Minimalist capsule wardrobes are freeing, fashionable, and a great way to cut down on clutter. But preparing for winter with a capsule wardrobe can be difficult. After all, it seems like you never have enough fuzzy sweaters, warm jackets, and colorful socks – even if you have several duplicates of each.
Because it can be tricky to streamline your minimalist winter wardrobe, we;ve created a list of tips to consider when you;re settling in for the longest, darkest season.
Here are the tricks that have helped us create the perfect minimalist wardrobe for the cold.
1) Practicality is Crucial
Even if you believe that looking good is more important than feeling comfortable, you will quickly become dissatisfied with your capsule wardrobe if it doesn;t include staples that keep you warm. Focus on pieces that serve the area that you live in.
For example, if you live somewhere freezing and wet, there;s no shame in buying a parka. If your winter temperatures are more temperate or change often, focus on layers.
2) Your Anchor Pieces Must Include Coats
A great coat is a foundation for every winter capsule wardrobe. If possible, try opting for one, two, or three amazing, durable, and warm coats. Some timeless styles include the long wool coat, the black or navy peacoat, and the heavy down jacket.
Choosing high-quality, long-lasting coats in neutral colors ensures that they;ll last for years — and that you won;t be reaching for your wallet every time the cold rolls around.
3) Stick to a Color Scheme
Winter is so long that sticking to a single color scheme can be daunting. Still, accessorizing and dressing according to a color scheme creates a sense of satisfaction and makes minimalist fashion look great. So, try to ensure that every scarf, hat, and pair of gloves you choose comes in colors that work with every other wardrobe piece.
As an aside, not everyone enjoys monochromatic color schemes, but they seem especially fitting for winter. Purchasing pieces in black and white lends a touch of class and elegance to the cold winter days and nights.
4) Don’t Forget Footwear
Winter brings a wide variety of terrain challenges along with it. Your minimalist fashion wardrobe will probably contain a few different pairs of shoes. Sneakers, two pairs of boots, and a couple of dress flats should help you stay on your feet on every wintry surface. Just be sure that you purchase your shoes with longevity in mind.
You can be warm and maintain minimalist fashion while you do so! Even if your capsule wardrobe doesn’t last all year, having a capsule for each season is a good way to save money and cut down on clutter.