Why to Try a Capsule Wardrobe

A capsule wardrobe is the boiled down essentials of what you wear. Ask, “What do I wear all the time? What do I need for my lifestyle?” For some people at NYU style is a part of their soul and they can’t stop shopping but the environmental tolls are enormous.

What to do in 3 Steps

  1. Donate anything you haven’t worn in the last 3 months.
  2. Stow clothes for alternate seasons.
  3. Make outfits you would actually wear.

What it can look like

  • It’s clique but neutrals and black make a wardrobe easy to build. Several basic tops, 2-3 pants (mostly jeans), 3-5 sweaters, and a coat. Voila!
  • Some casual, some fancy clothes can be mixed and matched. Screen Shot 2016-02-11 at 3.57.49 PM


It can take 5,000 gallons of water to manufacture just a T-shirt and a pair of jeans.

Indonesian textiles have adverse health effects on some 5 million people living along rivers.

60% of world clothing is manufactured in developing countries.

90% of garments are transported by container ship each year.

Nylon also emits a large amount of nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas almost 300 times more impactful than carbon dioxide.






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