Got a lot of clothes but no outfits? It’s a common fashion-woe and the solution is simple: build a capsule wardrobe. Choosing tones that compliment one another and investing in high-quality staples makes dressing for the day oh-so effortless. I’ve compiled the ultimate minimalist capsule wardrobe which can be layered for winter and will see you through the cool spring weather.
Before you start adding to cart, it’s worth auditing your wardrobe to save purchasing items you already have!
1. Basics for layering
Choose neutral tones and add interest with the cut and shape of your staples. Every good capsule wardrobe needs stripes, whites and tonal pieces in an array of materials and cuts. Avoid trends so you can wear each piece season after season.
2. Hardworking Bottoms
Every winter wardrobe needs denim and knits. Selecting classic cuts and tonal hues will ensure they work throughout the colder months right through to spring and summer. Relaxed fits reign supreme and work well with fitted tops and looser knits. Add a knit skirt which can be worn layered through winter and paired back with a simple white tee later in the year.
3. Outerwear for warmth
Before rushing out to purchase the latest colourway for winter, consider how these investment pieces will work with your wardrobe. Neutrals and creamy tones will never date so you’ll reach for them again and again. Add a scarf for interest and warmth and you’ve got the clean-girl aesthetic down pat.
4. Versatile footwear
Every capsule wardrobe needs a great pair of boots, comfy sneakers, dressier loafers and of course, a stray pair of Avarcas or two for versatility and transeasonal style. For a clean look, whites, tans, blacks, neutrals and a pop of Khaki will keep the vibe in-check plus, you can swap them out all year-round.
5. Put it together
Now that you have your staples, bottoms, outerwear and footwear sorted, it’s time to mix and match. Each top will work with every bottom with the outerlayers complimenting every look. Just like magic, 21 pieces create unlimited outfits that can be built on all year round.
Add a bit of bling to elevate your outfit, a complimentary bag and some trending sunnies to finish. Again, each accessory should work with your capsule wardrobe so keep it tonal!