Capsule Wardrobe Consulting
It’s no secret — the average American has far more clothes in their closet than they ever wear. We love a good deal, and many times, we find ourselves purchasing clothes out of want rather than need. In fact, on average, the average American family spends around $1,700 per year on clothing, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Wardrobe capsules are a great way of curbing your spending while making it easier than ever to be stylish and on-trend.
Style & Beauty by Priscilla can help you create a capsule closet that allows you to put your best foot forward, no matter the season or the occasion.
What is a Capsule Wardrobe?
It seems that women of decades past had it right — in the 1930s, for example, the average woman had nine outfits that allowed her to mix and match pieces to create a more expansive wardrobe. Today, the average woman has about 30 outfits in her closet. With so many choices, it is no wonder more and more women are feeling uncertain and overwhelmed when they try to get dressed.
Capsule wardrobes provide a no-stress solution. Originally coined in the 1970s by a London boutique owner named Susie Faux, the term “capsule wardrobe” is used to define a few wardrobe essentials that don’t go out of style. These few essentials form the foundation of a versatile, affordable wardrobe that easily adapts to seasonal changes.
Basics for a Capsule Closet
So, what type of clothing makes up this essential group of essentials? The garments below are ideal components for building your capsule closet:
- Tank top: white, grey, or black.
- Short-sleeve tee shirt: v-neck, scoop neck, or crew neck.
- Long-sleeve tee shirt: white, black, or striped.
- Blouse: plain, printed, or button-up.
- Sweater: white, gray, or black with various necklines.
- Dress: casual and dressy.
- Cardigan: button-up or open-front.
- Blazer: classic and long.
- Jeans: skinny, ankle, or boyfriend.
- Skirt: pencil and A-line.
When you work with Priscilla as your personal stylist, you will learn how to mix and match these essentials and pair them with accessories to create a look that is uniquely your own.
Benefits of Capsule Wardrobes
In addition to spending less money on clothes, building a capsule wardrobe has other benefits. When you have less clothing to choose from, getting dressed is easier than ever, whether it is for work in the morning or a special occasion. Many people also enjoy the benefit of not needing nearly as much storage space.
Simplifying your closet could lead to making minimalist choices in other areas of your life, allowing you to claim victory over your closet and your personal belongings. Revamping your wardrobe with a “less is more” mentality also allows you to be more intentional about your clothing choices and can lead to an improved sense of style. Finally, in terms of the environment, the less we buy as consumers, the better.