- Apr 25, 2016
- by Vicky Rocco
According to the legendary Susie Faux, a capsule wardrobe is a collection of a few essential items of clothing that will never go out of fashion. These items are incredibly versatile and easy to wear, as they can be mixed with seasonal pieces and various trends year after year.
Another positive element of the capsule wardrobe is that you actually save yourself money in the long-run by simply investing in a few quality pieces that you know you’ll always be able to turn to.
We’ve rounded-up five of the most important items below that every capsule wardrobe needs!
A Classic White Jacket:
A smart and stylish white jacket is often the unsung hero of capsule collections, however this simple garment packs a powerful punch. The classic cut of such a jacket allows it to be worn on various occasions, whether it’s to the office, an important meeting, or even a more formal event such as a wedding.
Another benefit of the classic white jacket is its ability to be paired with just about every garment in your wardrobe, regardless of color. White is a neutral shade, so you’ll never have to worry about it clashing with particular hues or patterns.
Our Oprah Car Coat in Ambassador Crepe (pictured) is the perfect white jacket to add to your capsule wardrobe collection and you can be assured that it will never go out of style!
Multi-Functional Black Jeggings:
Jeggings are perfect for keeping your legs warm in the cooler months, plus they’re the go-to garments to help you dress during the trans-seasonal weather that autumn and spring can often bring.
For a more balanced silhouette, jeggings can be teamed with puffy, warm jackets in winter and they also look great when worn with stylish boots. They’re also extremely comfortable to wear and don’t have any bulky zips, cuffs, or buttons.
The reason we suggest that black jeggings are a capsule wardrobe must-have is the fact that black can be worn with just about anything!
A Floral Skirt:
Once only reserved for spring, florals have now become a popular pattern worn all-year-round. With their feminine and eye-catching appearance, it’s certainly no wonder too!
A beautiful floral skirt (such as our Jillian Skirt in Summer In The City, pictured in Carolina Bloom print) instantly adds color, sophistication, and on-trend style to your outfit.
Floral skirts look great when paired with a blouse, shirt, or tank top in either a neutral color or one already featured in the print. They’re also a versatile garment as they can be worn to formal occasions with a pair of heels, or even on casual outings when teamed with sandals or flip-flops.
Three-quarter length pants made a huge comeback some years ago and they’re certainly here to stay! These are the go-to garment when you find that shorts may be too casual and full-length pants may be too formal for a certain occasion.
Available in a wide array of flattering shades, three-quarter length pants can easily be dressed-up with a pair of heels or dressed-down with sneakers or loafers. They also look great as office attire when teamed with a smart blazer or stylish coat.
Pick a pair in a neutral shade, such as our Casey Crop Jean - Estate Sateen in Chino (pictured), White, or Silver for pants which will remain versatile for years to come.
A Flattering Black Dress:
It probably goes without saying, but every capsule wardrobe needs a black dress in a flattering and multi-functional style (just like our Rebecca Sheath Dress in Ambassador Crepe, pictured).
Black dresses are perfect for corporate wear, as they look extremely stylish and professional when worn with classic heels or a sleek blazer. Alternatively, a black dress can be worn underneath your favorite sweater in winter for a casual yet on-trend outfit, or perhaps you can team it with an elegant bolero and statement jewelry for a stunning restaurant ensemble.
There you have it! Building a capsule wardrobe collection doesn’t have to be a costly endeavor, as even the addition of just five must-have items can make all the difference.
For more versatile and on-trend styles, check out our ‘Easy Breezy’ collection.