Is it us, or does it suddenly seem like less is so much more? While a minimalist lifestyle has been gaining traction for a while, it seems the trend has recently narrowed in on an area dear to our hearts: the closet. Whether it’s Marie Kondo’s often wardrobe-focused tidying technique or Matilda Kahl’s choice to wear one outfit to work for three years, many are looking to edit down their closets. We know we’re guilty of stocking a few unworn or low-quality items, and we’d like to change that.
One closet-reducing program that’s especially buzzy as of late is the capsule wardrobe. While many have jumped on the clothes-purging bandwagon, the authority on capsule wardrobes is Caroline Rector of Un-Fancy. Below, we explore what a capsule wardrobe looks like, Rector’s methodology, how a capsule wardrobe has changed her life, and how you can start your own capsule collection.
Scroll down to see our how-to and review what the capsule wardrobe looks like so you can start simplifying your closet and your life.