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Why the capsule wardrobe is going to be the next best thing in 2021

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A guest wears a red bandanna, a white face mask, a black leather jacket, outside Yohji Yamamoto, during Paris Fashion Week - Womenswear Spring Summer 2021, on October 02, 2020 in Paris, France. Photo by Edward Berthelot/ Getty Images
A guest wears a red bandanna, a white face mask, a black leather jacket, outside Yohji Yamamoto, during Paris Fashion Week - Womenswear Spring Summer 2021, on October 02, 2020 in Paris, France. Photo by Edward Berthelot/ Getty Images

According to Refinery 29, a capsule wardrobe is a "curated, minimal collection consisting of versatile wardrobe staples that you can easily mix and match".

The terms "capsule wardrobe" was coined by a woman named Susie Faux in the 1970s, according to Brass. 

As mentioned in Susie's book, Wardrobe: Develop Your Style & Confidence: "The basic idea is simple: by building a capsule wardrobe, you will buy fewer clothes of a higher quality that you will wear more often. You will look and feel confident and successful because the quality will show and because you know that the overall look works."

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