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Streamline Your Style: The Ultimate Guide to Crafting a Capsule Wardrobe

Updated: Apr 14, 2023

Hey fashionistas! Do you ever feel overwhelmed by your closet? Do you find yourself struggling to put together outfits every day, even though you have a closet full of clothes? Are you tired of staring at your clothes and feeling like you have nothing to wear? I feel you. I used to be just like that until I discovered the magic of a capsule wardrobe. If you're not familiar with it, a capsule wardrobe is a collection of versatile and timeless pieces that can be mixed and matched to create a variety of outfits.

Creating a capsule wardrobe takes time and effort, but it's well worth it in the end. By investing in quality pieces and choosing versatile items, you'll have a closet full of clothes that you love and wear on a regular basis. Say goodbye to cluttered closets and hello to a simplified, stylish wardrobe!

Investing in quality pieces is the key to building a timeless wardrobe that will last you for years. Instead of opting for cheap, fast fashion pieces that fall apart after a few washes, choose clothing from stores that are known for their quality and longevity. Trust me, it's worth the extra investment.

So, I know that there is a tonne of lists out there that tell you what you need as a baseline to create that fabulous wardrobe, however I’m going to share some other key items which I feel are a must! and really allow you to create more stylish and chic ensembles.

But first, let’s quickly list some of the more well-known items which most of us know about but maybe need a little refresher:

1) A structured blazer that fits well and is made of high-quality materials, such as wool or silk. My Brand suggestions: J. Crew and Theory

2) A perfect white shirt that fits well and is made of natural or organic fabrics, such as 100% cotton or linen. My Brand suggestions: Equipment and COS.

3) A pair of jeans - Look for a pair that will last you for years and flatters your body shape. My favourite pair are from Citizens of Humanity, they always make me feel chic and stylish no matter how I style them.

4) A little black dress - Every wardrobe needs a perfect black dress that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Look for one that flatters your body type and falls really well. Also from a brand that makes quality clothes so that it lasts for years to come.

5) A pair of comfortable flats - Ballet flats are a comfortable and stylish alternative to heels. Look for a pair that is made from100% leather - these will be the most comfortable, and can be worn with trousers, skirts, or dresses. My favourite is from Tory Burch, they are both super cute and very comfortable! And for those days when you want to feel a little extra fancy, a comfortable pair of heels is a must-have. Look for a pair with a low to medium heel height and a comfortable footbed.

6) A pair of high-waisted trousers - They are versatile and can be worn for work or a night out. Another benefit of high-waisted trousers is their ability to flatter a variety of body types. Because they sit at the waistline, they can create the illusion of a smaller waist and longer legs. This makes them a great option for those who want to accentuate their curves or create a more balanced silhouette. If you're looking for something a bit more formal, consider investing in a well-structured pair of wide-legged trousers made from slightly heavier quality material so that they fall well. Not only are they comfortable and chic, but they're also perfect for both the office and a night out on the town.

7) A trench coat - It's a timeless piece that adds a touch of sophistication to any outfit. Burberry, COS, and London Fog are all known for their stylish and flattering trench coats which are versatile and made well.

Now let's take a break from the mundane and add a little pizzazz to our wardrobe! And what better way to do that than with some fun and playful items? Here are some of my must-haves for your capsule collection:

1) A tulle skirt - Are you ready to twirl the day away? Because I sure am! A tulle skirt is a whimsical and feminine piece that adds a touch of fun and playfulness to any outfit. It's the perfect way to channel your inner ballerina without having to take a single dance class. The delicate fabric creates a soft and flowing silhouette that is both elegant and versatile. And don't be fooled by its delicate appearance, a tulle skirt can be styled in a variety of ways to create different looks for different occasions. Dress it up with some heels and a blouse or dress it down with a t-shirt and sneakers. The possibilities are endless! Just make sure to look for a tulle skirt that falls at or just below the knee and is made of high-quality materials. Trust me, your wardrobe will thank you. Brands like Needle & Thread and H&M Conscious are known for their quality tulle skirts. So go ahead, channel your inner Carrie Bradshaw and add a tulle skirt to your collection.

2) A Breton top - The Breton top is a timeless piece that never goes out of style. It is characterized by its horizontal stripes, typically in navy and white, and is inspired by the traditional clothing of the French Navy. Never underestimate the power of these horizontal stripes! They can really elevate at outfit to another dimension!

What makes the Breton top so versatile is its ability to complement a wide range of styles. It can be dressed up or down, making it perfect for both casual and formal occasions. When paired with a tulle skirt, it creates a feminine and sophisticated look that is perfect for a night out. The Breton top can also be worn with jeans and sneakers for a more casual, everyday look.

Apart from its versatility, the Breton top also adds a touch of Parisian chic to any outfit. The French are known for their effortless style, and the Breton top is a key piece in achieving that look. It exudes a sense of laid-back elegance that is synonymous with French fashion. By adding this classic piece to my capsule wardrobe, I am able to elevate my outfits and achieve a chic, timeless look that never goes out of style.

3) A cashmere sweater – Ok ladies, let me tell you why a cashmere sweater is a MUST for your capsule collection! First, it's a timeless piece that NEVER goes out of style. You can keep it in your closet for years and it'll still look fabulous. And let's be real, who doesn't want to add a touch of elegance and sophistication to their outfit?

But wait, there's more! Cashmere is a durable and long-lasting fabric that won't easily lose its shape or get those annoying pills. That means you'll get a lot of wear out of your sweater, which is a smart investment for your wardrobe. And talk about versatile! You can wear a cashmere sweater in SO many ways. Dress it down with jeans and sneakers or dress it up with a skirt and heels for a fancy night out. The possibilities are endless!

Finally, can we talk about how soft and comfy cashmere sweaters are?! It's like wearing a cosy hug all day long. Plus, they're warm without being bulky, making them perfect for layering during those chilly months. So, my dear, do yourself a favour and add a cashmere sweater to your capsule collection. It's a luxurious and sophisticated piece that will elevate any outfit and make you feel like a million bucks.

4) Leopard print loafers or heels - Rawr! Leopard print shoes are the ultimate fashion statement for the wild and fierce fashionista! These bold and stylish shoes are perfect for adding some sass and pizzazz to any outfit, no matter the occasion.

Are you ready to strut your stuff with some leopard print loafers or heels? These shoes are so versatile that you can dress them up for a fancy night out or dress them down for a casual day on the town. Not only are they practical, but they're also a fun and playful way to express your personality and make a statement.

Leopard print shoes are the perfect addition to any capsule wardrobe. With their unique and eye-catching print, they can be paired with a wide range of clothing styles and colours. And let's not forget how easy it is to inject some personality into your outfit with a pair of leopard print shoes! You'll be turning heads and starting conversations left and right.

So why settle for boring shoes when you can show off your fierce style with some leopard print loafers or heels? With so many different styles and brands to choose from, you're sure to find a pair that reflects your personal style and taste. Go ahead and unleash your wild side with some leopard print shoes!

5) A statement piece - Think about it - you've carefully curated a collection of timeless, versatile pieces that can be mixed and matched to create countless outfits. But what's missing? That one special item that makes your heart sing and sets your outfits apart from the rest.

It could be a chunky necklace that adds a pop of colour and texture to your minimalist ensembles. Or perhaps a sequin skirt that shows off your love for shiny hues and eye-catching patterns. Maybe a pair of funky boots that screams "I'm not afraid to have fun with fashion!" Whatever you choose, the key is to select something that makes you feel like the best version of yourself. Don't be afraid to think outside the box and embrace your unique style. After all, fashion is all about self-expression and having fun!

By adding a statement piece to your capsule wardrobe, you'll be able to showcase your personality and create outfits that are truly one-of-a-kind. So go ahead, get creative, and have fun with fashion!

So, there you have it, fashionistas! creating a capsule wardrobe takes time and effort, but it's well worth it in the end. By investing in quality pieces and choosing versatile items like these you'll have a closet full of clothes that you love and wear on a regular basis. Say goodbye to cluttered closets and hello to a simplified, stylish wardrobe that will make you feel confident and unstoppable!

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Apr 12, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

Love all the fun items to make my capsule collection perfect for me!


Mar 29, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

There are so many great tips! Thank you for all the links. It's helpful to see examples and see what we can mix & match in our own closets.


Mar 24, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

So many great tips!

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