Friday, September 29, 2023


By Editorial Staff

When Building Your First Winter Capsule Wardrobe

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Winter is a season of cozy comfort, but it also poses unique challenges when it comes to dressing stylishly and staying warm. In all honestly, while there are fabulous outfits that you spot on Pinterest, TikTok, and other platforms, there’s then the question of how feasible they are. Plus, winter clothing is thicker and chunky compared to clothes from other seasons, so you’re basically limited to what can even be in your wardrobe or closet in the first place.

But when it comes to capsule wardrobes, they’re putting you to the test. Not only are you no longer having to deal with a clutter of clothes in your closet, but you’re transforming your taste into something that’s more sustainable. So, if this is your first time ever building a capsule wardrobe, especially a winter wardrobe, then here are some guidelines that you should absolutely follow!

Quality Over Quantity - Always

This isn’t just about living more sustainably, but it is also about looking better. Cheap fabrics and badly made clothes don’t look good on anybody; no one can pull them off. So, the key to a successful winter capsule wardrobe is investing in high-quality pieces. You’re going to want to take a close look into quality fabrics, and craftsmanship not only ensures durability but also provides better insulation and warmth.

Plus, you’ll also want to look for items made from materials like wool, cashmere, and down for maximum comfort and longevity. Of course, it doesn’t need to be, and you don’t only need to buy from big, expensive brands that cost thousands, either. Instead, you can look into luxury (yet affordable) brands such as Moncler Gilet as an example. Overall, clothes should be an investment, something that you want to make built to last. So be sure to keep that in mind.

Stick to a Neutral Colour Palette

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Alright, so you don’t need to stick to neutrals specifically, but it’s going to help since everything needs to be beautifully coordinated together. So, you can think of it this way: neutrals are the backbone of any capsule wardrobe, and the key is complementing everything. Unless you’re into something eclectic, basically any fashion style you’re into can coordinate nicely with a neutral colour palette.

So, when it comes to this winter wardrobe, you’ll want to opt for versatile shades like black, gray, camel, and navy. These sorts of colours are not only timeless but also easy to mix and match, allowing you to create numerous outfits from a limited selection of items.

Limit Your Statement Pieces

While it's tempting to include a few statement pieces in your capsule wardrobe, try to keep them to a minimum. A winter capsule wardrobe is all about versatility and practicality, so focus on classic, timeless items that can be dressed up or down with ease. But of course, this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t have something take stage on your outfit; it’s more about toning it down.

Making Adjustments is Fine

One thing that so many first-timers get wrong when building a capsule wardrobe is the idea it needs to be static; what you chose once is going to have to be your wardrobe. But the reality is the fact that it evolves with the seasons and your personal style. Regularly review your winter capsule wardrobe and make adjustments as needed. Donate or sell items that no longer serve you and replace them with versatile, high-quality pieces that align with your style and needs.

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