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Creating A Capsule Wardrobe With My Oliver Charles Sweater

A capsule wardrobe has a lot of benefits for me and the planet.
September 15, 2022
By Victoria Vitale

Best Summer Sweater For A Capsule Wardrobe

Welcome to my 3-part blog series that starts with the Oliver Charles Summer Sweater Challenge. I’ll take you on some of my favorite summer adventures.

Sweaters don’t have to only be for the fall and winter months. The summer sweater I wore on my adventures is made from a seaweed-based material called SeaCell. SeaCell is lightweight and perfect for summer.

My summer sweater is the perfect addition to my spring and summer capsule. Creating a meaningful capsule wardrobe is important to me - I only want to own staple items that will last a long time.

Finding the right items to include in a selective capsule wardrobe might be overwhelming, but it is worth it.

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You might be wondering what a capsule wardrobe is and how to create one for yourself. If so, this is the blog for you!

A capsule wardrobe is a small batch of interchangeable clothing items, usually neutral colors or items that are easy to pair with one another.

This allows you to create a variety of outfits with a smaller amount of clothing.

Building a more minimalist wardrobe simplifies life and makes you more sustainable. You'll start to own higher-quality essential pieces and stop buying as much from fast fashion brands.

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Why Own A Minimalist Capsule Wardrobe

A capsule wardrobe has a lot of benefits for you and the planet.

Starting a capsule is a sustainable way to declutter a wardrobe, budget, and find your personal uniform. The beauty of a capsule comes from mixing and matching your favorite few items to create many styles... then outfit repeat and start to experience the benefits.

You’ll be able to save money because you won’t be buying new pieces all of the time. Obviously, this doesn’t mean you can never shop again, but it’s intended to make you more conscientious about your wardrobe.

To help build my first capsule, I created an outline that you can copy based on your personal style...

How To Make A Simple Capsule Wardrobe

I had to put a lot of thought into this outline because I wanted to create something that would be easy to follow and implement for any lifestyle.

To start, I took a deep dive into my closet and audited what I already owned. After, I started planning. I found the best, move versatile items that easily mix and match with one another. In the end, my plan came together, and I created my perfect capsule.

Below is the finished product of my planning, and I’m excited to use this in my life.

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The Outfits My Capsule Wardrobe Makes

Having a capsule wardrobe is beneficial for you and the environment. You may think it takes away from outfits you have, but in reality, you can use your creativity to create outfits you originally didn’t consider.

You get to curate a wardrobe for your specific style and add new pieces where you see fit. A capsule wardrobe isn’t meant to hinder your personal style but to increase awareness of what you like to wear.

Victoria Vitale has a degree in fashion communication and enjoys sharing her experiences. Victoria is here to help you learn and grow your fashion knowledge.

If you believe that every good wardrobe starts with owning less and owning better, consider buying yourself an OLIVER CHARLES sweater.
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