I'm a huge advocate of creating a capsule wardrobe for each season for a number of reasons.
Not only does is ensure you get maximum wear out of everything you own, it also guarantees that you don't buy/spend more than you need to PLUS having a capsule collection of clothes that all work together makes getting dressed each day so much easier.
I truly believe getting dressed each day should be fun and effortless - you just need to put a little groundwork in up-front to make it happen.
Dressing from a capsule wardrobe doesn't have to be boring, in fact if anything I think it makes you even more creative with your outfit choices and how you accessorise them.
Most of us wear 20% of our wardrobe 80% of the time so chances are you're already wearing a very limited number of items in rotation, you just don't know it!
Here are my top three tips to help guide you in creating your own capsule wardrobe for Summer -
1. Choose your colour palette - you know I always start here, but there is a reason for it!
Understanding which colours work for you and how to wear them means you'll be able to mix and match tones much more easily, if you haven't already get your colours done - your image consultant (that would be someone like me ;)) will be able to advise you on which shades are 'on trend' for the season ahead and help you put together a capsule palette to shop from.
2. Do the maths - your wardrobe should reflect how you spend your time.
If you work 5 days per week then 80% of your clothes need to be suitable for work. I usually work on the basis that you don't really want to be wearing the same outfit more than twice in a month - so if you work 5 days per week then you'll need 10 different work outfit combos and 4 casual/weekend outfits that suit your lifestyle outside of working hours.
When you break it down like this it really doesn't sound too much does it? That's because it isn't! We usually have so many more clothes than we need - looking at it in these terms really makes you realise how little you actually need on a monthly basis.
3. Opt for variety - how many pairs of skinny jeans do you REALLY need at this time of year?
Summer is the perfect time to mix up bottom half options so make sure you have all bases covered - a skirt (maybe a couple of different styles), a pair of shorts, some culottes AND your trusty pair of skinnies are all great casual bottom half options.
Get 8 tops that work with at least 2 of these bottom half options each and you'll have 16 different outfits to choose from!
Let me know how you get on with creating your own capsule wardrobe for Summer and if you'd like my help and guidance please take a look at my services, which are available in both the Yorkshire area and London - details here.