Want to start a capsule wardrobe or have a more minimal wardrobe but don’t want to have to wear the same things all the time? Try Le Tote clothing rental to supplement your smaller wardrobe. This post has been sponsored by Le Tote but all views and opinions are my own.
Something that has become very popular lately is having a more minimal wardrobe or what’s called a capsule wardrobe. Add in Marie Kondo and it seems like everyone is getting rid of half their clothes.
While capsule wardrobes are becoming more mainstream these days they have been around for a long time. The term was first coined by author Susie Faux in the 1970s. It became more mainstream when Donna Karan created the first capsule collection in 1985 called “Seven Easy Pieces.”
It’s a really great idea and while I don’t have a capsule wardrobe I have been reducing the size of my wardrobe and being pickier about the pieces I buy. And one of the tools I’ve been using for this is also great for capsule wardrobes.
That tool is clothing rental. It’s a great way to supplement your capsule wardrobe or keep your wardrobe more minimal without missing out on wearing new clothes.
Using Clothing Rental Services With a Capsule Wardrobe
In the past clothing rental was only something you did for special occasions like a wedding. Now there are clothing rental serves you subscribe to and get “new” clothes every month.
Instead of shopping and buying something you may only wear a handful of times, you can rent it and wear it a few times and send it back.
There are many reasons to use clothing rental, it’s great for when you are losing weight and don’t want to keep buying new sizes, or if you want to try new things, and of course to supplement your wardrobe to allow you to have a much smaller wardrobe.
The service I’ve been using for almost two years is Le Tote. I love getting my new boxes and get so many compliments on the pieces I rent from them.
It’s a great place to start with clothing rental. One reason I love it is that unlike some of the services out there you get to pick what goes in your box. This is more useful to me because I can plan what kind of outfits I will need for the upcoming week.
With this service, you can feel more comfortable reducing your wardrobe and maybe even trying a capsule wardrobe because you will be able to still get unique pieces to try and wear each month.
Getting Started With Le Tote
If you think this could be a good option for you then here is how you get started with a Le Tote membership.
- Sign up for your first subscription box. There are two types of subscription plans to choose from, monthly and unlimited. Monthly plans start at $79 a month and unlimited starts at $150 a month. You can also get 40% off your first 2 months with coupon code FORTY good until 1/1/20.
- Fill out your profile. The more information you give the better your box will be. You add details like measurements, colors you like, styles you like, and where you live so the weather can be accounted for.
- Add items to your closet. You can look through the items available and add the ones you like to what they call your closet. This helps them know what items you like. You will keep doing this while you have your subscription as they add new items all of the time.
- Wait for your box to be styled. In one to two days your box will be ready and you will be able to look at what was picked. You can also change out what you don’t like. I usually end up changing most of my boxes.
- Get your box. The boxes are shipped quickly and I find the wait time to be very reasonable. They also have tracking so you know when it will get to your house.
- Send back or keep the items. If you love something you can keep it and they will charge you the discounted price. For the items, you are sending back simply place them in the postage-paid bag, no need to wash them they take care of that as well.
- Get your next box. Once the bag is shipped they start working on your next box. The process starts all over again. I have an unlimited plan so I tend to keep my box for about a week and then send it back for the next one.
It’s all very simple and it has totally changed how I shop for clothes. I rarely buy things now and instead just have new things all of the time with my Le Tote subscription.
Maybe I should add an eighth step, declutter your closet and get rid of a ton of your clothes! That’s the step I’m currently on, it seems a bit endless.
If you decide the service isn’t for you then you can cancel anytime. You can also pause your subscription if you just need a break. But you won’t need to for vacations if you time things right.
I love packing with Le Tote clothes because I don’t have to wash them when I’m done. You could even bring your shipping bag with you and ship them back to Le Tote to have more room in your suitcase for souvenirs.
Right now you can get a free trial for Le Tote! It’s a great time to give it a try.