The Lure of The Capsule Wardrobe

The Lure of The Capsule Wardrobe

So here’s the truth - my dream wardrobe used to be just like the one Carrie Bradshaw had. Not the one in her Upper East Side walk-up apartment, but rather,  the one Mr Big proposed to her in.

Remember the Heineken advertisement? - where a bunch of girls screamed when they saw their friend’s walk-in wardrobe? That could have been me, the one being congratulated with screams.

Fast forward to 2019, and my walk-in-wardrobe envy is no longer there. From Marie Kondo to Tiny Houses, the clean, minimalist lifestyle where less is more has truly captured my attention. I should also mention that my husband is a minimalist, and if you don’t believe me, here’s a photo of his wardrobe.


(this and a drawer of 8 tees)

I do not want a monotone and sparse wardrobe like his, but I am an aspiring capsule wardrobe newbie. 

There are no fixed rules to a capsule wardrobe, everyone defines it differently. It is typically a wardrobe made up of 30 - 40 pieces of versatile clothing that you love to wear. To quote Caroline Joy of Unfancy, one of the most popular capsule wardrobe advocates, "A capsule wardrobe represents more time and energy for what really matters"

Like Caroline, I completely agree that life is easier with less clutter and things, and launching Sum of the Parts ("SOTP") ties in with that belief. 

Our mission at SOTP is to create a wardrobe of essential and versatile pieces of clothing that make dressing less complicated, but no less stylish.

Thoughtfully created pieces that can hold their own and also work together in function-based capsules.

The idea of purging your wardrobe may sound a little scary and some of you may be hesitant to go down that road. However, for those of you who love the appeal, I together with the SOTP team, warmly welcome you to join our journey to minimise the closet and maximise energy. 

Sign up and read on if you wish to learn more about the concept of the capsule wardrobe and how to go about creating a versatile capsule wardrobe in a season-less country like Singapore.

Here is a comprehensive guide by Happy DIY Home on how to organize your home with the KonMari method checklist. 

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