The ultimate Winter hack for your closet begins and ends with a capsule wardrobe. A capsule wardrobe is a curated selection of wardrobe staples you love, work for one or more seasons, and blend in perfectly with any lifestyle.
So how does one go about building a capsule collection? Well, it starts with what we like to call ‘Marie Kondo-ing’.
Step 1: Toss!
Toss the items you no longer wear because they haven’t sparked enough joy (or purpose) for you to pull out of the closet. Rule of thumb: if it can only be worn for a specific date that isn’t in the foreseeable future, it needs to go. If you’re working from home and you reach for leggings every day (like we do) those need to stay.
Step 2: Covet!
The best foundational items for most of us are from the athleisure department.We’re talking about versatile pieces you can rock whether you’re stretching, working, lounging, or sleeping. To stay true to the capsule, you’ll want to hold onto the fashion pieces you love and can be worn almost anywhere. Our personal favorites are versatile, comfortable staples that go with an-y-thing. We love to start with this smoothing panty or this seamless thong.
And these 24/7-wear bras that come in a super convenient bundle!
Step 3: Polish!
So now that we’re super comfortable in our ath-flow-inspired pieces (that’s athleisure-flow, just short and sweet), let’s talk about how to make sure your comfy outfits still look polished. This is the bodysuit we keep reaching for, whether we’re wearing it under oversized tie-dye sweaters when it’s chilly, or with highwaisted jeans and a smart blazer.
A trend that is totally ath-flow and has no end in sight is this cropped legging with — well, everything. It’s smooth and breathable enough to layer underneath cute sweats when you head out into the winter cold and opaque enough to pair with a crop top and sneakers.
Your winter capsule wardrobe should speak to your personality too, so don’t forget to top off every look with cool sweaters, playful sunglasses and statement jewelry. Make it your own and fall in love with your wardrobe all over again.
Will you build a capsule wardrobe for winter 2021? Let us know in a comment below or on our social media @Shapermint!