A wardrobe consultant called Susie Faux introduced capsule wardrobe in the 1970s, intending to mainstream designer clothes for women. The idea behind this concept is to create a condensed luxury wardrobe that's functional and encompasses seasons and current trends.

Here's what you need to do to create a signature yet sustainable capsule wardrobe.

Material Mindfulness

Fast fashion encompasses all stages of clothing, starting from garment manufacturing and ending with fashion production and importation. When creating your capsule closet, you need to be mindful from the ground up.

First, consider the environmental implications of the garment you're buying, and steer away from polyester and nylon because these release microplastics during washing. Next, choose long-lasting fabrics, which are low maintenance, hardwearing, and comfortable. Examples include linen, organic cotton, and wool.

Neutral Mindfulness

A capsule wardrobe should survive passing time, changing seasons, and evolving trends. Neutral and pastel colors like beige, gray, black, and white play a pivotal role in achieving this versatility.

Here's what you have to be mindful about when picking neutral items.

  • Material
  • Everlasting capability
  • At least three styling options for each item.
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Costly Mindfulness

Being mindful comes at a cost that may or may not sit well with your wallet. Ethical fashion is almost always expensive fashion because it's created without cutting corners and over a long period of time.

Lucky for you, the resulting fashion item is so well-made, you can wear it for years on end. Since it encompasses current trends, you don't have to worry about looking outdated and can easily wear it whenever you want without spending a penny more than you have to. From that angle, you'll find that it's a way more cost-effective alternative than fast fashion.

Affordable Mindfulness

Buying designer clothing for your mindful capsule wardrobe doesn't come cheap. But who says you have to buy brand-new? Why not show some love to preloved items? After all, their sellers are trying to do their best to reverse the carbon footprint. Isn't that what it's all about?

Create your capsule wardrobe by purchasing secondhand items from retailers who specialize in discounted luxury women's clothes. That way, you won't have to spend time researching sustainable brands because you'll already be endorsing ethical fashion by purchasing used articles.

Get Started with Our Designer Consignment in New Orleans

Visit our couture consignment in New Orleans, in-person or online, to get started on your capsule wardrobe.  Shop luxury designer dresses online, find women's designer shoes on sale, or buy timeless designer pants, tops, jackets, jumpsuits, accessories, and handbags.

For queries and comments, get in touch with our designer women's boutique online.

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