As your support in my minimalism has been all positive, I thought I would update you on the most recent minimalist choice that I have made: I made a capsule wardrobe!
I actually made a capsule wardrobe a couple of months ago but I only recently treated my wardrobe to an all new matching set of hangers because I had the most random hangers from stores and I didn’t want to photograph it until it was completely finished and I was perfectly happy with it which I now am so here it is! My minimalist capsule wardrobe, why I did it and how I did it!
My capsule wardrobe is two part, as you can see. I have 50 copper hangers in my wardrobe where all of my clothes that must be hung to prevent creasing go and then I have a matching copper basket where, in the winter, my spring/summer clothes are folded and, in summer, my autumn/winter jumpers and trousers are folded. This is part of the rotation of capsule wardrobes, as they are usually 40 pieces big and then changed every single season but I prefer to change my wardrobe twice a year and have the majority of what I wear hanging up to avoid creasing!
I made a minimalist capsule wardrobe because I needed to do a clear out anyway, I couldn’t be bothered to move all of my clothes to my new apartment when the time comes and there were so many items in my wardrobe that still had tags on or that I didn’t wear and I knew someone else would get so much more wear out of them than me and would be in much more need than me so I put them in a charity shop and didn’t look back.
So that’s the fist step: getting rid! The next thing I did for my capsule wardrobe was take out all my summer clothes that I still wanted and put them in the basket and the rest were also donated. I then took to my autumn/winter clothes and decided how many jumpers I needed, how many pairs of jeans, how many tops etc. I went through and strictly chose the best pieces until I only had 50 things in my wardrobe.
I have two coats, a couple jackets, couple cardigans, a few jumpers, a couple shirts, a few cami tops and blouses, lots of peter pan collar tops and dresses, body cons and little blacks and smock day dresses, a pair of leggings, high waisted jeans, ripped jeans, normal jeans, going out clothes and formal wear.
(Excuse poor excuse of a wardrobe, student living just isn’t photogenic).
I now love everything in my capsule wardrobe and, probably due to my love for monochrome fashion, everything is so versatile so every piece compliments several more so I’m flitting between the same basic pieces daily but everything looks so different. I am actually really glad that I did this, I’m really happy with the results and it really gives you a good idea of what you have and what you do need so you shop more effectively and less impulsively!
My capsule wardrobe is tidier, the rail lighter and less likely to break! (Stupid uni furniture!)
I know this post didn’t go into large amounts of detail but I figured there’s plenty of information on capsule wardrobes online so most of this has been said all before!