Do you want to reduce your wardrobe but aren’t sure if you want to create a capsule wardrobe or have a more minimal wardrobe? Both are great options if you want to have a more minimalist wardrobe and start embracing slow fashion. But which one is right for you a capsule wardrobe or minimal wardrobe?
Both options are small curated wardrobes full of clothes you love and can mix and match to create endless outfits, but there are a few differences. For example, a capsule wardrobe is normally for a season with a set number of pieces and most importantly a shopping ban. Whereas a minimal wardrobe is more flexible without the rules of a capsule wardrobe and still retains the minimalist aspects of a capsule wardrobe. If you want to know more about capsule wardrobes or minimal wardrobe I have lots of posts in my Capsule Wardrobe Category.
There is no right or wrong way to design your minimalist wardrobe. This is about changing the way you look at your wardrobe and approach shopping for fashion. Both options encourage a more minimal approach to fashion and fully embrace slow fashion and help you to end your fast fashion addiction. I started with a capsule wardrobe as I needed the strict rules and a challenge to focus on. Now my wardrobe has developed into a mix of the two, where I have picked my favourite parts of both wardrobes to create something which works for me. At the end of the day, it’s your wardrobe and you need to do what works for you.
Is A Capsule Wardrobe Right For You?
- You need rules and guidelines to help you focus your wardrobe
- You want to have a set number of pieces to work towards
- You need a clear timeframe to work to
- You need to focus on a challenge to help you overcome your shopping addiction
- You have space to store out of season clothes
- You want to switch your wardrobe every season
- You are confident you can maintain a small wardrobe
- You are able to restrict your spending without the focus of a wardrobe challenge
- You don’t want strict rules or guidelines for your wardrobe
- You want to be able to make carefully thought out purchases whenever you want
- You don’t want a seasonal wardrobe
- You want long term change