“I never have anything to wear”: the benefit of a capsule wardrobe

The capsule wardrobe

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Have you ever felt like you had nothing to wear when you opened your closet when it was overflowing with clothes? If the answer to this question is yes, then look no further, this article is for you .

In the world of fashion, trends vary every week and change at great speed. We find ourselves consuming these newly promoted products while never having enough clothes to wear. To overcome this problem, the notion of the capsule wardrobe is emerging as a beacon of simplicity and functionality.

By definition, a capsule wardrobe is a collection of basic clothes that can each be worn together to create endless looks .
A capsule wardrobe is much more than just a collection of clothes; it is an art of living which favors the essential and quality .

💡 Understanding the capsule wardrobe

What is a capsule wardrobe?

Before getting to the heart of the matter and giving you our advice for creating your own capsule wardrobe, we will concretely define its principles.

Imagine a careful selection of garments carefully chosen for their versatility and ability to combine harmoniously. It's the antidote to the chaos of the overflowing wardrobe, offering a limited but infinitely creative palette to put together outfits that represent you.

This represents minimalism and consistency between your style and timelessness . It’s a wardrobe that allows you to create hundreds of possible combinations with a few pieces.

Finally, the main idea to have in mind when putting together your capsule wardrobe is to select simple clothes; those that you will be comfortable in and that you can wear daily.

What are the advantages of a capsule wardrobe?

A capsule wardrobe brings many benefits that will change your daily life.

Indeed, it is a simple and efficient organization. By paring your wardrobe down to the essentials, you reduce the time spent choosing your outfits each morning. No more endless dilemmas in front of a packed cupboard; a capsule wardrobe simplifies your daily life and frees your mind for more important concerns.

In the long run, creating a well-designed capsule wardrobe saves money . By investing in timeless and versatile pieces, you minimize impulsive purchases.

This type of conscious consumption also represents a reduction in waste .

👀 The preliminary steps to composing a timeless wardrobe

Find the outfits you like on Pinterest

The first step in selecting your capsule wardrobe would be to identify the style you would like to wear. Keep in mind that these must be clothes in which you will feel comfortable . Ask yourself the following questions: will I be able to wear this outfit every day (work, school, walking, etc.)? Is the material quality? Does this style suit me?

To help you, we've created our own Pinterest board with looks you can take inspiration from.

Above all, remember to choose quality pieces that will last over time . Stay within your budget but don't buy just to buy because you're lured by a low price. Too attractive a price is rarely synonymous with quality.

Sort through your dressing room

Now that you have the capsule wardrobe of your dreams in mind, you will be able to sort out your wardrobe .

When you open your closet, you realize that you had completely forgotten that you had this little polka dot top you bought 10 years ago. These are the types of items that you will have to part with.

Rather than holding on for fear of regretting it one day, dare to let go of your affairs by asking yourself the right questions. Think about when the last time you wore the different pieces. If you can't remember it, you probably don't need it anymore .

Once you have sorted, you will be able to sell these pieces. The advantage is that the money raised will allow you to invest in your capsule wardrobe ! And if you don't want to sell your old clothes, you can also donate them to an association. It could also help those who can't afford high-priced clothing.

👗 The essential elements of a capsule wardrobe

Now that you understand how to create your new wardrobe, we will be able to give you the important elements that will make it up.

Neutral basics

First, you're going to need to select your neutral basics . These are classic and versatile pieces that will form the basis of your new wardrobe and that you can wear in any season.

Here are the 8 basics to have in your capsule wardrobe:

1. Blue jeans

Blue jeans are versatile, making them an ideal choice for many occasions.  It can be paired with a casual t-shirt on the weekend or a chic shirt for work. At Notre Armoire, we offer you the perfect blue jeans that will enhance your figure.

2. Classic pants

Classic black pants are an essential pillar of a capsule wardrobe. It easily matches various combinations of tops and accessories, offering great styling potential for a minimalist yet chic ensemble.

Elegant flowing black pants

3. Neutral t-shirts

If you could only have one top in your wardrobe, it would be a white top . White tops go with everything and allow you to express your style with more personal accessories.

White ruffled top

4. Elegant shorts

The stylish black shorts are a practical and stylish piece that can be worn casually or dressed up depending on the occasion. Paired with a basic t-shirt or light blouse, black shorts add a touch of casual elegance.

Stylish black shorts

5. The white blouse

A well-fitted white blouse adds a touch of sophistication to any outfit and can be easily styled with accessories for different occasions.

White blouse with openwork sleeves

6. The simple vest

The simple cardigan adds texture and dimension to your look while keeping you warm on cooler days. It's a practical and stylish piece to have on hand in your minimalist wardrobe.

Ultra soft ecru cardigan

7. The plain dress

The plain dress will suit all occasions. Choose the perfect little black dress with a backless for a very chic look.

Black dress with lace-up crossed backless

8. The striped shirt

Finally, don't forget to choose a blue striped shirt . It's a must-have that you wear for both a chic look and a casual look with simple jeans.

Blue striped satin shirt

Personal and colorful pieces

These basic pieces may seem boring to you. This is why you will also be able to add items to your selection that reflect your personality and your style . This matches bold accessories , patterned pieces or bright colors .

Orange linen pants

Transitional items

Finally, you will be able to enhance your collection with “transition” items. These are clothes that will allow you to easily move from one season to another, such as versatile sweaters or light jackets.

Quilted cotton gauze jacket

✅ Conclusion on the capsule wardrobe

Thank you for exploring with us the many benefits of a capsule wardrobe and how it can transform your approach to fashion. By simplifying your style and investing in timeless and versatile pieces, you will be able to save money and gain time and comfort.

For more look ideas, discover our entire special capsule wardrobe collection !

But remember that a perfect outfit is one in which you feel comfortable and good about yourself 🩷