Are you familiar with the term ‘capsule wardrobe’? Following the popularity of Marie Kondo’s decluttering bible, and the general rise of the minimalist aesthetic, previously niche practices have found their way into the spotlight. This includes the concept of a capsule wardrobe. As a specialist in fitted wardrobes, we’re happy to provide a handy guide. Whether you prefer sliding wardrobes, walk-in wardrobes or any other design, you can benefit from the capsule approach.
Bespoke wardrobes and bedroom furniture can transform your Leatherhead home and all-round lifestyle. One of their biggest benefits is providing optimal organisation for clothes, shoes, accessories and more.
A diligent approach to organising and rotating your clothing, however, further enhances these benefits.
Made-to-measure wardrobes, complete with custom interiors and wardrobe doors, don’t just look great. They are also a brilliant way to improve the organisation of your clothing and accessories. But what are the benefits of this? We have taken a look below.
Cluttered space often results in cluttered minds. As such, a neater, tidier room creates a calmer energy. Best of all, though, it clearly presents all your clothing options.
When you can see all your clothes in a single space, you’re more likely to find inspiration for outfits. With colours and textures on display, you know what works well together.
An added benefit of seeing all your clothing options at the same time is having a clear overview of every item you own. This means you’re less likely to buy clothes you don’t need, or even duplicate items.
The emphasis of a capsule wardrobe is on maintaining a minimal selection of timeless, versatile clothes. It is the antithesis of fast-fashion, where people stuff fitted wardrobes to full capacity with poor-quality garments they only wear once or twice.
Fans of the capsule system have a more discerning attitude to buying clothes. The focus is on buying less items of better quality. Much like our bespoke sliding wardrobes, walk-in wardrobes and bedroom furniture, clothing becomes an investment that lasts for years, not a season.
When you become familiar with the concept, capsule wardrobes are a fantastic way to find your own personal style, manage your outgoings, minimise clutter and free up space. When combined with our bespoke wardrobes, the capsule approach delivers the ultimate in organisation.
It’s important to recognise that there aren’t any fixed limits on what a capsule wardrobe should be. You don’t need to whittle your clothing down to a set number of pieces. However, you should always aim for fewer, and continually look for items that you no longer need or like. This creates a good habit and, in theory, you will think more before buying new clothing in the future.
So, what should you be keeping in your fitted wardrobes or other bedroom furniture? While the specifics are up to you, the items should all match with one another. This is the key point to making so few items a success. If you can piece one garment from your wardrobe with any other, you make life, and styling, much easier.
When it comes to the walk-in wardrobes or sliding wardrobes of Leatherhead, there’s no right or wrong way to adopt the capsule outlook. It’s a personal journey. However, some of the most common items found in capsule wardrobes include:
The above list is by no means exhaustive, but merely a starter. To take the first step toward one of our bespoke wardrobes and bedroom furniture, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
In addition to the benefits mentioned above, further advantages of made-to-measure wardrobes include:
When you pull back your wardrobe doors, you may find the sheer extent of clothing, shoes and accessories seems somewhat excessive. In this respect, bespoke wardrobes make it easier to manage your space. In turn, this means you can contribute more to others by donating to charity shops.
An organised wardrobe is easy to maintain and typically results in a much tidier, clutter-free bedroom. This means you expend less energy on frustrating tasks like sorting through piles of clothes on the back of a chair or the floor. By eliminating this chore, you have more time for tasks that fill you with enthusiasm and joy.