How to streamline your clothes
The term ‘capsule wardrobe’ has been buzzing around the fashion world for some time and was originally coined in the 70s by Susie Faux, the owner of a Westend boutique – but what does it mean exactly?
The idea behind creating a capsule wardrobe is to streamline your clothes to no more than 50 pieces, consisting of basic separates which can be paired easily and accessorised with jewellery, handbags and shoes. This reduces waste and trains you to be more mindful when indulging in retail therapy. The key thing to remember when creating your unique capsule wardrobe is to buy quality and timeless pieces which will work for you for years to come. Say bye-bye to fast fashion splurges and hello to a more mindful, grown-up way of clothes shopping.
Picture this: starting your day stress-free, opening your wardrobe and picking an outfit with ease, for whatever event during which ever season. Creating a capsule wardrobe which works for you is akin to reaching fashion enlightenment! So how do you do it?
Purge Your Wardrobe
In 3 Easy Steps
Step 1. Purge unwanted and unworn items which have been gathering dust in your closet for longer than you can remember. In the words of Trinny and Susannah “if you haven’t worn it for 6 months, chuck it!” We suggest you make 3 piles of clothes – 1) love and keeping, 2) give to charity 3) toss in the bin. This clothing purge is key to starting afresh and having a clear idea of what foundations you already have and the gaps which need to be filled.
Step 2. Once you’ve cleared out and have your basics, think about how your wardrobe is affected by your lifestyle. Do you work in an office every day? Do you work from home? Are you ultra-feminine? Or more of a jeans and t-shirt kind of person? Plan your perfect wardrobe on paper before you hit the shops or you’ll undo all of your hard work!
Step 3. Time to shop. A capsule wardrobe is individual to everyone but here are some ideas for your shopping list. Remember, purchases must be made mindfully with the emphasis on good quality, timeless pieces which will last a lifetime:
Invest in Timeless Pieces
Black leather biker jacket – Camel trench coat – Black cross body bag – Black heels
Statement trousers – statement slogan jersey – White shirt – Smart pencil skirt
Denim jeans – Denim shorts – Black/white vests – Chunky knit jumper – Tan sandals
Once you’re comfortable mix-and-matching your key items you can then have fun with accessorising and being playful with your outfits. Speaking of a shopping list – have you heard our next sale is only a few days away? You can find the key investment pieces you need for your capsule wardrobe – from Burberry trench coats, Chanel handbags, beautifully tailored statement trousers from Osman and wear-with-everything Saint Laurent heels amongst much more for men and women.
Join us on the 22nd and 23rd March at 35 Baker Street, to download your free ticket click here or if you’d like to shop with us an hour before the general public so you can get your hands on the most rarest pieces you can purchase your VIP ticket here