The KYDRA Club
Creating A Capsule Wardrobe That Works
Have you ever opened your closet, stared at your clothes, and still managed to say, “I don’t know what to wear!”? Maybe the answer isn’t in acquiring new clothes but in making a more efficient wardrobe.
If you’ve not heard of this term before, a “capsule wardrobe” is a collection of curated pieces that are interchangeable and pair well with each other. This wardrobe creates a varied range of outfits that make getting dressed stress-free.
The ability to mix and match with ease doesn’t only cut down on getting ready in the morning. It gives you self-confidence in looking and feeling good in any outfit. Having a capsule wardrobe is also more sustainable and saves you money over time.
Wear to Begin?
Open those drawers. It’s time to audit what you own and create four piles:
The clothes in your “Absolutely” pile will make it into your capsule wardrobe. Those will fulfil the following criteria: They fit you well.
They work with your current lifestyle.
They make you happy.
They are items you tend to wear a lot.
The “Not Sure” pile would have clothes that hold sentimental value you don’t quite fit into right now or use often but not monthly. Move those into a storage box. After a few months, audit them again. Donate clothes that continue to fall under “Not Sure.”
The “What?” pile can conversely be called “Why do I still have this?” and are trendy pieces that no longer work for you. They are also items that no longer fit well or make you happy. They’re just taking up unnecessary space in your life.
“Seasonal” items are those you need as the weather changes or travel to other countries. You don’t need to keep your raincoat on a hanger until monsoon season. For your fleece-lined parka, pack accordingly, and bring them out when you need them.
Basic But Not Boring
Do not flinch from the idea of having a closet of “neutrals” and “basics.” We don’t mean owning a generic wardrobe that looks like everyone else’s. If done with a discerning eye, you can create a collection that still reflects your uniqueness.
As you audit, you’ll notice a trend in the colours you gravitate towards, what cuts fit you and your style best. It will also help you see what is missing from your basics.
If you’re still unsure, these are some pieces that you should have:
- A casual white top
- A button-up shirt
- Plain singlets
- A crewneck sweater
- A cardigan
- A dressy blouse
- A formal black dress
- A dressy skirt
- Straight-cut denim jeans
- Slack or trousers
- A leather bag
- White sneakers
- Nude flats
Easy Exercise Essentials
We haven’t forgotten your workout wardrobe! How many sets does one person need? Consider how often you exercise a week and how often you do laundry. On average, it’s ideal to match the number of sets to the number of times you break a sweat a week, a little less if you do laundry midweek.
But this doesn’t mean you need to hoard everything in every colour. The rules of a capsule wardrobe also apply to your workout wear. You can match any top to any bottom with a capsule wardrobe, creating almost endless iterations.
Who Loves Versatility?
We do! Many of Kydra’s products cross over into everyday wear, and your favourite yoga top can actually double as a staple in your daily outfit rotation. Best of all, they are all designed with durability, comfort, and timeless style in mind. These premium quality pieces are meant to be part of your lifestyle for a very long time.
The Cross Back Tee is a great example. Casual, comfortable, with a cute peekaboo detail in the back, this lightweight top is perfect as an all-day choice. Another option is the Swift Crop Tank II, a loose cropped tank with maximum breathability. The dropped armholes might make you self-conscious, so pair them with a Lexi Longline Bra for a fun, layered, fitness look. In fact, our Longline bra line is so stylish you can wear it as a sports bra to the gym and a cropped top with jeans for a fun time with friends.
Speaking of sports bras, there is nothing basic about our Nova Midline Bra or the Thalia Bra. Both come in various solid colours that easily pair with many bottoms, have stylish cross-back strap designs that you’ll want to show off, and offer comfort with support.
The Kyro 7" Pocket Shorts should be part of your capsule, whether you like to rock them long or short. They go with everything, are made with quick-cool fabric, and fit like a second skin. Did we mention they have pockets?
Does the idea of wearing buttery soft leggings all-day appeal to you? Then, slip on our Komi Leggings, pair them with practically any casual top, and you’re good to go.
Invest in the Best
Add some statement pieces from time to time, and don’t hesitate to adjust your style as you see fit. Remember, this isn’t working out if you’re not having fun! So keep it light, Kydra Squad.
We hope you have a blast creating your personal capsule wardrobe that will cover you from morning to evening, the office to the gym, and everything in between.