If you're looking to simplify your wardrobe and create a more cohesive, versatile style, building a capsule wardrobe is a great place to start. A capsule wardrobe consists of a small number of high-quality, versatile pieces that can be mixed and matched to create a variety of outfits.

10 steps to build a capsule wardrobe

1. Assess your current wardrobe

Take inventory of what you currently own and ask yourself what you wear most often. This will give you an idea of what gaps are missing and the types of pieces you should focus on for your capsule wardrobe.

2. Define your personal style

Consider the types of outfits you feel most confident and comfortable in. This will help you determine what types of pieces you should invest in.

3. Identify your colour palette

Choose a few key colours that you love and that complement each other. This will make it easier to mix and match your pieces.

4. Choose versatile pieces

Look for items that can be dressed up or down, and that can be worn in a variety of settings. For example, the INTACT Merino wool tee can be worn to the office, but can also be dressed down with jeans for a more casual day-to-day look.

5. Invest in quality over quantity

Rather than buying lots of cheap, trendy pieces, invest in a few high-quality pieces (made from natural fibres) that will last for years. Not only will this save you money in the long run, but it's also better for the environment.

6. Consider your lifestyle

Think about the types of activities you participate in on a regular basis, and choose pieces that are appropriate for those activities. For example, if you're regularly on the move, in and out of the car or sitting in an office with meetings, you'll want to choose pieces that are comfortable and easy to move in.

7. Don't forget the basics

Every capsule wardrobe needs a few basic pieces, such as a white t-shirt, a pair of jeans, long sleeve and a classic black blazer.

8. Mix and match

Experiment with different combinations to create new outfits. This will help you get the most out of your capsule wardrobe.

9. Keep it simple

The whole point of a capsule wardrobe is to simplify your wardrobe and make getting dressed easier. Don't overcomplicate things by adding too many pieces.

10. Review regularly

As your lifestyle and personal style evolve, your capsule wardrobe should evolve with it. Take the time to reassess your wardrobe regularly and make adjustments as needed.

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March 25, 2024