Building a Capsule Wardrobe


The concept of a capsule wardrobe is more than a trend, it's a way of life. Find out how you can revolutionize your wardrobe with timeless pieces that will bring simplicity, versatility and style to your look. 

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What is a Capsule Wardrobe?

A capsule wardrobe is a collection of essential items that never go out of style and can be mixed and matched to create a variety of outfits. By investing in quality pieces that are versatile and durable, you can reduce clutter and simplify your life. A well-curated capsule wardrobe can save you time and money, as you'll have fewer items to choose from, but each piece will be carefully chosen to fit your style and needs. With a capsule wardrobe, you'll always have something to wear, and you'll look and feel your best, no matter what the occasion. 

The key to creating a capsule wardrobe is to focus on quality over quantity. Instead of buying cheap, trendy items that will quickly go out of style or fall apart after a few washes, invest in well-made pieces that will last for years. Classic items like a tailored blazer, a crisp white shirt, and a versatile pair of jeans are great foundational pieces to start with. From there, you can add in accessories and statement pieces to personalize your look and add some flair. Remember, the goal is to have a wardrobe that fits your lifestyle and makes getting dressed in the morning a breeze. So take some time to assess your needs and personal style, and start building your capsule wardrobe step by step!

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Benefits of a Capsule Wardrobe

  • Simplicity. Clear the clutter and streamline your wardrobe with a capsule collection that makes getting dressed a breeze.

  • Quality Over Quantity. Less is more when you choose pieces that are built to last. With a focus on quality pieces, your clothing is more likely to last longer, reducing the need for constant replacements. 

  • Time and Money Savings. With fewer pieces to choose from, you'll spend less time and money on your wardrobe— and more on the things that really matter.

  • Sustainability. By embracing a capsule wardrobe, you're choosing to make a positive impact on the planet and the fashion industry. 


Capsule Wardrobe Essentials

So, where to start? Firstly, you'll need a few basic tops. A plain white tee, a black turtleneck, and a simple blouse are all great options. For bottoms, a pair of dark wash jeans, black trousers, and a versatile skirt are essential. Don't forget to include at least one dress that can be dressed up or down. Next, invest in a few quality outerwear pieces. A classic trench coat, a cozy sweater, and a tailored blazer are all great options. This will keep you covered for any type of weather or occasion. For shoes, a pair of black flats, classic heels, white sneakers, and ankle boots will take you a long way. They are comfortable yet stylish and can be worn with almost any outfit. Finally, accessorize with a statement necklace, a watch, and a scarf. These pieces can add a touch of personality to your outfit and make it stand out. Remember, the key to a capsule wardrobe is versatility and quality over quantity. With these items, you can create endless outfit combinations and always look put together. Psst - you can find a capsule wardrobe checklist in the bottom of this post!

How to Build and Maintain Your Capsule Wardrobe

1. Assess Your Style. Start by defining your personal style. What colors, silhouettes, and materials do you love? Your capsule wardrobe should reflect your preferences.2. Edit Your Current Closet. Go through your existing wardrobe and identify pieces that fit your style and can be incorporated into your capsule. Donate or sell items that no longer serve you.3. Choose Your Staples. Select foundational pieces like neutral tops, bottoms, and outerwear. These should be timeless and versatile.4. Add Seasonal Items. Include a few seasonal pieces to keep your wardrobe adaptable. These can be switched in and out as the weather changes.5. Accessories Matter. Don't forget accessories like scarves, belts, and shoes. They can significantly impact your outfits.

Gaâla: Odette Trench Coat
Gaâla: Odette Trench Coat
Gaâla: Claude Three Piece Suit
Gaâla: Claude Three Piece Suit

Gaâla Paris have so many classic staples in their collections. The quality of the fabric and the timeless silhouettes are incredible. They are masters of the Parisian style, and their philosophy in slow and sustainable fashion is inspiring. Tap on the Gaâla-logo below to check out their items <3 


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