What is a capsule wardrobe?

What is a capsule wardrobe?

It can be tough trying to come up with a unique outfit every single day. When trying to pair your wardrobe items together, different style or colour clashes sometimes get in the way and have you scratching your head about what outfit to put together. This is where a capsule wardrobe will help you out massively and save you a great deal of time. With this NADINE MERABI guide, find out what a capsule wardrobe is and how to create a capsule wardrobe from scratch.

What is a capsule wardrobe?

Is your wardrobe lacking a cohesive style? Do you often find yourself trying to come up with outfit ideas and end up going out in the ones you’ve worn countless times before? A capsule wardrobe is the solution to all of your problems.

If you’re curious as to what a capsule wardrobe is, it is a wardrobe solution that is centred around only having a select few items to choose from that are cohesive and are therefore easily mixed and matched. These items are chosen in a similar colour scheme and style, so that many different outfit combinations can be made that easily work together.

This concept has been recorded as starting as early as the 1940s and is still popular to this day. By taking the everyday struggle away from trying to put a coordinated and unique outfit on each day, it’s easy to see why it’s stuck around! A capsule wardrobe saves you money on buying an excessive amount of clothes as well as reducing impact on the environment, so it’s a no-brainer.

How to create a capsule wardrobe

Learning how to create a capsule wardrobe can be a great deal of fun. Giving your wardrobe a fresh start will feel wonderful once you are able to effortlessly create different outfits without any trouble. Start by donating or selling all the clothing you don’t need to renew your wardrobe. However, keep any items that you think will come in handy as this will save you time, money and reduce your environmental impact.

When starting out on building a capsule wardrobe, it is important to focus on choosing neutral clothing that is easily paired with other items. This usually means that a capsule wardrobe features a minimal amount of bold and audacious colours and styles, if any at all.

When it comes to capsule wardrobes, neutrals are a priority. Choose one or two neutral colours (such as white, black or navy) to use as your base colours. From there, you can then select a couple of accent colours that are a little lighter yet still understated. These will boost your outfits by complementing your neutral items.

Getting some minimalistic yet stylish tops is a great place to start out. Fitting very well into this category is our MERABI white logo t-shirt. Its black and white colouring makes it very easy to combine with a pair of smart trousers. You can also take this shirt into a versatile set of scenarios as it can either be worn as everyday wear, or can fit into a smart-casual look for your next party or wedding when combined with our MARGOT white blazer.

A woman posing wearing a white logo t-shirt and pink skirt

With capsule wardrobes, a minor hurdle will be trying to make your outfits work across all seasons. For this reason, it is best to reserve a couple of items of clothing that you can interchange depending on the different weather scenarios.

With trousers, people typically wear pairs that are seasonal. For example, looser and lighter trousers in the summertime and heavier trousers in the winter. For a winter selection, we recommend choosing the DAVINA black trousers. Made from our exclusive velvet, these are sure to keep you warm, comfortable and - most importantly - chic in the colder season.

A woman wearing black velvet trousers

For the summertime, we recommend choosing the KIRA blue shorts to keep you cool yet classy. The light blue tone and crystal embellishment means that you can express colour in your capsule wardrobe without causing any clashes.

A woman wearing blue shorts and a blazer

Continue to keep your wardrobe cohesive by adding a select amount of other neutral and accented pieces such as shoes, accessories and jackets, and you will be well on your way to having a complete capsule wardrobe! 

Create your capsule wardrobe at NADINE MERABI

Now you know the answer to ‘what is a capsule wardrobe’ and have learned how to create a capsule wardrobe, you can find everything you need to get started on our website. There’s so much to love at NADINE MERABI. Start off by taking a look at our wide selection of skirts, tops, suits, and much more for clothing that will turn heads everywhere.

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 up on your order, do not hesitate to contact us or email us at hello@nadinemerabi.com.

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