Ever since the idea of creating MERCER7 came about, my main goal has always been to curate collections around the capsule wardrobe concept; keeping my shopping edit consistent with a single aesthetic, and keeping my selection focused. By doing that, my aim is to simplify shopping for busy women who don’t have hours on end to scroll through thousands of product pages and websites that are saturated with way too many options.
What is Capsule Wardrobe?
- A capsule wardrobe consists of a few essential items of clothing that don’t go out of fashion and are interchangeable in order to maximise the number of outfits you can create.
- A capsule wardrobe should be predominantly in a monochrome colour palette to ensure a simplicity in styling.
- When building your own capsule wardrobe, always ask yourself if you can style a piece of clothing in multiple ways, or if it’s something you will wear on repeat.
- The pieces you decide to include in your capsule wardrobe need to be well-made, so they will last after multiple wears and washes.
Your collection should include timeless tailoring, such as blazers, trousers, great denim, perfect tops, iconic bretons, and layering basics, which can then be styled with seasonal pieces. These core wardrobe staples are there to stay season after season no matter what the trends are doing.
So, what is the first step?
“Capsule wardrobes are also all about making sure that you always step out looking your best. So by only keeping pieces you absolutely love, will not only save you time, but also help you look effortless and more confident.” – Erna Leon
By committing to this method, you don’t only save time and money on the long run, but you also help the world by being more sustainable; only investing in timelessness rather than fast-fashion trends and throw away fashion.