Last Updated on 3rd February 2022
With winter finally on the out and the warmer weather hopefully on the way, it’s time to start sorting out our wardrobes. Let’s pack away or featherdown winter coats, hats and scarves and make way for lighter materials and brighter colours.
What is a capsule wardrobe?
If you’ve ever opened up your overly filled wardrobe and thought “I have absolutely nothing to wear”, you’re not alone. You’ll often find that the more options you have, the more confusing it can be to try and put an outfit together. Remember, less is more in so many instances, and a capsule wardrobe follows that notion perfectly.
Simply put, a capsule wardrobe is a trick that fashion pros across the world swear by, and sees you investing in only the essentials. These essentials can then be styled in multiple different ways, stopping you from overbuying items and hopping on the latest trends.
But where do you get started and what pieces should you buy? Should you be ditching certain items or keeping them for a rainy day? Panic not! We’ve pulled together all the essentials you’ll need to start your capsule wardrobe journey.
What should I have in my capsule wardrobe for spring/summer 2021?
Trench coat – a transitional must have in every capsule wardrobe, a trench coat can keep you warm on those cool spring and summer evenings, while still looking effortlessly stylish.
White canvas trainers – perfect for keeping it casual or smartening up an outfit. Pair with some jeans or even your favourite midi or maxi dress as the perfect alternative for block-heeled sandals.
Knee length denim skirt – a classic in every capsule wardrobe, the denim skirt can be dressed up and dressed down. You could even pair it with your white canvas trainers.
Simple women’s tops – we’re talking about the staple plain white, pale pink or black. Women’s tops are an essential for a capsule wardrobe as they can be mixed and matched with a number of different pieces.
White blouses – another staple piece is the white blouse. It’s an item of clothing that will never steer you wrong. Wear it for work during the day or with a pair of jeans when you head for a drink with the girls.
Puff sleeve dresses – a great addition to have for the spring and summer, a puff sleeve dress can be worn with your white canvas trainers for a trip to town or a classy pair of heels for a dinner date.
Cardigan – a great alternative to the trench coat, especially if it’s a little too warm for something thicker. A cardigan is easy to throw over pretty much every outfit!