Have you ever stood in front of your wardrobe thinking that you have nothing to wear? This problem is especially bothersome during winter, when it gets harder to look good while also staying warm. This is why you need to create a sustainable capsule winter wardrobe, where all the things that you wear complement each other and it doesn’t take you too much time to put together an outfit. In order to create this perfect wardrobe that will serve you a long time, won’t go out of style, and will be functional, there are a few things to take into consideration.

The easiest way to create a winter wardrobe that will be sustainable and look good is by sticking to a color palette. For example, if you really like beige and white and you have a majority of clothing of these colors, try and stick to it. This simple step will make you instantly look more put together and will create an overall expensive, sophisticated look even if you’re wearing a $50 pair of jeans. Speaking of price, another important thing to take into account when creating a winter wardrobe is the quality of the garments. This is usually the case when higher the price, better the quality, but it is not always like that. For some things, it is worth splurging, such as a coat that you will wear for a few seasons or a sweater that can actually last you a lifetime. For example, a high quality Merino wool Irish sweater such as these ones https://www.tarairishclothing.com/collections/womens-knitwear  is not only great for your wardrobe, but also for the environment, as it is a fact that these jumpers can last for many decades and even if they get thrown away, they are biodegradable and compostable. Garments like this deserve your money, unlike things like scarves and gloves that although essential, they get changed pretty quickly and there is no need to pay hundreds of dollars for them. Not that we’ve made these aspects clear, where do you start creating your wardrobe?

First of all, take a look at all the clothes that you have right now. There is no point of going to the store and relentlessly buying other clothing when you don’t even know what you own in the first place. Count how many sweaters, pants, hoodies, coats and other things you have in order to have a good idea of what exactly you would need to purchase. After you’re done with the first step, it’s time to make a list of things that you want to buy and go shopping. Let’s say you need some basics, such as a few sweaters, a coat, and scarves that you plan on wearing on a regular basis. Before heading to the stores, you should look for the best deals you can find online. Maybe some store sells the exact scarf that you’re looking for half the price that it is usually sold at. Maybe that overcoat that you’ve put your eye on since last winter is on sale. Point is, always look online for things that you want to buy and never shop at the first store that you see. Last, create outfits and, as we’ve mentioned above, try to color coordinate them. This way, you get the perfect, sustainable capsule winter wardrobe of your dreams!

By Leonel Thompson

Anna Thompson: Anna, a former fashion editor, offers readers a curated look into the world of high fashion. Her blog features runway analysis, designer profiles, and style tips.