I heard someone say that capsule wardrobes are the new kale, and I think they could be on to something.
Just like kale, capsule wardrobes are simple, healthy and are going to be around for a long time. They are so good for you! Even if they both became a little trendy, they’ve turned into great, sustainable additions to a happy, healthy lifestyle.
Just like there is more than one way to enjoy kale, there is more than one way to create a capsule wardrobe. Enjoy these 5 ways to create a capsule wardrobe.
1. The Barrymore Way
Drew Barrymore didn’t put a number on her simpler, more streamlined wardrobe. Instead, she put her closet on a diet. Drew says, “I was looking forward to a minimalist curation that didn’t overwhelm me. Holy crap! This closet diet is working!” Check out her simple 6 step closet diet.
2. The Downton Abbey Way
It was recently brought to my attention that this show isn’t called Downtown Abbey. Since then, I hear people talking about it all the time. It even inspired Erika Marie’s capsule collection. “Not that I was going to go around in ballroom dresses everyday, but I noticed that they only used 3 – 4 very nice dresses and rotated them throughout the days.” More on the simple mama’s capsule wardrobe here.
3. The Un-Fancy Way
Caroline Joy put her own spin on Project 333, and instead of 33 items every 3 months, creates a capsule wardrobe with 37 items every 3 months plus jewelry and accessories. She says, “To me, a capsule wardrobe represents more time and energy for what really matters.” Read more about Caroline’s capsule collections here.
4. The Colorful Way
Amy Allen Clark shares her spring capsule collection on Mom Advice. Amy says, “It’s been a beautiful shift in my life and I don’t think I could ever go back to the old ways of bursting closets and pointless purchases.” Monochromatic isn’t her thing, so check out her colorful, capsule collection here.
5. The P333 Way
A new Project 333 minimalist fashion challenge begins in a few weeks. While I encourage you break the rules, I want to remind you that it’s only 3 months of dressing with less to help you determine things like personal style, the definition of enough, and 3 months to end the cycle of constantly adding to an overstuffed closet. Find the official rules here or jump right in and take the course.