How To Create A Capsule Wardrobe
When creating a capsule wardrobe, starting with basics is key. Look for items like blouses, turtlenecks, sweaters, cardigans, and everyday tees in neutral colors like black, white, gray or cream. Aim for simple silhouettes and cuts that won't go out of style but also have interesting details such as ruching or ties at the neckline. Once you have these basics, look for one or two statement pieces such as printed trousers, a colorful skirt or patterned blouse that will provide some visual interest without overwhelming your look.
To maximize the versatility of your capsule wardrobe, consider adding complementary outerwear such as coats and jackets. Blazers are always a good option as they work well with both casual and dressy looks and can be dressed up with accessories like jewelry or scarves. Denim jackets are also a great choice as they are easy to layer with other items in your wardrobe such as t-shirts and dresses. Investing in quality denim – such as raw selvedge denim – will ensure it lasts through the seasons while still looking stylish year after year.
Shoes are another must-have item when building a capsule wardrobe; look for styles that can be worn with multiple outfits while also providing comfort throughout the day. Ballet flats are always popular because they come in many colors and patterns so you can easily find something that matches your personal style; however boots and sneakers can also add some edge to an otherwise understated outfit. When investing in shoes it’s important to choose quality materials that will stand the test of time. Leather is durable and ages gracefully over time; canvas shoes may look nice initially but won’t last nearly as long so steer clear if you want longevity from your footwear investment.