HOW TO CREATE A CAPSULE WARDROBE – PART ONE
Itâs that longer-than-usual moment where you stare into the depths of your closet like you gaze into the open fridge trying to make a decision. If that moment seems to happen to you more and more frequently, maybe itâs time to step back and create a True Fashionista capsule wardrobe. If youâve been wondering where all the clothing went that you used to really like, we will bring it back to the basics here, so choosing outfits will be the least of your challenges. Each day will have more of a chance to reach its full potential once youâve created your gorgeous capsule wardrobe, much or all of which you can discover at True Fashionistas, the best designer consignment store.
CAPSULE WARDROBE â A DEFINITION
Think of your capsule wardrobe as the building blocks of your closet that define your style. Timeless, classic pieces are key points of your capsule wardrobe. From here, youâll add trends, prints, patterns, and colors for each season.
CAPSULE WARDROBE TOPS
White t-shirt â A white t-shirt works anytime. Pair it with jeans and a blazer for a casual look, or dress it up with shorts or a skirt. In cooler weather, itâs the perfect shirt to layer underneath an itchy sweater.
Striped top â Stripes. Just. Work. Vertical or horizontal, they provide an easy pairing with jeans or skirts. Whether youâre going for True Fashionista luxury Brunello Cucinelli or Rag & Bone casual, get your stripes on!
Button-down silk blouse â Since this is your capsule wardrobe, splurge on a silk blouse in neutral like navy, black or beige. Your lovely silk blouse, like ones by Joie that can be found at True Fashionistas consignment store, Naples, can be paired with jeans or cotton trousers for an easy, haute couture look.
Solid blouse â Be it white, structured, or casual, a solid blouse in a neutral color will easily go with all prints and accessorize well. Itâs a must.
Chunky knit sweater â At some point or another here in the US, there will come a time when you will want to cozy up in a soft, chunky knit sweater. Thereâs always a reason, be it early morning, spring evening, or curling up on the couch with a hot beverage and Netflix.
CAPSULE WARDROBE BOTTOMS
Jeans â Dark wash denim matches well with everything from your darkest blouse to capsule white tee. And donât they look good with boots, tucked in or not? On the flip side, your capsule wardrobe also needs a pair of light-wash boyfriend jeans. Fitted at the hips and relaxed through the legs, these jeans present easy True Fashionista casual. In a pinch, pair âem with heels and a blazer for a dress-up, and DONE. Lest we forget, have a pair of white jeans on hand. White is now legal all year long, btw. Try pairing yours with patterned botties and a structured blazer for the win.
Pencil skirt â We love that the pencil skirt flatters all silhouette types. Keep both patterned and solid pencil skirts on hand. Valentino makes a stretch crepe couture skirt, while Michael Korsâ cashmere pencil skirts are a must-have.
Leggings â It doesnât get much more True Fashionista comfortable than leggings. Dress âem up with heels or go with booties and a chunky sweater. Leggings are a virtual no-fail.
CAPSULE WARDROBE JACKETS
Denim â Look for a denim jacket with a wash that pairs well with your existing wardrobe to attain maximum use. The perfect capsule wardrobe denim jacket will go well with casual cotton twill to white and dark wash jeans and even dresses.
Black blazer â True Fashionista blazers dress up anything. Donât reserve yours just for the office. Throw it on for the quick errand. You never know who youâll see when you want to impress. Designers like Amanda Uprichard make them sleek and straightforward, while statement offerings like Alice + Oliviaâs metallic print blazer will make a fiery entrance.
Trench Coat â You never know when youâll need to venture out to a formal gathering on a dark, stormy night. Be it that or just a night on the town, and the trench coat is a must-have that never goes out of style.
CAPSULE WARDROBE FOOTWEAR
Flats â The range of on-the-ground offerings is broad, from Sarah Flintâs ballet flats to Jimmy Chooâs Watsons. Yes, it is possible to dress up in flats. Find a great selection at resale prices at True Fashionista, Naplesâ best consignment store.
Fashion sneakers â Sneakers are not just for athletic activities, at least not some of them. Fashion sneakers are a versatile choice that go with everything. Now thatâs capsule wardrobe material!
Pumps â No-nonsense pumps from Margaux, Burberry, and Coach in black or a crazy print go with almost everything, regardless of heel length or width.
In Part Two of our capsule wardrobe coverage, weâll discuss how to add color to your wardrobe and share some suggestions on accessorizing year-round.
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