Even though the term has been around since the 1970s, you may have never heard of a “capsule wardrobe.” While that is perfectly okay, the staff at Free Reign would love to help you create one. Basically, a capsule wardrobe includes pieces of apparel that never truly go out of style, and that you can match with seasonal pieces to create a unique look every single day. At our boutique in Conshohocken, we would love to help you find clothing that fits perfectly into your capsule!
What Goes into a Capsule?
While you may have never heard of a capsule wardrobe, you’ve most likely heard of designer Donna Karan and her “seven easy pieces.” A woman would have seven pieces in her closet: a bodysuit, a jacket, pants, a dress, tights, a skirt, and various accessories (handbags, sunglasses, shoes); these pieces would make up the foundation of every outfit. The capsule wardrobe is very similar, with jackets, skirts, and pants that you can wear for several years without worrying about them going out of style. At Free Reign, we have a fantastic selection of these clothing staples that you can add to your closet.
Creating Your New Wardrobe Each Season
Once you have your capsule set, you can add certain clothes and accessories each season to reinvent an outfit or come up with something new. The first thing to do is decide what color palette you want to go with for the season. You may love bright colors in the spring and summer, while earth tones are better for the fall and winter. If your capsule consists of several neutral colors, consider adding some color with a new blouse or a fun purse.
It’s also a good idea to evaluate your capsule each season. There may be some items you don’t wear any longer, and it can be good to donate those pieces, either by giving them to a friend or taking them to a local nonprofit. This will clear up some space in your closet for those new items that you want to wear during the upcoming season.
Setting a Budget
No matter if you’re shopping for casual apparel or clothing for the office, it’s always good to set a budget. In the fall, you may be looking for new sweaters and pants, while in the summer, you’re shopping for light blouses and fun dresses. Whatever you’re shopping for, go in knowing how much you’d like to spend and how much you have to spend. That way, you can find the things you really love and not take home a bunch of apparel that you’ll only wear once or twice!
Building a capsule wardrobe or finding your seven easy pieces doesn’t have to be difficult. At Free Reign, we can help you find amazing options from brands such as Tempo Paris, Kitsch, and many more. We’re always adding new items to the store, so be sure to visit us often to see what we have in stock.