What is a capsule wardrobe?

What is a capsule wardrobe?

Do you often find yourself standing in the middle of your closet, wondering what to wear? Do you feel overwhelmed by the number of clothing items in there and have no clue about which one would suit your occasion?

What is a capsule wardrobe?

If that’s something that you can relate to or you're not happy with your current closet situation, then perhaps it's time for you to switch up your wardrobe and consider a capsule closet. It helps keep your wardrobe selection to a minimum with classic pieces while still providing lots of stylish and versatile options. A capsule wardrobe is a collection of apparel items made up of essential basic, timeless pieces that are suitable for different occasions and which can be worn in multiple ways. It should inspire you to challenge yourself to style the items differently no matter how much you limit the choices.

Capsule wardrobes allow us to define our aesthetic by selecting pieces that match our personal style and form a beautiful unified collection. A good capsule wardrobe should include timeless pieces in neutral colors that never go out of fashion, like white shirts, denim jackets or a pair of jeans, as well as statement pieces and accents. We may not always have time to create elaborate outfits, but with a few staple pieces in your closet it's easy to get dressed up and look stylish every day. 

The idea behind having a capsule wardrobe is that instead of having hundreds of items of clothing that are rarely worn, focus on formulating an outfit plan around a minimal wardrobe. Fewer staples or “wardrobe basics” means you can change up your look more regularly for a smaller budget.

A Minimalist Wardrobe

Having a minimalist wardrobe also helps us become more sustainable consumers by buying only what’s necessary and reducing our fast fashion purchases. By spending more thoughtfully on well-made clothing that last longer than a one-time wear merchandise, we’re committing ourselves to support ethical practices in the fashion industry and help reduce textile waste going into landfills instead of being recycled and reused.

Overall, when properly curated, creating this type of micro wardrobe inspires us to dress better at any occasion while being mindful about our shopping habits; taking full advantage of timelessness, quality bargain buys and thrifting finds as part of setting your own style rules.

Shop The Collection

Ready to start your perfect capsule wardrobe? Shop Riley + Ro's capsule collection of versatile pieces for your starter capsule wardrobe. You're on your way to a perfect capsule wardrobe and well curated closet!

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