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Organize Your Closet with a Capsule Wardrobe

If you saw the title of this post and thought “What’s a capsule wardrobe?!,” never fear. I’ll be filling you in shortly. If you’re already a fan of capsule wardrobes, today’s post is also for you, as we’ll be taking a look at the closet organization possibilities that result from streamlining your wardrobe. Read on for some fabulous photos that celebrate the best of fashion and interior design.

Organize Your Closet with a Capsule Wardrobe

Let’s start with the basics: a capsule wardrobe is a small selection of your favorite clothing items and accessories, including shirts, pants, skirts, dresses, shoes, jackets and coats.

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Just how small are we talking about here?! While there’s no set size, many capsule wardrobes consist of between 30-40 items. However, a capsule wardrobe should mostly include essential items, and the contents typically change on a seasonal basis. Are you planning a capsule wardrobe for spring?

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I definitely am! And here’s why: capsule wardrobes help implement a “less is more” mode of thinking that can be extremely helpful for people on a budget, as well as those trying to simplify their lives. Not to mention, I find shopping to be overwhelming, so this less is more approach is the perfect strategy for me.

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After a few months of capsule wardrobe bliss (which helps clarify the main clothing items that you find comfortable and stylish -basically, the items that make you feel like “you”), selective shopping is second nature.

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In other words, you’re less likely to purchase items because they catch your eye, and more likely to purchase them because they make sense. Because you’ll wear them. And because they truly fit your lifestyle. Goodbye impulse buys!

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Not to mention, compiling a capsule wardrobe is a great way to organize your closet. By packing away out-of-season items and donating others that simply aren’t useful, you can clear the way for the clothing that you wear most.

Suddenly the most important items are front and center, making it easy for you to reach for the things you love most. Capsule wardrobes are ideal for those of us with small closets. Some people even display their capsule wardrobes on industrial racks that can be wheeled to any location.

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Yes, even if you don’t have closet space, your capsule wardrobe can take center stage in the corner of your bedroom. The look is modern and very on-trend, as capsule wardrobes are the new “it” organizational strategy for the closet. Ready to take a closer look at how to make the concept of a capsule wardrobe a true reality?

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In the second half of today’s post, I’ll be sharing a few of my favorite capsule wardrobe strategies, complete with links where you can read more about how the featured bloggers created their own capsule wardrobes. I’ll end with a plan for my own strategy.

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Not to mention, Caroline was invited to guest post for Camille Styles, and one of her top tips includes using the rule of 3. For example, she chooses 9 pair of shoes – 3 pair of flats, 3 pair of heels and 3 pair of boots. Within each group of 3, one pair reflects classic style, one pair makes a statement, and one pair falls somewhere in between. Read more about here strategy here.

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Courtney of Project 333 writes about her capsule collection, which includes 33 items that will be worn for a 3-month period. She began by brainstorming each item she would need, including pieces such as sunglasses, bracelets and a scarf. Get all the details here.

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For me, the next step is assessing what I have. When it comes to capsule closets, the basics are key. Rather than incorporating each and every item into your capsule, start with the items you wear most. These are typically pieces that are comfortable and flattering. Since I’m on a tight budget and don’t have much time to shop this spring, I’m aiming for around 25-30 items.

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Among these items will be a few new purchases. To get through spring, I need 1-2 new pair of shoes and a couple of new shirts. I plan on making a few necklaces from beads and other interesting adornments I have at home. Sometimes a little bit of creativity goes a long way when it comes to rounding out a capsule wardrobe!

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