The Capsule Wardrobe

Overwhelmed with choice? Closet chaos be gone with our transeasonal capsule wardrobe.

22 Aug 2019

As the long dark days of winter draw to a close, we are day-dreaming of our perfect spring wardrobe. A wardrobe with layers, textures, colours and newness. A wardrobe that saves you time by being all about that mix and match. And most importantly, a wardrobe that will easily take you from Spring to Summer.

To help you create a fuss-free, stylish capsule, we sat down with our buyers to get the low down on the must have items for this season.

The perfect shirt.

We love a shirt – with jeans, a midi, over the top of a dress. Tucked, tied or left open. This is one of your most versatile pieces.

The perennially stylish white shirt with a swipe of red lipstick is a go to for any occasion, and therefore we believe, a must for every wardrobe.

The killer ankle boot.

This is a style we can’t get enough of. Black, tan, animal print – is there such thing as too many boots?!

But we are talking capsule – so, at the very least, one perfectly fitting, high quality boot will happily carry you from season to season.

Capsule wardrobes are all about versatility – the ankle boot is friends with the midi skirt, wide legged trousers, jeans and dresses (both formal and non)…in fact – we think you’d be hard pressed to find an outfit that doesn’t work with the ankle boot.

Dreamy denim.

What wardrobe would be complete without a beloved piece of denim?

Whether the classic jean or the rising star, the buttoned up mini - denim is a true staple that never goes out of style. We’re crazy for these Neuw wide leg jeans that work for all shapes and sizes.

 The layering sweater.

Much as we love a light tee – we live in Canterbury and it can get cold!

The layering sweater is slightly oversized so it can be thrown on over a tee or shirt, for those who love a preppy look - it can also drape around shoulders.

Luxe fabrics are key here – mohair, cashmere…fabrics that want to be worn and admired.

The bold blazer.

Be it a boxy silhouette or a sophisticated suit – the humble blazer has long been a favourite in our wardrobe.

We love it thrown together with a cami, jeans and heels or just as much with a wide legged pant, simple tee and (those!) ankle boots.

The chameleon capabilities of the blazer are endless – which means you can justify a splurge as an investment.

Animal print.

It’s literally everywhere – it’s futile to resist and frankly – why would you!

The trend is playful and vibrant.

We love print on print but equally an animal print skirt with a plain white tee and the always faithful white sneaker is a perfect day to night combo – just change out your carry all tote for a wristlet and you are away.

Must have tee.

We all have that one very favourite tee, it’s perfect - the shape, the fit and the colour.

But what we really love is the sheer versatility of it.

For casual or dressed up, plain or bearing iconic logos – it’s a faithful friend for those days when you are short on time.

Colour pop.

When putting together your capsule wardrobe, keep an eye on your colour palette.

The days of matchy matchy are long gone – but to get the most from your stylish capsule, you want to find pieces that play well together.

We love the pastel hues that are making a recurrence, along with rich shades that feel autumnal (so long as it’s just the shades and not the season!). 

Favourite flats.

We love a high heel – but our feet dearly love a flat.

The crisp white sneaker trend is one we can all get on board with.

It’s just so easy to wear – and we notice that sneakers are appearing everywhere. From boardrooms to runways, restaurants to parks – this trend is for everyone.

They pair with everything in our capsule wardrobe, perfect for long days on the go.

Oversized sunnies.

For all manner of uses – up too late at night, working too hard, disguising tired eyes and yes – for when the sun is too bright.

An oversized sunnie is both stylish and endlessly practical. Need we say more!

Dress up and down.

Add those killer boots, wear with white sneakers, add a shirt, a sweater, that bold blazer – or wear it all by itself.

The capsule dress is versatility plus.

We love a bias cut to flatter all shapes, and we especially love a midi – especially in between seasons.

The jumpsuit.

A new edition, but worthy of a callout.

Perfect with a shirt or tee underneath – the jumpsuit is sassy, playful and super easy to wear.

Every time this trend comes round – we jump on it. It’s fun and oh so simple to style.

The everywhere bag.

Or should we say ‘the put everything in it bag’.

We love a beautiful bag – but more than that, it must be functional.

Whether you prefer to wear yours over your shoulder or cross-body – every capsule wardrobe needs a stylish practical bag that can comfortably take you and your belongings anywhere you need to go throughout the day.

Lux leather.

We’ve included a leather jacket in our spring capsule because, well – we just can’t let this trend go.

This investment piece will last you years, so spend time to find your perfect cut.


tags:

fashion

author:

Kelley and Georgie