Capsule wardrobes. They exist to avoid the “I HATE ALL MY CLOTHES” and “I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR” disorder. This is a condition so many females face around the world, and capsule wardrobes are the cure. To be honest, the idea of a capsule wardrobe makes me feel a touch restricted and scared. As a lover of fashion and variety, I love the idea of getting dressed in the morning and choosing a different persona to the day before. But, there’s another thing I love… it begins with a Kow and ends with a tow.
Kowtow clothing is my number one favourite ethical fashion brand, and has been since the very beginning of my ethical fashion journey. The other day I decided to pick out all my Kowtow pieces to see how much of a Kowtow lover I was. As I laid them out on my bed and rolled around in them like I can only imagine a billionaire does with his money, a brainwave struck: this would be a pretty damn brilliant capsule wardrobe. Whilst I haven’t yet leapt into this major life decision, I realised two things: I didn’t know exactly what a capsule wardrobe was, and I wanted to find out.
Capsule wardrobes eliminate excess clothes and clutter, and focus on centralising individual style. From my research and discoveries, I can simply define a capsule wardrobe as a versatile and carefully crafted small collection of clothes that you LOVE. There are no restrictions on how big or small a capsule wardrobe should be, but they usually range anywhere from 8 to 40 pieces of clothing, including shoes. A capsule wardrobe should be rotated every season, and only contain clothes which make you feel brilliant stepping out the door. If they don’t, they shouldn’t belong in your wardrobe.
Kowtow clothing are the ultimate capsule wardrobe option. Firstly, their clothes are made from organic materials and they are fair trade certified. This ticks a lot of boxes for me. Secondly, they offer the perfect balance between basic, staple pieces and unique collection garments. Kowtow’s building block collection is made up of tops, dresses, and bottoms, with a simple filter system in their online shop that allows you to choose from 13 different colours and patterns. To top it off, their collection pieces seem to be updated every month with new goodies of all shapes, sizes, fabrics, and patterns.
When you are browsing your wardrobe, and scouting out the Kowtow website, remember; a capsule wardrobe isn’t about the number of items, rather the quality of style and compatibility with each other. Nobody enjoys frantically throwing clothes around in their bedroom every time they leave the house. Keeping clothes in your wardrobe just because some day, some time, you MIGHT wear them, won’t help. How about finding a friend who will wear the garment more often than you, donating to the local thrift shop, or even selling your clothes online for some pocket money to help you with your new Kowtow addiction?
From denim to cotton, bright yellow to navy stripes, the more I think about it, Kowtow are destined for capsule wardrobe creations. Their minimalist mantra and simple but unique style means every eco chick can find something they love. I have a long way to go before I make the jump to a capsule wardrobe. But who knows, one day I might just swing that way…
My Kowtow Capsule Wardrobe:
Building Block Rib Roll Neck Dress (Burgundy)
Building Block Oversized Dress (Striped)
Building Block Long Sleeved Dress (Gold)
Building Block T-shirt Dress (Black)
Building Block Rib Tank Dress (Black)
Building Block V Tee (Blush)
Building Block Cami (White)
Building Block Cami (Black)
Building Block Boyfriend Top (White)
Building Block Singlet (Bottle Green)
Building Block Boat Neck Top (Black)
Building Block Drape Cardigan (Blue and White Stripe)
Building Block Lounge Pant (Black)
Building Block Low Crotch Pant (Blue and White Stripes)
Shifting View Dreamscape Dress
Postcard Culottes (Natural)
Knit Pants (Cream)
One off warehouse sale leggings
Hobby Dress (Gold)