November 1, 2021News
Capsule closets are all about finding your ‘ride or die’ pieces. The ultimate capsule closet is one that is full of essentials, go-tos, and versatile styles that work for any occasion. They’re a sustainable alternative to fast fashion and ideal for anyone who wants to make a long-term investment into their closet.
The idea of downsizing your wardrobe and creating a capsule closet can be overwhelming. It’s all about understanding what pieces you need to be able to create a myriad of looks. You could have 15 pieces in your capsule closet, yet you could create up to 100 different looks with those pieces. It’s all about finding effortlessly chic essentials that work for any occasion and are comfortable without compromising on style.
Here are the staples that you need to create the ultimate capsule closet for 2021:
If there’s one pair of shoes your capsule closet needs, it’s penny loafers. They’re a shoe style that has lasted a lifetime. Although originally designed for men, penny loafers have become a staple for women. They’re an easy way to add an elevated masculine twist to any outfit to give it a contemporary yet classic feel. It’s traditional meets preppy meets off-duty chic.
Every woman needs an investment coat. If you’re only able to splurge on one closet essential, let it be your coat. The right long coat can stay in your closet for years to come. It might even become your signature piece. Perhaps the most iconic coat is the trench. While Burberry is synonymous with the style, every designer has put their own twist on the silhouette.
If you live in a colder climate, swap out the trench coat for a woollen design that you can wear as the temperatures start to drop. For the most versatility, choose your investment coat in a neutral shade.
Blazers are the ultimate power piece. They effortlessly blur the line between business casual and off-the-clock chic. Your capsule closet needs a corporate-appropriate blazer that works for any occasion. You can choose a boxy and oversized silhouette for a contemporary feel or choose a preppy-inspired look for a sophisticated feel. A blazer can be paired with everything from a pencil dress to jeans and a t-shirt.
Although this trend is often labelled as ‘Y2K’, it also has a feel of the ‘90s to it. Shoulder bags are a staple that work with every outfit. You want a size that you can tuck under your arm, while still being able to carry all your essentials. Bottega Veneta has made us all fall back in love with a sculptural shoulder bag. Some of our favourite styles from the ‘90s and early 2000s are making a comeback. You can choose a muted shade for everyday wear or add a pop of colour with a pastel hue.
A modern icon is the knit dress. Do you love a cozy jumper? You can carry that love through to a knitted dress. What we love about this silhouette is that it sculpts your body and hugs your curves, while being as comfortable as your favourite winter sweater. It’s effortlessly chic and works for a day at the office or your next city break. You can think of a knit dress as the new little black dress.
We’ve made it through the ‘ugly sneakers’ trend in one piece. Instead of falling for momentary trends, give your capsule closet the perfect base with a minimalistic white sneaker. Veja is one of the most popular sneaker brands of the moment, while you can invest in a designer pair from brands like Alexander McQueen or Gucci.
Your minimalistic sneakers are staples to take with you wherever you go. Look for a style that is low-maintenance and easy to care for. No one wants to be replacing their white sneakers every six months.
Along with a coat, another investment you need for your capsule closet is a timepiece. Instead of looking at it through the eyes of the latest trends, think of your timepiece as an heirloom. You don’t need to splash out on a Cartier or Omega piece but choose a style that will stand the test of time. A leather strap or stainless-steel face can be mixed and matched with any outfit in your capsule closet.
Are you a fan of capsule closets? Which of these essentials will you be investing in? Let us know in the comments below!
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