Are we the only one who spends surprisingly many hours eyeing the top Fall 2021 trends while we are already fully aware that we won’t be wearing anything but my trusted chic wardrobe staples? Let’s get one thing straight, pretty much everyone has been discreetly adding their fair share of one-season, trendy fashion styles to their virtual carts. There is nothing wrong with splurging on your top favorite fashion trends babe. However, we all know that denim dresses, figure-hugging jumpsuits, jeans, matching sets, and casual t-shirts will always reign supreme. That’s exactly what a capsule wardrobe is. Let us explain.
What is a capsule wardrobe?
A capsule wardrobe is basically a limited selection of interchangeable fashion pieces that effortlessly complement each other. Your main goal is to create as many outfit combinations as possible from a few, staple pieces that will stand the test of time. We are talking about those enduring classics, #outfitrepeaters. A chic capsule wardrobe will save you some coins, time in the morning, and energy without compromising on style.
What to put in your chic capsule wardrobe
Even though building a capsule wardrobe may sound relatively easy at first, there is a lot of thought that needs to go into it. Not everyone’s lifestyle is the same, and that should be reflected in your fashion decisions. If you are a fitness junkie, do you really need 10 pairs of heels? Are you spending most of your week in an office? Then, tailored trousers and blazers will make the perfect core for your capsule wardrobe.
Then, there is the matter of personal preference. Are you more into skinny pants? High-waisted or low-rise trousers? Are you feeling better in a jumpsuit? Do maxi dresses flatter your body the most? The possibilities are seemingly endless.
Basic, yet flattering t-shirts, tops and shirts
Every closet should have at least 3 basic t-shirts for casual, everyday styling. Whether you plan on wearing them with a skirt, your go-to pair of leggings or, your trusted worn-to-death denim, everything goes.
If you aren’t in an office environment that often, chances are that you are wearing your favorite shirts just for fun. Luckily, there are many chic yet statement-making styles that will work perfectly with pretty much every outfit and still make it pop! Imagine the styling possibilities. Just make sure that you are investing in a white, black or navy shirt-it will match all your looks, we promise.
Everyone and I mean everyone, needs a faux leather skirt in their wardrobe arsenal. You can wear them with all your aforementioned shirts, t-shirts or style them with a cozy sweater, or with cropped hoodies. Throw on a blazer, a leather jacket, or a maxi neutral-colored coat and you are good to go.
Sets and jumpsuits
Jumpsuits are not only ridiculously easy to throw on and off, but also very practical and versatile. Matching sets offer a great opportunity to mix and match each piece with your pre-existing wardrobe staples. For example, a denim set can look fantastic with heels and sneakers, same goes for the utility jumpsuit.
Sure, accessories are considered a very personal thing, however, the perfect capsule wardrobe should include a slew of versatile jewelry and bag options to effortlessly complement each and every outfit with ease. A black bag, a chic hair clip, and an all-year-round necklace are certainly must-haves.
Your shoes certainly need, once again, to reflect your lifestyle. Almost every woman needs a pair of comfy chic sandals to battle the warm weather and still look fashionable. Also, no wardrobe is complete without a pair of sneakers, is it? Don’t forget to opt for a pair of black boots-they are a true classic.
With time, your chic capsule wardrobe will evolve and change, however, staples are staples for a reason. The end goal is to wear what truly makes you happy and reflects your personality the most. Maybe, you are looking for a few great ways to dress according to your zodiac sign, or you want to invest in pieces that will help you keep yourself cool throughout summer. The options are endless. If you are into chic fashion finds as much as we are, visit Category London to find more splurge-worthy fashion to add to your chic capsule wardrobe.