Every item of clothing you own has a story to tell. From sourcing raw materials to its finished stage, the journey has had a purpose and a significant impact on the producer and its consumer. Mastering your style takes a long time as you go through trial-and-error phases until you learn and understand what works best for you and you stick to it. All your life, you spontaneously buy clothes that you never reach for and build your wardrobe.
One approach to wardrobe building that ensures your clothes are worn in the rotation is building a ‘capsule wardrobe’. It’s a mindset switch that helps you get dressed every day in countless ways by styling them in multiple ways. It definitely solves the ‘I have nothing to wear’ problem!
What is a capsule wardrobe?
A capsule wardrobe is a well-curated collection of outfits that are made up of versatile pieces that you absolutely love. It consists of a limited selection of mismatched, interchangeable pieces that complement each other. Always invest in statement pieces as they never go out of style. Eventually, you end up with a variety of options with a small selection of clothes.
Here is how you can style your classic, mismatched pieces together and create a new look every time you step out.
A white top is the epitome of effortlessness. A simple yet elegant top, you can wear it with just about anything and look polished and well put together. Every woman should own at least one white top in her wardrobe. This neutral colour goes with everything and can be styled in a million ways.
A white top, with classic blue jeans, is the outfit of our dreams! Also, wear it with shorts and you are set for summer. Throw in a blazer, high heels, and a cute sling bag and you are ready for a cocktail evening with your girlfriends. Look stylish during fall or winter by wearing a long trench coat over your top and boots.
One of our favourites, a jacket is the perfect combination of tomboy and feminine that can be worn in any season. It is an essential piece in your wardrobe that can be layered with any outfit in your closet. It is super versatile and can be the finishing touch for any outfit.
Take your plain and simple dress or a kurta to the next level in a colourful, patterned, or textured jacket. A denim jacket is a fool-proof solution to your every fashion woe. It is a wardrobe must-have and looks fabulous with just about anything. Be it with jeans and a T-shirt or a dress or even a kurta. A comfy pair of footwear and subtle jewellery is all you need and you are good to go.
A pant is something that you reach for whether it’s a relaxing day at home, for work, or hanging out with friends in the evening. Pants are the most versatile and long-lasting item in any wardrobe. And they come in so many styles, colours, sizes – you name it! We usually reach for our favourite T-shirt but you can also wear them with kurtas and short kurtis and glam it up for any occasion.
While you build your capsule wardrobe, stock up on pants in neutral colours that you can wear all year round with your favourite tops and kurtas. All you need is a little creativity!
Tapered pants in black, white, and beige will take you from AM to PM and will look excellent with tops and kurtas. Accessorize with heels and hoop earrings for a more formal look. Choose more relaxed fit pants for lounging at home or on the go. Adding a jacket can elevate the whole look.
Whether it’s a cotton kurta at the airport or a heavier number for an event, every woman swears by a kurta. But now, it’s time to step out of your comfort zone and take your everyday kurta for a spin. Be a trendsetter by styling them in different ways. It’s a great way to not feel that you are not repeating the same outfit. Buy kurtas in neutral or pastel colours as they are easy to pair with different pieces in your wardrobe.
Throw on a kurta instead of a dress to a party. Adding a belt to it will give your outfit a shape and break the monotony. Not only will this ooze style, but it will also be comfortable. You can also wear a kurta as a beach cover-up. Look chic this summer by donning a vibrant jacket over your monochrome kurta along with heels.
A shift to a capsule wardrobe doesn’t happen overnight. Your pieces must be eye-catching enough that they can be worn to different events and seasons. Over time, with strategy, your wardrobe will turn into something that will represent you.