“I have nothing to wear” (sigh!) Is this what you say when facing the closet each morning?
We’ve heard it countless times — we wear 20% of our clothes 80% of the time. It’s wardrobe fatigue (I totally made that up just now). But, yes, it does get boring.
And although it’s entirely possible to look well put together every day without repeating a single outfit in a year, I bet you have never used your clothing collection to its fullest potential.
Imagine approaching your closet, knowing what you’ll wear that day, convinced that it looks fantastic.
The Wardrobe Capsule
Susie Faux developed the concept of the “wardrobe capsule” in the ’70s.
The term referred to a collection of high-quality essential items of clothing that would stay in style to wear across multiple seasons.
According to Faux, a woman’s wardrobe capsule should typically contain at least two pairs of trousers, a dress or a skirt, a jacket, a coat, a knit cardigan, two pairs of shoes, and two bags.
The idea was to update the collection with seasonal pieces to provide something to wear for any occasion without buying many new clothing items.
The wardrobe capsule makes the closet more manageable and enjoyable using better quality, fewer clothing pieces.
In 1985, American designer Donna Karan made the capsule concept famous when she released her “7 Easy Pieces” collection.
The capsule idea has evolved these days – Instead of limiting the collection to 7-11 items, the current capsule limit is about 30 items, including shoes, handbags, and accessories. (It’s still an improvement from the two or three full closets many women own!)
The Stylebook App
A couple of years ago, I discovered an app called Stylebook. Stylebook is your closet in virtual format, at your fingertips.
It starts with cataloging pictures of your clothes, shoes, bags, and accessories so that you can combine these into infinite outfit possibilities.
The images that populate your virtual closet come from your closet, online stores, social media, and other sources. However, no matter the source, each clothing piece looks magazine-worthy. The app makes the image-gathering process effortless.
Once the wardrobe is uploaded into the app, you may record details about each piece for future reference (fabric composition, color, size, brand, how to launder it, and more).
Stylebook helps you prepare packing lists for trips, keeps statistics on the styles and colors most worn, and even has an outfit calendar planner, eliminating the chance of repeating outfits within the same social groups at the same gatherings. (Yes, I know!!)
Befriend Your Closet Again
The Stylebook app removes the boredom of wearing the same things over and over or the same way and eliminates the stress of getting dressed.
Including all your clothes, shoes, and accessories in the app takes some time — it is the most time-consuming part.
But once that part is complete, it’s easy to get addicted to playing with the many possibilities the closet holds.
Every person who invests time, effort, and money in organizing a closet deserves to get on board with this app.
The Stylebook app works for men and children alike.
Check it out! And if you need help getting this going for you, reach out to us. We’ll be thrilled to help you with this project.