The Capsule Wardrobe

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Today I want to discuss what a Capsule Wardrobe is, what it consists of and how you can achieve it.

Ultimately, a Capsule Wardrobe is a timeless collection of clothing that you can rely on to take you anywhere. There can be several factors that may cause variations to your Capsule Wardrobe or the need to have more than one capsule. A few of those things may be; budget, climate, and colors that compliment you.

Your Capsule Wardrobe can have anywhere from 8-16 pieces. Again, this depends on your budget. I will be offering a basic capsule for those of us who are budget conscious and a more extensive capsule for those who are able to afford additional pieces.

The Basic 8-piece Capsule includes the following key items:

Little Black Dress

Crisp white button-front shirt

Tailored jacket

Black Trousers

Leather Handbag

Perfect fitting jeans

A knee-length skirt

Perennial shoes (perennial meaning lasting a long time)


A more extensive Capsule might include the following items in addition to those listed above:

Six blouses/tops
or
four blouses/tops and two sweaters(crew/v-neck)

Two dresses( a simple, great fitting shift or sheath and one wrap dress)

A classic trench coat

Basic t-shirts

Driving shoes or a classic flat

These pieces can be worn many different ways to create twenty or more outfits. Since you will be wearing these pieces in a variety of ways, you don't want anything to stand out too much. Neutral colors are classy, versatile, and easy to coordinate. Be sure to select neutrals that will look good on you; black, brown, navy, gray, etc.

Owning a Capsule Wardrobe doesn't mean you have to look like Plain Jane. These outfits can always be transformed by accessorizing. For example, a bright colored handbag or clutch, a vintage print scarf or necklace, or a funky waist belt.

Keep in mind that if your body type calls for a different style of dress or top, please substitute accordingly.

Capsules may even call for an update from time to time, but a Capsule Wardrobe of reliable basic fashion items will help simplify your life and in some ways your pockets. Dressing well does not have to cost a fortune. Although there will be some items that you may need to spend more on. Shoes, jeans, and a good quality handbag are just a few. But, you should remember to treat your wardrobe like the investment that it is.

I just want to leave you with a few buying tips as you set off in search of your Perfect Capsule Wardrobe.

1. Buy the best quality of clothes that you can afford. They will last longer, wear better, and ultimately save you more money than buying cheaper quality pieces.

2. Buy classic styles

3. Choose solids over patterns

4. Buy on sale whenever possible. Yes, quality pieces at affordable prices do exist.


Good Luck*

CHIC!



*If you are in need of a wardrobe consultation please feel free to contact me @ chicstylezllc@gmail.com





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