What is a Capsule Wardrobe?
A capsule wardrobe is a small collection of selected items that can be put together differently and includes everything you would typically need to wear. These items hardly ever go out of fashion and can stay with you for a very long time.
By mixing and matching these select items, you can create a few different looks for every occasion. The items in your capsule wardrobe should easily be able to be dressed up or down. And you can also mix and match them with other more fashionable pieces or pieces with prints or a striking color. Your capsule wardrobe pieces basically work with anything.
For us, at EMILIA OHRTMANN Fashion this simple explanation is precisely the epitome of what we strive for in our designs and clothing.
What are the Benefits of Owning a Capsule Wardrobe?
The benefits of having a capsule wardrobe or capsule clothing pieces have a long-lasting impact on your time, money, and the environment. By investing in yourself, aka your wardrobe, you will always have something to wear and not stand in front of your wardrobe again not knowing what to wear. And you have clothes that will last longer.
Not only that, choosing classic styles with neutral colours means you will still look and feel stylish even when the last fashion style has come and gone.
Saving time, yes, that is correct. You can choose an outfit confidently for whatever the occasion or day brings. This eliminates frustration and negative thoughts as you start the day positively.
The thought of being more environmentally conscious or sustainable can be overwhelming. However, deciding to own a capsule wardrobe your decision inadvertently benefits the environment. This is done by choosing fabrics or brands that are environmentally friendly. This means you will not constantly have to buy new items of clothing that do not last longer than a few washes.
We strive to accomplish a sustainable lifestyle at EMILIA OHRTMANN Fashion.
How to Get Started with a Capsule Wardrobe
We would start by having a look at what you have in your wardrobe and what you really need.
We recently chatted about the benefits of decluttering your wardrobe for a fresh start, and you will be able to get some great tips to clear out your closet. Read more here: Decluttering Your Wardrobe for a Fresh Start
Once you have decluttered your wardrobe and decided on what you need for your personal capsule wardrobe, you can see if you already own that item or if you want to go out and invest in a wardrobe staple.
What Kind of Items Are Great for Your Capsule Wardrobe?
Items that are:
- Made from quality and sustainably sourced materials
- Have a cut that doesn't go out of fashion,
- Have the colors white, black, grey and blue and
- Items that mix and match well.
For example, a good quality white blouse, a good quality white T-Shirt, a pair of jeans, a pair of black trousers, a black skirt and a black blazer or a black cardigan (depending on your lifestyle), as well as a denim jacket, are great examples of items that belong into a capsule wardrobe.
These items need to fit you well, so you will not only look but also feel fabulous wearing them.
Remember: you do not have to compromise style when it comes to a capsule wardrobe.
Our suggestions for a great capsule wardrobe:
Kate Shirt - Capsule Wardrobe Basic Suggestion
A white shirt should be a staple and one of the foundation pieces in your wardrobe. We specifically love the Kate Shirt for its relaxed look and slightly long back. This can be paired with black trousers or skirt for a professional look or add some denim items for a relaxed look.
Lucia Skirt in Black
A black skirt is a stable and will be here to stay so investing in one that is great quality and versatile means you are able to go from the boardroom to your children's sporting event. With the Lucia Skirt you are able to be comfortable and stylish no matter what life throws at you.
Elise Blouse in Black
The Elise Blouse is elegant and made with a breathable light fabric. A great shirt to have that goes with a pair of jeans, shorts or even our Lucia Skirt.
A basic white t-shirt seems to be the most forgotten about clothing item. Yet it's one of the most important. Whether you are dressing up or dressing down our limited edition Emma Tee will never leave you feeling half dressed.
Julia Mini Skirt
The mini skirt is back and why shouldn't your wardrobe have a fun, fashionable piece that can be mix and matched with other wardrobe basics. Put your spin on the current fashion trend with our Julia Mini Skirt.
Laura Tank Top
There are so many ways to wear the Laura Tank Top; under a cardigan, blazer, our Stella blouses, a denim jacket and of course as is. And yes, the Laura tank top looks great on any one of our skirts or worn with a pair of jeans.
Having items in your closet that are both functional and stylish is key to a great capsule wardrobe and with the Layal Cardigan is the epitome of this. The lightweight fabric means that is the perfect covering for a trip to the chilly mall or movies. The Layal Cardigan can be worn at home or at a dinner event - perfectly styled.
Every woman should have a black dress in her closest. We say you shouldn't have a black dress that just hang in your closet in case of a special occasion. We say every day is a special occasion and we can suggest a dress that can be dressed down or dressed up. The Mireille Dress is the ideal dress for any event, even if that event means going to breakfast.
If you would like more suggestions or helping choosing your capsule wardrobe reach out to EMILIA OHRTMAN today, we would love to help you be the most confident you.
P.S. Make sure to check out our styling videos on Instagram for more inspiration.