If you’re someone who’s always on the go, thinking of what you’ll wear for the day is one thing you don’t want to worry about. As a new year (new me) starts, be more efficient with your time by building a capsule wardrobe. Remember, it’s the beauty of mixing and matching timeless pieces that make it worth it! Here’s a quick guide on how you can start building your own:
How do I start a capsule wardrobe?
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First things first, building a capsule wardrobe will take time as you understand your style, so it’s totally okay if you don’t have it figured out in the beginning. Second, you don’t have to break the bank to start fresh or find a new aesthetic. All you have to do is look at what you already have and throw away the pieces that you haven’t worn in over six months. This could be a means to earn extra cash too!
Ask yourself these questions: what are the clothes I usually wear? Is there a certain style that I want to recreate or follow? Am I going to be comfortable in these pieces? Is it going to be functional? This is your time to go on Pinterest and create boards for your style inspo. Remember, there are no rules when it comes to building your capsule wardrobe; you don’t have to own what others have because it’s your personal style that you’re following!
You can never go wrong with a plain t-shirt, especially if it’s black or white. Find a shirt that is flattering to your body type: short or longer sleeves, a round or square neck, etc. It’s the most versatile clothing item too, as you can wear it casual or dress it up when mixed with the right pieces.
Did you know that you can wear jeans up to three times before you wash them? Invest in a pair of quality jeans that will last for years, just like Levi’s 501. It’s a timeless piece that will never go out of style. Sure, it’s quite pricey when you buy it brand new but it’s built to last. If you want to save more, you can try scouring through thrift shops!
Want to make your outfit look chicer? Throw on a well-fitting oversized blazer and voila, you’ll look like you’re here for some serious business. It’s easy to mix and match with other clothing pieces too, like a body-hugging slip-on dress or a plain shirt and jeans combo. But remember not to drown in the ~oversized~ silhouette.
Who said trousers are only for office wear? With the increased interest in K-fashion, we’ve seen the versatility of wide-leg trousers – they will look good with anything, whether it’s worn with sneakers or a pair of heels.
Even if it isn’t summer, tank tops are a wardrobe staple that will look good no matter what. Don’t forget about the Philippine weather too – because, in this heat, tank tops are the way to go when going on casual dates or running errands. You can totally wear them in the office too; pair them with a blazer or a jacket and you’re good to go!
This is for the days when the weather gets chilly or you don’t feel like dressing up. If you’re embracing the jet setter life in 2023, jumpers are the perfect airport fit too!
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Speaking of timeless pieces, a pair of white sneakers are a must. You can easily dress up or dress down an outfit with sneakers, so make sure to invest in one that’s comfy and built to last. Sure, it can be challenging to maintain especially when you’re out and about, but there are products you can buy online that can make them weatherproof.
How did you build your capsule wardrobe? Share some tips below!