A capsule wardrobe is a revolutionary concept introduced by Susie Faux in the 1970s, that has helped millions of people around the world to ‘deal’ with one dreadful sentence: “I don’t have anything to wear!” A capsule wardrobe is a smart way to arrange your wardrobe based on season and make the most of the clothes, shoes and accessories you already own. Here are the top 5 reasons why you should consider building a capsule wardrobe this fall.
1. Showcase Seasonal Clothes
Whether you’re living in Toronto or Edmonton, there are 4 major seasons Canadians experience from coast to coast: winter, spring, summer and fall. With each season, we have to change the way we dress. Many times we end up wearing the same jacket, sweater, pants and pairs of shoes year-round when we actually have more options.
Building a custom capsule wardrobe helps you organize your clothes based on the season. You can tuck away your summer clothes as the season is coming to an end and take out those beautiful fall jackets and boots so they can enjoy some chilly weather. You can swap out not just your clothes and shoes but accessories like jewelry and bags based on the season in this smart closet as well. This way you will be able to focus on your fall wardrobe and not get distracted by old summer clothes.
2. Wear What You Already Own
Even after making multiple shopping trips to the nearest mall in your city, do you still end up wearing the same jacket and sweater every other day during fall? Most of us do and this is because it’s easier to reach for the same piece of clothing than digging through a jumbled closet. By clearing out the clutter of other seasons, you will be able to focus on all your fall pieces you already own.
You will be able to see all your fall clothes and accessories right in front of you when you open the closet doors every morning. This will help you mix and match different things in your closet and create a golden opportunity to wear everything you own. A capsule wardrobe essentially eliminates the thinking of “I don’t have anything to wear!”
3. Helps Curb Impulsive Shopping Habits
When you feel that you don’t have the right clothes in your closet, you keep buying more to fill the void. However, if you’re aware of what’s in your closet, then you don’t have to go on multiple shopping trips. Knowing what and how much stuff you have definitely reduces impulsive shopping habits. You can become a changemaker by reducing the purchase of unnecessary stuff and creating a more sustainable environment.
4. Work From Home vs Work From Office
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many Canadian companies offered the option of working from home to their employees. Some companies have opened their doors now to a limited number of employees in the office a few days a week. This can lead to a struggle of choosing the right work from home and work from the office wardrobe every morning. However, if you create a simple capsule wardrobe, you will be able to choose quickly and save time every morning. You can simply divide your closet into work from home and work from office outfits.
5. Easy To Build
Building a custom capsule wardrobe may seem like a big task but spending just a couple of hours at the beginning of every season will make things easier. There are many checklists available online to guide you through your pile of clothes. Once you make a checklist, you can hire a local carpenter to build the closet as per your needs.
You can get a wall-mounted closet or a walk-in closet built right in your bedroom to arrange your capsule wardrobe. The carpenter along with their design team will build a closet with dedicated space for your long jackets, thick reading socks, silk scarfs and boots at the bottom. They will take the measurements, help you choose the right material type and colour for the new closet as well.
Building a simple capsule wardrobe will change the way you shop, dress and live, all for the better. By simply hiring a local closet designer you can bring joy to your everyday life as it will help reduce time and energy in getting dressed every morning. Never again will you throw up your hands and exclaim “I have nothing to wear!” Instead you’ll be able to clearly see all of the nice fall pieces you already own.