How A Capsule Closet Can Reduce Stress

What Is A Capsule Wardrobe?

A Capsule closet is a small collection of timeless clothes that fit you and your lifestyle. There does not have to be ten items; there does not have to be thirty-three. You choose how many to have. No one size fits all. It is not about restricting yourself, quite the opposite; it is about finding the perfect balance. So many of us think more options make things easier, but in a lot of cases, they don’t. The same goes for restricting your wardrobe down to a certain number because it works for someone else, it usually doesn’t work. 

A capsule collection should be the perfect number and choice of items that work for you and you only. Factors to consider are your style preferences, colours, styles that suit your body shape and your practical lifestyle needs. For more info on getting started with a capsule wardrobe see this post.

How Can A Capsule Closet reduce stress?

Believe it or not, clutter is emotionally stressful. It has been scientifically proven. In 2012, researchers at Yale School Of medicine discovered that two parts of your brain, the Cingulate Cortex and the Insula which regulate pain and conflict, are stimulated when you let go of possessions that you are emotionally attached to. The more significant the emotional connection, the stronger the pain felt.

Clutter can be material, mental or digital. The more you own, the more responsible you feel for all of those items and consequently, the greater the fear of losing them. Another study concluded that people who were surrounded by clutter found it harder to concentrate.

Ultimately, building a capsule closet can help you focus on what you need and love rather than using clothes to cover up unhappiness or insecurities. If that has been you to date, do not worry, you are not alone. You can start to make changes here and now.

capsule Closet to reduce stress

How To Start A Capsule Wardrobe

So you have decided a capsule closet might work for you, but how do you get started? The first thing you need to do is to ask yourself a series of questions to ascertain how your wardrobe should serve you. You do not want it the other way around! A capsule wardrobe planner is a great place to start. Rediscover what you love and look at the practicalities of your lifestyle to determine what you should, and shouldn’t include. Do not forget to download my free wardrobe planner to fill out along the way. It will help you stay focused on your wardrobe goals. Alternatively, check out my affordable personal styling membership  or one-on-one personal stylist online packages. 

So there you have it, how creating a capsule closet can reduce stress. What has worked for you?

Capsule Closet And Stress
Reduce stress With A capsule Closet

What Next?

The information given in the post is the best of my knowledge at the time of writing. If you are embarking on anything new get professional advice if required.

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  • The Capsule Closet Stylist Colour Analysis looks at the natural colouring in your hair, eyes and skin tone and shows how you can complement your natural colouring in your clothes. The Body Shape Style Guide teaches you how to make the most of your best assets, hide what you do not like, find clothes that complement your shape, and choose the perfect fit.

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'When you join the membership it isn't generic it is tailored to your needs. Michelle considers each individual person and provides advice and guidance based on their needs. I have learnt so much since I joined I feel like I could sit an exam on it now! Honestly, without a doubt if you feel like you are lost with what to wear, you don't know what suits your body shape or your shape has changed, you've lost confidence, you're starting a new job, or you want to minimise your wardrobe, Michelle's membership is without a doubt for you. You can not get better for the price, I have looked!'
I joined Michelle's facebook "capsule wardrobe challenge" in June 2020. I loved her approach of starting off with a concept of what colours and styles you were attracted to, followed by what your lifestyle required functionally. It helped me assess my existing wardrobe with a checklist in mind instead of feeling overwhelmed and indecisive. I found the video format and weekly check-ins easy to follow and explained each stage of building a capsule well. She has been quick to answer any queries I have and to offer her professional stylist's opinion with a gentle manner. I am most grateful for Michelle's overarching aim to help her clients "find their happy place". This membership is about being comfortable in your own skin, not about being super fashionable, and that is exactly what I needed. Thank you for helping me find my confidence again. 😊
There is no doubt in my mind that having a personal stylist online is worth the investment. In fact, at the end of the day I will spend considerably less while looking and feeling so much better. Why? Because I will never again mindlessly spend and spend and spend on clothes that just aren’t right for me and that don’t make me happy. I think we all dream of that wardrobe that makes us happy and confident, but it is so easy to just give up and just wear something. I know I did. And that is just plain crazy because I love clothes! I have always been attracted to styles that I lacked the confidence to try out. Now, with the help and guidance of Michelle, I can finally explore those styles with confidence knowing that whenever I run an item by Michelle, she will give me her honest feedback on whether or not it will fit with my colors and with how I want to look and feel. In short: Michelle’s advice really is priceless. I feel an A-lister in the garments I have purchased since becoming a member! Pssst: One secret, you don’t have to become a minimalist if you don’t want to. Michelle is not about legalistic minalism, she is all about you finding out what works for you and that – along with her very deep knowledge of style – is why I think her membership works for me when in the past nothing else has.

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