Fashion can seem to many like a constant game of catching up, where you’re always trying to stay on trend. It can become so tiresome that many just give up, and switch up their wardrobe only when they feel it necessary. Others are on the opposite end of the spectrum, and find following trends to be exciting; they love filling up their wardrobe with new garments from season to season. You would be surprised to hear that there are people who fit somewhere in between those two groups; they’re sometimes trendy, but stick mostly to a set of main pieces. The folks I’m speaking about follow a practice of creating a capsule wardrobe. By definition, a capsule wardrobe is a collection of garments that never go out of style, but can work from season to season. The pieces in their collections include a few skirts, tops, pants, dresses, and shoes, with the occasional coat thrown in, depending on where in the world you live. Colors are usually pretty basic and the patterns are classic (i.e. stripes and polka dots.)
If this is your first time visiting my blog, you might not know what my style is really like. I differ from most people and try to avoid trends, throwing together pieces that I think look cool, which occasionally ends with me wearing a trendy garment. This is the main reason, as you’ll see or have already seen, why I shop thrift stores so often. A lot of the pieces are one of a kind now, and can really show off my individuality. Because of this, I don’t follow the philosophy of the capsule wardrobe. Life is far too short for me to waste it dressing in classic looks. They say variety is the spice of life and I want each and every single one of them.
This isn’t to say that I think capsule wardrobes are horrible, or that I think that everyone should reject the philosophy; it’s just not for me. I can see the appeal though, because you can put together so many outfits in a short amount of time with little thought. If you’re someone who hates spending time putting together an outfit, and just likes to throw on a few garments and go, the capsule wardrobe philosophy is definitely for you! Plus you save a ton of money on clothing every year, and you could probably put together a capsule wardrobe from thrift store items. That really sounds like a win-win to me!
So, how do you feel about capsule wardrobes? Are you crazy for them? Or are you like me and not a big fan? Be sure to let me know in the comments section below!