Building your capsule wardrobe is easy once you understand the basics.
There are thousands of articles online that can help you identify your body type and the styles that may suit you personally. If you know what fits, colours, and cuts suit you best, then you're already half way there. If you aren't sure, then don't worry. I suggest we all wear what makes us comfortable.
I split my wardrobe space, and i pack away most of my clothes for the summer, and bring out my long sleeved tops, darker colours and heavier materials. Regardless of trends, the weather in the UK is pretty consistent and so this system has worked in my household for many years.
Over the course of our lives, we only need around 150 items of clothing (according to studies) and clothing waste is a huge problem. This is an issue dear to us and we'd like to suggest ways to get the most out of our wardrobes.
Longevity is something I look for when adding to or replacing items in my capsule. Examples of what would be in my A/W capsule would be coats, jumpers, jeans, knitwear, hats & scarves & boots. Dark colored or rich toned items, this especially lends itself well when deciding which dresses to retire for the season. Creams and browns start off Autumn nicely and continue into spring so these are always relevant
similarly examples of garments for a S/S capsule would be bikini's, shorts, summer dresses, crop tops, sandals, and any pastel colored items.
Having your wardrobe organised so that you are able to see all items of clothing suitable for the weather etc makes life easier when deciding what to wear.
I have items of clothing in my wardrobe that are 10+ years old and have been back in and out of fashion since, but these garments have made the cut to get to back into the capsule year after year because they suit me. they are thing which can be worn throughout the trends.
Keeping it simple will save you money. Black, blue, grey and brown shades are all good choices when picking a coat. Most people are likely to wear coats which suit their day to day style more, so bare this in mind. This rule applies to anything you might splurge on like shoes and bags. A pair of statement neon pink heels will look amazing today but a Black, silver, gold or even red would be more versatile and therefore more likely to be added to the capsule for the future.
Gold and Silver are great all year round, but the events over winter months mean these metallic really do shine brightly, a single design can be worn again and again.
If you have however already nailed the capsule basics then adding a bold statement items in a classic style is a great next step. Prints are also a great and this year leopard print and hounds tooth are both big.
Lastly here are a few A/W capsule basics to help us get through the party season.
Joggers, we all need to consider warmth and comfort especially as so many out there wont be able to afford heating this year. I have found the solution to skyhigh energy bills with these fleece lined cotton joggers.
Jeans, I'm finally coming to terms with skinny jeans being out of favor, so my go to alternative is a high waist straight leg. Avoid wearing ripped jeans if you want a classy feel to your outfit.
Thick tights, there is no reason not to still wear skirts but wearing tights with a dress or skirt can make outfits more daytime friendly. If like me you like to get your legs out, then having bare legs and heels out in the night can give an outfit party vibes. this is great for client drinks over Christmas.
Shoes collection starting point, all you really need is a pair of black chunky boots, Black or Brown Knee high boots, trainers, black stilettos (for a night out), and a pair of wellies.
Sequins and sparkles are timeless and instantly scream party so check out the selection of beautifully crafted outfits for any occasion.