What is a capsule wardrobe?

You have probably heard the term “capsule wardrobe” a lot lately, and for a good reason. But what does it mean? A capsule wardrobe is a small collection of garments designed to be worn together in different combinations, to help streamline getting ready and maximizing use of the pieces you own.


Who created a capsule wardrobe?

The term “capsule wardrobe” was popularized in the 1970’s by Susie Faux, a London boutique owner. The goal of her boutique was to sell minimalistic pieces that could easily be mixed & matched together. While it started to catch on in the United Kingdom, it didn't make its way to the United States until 1985. That is when designer Donna Karen launched her Seven Easy Pieces line. Her runway models were all dressed in simple bodysuits while adding different pieces of clothing to make a variety of outfits.


Why do you need one?

Here’s three great reasons why you should invest in a capsule wardrobe (or refine your existing one!):

  1. Simplify decision making: Having a capsule wardrobe eliminates the dreaded decision making when getting ready for your day. Having a solid base of core pieces in your wardrobe allows you endless possibilities to build new looks around them.
  2. Be sustainable: Stop buying single use pieces that end up hanging in your closet or winding up in the donation pile after one wear. A capsule wardrobe built on timeless pieces will last forever and can be updated with fun, seasonal accessories from time to time - saving you money and sparing the earth unnecessary waste from continually buying new things.
  3. Save money: Having high-quality, core pieces in your closet means you always have something great to wear. Since these pieces are interchangeable and versatile they will provide years of use and let you truly get your money's worth.

Kiya Tomlin’s Starter Capsule 

Discover the Kiya Tomlin Starter Capsule. With an endless amount of outfit combinations, you get 8 pieces for a great deal. All of the pieces effortlessly mix and match and have colors that compliment each other well.  For $599 you’ll receive a Travel Duster, Twisted Tee, Peep Tee, Basic Skirt, Striped Legging, Beautiful Tee, Infinity Scarf, and a Waist Scrunchie. If you are looking to start your own capsule wardrobe, this is a great place to start. 

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