Wardrobe builder - create a color palette
Creating an outfit is as easy as 1,2,3
Click the left and right arrows on the tab sections to mix and match items and build your own looks. You can click on any item from the Dibkast Closet for more style suggestions.
You can scroll down and take a look at our Capsule wardrobe building steps for more detailed wardrobe configuration.
Bottoms and One pieces
BUILDING A WARDROBE IS AS EASY AS COUNTING TO FIVE
Capsule wardrobe is a term used since the 1940's. A capsule wardrobe is a collection of essential items of clothing, designed to be worn together in harmony and never go out of style. The purpose of this type of wardrobe is to have an outfit suitable for any occasion without the need to own an excessive amount of clothing.
Although it's common to have 20-37 items in a capsule wardrobe, mindset is more important than number restrictions! A capsule wardrobe is meant to encourage mindful consumerism choices and help you save time and money.
Define your style & fabrics
Create a color palette
Clean out your closet
Shop with intention
Donate your clothes
1. Define your style & fabrics
SELECT 1-2 LIFESTYLES TO DETERMINE YOUR FASHION STYLE
A. Urban lifestyle: Favorite activities are in cities or indoors. Clothing does not face diverse and harsh environments.
B. Travel lifestyle: Favorite activities are outdoors or on the road. Clothing faces diverse and harsh environments.
If you need help determining your style preferences you can take our Wardrobe quiz.
ADD A FEW FABRIC TEXTURES
Below is a list of common textures to consider:
A. Knit : Formed by inter-looping yarn or inter-meshing loops.
B. Weaved: Produced by interlacing two sets of yarns at right angles.
C. Ribbed: Double-knit or weave forming a diagonal stripes \ ribs pattern.
D. Tweed: Typically woven with twill (diagonal parallel ridges) or herringbone (arrangement of rectangles).
E. Silk: Fine, soft, strong and lustrous fibre that is produced by filaments from the cocoons of silkworms.
F. Lace: Open fabric created by looping, twisting, or knitting thread in patterns.
G. Embroidered: Fabric ornamented \ decorated by thread sewn patterns.
H. Velvet: Woven silk cotton, or nylon, with a dense pile of evenly cut smooth fibers.
I. Faux fur: Generally knitted synthetic fabric that mimics real fur. Real fur is an animal's hairy coat.
J. Faux leather: Typically synthetic fabric that mimics real leather. Real leather is animal skin.
Once you've decided your lifestyle you can consult our Fabric care page to choose which fabrics are best suited for your needs. As you note which fabrics are ideal, be mindful of fabric textures because we suggest you limit an outfit to 2-3 textures.
2. Create a color palette
HANDPICK 6-9 COLORS FOR YOUR WARDROBE
A. Pick 1 base color; Choose strictly Black or Navy. Your favourite items which will be worn most often should be in your base color(s).
B Pick 2 to 4 accent colors; Use this color wheel tool to choose monochromatic, complimentary, analogous, triadic or tetradic matching colors. Your statement pieces will often be in your accent colors.
C. Pick 3 to 4 neutral coordinating colors; Choose white, grey, khaki, brown or tan variations (cream, beige, ivory, champagne, nude, sand, camel etc.) The item you wear in between or underneath your base and accent color(s) will often be in your neutral coordinating color(s).
OPTIONAL: PICK COLORS THAT MATCH YOUR SKIN
A. Cool undertones: You could have cool undertones if your veins are blue or purple and your skin burns easily under the sun. If this applies to you, you might look great in cool colors like green, blue, purple, and variations of those three colors.
B. Warm undertones: You could have warm undertones if your veins appear green and skin doesn’t easily burn under the sun. If this applies to you, you might look great in warm colors like red, orange, yellow, and variations of those three colors.
C. Neutral undertones: You could have neutral undertones if you can’t tell if your veins are blue \ purple or green, your skin burns fairly easily under the sun but a tan follows. If this applies to you, you might look great in both cool and warm colors.
D. Olive undertones: You could have olive undertones if you can’t tell if your veins are blue \ purple or green, your skin doesn't necessarily burns under the sun and your skin has a green yellow or grey tinge. If this applies to you, you might look great in both cool and warm colors.
3. Add patterns
INCLUDE 1-2 PATTERNS
Below is a list of timeless patterns to choose from:
A. Plaid: A usually repeating composition of horizontal and vertical stripes that typically cross at right angles.
B. Florals: A usually repeating decorative arrangement of flowers and\or components relating to, or associated with flowers
C. Stripes: A usually repeating layout of long parallel strips that are often the same width throughout its length.
D. Geometric: A usually repeating design decorated with regular shapes and lines.
Each pattern should includes a couple of your carefully chosen colors for maximum matchability. As you note which patterns are ideal, be mindful of fabric textures as mentioned above.
4. Clean out your closet
TAKE YOUR TIME AND CREATE PILES
A. Schedule a cleaning day: The process of cleaning out your closet will be time consuming and it's important to carve out time to avoid feeling stressed or rushed.
B. Group your items: Place similar items together to create individual groups for optimal visibility and organization.
C. Create piles: Going through one group at a time, divide items into "yes", "no" and "maybe" piles. The items that you feel most confident in or wear most often should go in the "yes" pile, the items you you don't feel confident in and don't wear often should go in the "no" pile, and all items which almost made the "yes" pile should go in the "maybe" pile.
D. Sort your maybe pile: Set your "no" pile out of site and divide the items from your "maybe" pile into "yes" or "no" piles following the same process as the step above.
E. Recast your items: Donate your "no" pile to charity, thrift stores or invite your friends to a clothes swap.
5. Shop with intention
BUILD WITH PATIENCE & MINDFULNESS
A. Organize your clothes: Arrange your physical wardrobe \ closet and optionally use an app like Stylebook to virtually build outfits, packing lists and wish lists.
B. Fine tune your wardrobe: Continue creating and experimenting with your capsule wardrobe by shopping with intention and supporting business that rebel against fast fashion.