Do you ever get late for work or miss your cab because you spent too much time deciding what to wear? Even if you decide your outfit the night before, often when you get up, you realise that you are in the mood to wear something else? How often we spend hours in front of the wardrobe, too lost or too confused, and end up becoming too critical of our bodies or looks?
Now, would it not be wonderful, if you knew exactly what you had to wear. Capsule wardrobes became popular after Steve Jobs, who always wore the same kind of dark grey turtle-neck T-shirt. This choice was very functional for him, as it saved time and helped in his personal branding. He knew that he had finite resources for decision making, and your wardrobe should be the last thing expending your mental energy.
Even Albert Einstein wore the same kind of grey suits because he did not want to waste time on clothes every morning. Mark Zuckerberg, for instance, wears casual clothing because he represents the entire generation of young people who don’t want to wear suits to work. He owns about 20 identical grey T-shirts.
It Saves Time
Having a capsule wardrobe can save your time every morning. Instead of spending time in front of the wardrobe, you can expend the morning vibes on making more important decisions.
Even Aditya Goel, CEO of GreenBrrew, says, “I have arranged my wardrobe in such a way, fixing a colour for each day of the week, that it saves time every morning. I buy limited pair of clothes because when you have less choices, you waste less time making those choices.”
It Is Comfortable
You can decide what finds space in your capsule wardrobe. It will keep you comfortable during long hours of work.
Amit Singhi, Co-Founder of Genecorp, has designed a T-shirt with his company logo. He says, “This helps in branding, as well as, saves times. Even when I am travelling in trains or meeting people, they ask about the brand. This means they will at least visit my website once. It is comfortable, casual and also works for formal meetings.”
It Helps In Branding
Like Amit Singhi, many use capsule wardrobes for branding. Kartik Raichura, CEO of websites.co.in, says, “I have a couple of blue jeans and a few black T-shirts with my company brand. It is like carrying your personal brand with you. It acts like an ice-breaker and conversational starter.”
Capsule wardrobes save precious time during the most productive part of the day. They also help in personal branding. And consistency of any kind is good for productivity and performance.
This approach of capsule wardrobes can go a long way if you are ambitious about your career goals.