Minimalist Capsule Wardrobe Guide

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A minimalist capsule wardrobe is a simple way to feel better about getting dressed. You spend less time putting together outfits, and you own fewer clothes—but you feel more confident and put together.

What is this sorcery? The power of minimalist dressing, my friends! Keep reading to learn more about why you should create your own minimalist wardrobe and how to get started today.

A capsule wardrobe is just a fancy way of describing a small collection of versatile pieces that can be easily mixed and matched to create different outfits.

The first step to creating a minimal wardrobe is to get clear on your own style—and one of the best ways to do this is to create a personal uniform.

Step 1: Get clear on your personal style

Your individual style is important, but so is your lifestyle. What clothes do you need for your daily life?

Step 2: Consider your lifestyle

Pick the category of clothing that you wear most often, and then put together a few favourite outfits. Using your style as a guide, curate your choices while paying specific attention to versatility.

Step 3: Build your capsule wardrobe

One of the reasons for creating a minimal capsule wardrobe is to create space in your closet so you can easily see what you have—and this is hard to do if your off-season clothes are taking up space.

Step 4: Pack away seasonal items

This last step is technically optional, and you might want to test out your capsule wardrobe for a while before decluttering—but ultimately, a minimalist wardrobe means letting go of what you’re not wearing.

Step 5: Declutter what you’re not wearing

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