. It is a collection that is created with a limited amount of clothing, shoes and accessories, which help to live simply, minimalistic and bring down decision fatigue. In a capsule wardrobe, one can have mostly 30 to 50 items that are used exclusively for a specific period of time. There is no such official, hard and fast set of rules rather a set of suggestions of fewer, chief pieces of clothing and most importantly personal styling; showcasing each person’s personality.
Most highly successful people prefer wearing the same clothes every day since it saves time and gives mental energy to devote to the necessary and important things they actually care about, which also helps to reduce decision fatigue, just like the NAS daily and Bill Gates prefer, their wardrobe clearly reminds others of their personality and work. The idea behind the capsule wardrobe is to promote Project 333, which is to own only 33 pieces of clothing for the next 3 months. The exceptions include wedding rings, underwear, sleepwear, in-home loungewear, and workout clothing. And one can replace their clothing which no longer fits or is in a poor condition during the three months of the time period.
How to begin with a Capsule Wardrobe?
The most basic capsule wardrobe rule to easily begin with:
- Your capsule wardrobe should consist of clothing items that you like, are comfortable in, and that can be mix and match often.
- Your wardrobe should include between 25 to 50 pieces, which includes clothing, shoes and accessories. Though the ideal number should be 33 items.
- Focus on having seasonal capsules and each capsule should last for three months.
- Outerwear and swimwear count as a part of your capsule wardrobe where else, undergarments, loungewear and workout do not need to be.
Today, the Business Of Fashion defines the capsule wardrobe as something more commercial than a traditional fashion collection. The idea behind a capsule wardrobe is to have the most essential and reluctant pieces of clothing and a version of a designer’s vision, with a limited edition just as having a seasonal or trendy collection.