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How to start a capsule wardrobe

Capsule wardrobes are a clever way of building a collection of clothing that can be interchanged indefinitely. Possessing a capsule-style wardrobe allows you to come up with different outfits for all of your different social events with the same collection of clothing. Not sure how to start a capsule wardrobe? Worry no more as NADINE MERABI is here to help!

What is a capsule wardrobe?

A capsule wardrobe is a collection of interchangeable clothes that complement one another. They’re often classic pieces of clothing that don’t ever tend to go out of style and are composed of neutral colours. The combination of neutral colours makes it easier to mix and match different items of clothing repeatedly.

A capsule wardrobe allows you to create a variety of different outfits with a small number of clothes.

What are the benefits of a capsule wardrobe?

A capsule wardrobe has many benefits, but here are the main advantages: 

  • Personal style
  • Less clutter
  • Financial savings
  • More confidence
  • More time

Personal style

Reducing your wardrobe down to a selection of just a few pieces will better define your style.

Less clutter

Fewer clothes in your wardrobe and bedroom mean less clutter. This also makes it easier for you to make decisions on what you’re going to wear.

Financial savings

Restricting yourself and your wardrobe to a select number of clothing items help your bank balance immeasurably.

More confidence

Having just a small collection of clothes to mix and match for different outfits helps improve your confidence when wearing them. The fact that you’ve come up with the outfit idea yourself will help to build your self-esteem.

More time

Having fewer clothes to choose from also gives you more time to get ready. This makes a difference in the mornings before work and while you’re getting ready to go out with friends, family or a partner.

How to start a capsule wardrobe

So, now you know the benefits and the main reasons why you should consider having a capsule wardrobe, it’s about time you actually got started.

So, what does it take to build a capsule wardrobe? There are just a few items of clothing required to complete an easy-to-craft capsule wardrobe.  These include:

  • White t-shirts, neutral, black and striped t-shirts (also, cotton and linen shirts)
  • Vests
  • Turtleneck, hoody and two chunky knit jumpers
  • Basic sweatshirts
  • Trench coat and black puffer coat
  • Denim jacket
  • Cardigans and Blazer
  • Black leggings and smart trousers
  • Three pairs of jeans, two pairs of joggers (cream and grey) and two pairs of shorts
  • Black dress
  • Casual dress
  • Short skirt
  • Trainers
  • Smart shoes/heels
  • Boots
  • Sandals

Neutral base colours

The most important thing you can do when building a capsule wardrobe is to make sure that it’s versatile. The base colour plays a huge role in that, so consider neutral colours when picking which  clothes to keep. Navy, white, black and khaki are excellent colours to keep around because you can choose coloured pieces to match the base.

Put some clothes together to create new outfits and see what suits you best. Remember, a capsule wardrobe is all about expressing yourself with the clothes at your disposal. Build your confidence and find your style!

Build your capsule wardrobe with NADINE MERABI

Now you know how to start a capsule wardrobe, you’re in a great position to pick up the clothes you need.

There’s so much to browse at NADINE MERABI, like our wide selection of shorts, tops, suits, and much more.

You can also find specific occasional clothing, such as for brides, bridesmaids, honeymoons, and more. Every NADINE MERABI piece is made by hand using the finest quality materials and exceptional craftsmanship to ensure these pieces last for a lifetime.

If you have any questions about our range of clothing or would like to check your order, do not hesitate to contact us at 0161 850 4295, or email us at hello@nadinemerabi.com.

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