4 Tips To Create The Perfect Capsule Wardrobe

Have you ever felt like you have ‘nothing to wear’?If so, a capsule wardrobe might be your solution because they are both economical, time efficient and can spruce up your personal style!

What is a capsule wardrobe? Essentially, it is a mini version of your wardrobe, consisting of a set number of items that can be interchanged. Capsule wardrobes are usually created according to a season which makes it easy to curate outfits. Capsule wardrobes can save you money as it reduces the chance of impulse purchases.

By following these tips, your capsule wardrobe will be ready to go in no time!

1.Incorporate both staples and statement items

Let’s start with the basics! Everyone needs reliable black, white and neutral pieces. We recommend having ¾ of your clothing as basics and ¼ as statement pieces. With your basics make sure to incorporate your go-to black, white and neutral colours as those can be worn together and with the statement pieces. The goal of a capsule wardrobe is to create a succinct module.

2. Select a colour pallet or theme to add statement pieces

To keep things interesting, add some coloured or patterned pieces to diversify your range and expand your options. This will help you easily create outfits for both casual or formal occasions. Create a coherent ‘story’. A good starting point is sourcing one printed top and working around it as this allows you to pull colours from it and ensure that everything matches. Keep in mind that your main goal is to be able to wear as many items together as possible, so strive to purchase versatile clothes.A capsule wardrobe will reduce the time and effort taken to create your outfit, and the best way to ensure you achieve this is to decide on a running theme or colour pallet.

3. Choose universally flattering styles

The next thing to consider is the fit and style. Nowadays there are so many cuts and shapes of clothes for all body types so experiment! Try on new styles and find what works best for you. By incorporating a range of styles into your capsule, you expand the number of outfits you can make, minimising the feeling of outfit repeating. Capsule wardrobes help promote more conscious and thoughtful shopping!

4. Don’t skip those accessories!

Jewellery or a cute bag can instantly transform any look from average to amazing! So source accessories that follow the theme of your collection of clothes to liven up your outfit. Accessories are a simple way of incorporating self-expression into outfits and add that extra finishing touch!

And lastly our number one tip for a successful capsule wardrobe – Do not rush the process! It might take you a while to complete your collection but by creating a capsule wardrobe, you are able to purchase fewer, higher quality items that will stand the test of time.

A Good guide to follow for a module:

  • one outer layer (blazers, jackets, cardigans etc)
  • three tops (long sleeves, short-sleeves, tanks etc)
  • two bottoms (pants, jeans, skirts etc)

To maximise your dollar and increase the number of outfits you can create, coordinate your second capsule as this will give you 48 to 72 outfits.

1 module = 6 – 12 outfits (6 pieces)
2 modules = 48 – 72 outfits (12 pieces)
3 modules = 162 – 216 outfits (18 pieces)

Reluv has an amazing range of both statement and staple pieces that you can wear again and again and again and add to your reloved wardrobe!


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