3. Fewer selection headaches
Important people are faced with the challenge of making a number of vital decisions that could potentially have huge implications every day. This can lead to a condition known as ‘decision fatigue’, which could influence the quality of their decision making.
Former US President Barack Obama, a dedicated follower of the capsule movement, says limiting his fashion options left him with more time and energy to spend of things that matter.
“You’ll see I wear only grey or blue suits. I’m trying to pare down decisions. I don’t want to make decisions about what I’m eating or wearing. Because I have too many other decisions to make,” Mr. Obama explained.
4. Stress therapy
When asked the reasons behind her wearing the same clothes every day, New York art director Matilda Kahl cited ‘decision fatigue’ and the lack of time.
She also said that wearing the same outfit every day was a lot less stressful than having to choose different pieces, wandering if she got it right or wrong all the time.
“Is this too formal? Is that too out there? Is this dress too short? Almost always, I’d choose something to wear I regretted as soon as I hit the subway platform,” she was quoted as saying.
Having reduced her wardrobe to her ‘trademark’ white shirt and black trousers, Ms Kahl certainly has one less thing to worry about.
5. You feel more put together
When you have unlimited choices for what to wear, it can be hard to find something that fits right and looks good. But, when your outfit is prechosen and the same thing each day, the guesswork is removed, and you always look put together.
6. Limited wardrobe saves energy
Hollywood director Christopher Nolan is one of the more distinguished ‘followers’ of the capsule wardrobe movement.
Mr. Nolan, who can nowadays typically be seen wearing black trousers and a blue dress shirt under a dark jacket, recently told the New York Time Magazine that ‘choosing anew what to wear each day’ was a ‘waste of energy’ which could better be used elsewhere.
The man has a point. Having a large wardrobe will certainly take up a lot more time and energy to organize.
7. It saves money too
It is a well known fact that the average woman in the 1930’s owned nine outfits compared to today when each woman is estimated to own 30 pieces of clothing.
It is also estimated that the average American family forks out $1.700 on clothes each year. This might not seem like too much, but it could be argued that many of these purchases were not borne out of necessity.
Adopting the capsule wardrobe approach will certainly save you some money in the future.