Aside from peace of mind when staring at your closet, there are a lot of benefits to starting a capsule wardrobe. It gives you the opportunity to learn more about your personal style and embrace it through limited pieces. Plus, you won’t feel as obligated to partake in fleeting trends that come and go with each season.
Capsule wardrobes are about quality over quantity. Instead of buying new items with poorer quality on a regular basis, having a capsule wardrobe allows you to think of clothing as an investment. This means buying higher quality items that will last for years rather than a cheap sweater that will unravel after one cycle in the washing machine. This mentality is healthier for your wallet too, since you will no longer foster the habit of sporadic shopping sprees.
By investing in better clothing items less frequently, you will make less of an impact on the environment. Fast fashion consumerism is a toxic contributor to climate change, as calculations estimate the industry produces 10 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions every year. The less you shop, the less you’re contributing to this problem.
Those who have transitioned to capsule wardrobes experience plenty of benefits. Eliminate items from your closet that you don’t’ wear by donating or selling. From there, you can put together your must-haves and basics to create a hassle-free, minimalist closet.