The idea of a capsule wardrobe is quickly being adopted by many in the recent years. Either having limited storage space or jumping on the bandwagon of minimalistic living, the capsule wardrobe sure has its boons and banes. And if you are unfamiliar with the term Capsule Wardrobe, it is the concept of having a mini little wardrobe filled with versatile clothing pieces which you can mix and match to create countless outfits.

(Just like the aesthetically pleasing photos of several clothes hanging on a simple minimalistic rack that you would normally see on Pinterest.) 


Clothes are easily recognised as one of the biggest source of environmental wastage. As the season comes to an end, another trend springs out. Clothes that we no longer see fit either gets tossed out, given away or be doomed into the grey area - the chair. 

The chair is a place for lazy indecisive bums, like yours truly, who displays clothes that are too old to be stored but too new to be washed. 


Camisole - Zara

Mini A Line Skirt - Topshop

Choker - Zara

Lightweight Trench - Zara

Slide Sandals - Charles and Keith

Eyewear - Dior


You see, there exists a certain level of greed in every single one of us and it varies through each individual. Three quarters of the time, the human mind is attuned to hear tell our wants in place of our needs. We crave materialism. Most work for it, some cry, some beg, some even rob or steal just to appease their desires. We don't cherish things enough. Though we might spend awhile raving over our new found love, our desire swiftly changes the channel and we move on to crave something else. It's a vicious cycle. Sadly, this applies to the clothes we own too. 

As much as being able to stay grounded, having a capsule wardrobe can be a bore. Especially on days when your department of braincells went on a leave and you are left feeling utterly hopeless and you literally have nothing to wear. 

But hey, we are doing the earth a favour right? Since we are the ones who shall be the ones to reap what we sow.

More or less.


Lands have been deluged with unwanted clothing. A capsule wardrobe is a great way of tackling the environmental crisis. Of course, not forgetting other measures like the recycling of unwanted clothing, sustainable collections and donation to charities, just to name a few. Capsule wardrobes forces you to only own a few pieces of clothing. In my opinion, this is brilliant way of channeling your creativity while saving the earth. Talk about killing two birds with one stone. 


Click to view the other 2 outfits in the short lookbook below.

It's really short. 


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Photography by Rosemarie Yang.