In the quest to buy less, wear your clothing out, and stop contributing so heavily to the fast-fashion world, many people are turning to a capsule wardrobe.
Using what you have until it rips or can no longer be washed, only purchasing high-quality goods where possible, and learning how to have 100s of outfits from only a few items. It’s a skill!
Although you might be tempted to throw everything out and start fresh, it is actually more important that you use what you have and slowly replace items over time. This also goes for the men or man in your life. You can help them to create a simple and smart capsule wardrobe.
Here are a few items that can make the perfect foundations for a wardrobe that is ready for anything.
What is a capsule wardrobe?
A capsule wardrobe is a small collection of clothing that works together. Every shirt will work with every pair of slacks, the colors are complementary and there are a few classic items in there too. A capsule wardrobe can also be described as a range of basics that can be mixed and matched.
It’s simple and effective.
5 Items For A Men’s Capsule Wardrobe
When buying high-quality engineered garments for Christmas next year, keep in mind the basics you are looking for.
Your outerwear is an expression of your personality and is a must. Most often, we have 2-3 options, but three that work for almost everyone are a denim jacket, a heavier-weight weatherproof coat, and a coat for a dress occasion.
A suit is non-negotiable – but not because you wear it all the time, it is because you don’t. Investing a little more into a suit made for you or very high quality will mean you have a suit whenever you need one. You can dress it down with a t-shirt from your capsule wardrobe or dress it up with a shirt.
Neutral colors are the best choice for knitwear that will work with jeans or other materials of trousers. Look for sustainably sourced wools or high-quality mixed materials that offer breathability and warmth.
Layering is key when it comes to a capsule wardrobe.
Keep these T-shirts basic as this is a capsule wardrobe. The crewneck is a timeless choice. Black, white, brown, grey, and blue are examples of neutral hues. A plain white T-shirt may be dressed up or down to match practically everything in your wardrobe.
No one needs 500 pairs of sneakers, but a few good-quality shoes and sneakers are a must. They can make the difference between a dressed down or dressed-up outfit. A white-shoe goes with almost every outfit you can think of. If you want to dress up your outfit, try a Chelsea boot, an Oxford, or any form of dress shoe in black or tan – the correct shoe can make or break an ensemble.
Keep it simple and you’ll have an outfit for every occasion without much effort! Are you looking for how to change your style completely? Read: How To Change Your Style.