Thrifted: All About Capsule Wardrobes

All about capsule wardrobes -- Capsule wardrobes are a way to stay classic forever. However, they definitely aren't for everyone, especially those who are like me and LOVE to look different 24/7 | gutterfashion.com

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!

All about capsule wardrobes -- Capsule wardrobes are a way to stay classic forever. However, they definitely aren't for everyone, especially those who are like me and LOVE to look different 24/7 | gutterfashion.com All about capsule wardrobes -- Capsule wardrobes are a way to stay classic forever. However, they definitely aren't for everyone, especially those who are like me and LOVE to look different 24/7 | gutterfashion.com All about capsule wardrobes -- Capsule wardrobes are a way to stay classic forever. However, they definitely aren't for everyone, especially those who are like me and LOVE to look different 24/7 | gutterfashion.com All about capsule wardrobes -- Capsule wardrobes are a way to stay classic forever. However, they definitely aren't for everyone, especially those who are like me and LOVE to look different 24/7 | gutterfashion.com All about capsule wardrobes -- Capsule wardrobes are a way to stay classic forever. However, they definitely aren't for everyone, especially those who are like me and LOVE to look different 24/7 | gutterfashion.com All about capsule wardrobes -- Capsule wardrobes are a way to stay classic forever. However, they definitely aren't for everyone, especially those who are like me and LOVE to look different 24/7 | gutterfashion.com All about capsule wardrobes -- Capsule wardrobes are a way to stay classic forever. However, they definitely aren't for everyone, especially those who are like me and LOVE to look different 24/7 | gutterfashion.com All about capsule wardrobes -- Capsule wardrobes are a way to stay classic forever. However, they definitely aren't for everyone, especially those who are like me and LOVE to look different 24/7 | gutterfashion.com All about capsule wardrobes -- Capsule wardrobes are a way to stay classic forever. However, they definitely aren't for everyone, especially those who are like me and LOVE to look different 24/7 | gutterfashion.com

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!

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8 comments

  1. Robbie, I am like you. I don’t follow trends and don’t really follow any particular style. I just wear what I am comfortable with and that I think looks good to my eye. Your outfit looks cool. I love jeans and jean shirts. Unfortunately, because work requires me to wear a specific uniform, I don’t get to wear those that much.

  2. I love your boots, total leopard fiend!! I like your kewl outfit. I do follow some trends, but try to do what makes me happy even if its not on trend! I have been fashion blogging the past 3 plus years, it is honestly so expensive and exhausting to keep up with trends….

    As of late I switched my main niche to travel, style will be secondary, I am much happier!

    Valerie

  3. I like the *idea* of a capsule wardrobe, but for me it just feels like it puts too many restraints on what I can and can’t buy/wear! Love your blog (and those boots are AWESOME) happy to say I’m a proud new follower 🙂

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