Capsule Wardrobe Basics

Creating your own capsule wardrobe is one of the most popular fashion trends nowadays. This is very interesting, considering that your capsule wardrobe basics shouldn’t really follow any trends. Essentially, your goal is to focus on timeless fashion that looks great on you for the basics and only spice things up with occasional trendy pieces. So, if you’re wondering where to start, keep on reading.

Know your outerwear

Outerwear is definitely a staple for every capsule wardrobe, especially since it will be something that you’ll wear constantly when the weather is colder. In general, it’s important to stick to colors that you know work well for you. Black and brown are the best choices, but if you know that you enjoy navy or beige better, it’s fine to go with these, too. You want to get yourself a classic coat that goes well with everything clothes-wise and can even work for formal occasions. Also, keep in mind that a well-fitted denim and leather jacket as well as a blazer will also look absolutely fabulous for different occasions without you having to put too much thought into it.

Get your top and bottom staples

Obviously, when tops and bottoms are concerned, you can add trendier items as you deem necessary, but it’s also important to have your basics that will pair well with anything and look great for layering. Make sure that you get a top cut that suits your figure the best, and maybe get that particular design in different colors. This goes for long-sleeve and short-sleeve tops as well as for tank-tops and regular shirts. Use the same principle for your bottoms, too. Classic jeans in a cut that’s flattering on your figure as well as pants for more formal occasions are always necessary. You might want to consider classic denim and athletic shorts as well.

What about skirts and dresses?

Before you get yourself some timeless skirts and dresses, it’s important to ask yourself just how often you wear those and what kind of design you usually go for. After all, there’s not just one timeless design in regards to skirts and dresses. For starters, beautiful maxi dresses will always be stylish and fashionable. You can also look into maxi skirts. If you usually tend to go for something fitted, consider pencil skirts and bodycon dresses as well. It’s up to you to balance the number of your dresses and skirts with other bottoms depending on what you tend to wear more often.


The question of footwear

When you’re looking to create a capsule wardrobe, you should also stick to classic footwear designs. In general, simple white sneakers, skater or Converse style, have withstood the test of time, thus making them a great casual addition to your capsule wardrobe. In case you want to keep your closet fairly minimal, shoes included, you’d also need versatile boots, either black or brown, that are warm and comfy enough for the winter but also very stylish and work-appropriate. Ankle booties or Oxfords are a great choice for in-between seasons. Also, make sure to have two pairs of classic stilettos, one in black and one in tan.

Timeless accessories

It might be a bit difficult to choose timeless accessories for your capsule wardrobe, but it’s not impossible. When it comes to bags, you can splurge on a top-quality classic design and maybe even go with a designer brand in this case. Burberry-inspired and solid-color shawls are also timeless pieces. In terms of jewelry, try not to go overboard. Simple silver or gold rings, a classic watch, subtle pearls or stone earrings as well as a dainty or pearl necklace will always make you look stylish and polished.

When you’re looking into creating a capsule wardrobe for yourself, you need to break the habit of buying cheap seasonal items all the time. Invest in timeless pieces and cuts that look great on you and will last longer thanks to their quality. As mentioned, use seasonal trends only to spice things up a little bit from time to time.