How capsule wardrobes combat end-of-year burnout
22 Dec 2023
With social, work and family demands, instances of burn out are often on the rise this time of year. One of the main symptoms of being burnt out is decision fatigue. When we experience mental exhaustion, choosing what to eat, where to go and what to wear can seem impossible. That’s where the capsule wardrobe comes in.
Championed by the minimalist movement for years, there are several benefits to a quality capsule wardrobe. SABA’s curated capsules effortlessly mix and match so you can redirect your energy without sacrificing aesthetic. Expertly tailored for a perfect fit, and crafted from premium fabrications with timeless silhouettes, the SABA capsule is the fastest way to look put together without a thought in your head.
Here's our guide on how to build a capsule wardrobe that does the thinking for you:
The point of a work capsule wardrobe is to simplify, and it’s one of the best ways to avoid burn out at work. If you’re overthinking it, you’re missing out on the benefits. Most minimalist wardrobe experts suggest you build a wardrobe with four tops (two short sleeve, two long sleeve), three bottoms (one wide leg, one straight leg and one fitted) and one staple dress.
Choose a Colour Palette
Select a cohesive colour palette to create a harmonious wardrobe. Neutral colours and a few accent colours make mixing and matching effortless. Go lighter and brighter for a summer capsule wardrobe with new alabaster and crème hues in our most loved Dharma fabrication. Dharma is famed for a durable, low-crease Japanese fabrication that also makes for the perfect addition to travel capsule wardrobes. Available as a midi and mini skirt, a wide leg pant and a longline blazer, Dharma is a minimalist capsule wardrobe in her own right. Shop the whole set for a look that’s effortlessly cohesive but can also be broken into parts for versatility.
Invest in Quality Basics
Build your capsule around staple wardrobe pieces like a well-fitted white shirt, tailored blazer, and quality trousers. These foundational pieces form the backbone of your wardrobe. Trends come and go but a well-fitted white tee like the Grace Cropped Wide Rib Knit is forever. Bolder candidates for your go-to tee include the Arawa Aida Tee, which adds a pop of colour that still styles back easily with trousers or skirts. Then, almost anything goes with the Asha Pleat Front Pant’s premium European fabric construction.
Consider a seasonal rotation to accommodate weather changes. Store off-season items in a designated space to keep your closet clutter-free and help to manage burn out. Invest in transeasonal pieces like lightweight long sleeve tops and pants. The Lillian Half Sleeve Top can be styled with pants or skirts, and creates singular looks when tucked or untucked. When the weather turns, Lillian will still have a place in your winter capsule wardrobe.