Before You Start A Business Casual Capsule Wardrobe
The Capsule Wardrobe Plan
To plan your Capsule Wardrobe ask yourself a series of questions. Write the answers down because it will help you focus on your plan.
- What items do you like in your current wardrobe and why?
- What do you wear to work?
- What do you need for hobbies or leisure activities?
- Where do you tend to go on holiday? Is that regular? What do you need for that?
- Do you need clothes to be with the kids?
- Are there any special events you attend each year?
- What is the environment like where you live, and how do you need your clothes to protect you?
- Are there seasons?
- If you have seasons, do you want one capsule for the whole year, two for autumn/winter and spring/summer or four for all four seasons?
- What style do you admire?
- What’s your authentic style?
- Is there something in between the two, and does it meet your practical needs?
- How long does it take you to get ready?
- How do your clothes make you feel?
- How do you want to feel?
- What types of clothes do you need? Exercise, work, formal, etc pr a variety of different styles?
- What clothes make you feel good and why?
- What clothes feel comfortable and why?
- What do you buy and never wear and why?
- What do you wear over and over again and why?
- Are there fabrics that you find uncomfortable?
- Do you prefer ethical brands?
- Do you have a strict budget?
- How often do you go through a wash cycle, so how many options of each style do you need?
When you answer all of these, you will start to look at your wardrobe differently from how you do at present. Build your capsule wardrobe around your personal requirements so that your wardrobe works for you.
Business casual Capsule Wardrobe Ideas
For inspiration in creating your business casual capsule wardrobe see some examples below.
Maintaining Your Business Casual Capsule wardrobe
Once you have started the bare bones of your capsule wardrobe the last thing you want to does to fill it up with impulse purchases. Think before you buy! Intentional shopping is the way forward. Choose quality over quantity, the colours that mix and match well with your palette, styles that suit you and ONLY items that fit with your lifestyle. Your clothes should work for you, you should not be trying to make your clothes work.