Models Direct: Creating A Capsule Wardrobe

Press Release : April 06, 2010
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Its official, less is more even in terms of the content of your wardrobe.
If you would like to save money and space but maintain a great look, then Models Direct have some suggestions on how to create a fantastic capsule wardrobe.

Getting started

Before you begin creating your new, more economical wardrobe, ask yourself the following questions:

What would you like your style to say about you?
Which colours suit your hair and skin tone best?
Which styles complement your body-shape best?
What type of clothing makes you feel most comfortable?
Which items in your current wardrobe have you not worn for the last two years?
What proportion of your time do you spend in work attire, casual dress, formal dress or sportswear?

Weeding your wardrobe

Now comes the tricky part. It can be hard to let go of clothing that you feel sure will one day come in handy, but be realistic. Do you need more than one swimsuit, for example? You may be fond of your eight-pair jeans collection but do you find that you only ever wear one or two of them? Ok, that boob tube looked gorgeous five years ago but does it flatter you now? Questions like these should help you to let go of unnecessary items that are taking up valuable space and could be given to charity to help others. Be firm with yourself and strip your wardrobe back until it contains only items that suit you, that you wear regularly and that are appropriate to your lifestyle. If you are a fitness instructor then it is perfectly reasonable that your wardrobe holds a large amount of fitness gear but if you bought it last January to inspire you to go to the gym and havent had much wear out of it since then it may be time to pass it on.

Suggested base items

Of course, everyones wardrobe requirements vary depending on whether and where you work and many other factors. After considering these issues you can begin to design a capsule wardrobe that is unique to you. Remember your answers to the questions above and decide what percentage of formal, casual, sportswear etc. you really require. Base this on the percentage of time you spend in each style – i.e. if you spend 60% of your average week in formal wear then your wardrobe should reflect this with 60% formal clothing.

Below are some versatile base items that you can mix, match and add or take away from to create your perfect capsule wardrobe – according to your lifestyle:

Tailored trousers
White shirt
Skirt
Basic black dress
Jeans
Tracksuit
Trenchcoat
Blazer
Cashmere sweater
Cardigan
Vest
T-shirt
A trendy item

About Models Direct – (http://www.modelsdirect.com/)

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