If you’ve ever tried to build a capsule wardrobe, you know it can be tough. There are so many options out there, and so few dollars in your wallet! But I’m here to tell you that the key to a successful capsule wardrobe isn’t just finding pieces that go together—it’s finding those five specific pieces that will make up the bulk of your outfit combinations. Once we nail down these basics, then we can build our outfits around them. So here they are:
A structured blazer
A structured blazer is a must-have for your capsule wardrobe. This piece can be worn with anything and adds structure to your outfit, making it appropriate for both casual and dressier occasions. This jacket can be dressed up or down, but also works well in any season of weather. It also looks great with pants or skirts!
A crisp white button-down
A white button-down is the quintessential shirt for any capsule wardrobe. It’s versatile and can be worn in many different ways.
- With jeans and a blazer: A crisp white button-down works well with jeans, especially when paired with a blazer. The shirt itself can either be tucked in or out, depending on how you want to style it.
- With trousers: If you’re not feeling particularly dressed up, but still need something clean and sharp to wear as an alternative to your daily uniform of jeans and t-shirt, try matching your white button-down with some nice trousers instead. You could choose from corduroy pants or chinos for a more casual look, or opt for wool slacks for something more refined (just make sure they aren’t too formal).
- With skirts: For an easy date night look that doesn’t take much effort at all — just grab some heels and pair them with one of those aforementioned tops!
A pair of classic blue jeans
- A pair of classic blue jeans.
- You can wear them with anything: a plain white tee, a statement necklace, heels or sneakers.
- Pair them with a cute blouse or t-shirt and your favorite boots for an everyday chic look!
The little black dress is a classic piece that will never go out of style. You can wear it to an office job, or to an event at night. You can dress it up with heels and jewelry, or down with flats, your hair in a ponytail and minimal makeup. The LBD is a perfect staple piece for every wardrobe!
A pair of kitten heels
- Kitten heels are a great way to dress up an outfit. Whether you’re going to a formal event, or just need something to make your jeans and t-shirt look more put together, kitten heels will always do the trick.
- They’re versatile. There’s no need to worry about whether your kitten heel will match your outfit because they’ll go with everything!
- They are comfortable and easy to walk in. You don’t want anything that’s too high or uncomfortable on your feet when you’re out and about all day (or night). A few inches is all you need when it comes to these shoes!
These five staples will keep your wardrobe streamlined and chic.
There are many options out there, but these five staples will keep your wardrobe streamlined and chic. These items are versatile and classic—they’ll last you a long time, too.
Capsule wardrobes are a great way to make sure your clothes match your lifestyle. You can mix and match pieces as you please, but with this set of essentials, you’ll always have something that works for any occasion.
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