Do you know the secret to a great wardrobe?
It is not a wardrobe that has all the fashion trends of every year, but a wardrobe that offers us classic and chic choices to wear.
The term “capsule wardrobe” comes from the 1970’s and was “invented” by Susie Faux, who owns a boutique in London called “Wardrobe”. According to Faux, a capsule wardrobe should “encapsulate” pieces that will never go out of style.
Timeless pieces like tops, pants and jackets, that no matter how much we wear them, year after year, will always be in style.
The idea of a capsule wardrobe is to minimize the time we use every morning to get ready and dissipate any stress that a cluttered closet might cause us.
Normally the selection in a capsule wardrobe can include up to around 25 pieces. High quality pieces in classic colors, but with enough variety so we are able to mix and match easily without our style becoming monotonous.
There are many people who can benefit from choosing“capsule” wardrobe concept.
You save on the money you spend, sometimes monthly, on pieces that you end up “saying I’ll save it for a special occasion” or pieces that you end up not enjoying at all.
There are even some clothes that when bought cheap, they loose their primary quality and need to be tossed. That’s just money wasted.
High quality does not mean expensive and branded clothing.
I apologize to the brands beforehand, but there is a lot of clothing out there that are not worth the money we pay.
However, there is a company in the United States, which, to my humongous regret, does not yet exist in Europe –
Everlane is a company with all its ethical principles on point. Besides unveiling us the true cost of the piece (in production, in labor, their profit, and where it was manufactured) they choose to make their collections in recyclable fabrics (lyocell, organic cotton, linen, etc.) and even recycled materials.
Everlane’s style is minimal and and the perfect choice to make this list of items for a minimal capsule wardrobe.
Prices range from $ 17 for a t-shirt, a dress for 80, jeans for 73 and a pair of shoes for around $ 130.