How To Create A Capsule Wardrobe (Sudoku Wardrobe)

Lately, I’ve been looking for the best way to plan my wardrobe. So far, what has allowed me to significantly improve my wardrobe has been to reduce the number of clothes I have.

It is a long process, sometimes perilous but one that I highly recommend to anyone wishing to adopt a more minimalist wardrobe. It is possible to start very slowly by separating at each change of season from unworn or worn clothing. The other day, I was researching the different ways to build a minimalist wardrobe for Spring, and I came across these funny Sudoku grids composed of clothes.

At first, I was skeptical, but I quickly understood that the goal behind Sudoku Wardrobe: to help users build 10 looks out of 16 clothes they already have. I think it’s an ingenious concept. Everyone has at least 16 pieces in their wardrobe (shoes and accessories count!). Sudoku Wardrobe allows you to have a global vision of how each part of clothing can fit into our wardrobe.

By pushing my research a little more, I realized that there are no web applications to date to make a Sudoku Wardrobe in a few minutes. Most online Sudoku Wardrobe grids are done manually, and unfortunately, it shows…

Some of you may already know this, but in everyday life, my profession is related to web development. To put it, I create websites and mobile applications. I love my job and have the chance to transform my ideas into useful resources for the end-user. As the months go by, I realize more and more that there is a huge gap and need in the sector of sustainable fashion and ecology. I can’t count the number of times I said to myself, “it’s a shame there aren’t any apps/tools for X or Y.” Each frustration is carefully noted to create a solution in the coming months.

I had the same frustration when I discovered the concept of the Sudoku Wardrobe. It’s great, but if I have to spend my whole day creating a grid, no thanks! So, I created the Sudoku Wardrobe web application. It’s a free tool for creating a capsule wardrobe quickly.

Just import the 16 clothes photos in the grid and download the Sudoku. For this, no need to sign in, and your personal images will not be saved. The first version is not responsive yet (it’s coming !). There may be new features if users ask for them, but for now, I want the Sudoku Wardrobe to remain a simple and accessible tool for everyone.

I hope this will encourage you to have a more responsible consumption approach.

How to use the Sudoku wardrobe?

Using this application is very simple.

Step 1: Take photos of all the clothes in your closet.

Step 2: Resize every photo by 200px X 200px.

Step 3: Go to the Sudoku Wardrobe and upload each photo in the corresponding box.

Step 4: Once the Sudoku grid is filled, you need to click on the “Download” button. 

Step 5: Once your Sudoku has been downloaded in a PDF format. You can print it and paste it in your closet or post it on Instagram with the hashtag. #sudokuwardrobe.


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