The changing seasons can be exciting, and they have a way of putting us into completely different moods. For example, as winter approaches, we look forward to the holidays. As spring approaches, there’s Easter, and flowers are starting to bloom again. With summer, we’re excited to get outside and enjoy warm-weather activities. With fall, there’s the changing fall colors and Halloween. However, by the time the temperatures drop, and the first leaves fall, we start to realize that, although we’re prepared, our wardrobe isn’t. With fall comes the need to pack up our women’s shorts and pull out our sweaters. Once we do this, we may realize that we really need a wardrobe update. Don’t stress. Instead, get a head start now, so you’re dressed for success when fall arrives.
A capsule wardrobe includes only the essentials that you need for a typical day to mix and match. With a capsule wardrobe in your closet, you should be able to open the door and see that every top or women’s blouse you have can easily be paired with every pair of pants or skirt. The result is a variety of outfit options for your choosing, whether mixing and matching them or layering them.
A capsule wardrobe reduces stress because it doesn’t include all the extras that you don’t wear or need. If you’ve ever stood in front of 100 items hanging in your closet, only to say, “I have nothing to wear,” you know that having more clothes doesn’t mean having the best clothes. It can be difficult to get rid of items you spent money on or have special memories for you, but it is important to reduce stress. By clearing the clutter, you can make it much easier to get dressed in the morning.
If you have a hard time getting rid of things, know that you have options. First, you can save the items that are really important to you, but just keep them stored in a different area of your house. For example, you’re not likely to wear special occasion dresses again, but if you have a prom dress you want to pass down to your daughter, store it safely in the attic or basement instead of taking up valuable closet real estate. Alternatively, you should consider donating clothes you don’t wear anymore. If they’re in good shape, charities may even pick them up from your house for you, and you may even get a tax break.
Now that you know how effective a capsule wardrobe can be for reducing stress, here are some tips for creating one for fall:
When it comes to reducing the stresses of figuring out what to wear, a capsule wardrobe can be a huge help. And if your fall wardrobe needs updating, shopping for a few great outfits that can be mixed and matched will save you money in the long run.