What is a capsule wardrobe? A collection of key, versatile pieces that can be worn time and again.
Why should you build one? De-cluttering your wardrobe of unworn items will make choosing an outfit simpler and will streamline your style. Supplement your capsule wardrobe with seasonal and on-trend pieces.
First things first: you should go through your existing wardrobe and discard anything that does not bring you joy, does not fit or is unworn.
So what belongs in a capsule wardrobe? Hero pieces that are timeless, useful and treasured. They should be of high-quality and co-ordinate with existing pieces.
A smart blazer is a must! Use to dress-up jeans for a smart-casual look or wear over a dress/skirt/trousers for more formal occasions. A little tailoring goes a long way, enhancing your silhouette.
A wear-everywhere dress. This gorgeous mock-suede dress ticks all the boxes with its optional tie-belt and button detailing. Pair this figure-flattering dress with brightly-coloured accessories to complete your look.
Choose your basics wisely. These lovely tops are in clever neutral tones that you can wear with anything. Choose the merino wool rollneck for cooler weather to wear under layers or the premium quality Pima cotton top for warmer months.
These outer layers are super-adaptable to suit a variety of seasons. In a gorgeous raspberry shade, this figure-flattering quilted coat has a detachable hood and drawstring waist. The merino wool-blend coatigan covers exactly as you would imagine - the style between a cardigan and a coat, or as we like to imagine it, a chic knitted jacket that makes the perfect finishing piece to your ensemble.
Never underestimate the power of a good top. A blouse in a feminine neutral shade with a fluid A-line cut works wonders for elevating plain trousers and it suits all skin tones. This pretty knit top is also an excellent option for an understated yet sophisticated look, with its pointelle detailing and slate colour.
If you choose one item from this list, it should be these black trousers. Slimming and comfortable, they will go with anything and look great with heels or flats. Moving onto accessories, every woman should own a good handbag and this leather one even has a matching purse. Versatile, neutral and sturdy, this is the bag to take with you.
Statement earrings should highlight your outfit and add interest. These pearlised bead earrings are made in Italy and will complement a variety of outfits with their timeless design.
For added levels of sophistication, an attractive silk scarf can be playfully tied to your handbag a la Parisian chic.
Finally, everyone should reap the rewards of exercise, whether that's a gentle stroll outside or a session at the gym and these specially designed performance pieces will help you to exercise in comfort, leaving you free to enjoy your chosen activity.
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