Every woman needs wardrobe staples that can be mixed and matched to create new outfits. When building a capsule closet it’s important to invest in timeless pieces that are guaranteed to stay on-trend. This way you’ll always have something to wear no matter what the occasion. We’ve compiled a list of our favourite five essentials for your capsule wardrobe — and how to wear them.
Every closet should have a classic-cut jacket in a dark colour, preferably black. Pair it with jeans or over a cocktail dress for an evening or formal look. To keep it feminine, be sure the silhouette is fitted.
Find a jeans style that suits you, whether it be skinny, boyfriend, cigarette, boot-cut or flare jeans. Make sure they’re a snug fit and for everyday comfort invest in stretch denim. Team it with a cardigan or T-shirt for an informal look. For a smart casual look, throw a jacket over the T-shirt.
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Perfect white tee
A white tee is a must-have wardrobe essential for anyone serious about building a capsule wardrobe. Tees can be dressed down with ballet flats or dressed up with heels — they’re so versatile! You’ll wear it all the time so choose one that’s soft and slightly loose on you. For a weekend look, pair it with denim and a jacket, or wear it under or over a dress.
A well-fitted cardigan is a wardrobe must-have. Whether it’s to keep warm, layer over a tee or buttoned-up with denim, it never goes out of fashion. For work, pair it with a skirt or dress. When the weekend arrives, pair it with jeans with or without the tee.
Little black dress
Invest in a little black dress that will give you the most mileage. A style that sits just above the knee can be worn to the office or to a date. Just remember to switch up your make-up and accessories.