It’s time to open your wardrobe and think “Great! I have something to wear” rather than the opposite which is something a lot of people think and/or say out loud while standing in front of the wardrobe. Finding the right pieces of clothing to keep your wardrobe looking fresh every time you open for years to come may require some understanding but would be completely worth every second.
To do that, you need to build yourself a capsule wardrobe which is a small collection of clothing items that you can put together or style in various ways. These clothing items usually include everything a person would require to completely style an outfit.
Before we jump into creating a capsule wardrobe for women, let’s give you a brief understanding of what a capsule wardrobe is and why you need to curate one.
Understanding the Capsule Wardrobe Concept
As mentioned earlier, a capsule wardrobe is a collection of clothes that have been carefully curated to suit a person’s lifestyle. It typically consists of a small selection of clothes that you can wear interchangeably with a number of other outfits. This allows you to style a variety of unique looks with just these items. The aim of a capsule wardrobe for work or other occasions is to be able to put it together without owning so many clothing items that would make it hard to put together various looks.
So, how do you create a capsule wardrobe for yourself?
Assessing Your Lifestyle and Personal Style
No matter what unique body shape you have, if you’re slim or you’ve got a curvy figure, a capsule wardrobe can be curated to suit you perfectly. Remember that it’s not about quantity but quality. Before you purge your wardrobe, you need to access your lifestyle and see where you spend most of your time. This will allow you to prioritize the style and clothes you need to go for.
If you’re creating a work capsule wardrobe, then the pieces in your wardrobe would be more formal items that you can style for work. If you spend most of your days or hours at work, then your wardrobe would contain more work clothing items than casual or evening wear.
The Pink Moon has a collection of formal clothes for plus-size women which you can carefully select from to curate your capsule wardrobe. Get core pieces like black pants, plain white shirts, and other pieces that accentuate your beautiful curves and meet your fashion needs.
Defining Your Core Pieces
Your core pieces are basic clothing items that you wear the most. They are your key clothing items that are the foundation of your style and the heart of your closet. This can vary depending on your lifestyle and your personal style. For some, it can be a plain white tee and a pair of jeans which you can dress up with a jacket and a pair of heels or dress down with a pair of loafers and depending on the occasion. For some, it can be a plain white tee and a black skirt.
Another core piece in a capsule wardrobe for women is a black dress because every woman needs one. Basically, these core items are versatile go-to pieces that you can fit with almost every other item in your closet.
You can get all your core pieces at The Pink Moon where you can find a wide range of sizes for plus-size women. Each of these pieces is chic and is made to elevate your style and emphasize your gorgeous figure.
Selecting Versatile and Complementary Items
Versatile clothing pieces are items you can pair with almost every item in your wardrobe which can also include some of your core pieces. Complementary items on the other hand are select-few items that can go with a particular style of clothing to elevate it and take it from simple to chic in no time at all.
Building on Accessories
The first thing you need to do to build a collection of accessories for your capsule wardrobe is to declutter what you currently have. Get all your accessories and sort them out into two piles; things you wear often and love versus things you don’t wear and don’t like. Do away with the latter and be true to yourself.
Now, you can go ahead and get a few accessories that you love and you know that you can pair them with multiple outfits in your capsule wardrobe. Make sure these accessories suit your lifestyle and complement most items in your wardrobe.
Maintaining and Refreshing the Capsule Wardrobe
There are different ways you can maintain and refresh women’s capsule wardrobe to keep you excited about the items you wear.
- Set a time period to go through your wardrobe and do away with items you no longer wear or like. If you’ve been growing your wardrobe, then you need to make room for those items.
- Have a check-in before a new season to get ready for the upcoming season. You can choose to give away the clothes you’re not wearing, or you can store them away from the next season.
- At the end of every season, check your clothes to see which items you didn’t wear and do away with them because there’s a chance you won’t wear them anymore.
The key is to remove more items than you add. Some of the essential clothing pieces you need to have in your capsule wardrobe whether you have a curvy figure or you’re slim include a white tee, bodysuit, sweatshirt (plus-size), off- shoulder blouse, white button-up (plus-size), ruched blouse (plus-size), jacket, crew neck sweater (plus-size), faux-leather pants, ’90s jeans, trousers, tank dress, trench coat, sweater dress, heeled sandals, white sneakers, loafers, cross body bag, sunglasses, and a tote bag.
You can shop for these items in different sizes at The Pink Moon now.