Confidence, Clothes and Capsule Wardrobes, by Liberty Tennant

As the days become shorter and the weather takes a turn for the worse, floaty summer dresses get packed away and out come the cosy jumpers and long winter coats. Wardrobe clear outs give a chance for reflection and often compel us to consider how much we actually need in our closets. The concept of a capsule wardrobe is something that has gained popularity over recent years. From wanting to emulate a minimalist Scandi aesthetic to switching from fast-fashion in favour of more sustainable practices, having a pared-back closet is an appealing option. The underlying principle of a capsule wardrobe is versatile minimalism. It's about curating your wardrobe to include a limited number of items that can be mixed and matched to create countless outfit options. The size of your capsule is totally up to you, but try to aim for less than 50 pieces (including shoes and accessories). Make sure you're honest with yourself about your lifestyle and what you need from your wardrobe. There's no point having a closet full of ball gowns when you're working from home! The obvious benefit of a capsule wardrobe is the time it saves you when you're deciding what to wear, but it also has the power to boost your confidence. Rather than following the latest trends, a smaller wardrobe forces you to only have items you truly love. The clothes you look great in, that reflect your personality and give you that "I can do anything" feeling.

Giving women confidence is at the heart of what the Wardrobe Foundation does. We believe that self-confidence is the best outfit a person can wear. That's why we work together with local charities and organisations to help support women in need of clothing. Each person receives a bespoke gift bag that contains at least 10 items of clothing, or in other words, their very own capsule wardrobe. We hope that the clothes will help boost these women’s confidence and make them feel incredible. So whether you're cutting-down your clothes to create a capsule wardrobe, or simply wanting to pass on some of your unloved pieces, why not donate your items to the Wardrobe Foundation? In turn, you’ll be helping to support women across the local community, giving them the confidence they need to thrive. Because, whilst it’s true clothes aren’t going to change the world, the women who wear them most certainly will.

Thank you SO much to Liberty Tennant for guest writing this blog X