Today, an ever-growing community is renouncing excess. The Capsule Wardrobe, a concept from the 1970s, represents this movement. Fewer, but better items in the closet? Our NIKIN Product Team provides tips and information.
The vision: to master everyday life with just a few high-quality, combinable garments. The legendary Susie Faux once presented only seven such pieces. Today, a Capsule Wardrobe is often limited to 30-40 pieces, including shoes and coat. The goal? To still create a fresh and new outfit every day with this minimalist selection of clothing.
From sustainability to time savings
Those who commit themselves to the Capsule Wardrobe are opting for a more conscious approach to fashion. This is not just about the financial aspect, but also a clear contribution to sustainability. Less pressure to buy, less decision-making stress in the morning, more space in the room and, above all, less fashion waste - doesn't that sound like a win-win situation for us and our environment.
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From vision to reality - that's the advice of our Product Team
Start by taking an honest inventory of your closet. Tip: What you haven't worn in the last three months should probably go. And the pieces you've discarded? Sell them or take them to the thrift store.
1) The building blocks of the Capsule Wardrobe
Think mixable colors, basic elements like jeans and cloth pants, and a mix of tops and bottoms. And the shoes? Five pairs should do, from sneakers to boots.
2) Sustainability in every piece
When choosing for the Capsule Wardrobe, the focus should be on sustainable and ethically produced pieces. They may be more expensive, but they represent a better fashion industry and often last longer.
3) Care for longevity
When you choose high-quality pieces, you want them to last a long time. Proper washing, neat hanging and good storage are the key here.
4) Individuality with accessories
Even though the Capsule Wardrobe focuses on minimalism, that doesn't mean it has to be boring. With the right accessories you can always create new looks.
5) Challenges? Only in the head!
The change can be a challenge for some. But remember: It's not about doing without, but about conscious consumption. If 37 parts sounds too few, start with more and gradually reduce.
At the heart of the Capsule Wardrobe concept is the message: place more value on less. In times of fast fashion and overconsumption, this approach can be the key to a fashionable and sustainable future. Our tip: Just give it a try!
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