The change of seasons is the perfect time for a wardrobe reset.
As the cooler weather rolls around, you may be tempted to bag up your summer dresses and get your winter woollies in order.
Sorting through an overflowing wardrobe can seem daunting at first. You may decide to donate unused or outgrown pieces, or vacuum-seal items for storage.
Here, we look at what a capsule wardrobe is, including curating a seasonal capsule wardrobe, and how services like The Laundry Lady can help you organise your home spaces.
What is a capsule wardrobe?
It’s a buzzword we’ve heard a lot about lately, but what exactly is a capsule wardrobe?
According to Harper’s Bazaar, a capsule wardrobe is all about simplifying your life.
“It tends to mean a streamlined edit of items that all work well together, pieces that complement one another,” the fashion website says.
“This helps to ensure that nothing goes unused or unworn.”
Generally speaking, a capsule wardrobe is made up of mutual tones, and around 10-20 pieces which all coordinate.
With that said, it obviously varies depending on the style of the individual, and weather. You may have a capsule wardrobe for spring and summer, and a separate one for autumn and winter, for example.
Additionally, while your staples will make up the bulk of your ‘capsule wardrobe’ you may jump on seasonal fashion trends and buy other ‘must-have’ pieces. Hello, online shopping!
You might have also heard about the ‘333’ styling rule which is in keeping with the capsule wardrobe idea. It’s a minimalist fashion challenge that invites people to dress with 33 items (including jewellery, bags and accessories) or less for 3 months.
Simplifying & streamlining your life
Now that we know the basics of a capsule wardrobe, how can we get organised?
Consider splitting your wardrobe by season and putting away the items you won’t be wearing for the next few months.
A laundry service like The Laundry Lady offers a 24-hour turnaround on wash, dry, fold and ironing services. You can then put the items away, fresh and ready for the next season!
Unsure about a particular item? Why not try the ‘hanger trick’?
At the beginning of the season, put all your hangers in the same direction. Every time you wear a particular item, turn the hanger around.
This allows you to gauge what you do and don’t wear.
Outsourcing your home laundry needs
If a capsule wardrobe, 333 challenge, or sorting clothes by season all sounds too complicated, that’s okay.
Life is busy (especially when larger families and multiple jobs enter the mix) – we get it!
The choice and flexibility of services like The Laundry Lady mean we can help with your seasonal, monthly or even weekly washing, folding and ironing.
Our customers include busy families, fashion brands and retail, corporate workers who need some help with the ironing, property managers (get those bedsheets and towels looking like new), beauty and makeup counters, NDIS clients, sporting teams and more.
For more information about how Laundry Lady can help you, and to see all our prices, head to the Laundry Lady website. Now available in even more locations Australia-wide.