How to build a capsule wardrobe 

As we head into a new season, it is the perfect time to reassess your wardrobe. If you’re tired of starting every morning searching through piles of clothes but still coming up empty-handed for an outfit, it may be time for you to adopt a capsule wardrobe.

A capsule wardrobe is about creating a clean, high-end curated look with a few essential items that you can seamlessly mix and match for endless new looks. Interested? To help guide your new wardrobe, here are a few tips on how to build a capsule wardrobe.


Establish a look


Fast fashion may be fun in the heat of the moment, but it dates badly. You need to establish what kind of look you would like to wear long-term. From classic beachside comfort to city chic, head online and find inspiration for the type of aesthetic that suits your personality and practical needs.


Declutter your wardrobe


Once you have your desired look in mind, you need to declutter your wardrobe and remove the items that do not fit that aesthetic. Remove every item and sort them into piles for donation, exchange or storage. Remember, you don’t have to toss away every older piece to create space for your new look.


Quality over quantity


Quality is the key to a successful capsule wardrobe – far more so than having a stuffed closet. When selecting new pieces, keep an eye out for the quality of the fabric, the stitching and how it fits on your body. Many luxury brands have shoddy stitching, so don’t be misled by a name brand or a hefty price tag.


Piece by piece


Unless you have secret piles of money hidden beneath your floorboards, you may not have the funds to build a whole new look in one leap. Once you’ve edited your wardrobe, you can start to fill in the missing items, going piece by piece. Building your wardrobe over a longer period allows you to stick to high-quality items while keeping your look fresh.


Mix and match


A capsule wardrobe is not about being limited or held hostage by your chosen look. Fashion should be fun, and there’s no harm in mixing fast fashion with your high-end pieces. Regardless of the trend you choose to jump in on, you will now have a quality foundation of timeless pieces to seamlessly blend with.


When building a capsule wardrobe, don’t feel forced to toss out items you love. Instead, consider Louth Self Storage. With our range of personal storage units, you can easily store your beloved items and seasonal clothes until you need them again. For more information on our self storage solutions, call 01507 327008 to get a quote.