Creating an eco-conscious capsule wardrobe isn’t as difficult as you may think. A capsule wardrobe is simply a collection of seasonally appropriate clothing items worn together. Rather than spending hours and hours each week shopping, only to quickly discard items after wearing, you can stock your capsule wardrobe with a handful of quality pieces that you love and can mix and match with.
When it comes to eco-conscious style, the key is to source clothes from sustainable materials. Rather than buying an item of clothing just because it’s cute, see if it’s also made from sustainable materials, like organic cotton, bamboo, or recycled plastic bottles.
The idea is to limit your wardrobe to around 20-30 items, which, theoretically, means you should have everything you could need in your closet.
Here’s how to get started:
- Choose one to three colors.
- Think “capsule.” Choose timeless, classic pieces instead of trendy “today only” options.
- Create a capsule wardrobe that coordinates well with other pieces and accessories in your closet.
- Choose versatile clothes that you can add to (and subtract from) your capsule wardrobe without much thought.
Decide How Much Clothing You Need
To cut down your closet to a wardrobe of only clothes that you’ll wear, you need a basic plan. This won’t just involve a wardrobe purge but also some planning. If you’re aiming for a minimalist, capsule wardrobe, you must determine how many clothing articles you need.
The idea of a capsule wardrobe is quite the buzzword these days, and for a good reason. If you have too many clothing options, it can often lead to more stress than help. We’re talking about too many options, not just too many different items.
Factor In Your Style And Lifestyle.
Your wardrobe is a reflection of who you are. It is the first thing people notice about you, and it is the first thing others notice about you. While looking your best is important, you also need to consider the underlying message you are sending out with your wardrobe. You will be pleased to know that you do not have to sacrifice style, comfort, or quality to follow your fashion choices.
Decide On Shoes And Accessories.
Deciding on shoes and accessories to go with your eco-conscious capsule wardrobe can be a difficult decision, and more often than not, it is an imperfect process. But, if you can manage to stick to your capsule wardrobe, it will save money, time, and closet space.
Decide On A Budget.
Determine how much you will be spending and stick to it. (This is important because it determines what you already have at home that can be repurposed.) Set a budget for each piece you plan to purchase and then stick to it, no matter how tempting it is to buy something else.
Choose A Color Palette.
Nowadays, there is a minimalist lifestyle trend. Many people that follow this way of life tend to feel more relaxed and less stressed if it’s just them and nature. Many people even live very simplistic lives. And when it comes to fashion, this means less clutter.
Establish Your Base Wardrobe.
Capsule wardrobes are all the rage right now, and they’re essentially wardrobes that are made up of a limited number of key pieces. The idea is to achieve maximum styling freedom—you buy a few basics, add in seasonal trends as you need them, and essentially only own what you really need. Tweak your capsule wardrobe to suit your lifestyle, and you’ll be able to buy outfits that are stylish, affordable, and easy to take care of.
Maintain Your Capsule Wardrobe.
A capsule wardrobe simply means that you remember only to wear clothes that are considered essential. This is in contrast to seasonal wardrobes, where you only wear clothes that are appropriate for the current season. Having a capsule wardrobe eliminates unnecessary spending and waste of clothes since you will only wear essentials and won’t be buying clothes that you’ll only wear for a short period of time. Maintaining your capsule wardrobe then becomes a matter of keeping track of what you have each season and buying only what you need.