How To Create A Capsule Wardrobe

People have been buzzing about the concept of a capsule wardrobe for a few years now. Essentially, it’s a small closet with a minimal number of pieces that you LOVE, that easily match together. Having a capsule wardrobe saves you a whole lot of time and cash.

Why the buzz?

Maybe it’s because closets are bursting after a decade of fast fashion shopping…

Maybe it’s because people are always looking for ways to save some cash…

Maybe it’s because of the rise of conscious consumerism and sustainability…

Whatever “whys” resonate with you, there’s a lot to love about the simplicity of a capsule.

A capsule wardrobe creates more time and space for what you love. The people, experiences and things that really matter to you. Which is SO important in the whirlwind of family life. Right?

Capsule Wardrobe

So, how do you build a capsule wardrobe?

It doesn’t have to be complicated or all about fashion! It’s actually pretty simple. And just the kind of thing for a rainy London winter day :)

Step 1: Pick a number

Choose a number of items that work for you…that gives you multiple outfit options, without having an insane amount of clothing. It might be 30-40 for a season - but whatever works for you and your life. 

Step 2: How do you spend your time?

Think about how you spend most of your time. Outdoors? In the office? On the floor with little people? You want your wardrobe to fit your lifestyle.

Step 3: What style do you love?

Think about the pieces you love and wear all the time. Why do they make you smile? Is it the colour? The material? The fit?…

Step 4: Sort

Pop everything (yep, everything!) you already have in your closet out on your bed. Sort into three piles:

  1. Keep
  2. Maybe
  3. Declutter

The first pile goes back into your closet. The second pile gets boxed up for the next few months. The third pile gets sold, donated, given away or recycled.

Step 5: Shop with intention

The best thing you do is use what you already have. Better on the planet, better on your wallet.

But… if you feel that you’re missing some items, shop with purpose, to make sure it’s what you really need. And of course, it’s great if you can shop preloved or from conscious brands wherever possible.

Step 6: Organise your closet

You may want to put only one season in your closet at a time. Or you may want everything out at once. Depends on the space you have and your climate. Once you decide on this, organise your items either by item type (jumpers, jeans etc) or by colour.


So that’s it. The 6 steps to create a capsule wardrobe.

Are you ready to make it simpler to get dressed in the morning? And create more time and space for what you love? I’d love to hear about your experiences creating a capsule in the comments below.

And if you’d like a free guide to creating a wardrobe for your little one, simply click here

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