Deep Dive: The Best Capsule Wardrobe 4You

Everyone is talking about a Capsule Wardrobe  these days…and YES, it is a great way to streamline your clothing collection, save time and money, and reduce decision fatigue (is this thing?) when getting dressed. But how do you select your perfect wardrobe – versatile and functional  with a limited number of items, if you don’t yet know how to define your style.

This article will  provide a detailed step-by-step guide to help you define your clothing style…once you have mastered that…read the next post for steps on how to create a capsule wardrobe.

 

Self-Assessment:

    • Start by evaluating your personal style and preferences. What do you feel good in; what do you reach for first in your closet
    • Consider what colors, patterns, and silhouettes you feel most comfortable and confident in.
    • Think about your lifestyle, daily activities, and the occasions you typically dress for.
Garden Smocked Bodice Tiered Maxi Dress
The LOFT Garden Smocked Bodice Tiered Maxi Dress
Essential Layers
The LOFT Boucle Long Modern Blazer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Identify Your Core Aesthetic:

 

Color Palette:

  • Choose a color palette that complements your style and flatters your skin tone.
  • Stick to a few key colors that work well together to ensure that your capsule wardrobe items can mix and match easily.
The LOFT Tie Back Mock Neck Blouse
The LOFT Satin Cap Sleeve V-Neck Top

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Lifestyle Needs:

  • Consider your daily activities and the dress code for your job or personal life.
  • Ensure you include items suitable for various occasions, from casual to formal.

 

The LOFT Pintucked Pull On Flare Pants in Micro Houndstooth

 

Seasonal Considerations:

  • Depending on where you live, your wardrobe may need to account for different seasons.
  • Plan for layering and versatile pieces that can be adapted for various weather conditions.
Fair Isle Wide Sleeve Mock Neck Sweater
The LOFT Fair Isle Wide Sleeve Mock Neck Sweater
The LOFT Sequin Wrap Midi Skirt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Versatility:

  • Opt for versatile pieces that can be styled in multiple ways.
  • Choose classic, timeless items that won’t go out of fashion quickly. Fast fashion can be fun and possibly easy on the wallet, it is hard on the planet,
The LOFT Crepe Soled Booties

 

Declutter:

  • Declutter your existing clothing.
  • Donate or sell items you no longer need or that don’t fit your defined style.

 

Mix and Match:

  • Ensure that the items in your wardrobe can be mixed and matched to create various outfits.
  • This maximizes the versatility of your clothing.
Plaid Textured Tweed Shift Skirt
The LOFT Plaid Textured Tweed Shift Skirt

 

Regularly Review and Update:

  • As seasons change and your style evolves, review your wardrobe and make necessary updates.
  • Replace worn-out items or add new pieces to keep it fresh and relevant.

 

Creating a wardrobe that reflects your personal style and meets your lifestyle needs can take some time and experimentation. It’s a process of refining and curating your clothing so you feel good when you get dressed.