I know a capsule closet won't work for everyone. My own thrift shopaholic ways will not let me pair down. I think capsules work best for:
1. People who are trying to live a minimalist lifestyle. Cutting back on excess and possessions is always so freeing. Not just for your closet but in your mind. You have more time to focus on things that are important to you.
2. People who are short on closet space. When I lived in Chicago, I never had enough closet space even with extra rooms and walk-in closet. My closets were always overstuffed. Pairing down to twenty items would have made a considerable difference.
3. People who want to save money. In the long wrong, limiting your closet to a small number of items is definitely going to free up your money for other things.
If you're considering a capsule closet, use the three step guide to clear closet clutter first. Then, Check out 20 Essentials for Setting Up Your Spring Capsule Closet by Lana Migliore Katsaros at Mode.
Don't forget. You can always fill in missing pieces with quality thrift store pieces. Look for clothing with good bones and made with natural fibers (cotton, silk, wool) that will hold up over time.
20 Spring Capsule Closet Essentials Complete List
high quality basic top
interview appropriate dress
Shoes & Accessories
open toe shoes
large crossbody bag
What items would you include your spring capsule closet?