If you’ve heard the hype about capsule wardrobes and are thinking of building on your wardrobe staples, here’s a great list of 12 essential fashion pieces to suit every season, that every woman needs. These important basics include pieces that are multi-functional, can cross over into different seasons, and can form a great travel wardrobe for women on the go. The most important thing is that they work well together to create multiple outfits & minimize confusion about what to wear.
The Essentials List:
Little Black Dress: The dress no woman can be without! Find one that can easily transition from day to night, preferably with a slightly higher neckline and mid-length hem for versatility.
Pumps: The classic black patent pump will be the most versatile for your capsule wardrobe. Great for the office or date night, a pointed toe works best for making your legs look longer.
Denim Jacket: Classic styling, and very versatile.. Keeps the look a bit more casual but can be worn with dressier pieces to smarten things up. A medium wash is the most versatile option, and can be worn from season to season.
The White Tee: A key staple that you can wear any day of the year. A great basic that can be worn with printed bottoms or as a layering piece under sweaters or a statement jacket.
Dark Wash Skinny Jeans: Ideal as a basic piece that won’t go out of style. Choose a dark wash that works well for any season, day or night. Pair with flats in the daytime and switch to heels for a night out. So easy to dress up or down!
Button-Up Shirt: A great basic that pairs well with the other items in your capsule.. A subtle print or fun colour can add some interest to your wardrobe. Get that casual look teamed with denim & flats, or go polished with heels and a pencil skirt. Either way choose a luxe natural fabric like silk to really make an impact!
Simple Flats: An essential shoe for comfort and versatility. Neutral flats will work with your pencil pants or skirt if you choose a sleek pair with a bit of polish.
Wrap Dress: The most universally flattering dress that can be worn on every body. Choose a print version that coordinates with your denim jacket and booties, or pair with heels for a dressier look.
Ankle Boots: So many options but oh so versatile.. A great transition piece from summer to fall, and easy to pack for those weekends away. A low blocky heel keeps things a bit more casual, yet will still take things up a notch when needed.
Knit Sweater: Choose a nice neutral knit that will work with all your key pieces. This is a layering piece you can grab in a hurry for that slouchy relaxed look with boyfriend jeans, or pull off a more casually elegant look with your skirt and booties.
Black pants: possibly the most necessary item on the list, and you can have multiple styes .. Pencil straight for a crisp chic look, or a wide-leg, tie-waist version for a more trendy feel, both are key to having a great black pant in your wardrobe. A great piece to invest in.
Knee Length Skirt: A most versatile piece that works well for the office or a night out.. Keep it neutral and choose a flattering shape that you can dress up or down.
This list of 12 essential fashion pieces to suit every season all work as a great starting point for your capsule wardrobe. They cross seasons to work as lighter pieces in the summer, and with heavier, more wintery versions in colder weather. Any piece you can layer is a good investment, so try to find tees and blouses that you can wear with a sweater, cardigan or jacket to be prepared for that change in the weather. Skirts and dresses can always be layered up with tights & boots, so are easy to transition to cooler weather.
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