With 2014 done & dusted, it is now time to move onwards and upwards with the New Year. We all know that with the New Year, comes new trends to try, season’s become dated and it’s a constant struggle of how to keep stylish throughout the changing months. We here at Of The Realm believe you don’t need to invest in an entire new wardrobe and instead taking trends into consideration, have combined a step by step of how you create the perfect capsule wardrobe that will get you from January to December with just a few simple changes!
A capsule wardrobe is a collection of a few essential items of clothing that will not go out of fashion, such as skirts, trousers, and coats, which can then be updated with seasonal pieces. Of The Realm create timeless leather pieces perfect to incorporate into a wardrobe that won’t go out of style and can be used season after season, whether that be your classic biker jacket or staple aviator!
If your wardrobe and dresser overflow with clothing, it may be that most of it doesn’t fit well and you only wear a small percentage of it. Most will continue buying clothes that they will never wear, thinking that buying more clothes will solve the problem. However with a capsule collection of staple pieces, this can be avoided and style will become effortless throughout the seasons.
We have given a step by step of how you can create your perfect capsule collection, to help with the new you, in this New Year!
1. Make a list of what you need
Think about things you do most often. When do you need to dress up and when can you keep it more casual? How practical do you need to make your wardrobe?
What clothing pieces are a must in your wardrobe? Jeans? T-shirts? Blouses? Skirts? Leather jackets? Dresses? Write it all down.
2. Make note of what you already have…
Chances are you already have most of what you’ll need for your capsule wardrobe. What pieces of clothing can easily be dressed up? What clothing do you gravitate toward wearing most often? What do you own that makes you feel great?
3. Take colour into consideration
When choosing your capsule wardrobe, you also want to pay attention to colours. We recommend keeping a lot of neutral colours and using colourful t-shirts, skirts or jackets to brighten and change things up. A couple of staple pieces in brighter colours is always a winning combination!
4. Clear out the clothes you never wear!
We suggest taking the list of your essentials into your wardrobe and pulling out the things on the list. If you don’t love what you’re grabbing, leave it there. The beauty of a capsule wardrobe is that you’re only keeping clothes that you love the feel of and that look great on you, and the pieces you do buy will be an investment that will continue to serve you throughout the year!
5. Complete the capsule wardrobe
Make sure you complete your capsule wardrobe! The last thing you want to do is go without the staple pieces you really need and end up back in the position you were in before!