7 STEPS TO BUILD YOUR CAPSULE WARDROBE
Tip before you start: Make it fun, get some food, put some music on, invite some friends (or just don’t), and enjoy!
STEP 1 SEASONAL ITEMS
Open your closet, take out all the clothes you might wear this season, and put them on your bed, sofa, chair, etc.
STEP 2 STORE OTHER GARMENTS
Take out all the clothes that are still in your closet and put them aside. Store them. The only stuff remaining in your closet is underwear, nightwear, and sportswear. Your closet looks empty.
STEP 3 DIVIDE & SELECT
Divide your seasonal items into a max of 7 color stacks. You can have fewer color piles. But if you’ve got more than 7 piles, you need to combine a few colors into one stack.
Select triples from each pile. A triple is 1 bottom and 2 tops from one color. Do this 7 times.
In total, you select 21 items (if you have few color piles, just choose a triple of the same stack twice or more)
STEP 4 ADD HAPPY MAKERS
Add 7 happy makers, no matter which color stack. Could be the strange dress from your auntie, a hideous mismatch, a vintage jumpsuit, whatever. As long as these garments make you happy.
STEP 5 SHOES & OUTERWEAR
Select 5 pairs of shoes
and 3 outer jackets
STEP 6 CREATE OUTFITS
Make some outfits from your selection. If some items are hard to combine, swap them with those items you have not selected.
STEP 7 HANG, STORE & REPEAT
Congratulations! You've made it. You’ve got your first capsule! Give the 7 triples, and the 7 happy makers a nice place in your empty closet. And store the rest.
Repeat these 7 steps each 3 months.
THE FULL CIRCLE