If you want to give your wardrobe some much needed thought and attention and ensure you get the most out of your closet by making sure the clothing you buy is appropriate for your everyday life, building an active lifestyle capsule wardrobe is the perfect place to start, as it revolves around functional and versatile clothing items you are guaranteed to get a lot of use from. So, reassess your current wardrobe, think about where your needs and priorities lie, and start working towards a more practical closet with these helpful tips:
Reassess your lifestyle
To get the most out of your capsule wardrobe, it helps to think about what activities you do throughout the day as well as your exercise routine vs. what types of clothes you actually own. Ask yourself which key items will make your life easier and more practical, and which items could work with your existing wardrobe pieces to make them more functional and versatile. Maybe you work from home and you have a lot of cute simple tops which you usually wear with uncomfortable jeans or pants, but if you decide to wear leggings at home then you’re wasting some perfectly good workout gear on lounging. In that case, it may be wise to invest in more comfortable activewear pieces that could serve a multitude of purposes.
Stock up on essentials
Leading an active lifestyle usually means that you workout and move around a lot throughout your day, which is why it is so important to base your capsule wardrobe on functional activewear pieces that are as practical as they are versatile. Start by finding a pair (or two) of quality, comfortable sneakers that could either be worn to the gym or even as a part of cute casual outfits. While owning some sweatpants or a few pairs of shorts for the warmer seasons is always a good idea, it might be best to focus on having enough high quality leggings to last you throughout an active week, as they are the most versatile activewear item you could own. Apart from a few functional workout tops and crop tops you could easily combine with your activewear bottoms, a great idea would also be to stock up on some good quality high waisted bikini bottoms that should be an essential part of your wardrobe if you spend a lot of time in the water, as they are comfortable enough for water activities, yet chic and fashionable enough for relaxing days at the pool or the beach.
If you want to make the most out of your capsule wardrobe, the best idea would be to embrace athleisure, the art of combining activewear pieces with basic staple items, in order to create trendy casual, everyday outfits. Start with a few basic T-shirts and tank tops you could easily mix and match with your workout bottoms, or even layer under staple cardigans, denim jackets or biker jackets when the temperatures start to drop. Having at least one good pair of jeans or trousers is also a good idea, as you can easily combine them with sweatshirts and activewear tops for cute athleisure looks, but also wear them to those occasions where leggings simply aren’t appropriate. Don’t forget to stock up on some athletic essentials, such as baseball caps, backpacks and fanny packs, to make sure every chic athleisure outfit you choose is complete and perfectly put together.
Start building your capsule wardrobe today by making a list of items that will make your closet more functional for your lifestyle. When you shop for new clothes with your active lifestyle in mind, you will get the most out of your wardrobe, and you will enjoy it much, much more.