Wardrobe capsule

I like reading blogs of other bloggers and this is how I came across an article about ‘the wardrobe capsule’. First I thought that this was something someone just came up with but after googling a bit it seems that I had missed out on something new that was applied already by many.

I told my sister and she immediately started to clear her wardrobe and start with the capsule. Now I couldn’t stay behind so last weekend this happened to our guest room where I have my closet.

Capsule 0

But first I will explain what the Capsule Wardrobe is all about and how it works.

What is it? It’s a mini wardrobe made up of really versatile pieces that you totally love to wear. For each season (3 month period) you create your wardrobe capsule.

How does it work?

  1. During these 3 month you should only wear the items that are in your capsule
  2. Each capsule contains of 37 pieces. This includes shoes, coats, dresses, skirts, shirts, jeans. Excluded are exercise clothes, pyjama, accessories, underwear and bags.
  3. At the end of each 3 month period, you use the last 2 weeks to create your new capsule. Decide what to keep and what to buy to complement your wardrobe.
  4. It is important to choose items that are easily combined with not too many different colors.

Why do I do it? Because I found out that even when I buy new clothes, I keep ending up wearing my old favourites (jeans and sweater). And do you recognise this? Looking at your closet and feel like you have nothing to wear, even when your closet is filled with clothes? The reason to try this is to ensure that I finally start to wear everything that is in my closet and learn to combine.  Start to spruce things up with accessorises like belts, scarfs and necklaces. My goal to find my own style, the real me style that makes me feel comfortable, cool, and happy. 

Why just 37 pieces? The person who started this learned that with 37 pieces you have enough to make different combinations. The point of this is just to try something new because I didn’t like my old closet situation. As you’re building your capsule wardrobe, remember the purpose is to feel lighter, happier. Not to stress about a specific number. If your lifestyle calls for a different number, go for the number that works for you.

How to create your capsule? Try to find out what style fits you by using for example Pinterest. Create a board and pin all the outfits you feel would suit your style. Then you start to pick your bases like neutrals and black/blue. Don’t go for a too blend style but after you picked your bases, top it up with some boho or edgy pieces. For example pick one colour to add to your capsule. Mixed together, you could be surprised about the possibilities. Especially with unlimited accessorises. 

My wardrobe contains:

  • 5 pants of which 3 jeans (black, grey and blue)
  • 7 blouses of which two with short sleeves
  • 6 pair of shoes
  • 2 coats
  • 3 dresses and 2 skirt
  • 1 jacket
  • 2 cardigans and 2 sweaters
  • rest are t-shirts (9 in total)

And this is how it looks like.

Capsule 1

Capsule 2

Capsule 3

This is just for one month because from July I will start my Summer capsule for 3 month. Kind of a try out for Spring. I will let you know how it goes.

If you like to know how my sister is doing and if she is cheating???? Check out her blog.


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