The autumn leaves are falling and that means it’s time to update your wardrobe and lift your look to new fashion heights. Don’t worry, we won’t tell you that you should hug your clothes or that they should spark joy, but we do have a guide that will help you build a capsule wardrobe that will make you shine! By creating a capsule wardrobe, you can enjoy a more time efficient, stylish wardrobe!

What is a capsule wardrobe?

A capsule wardrobe is a curated collection of your most favourite and essential items of clothing, pieces that you love wearing and that you can easily mix and match with one another. Usually, it’s made up of around 20 to 40 pieces. Maybe that doesn’t sound like a lot, but because these items have been carefully curated and are all items that you love, they can easily be mixed and matched together. This means you can create countless outfits. It’s like having a secret formula to always looking put together and well dressed without spending hours in front of your wardrobe wondering what to wear. Less stress, more style – isn’t that something we all want? 

Step 1: Discover your own personal style!

The first step of any capsule wardrobe journey – discovering your unique personal style! This is the time to let your inner fashionista shine and decide what your unique personal style is! Making a small mood board with looks that you love can be a helpful tool when trying to discover your style. Pinterest or images from magazines are great for helping you make your mood board.

Step 2: Basic is the new black!

Look at the images you have selected and then make a list of the items that you want to include in your capsule wardrobe.
Regardless of whether you already own these items or not. Forget about all those fancy frills and complicated fashion experiments – it’s time to go back to basics. For example, the tried-and-trusted pair of jeans that makes your booty look its best, that all-time favourite turtleneck and of course the classic trench coat! Versatile and essential items that can be mixed and matched to create daily ensembles and can be adapted to different weather conditions.  

Step 3: Declutter your wardrobe!

It’s time to decide which of the current items in your wardrobe you want to include in your new capsule wardrobe. Select the items you want to keep, items that you want to sell, items that you would like to swap or donate and items that you want to get rid of. We’ve all been there – that one pile of clothes that you get lost in in the morning. Let’s transform this pile into an organised wardrobe that you don’t need to fight your way through. So, say goodbye to those “Oh, I might wear this someday” garments. Sorry, but that unicorn onesie has no place in your capsule wardrobe!  

Step 4: Mix & Match!

Finally, the moment has arrived for you to create your capsule wardrobe. But before you enthusiastically dive into it, remember harmony is key! It's important that the pieces you choose, all work well together and can be easily mixed and matched. It's like curating a personal fashion collection, where each piece perfectly complements your unique style! 

Step 5: Stock your wardrobe

A capsule wardrobe is a fabulous thing, but sometimes you just miss that one item that can lift your look to new fashion heights. So, treat yourself to those items that will complete your capsule wardrobe! Make sure that the pieces you are looking to add work well with the items you already have. This will offer you the most options and variety when putting together your outfits. 

We hope that these tips will help you build a gorgeous capsule wardrobe for the autumn season. Choose quality over quantity and enjoy the simplicity and elegance that a capsule wardrobe has to offer.