We love to splash the cash on the latest trend and revamp our wardrobes, season after season. In true ‘shopaholic’ fashion, we hopelessly fall in love with this season’s trends and before we know it, our basket is full of items on our favourite online store. But there’s one thing we forget when we get overexcited, the planet.
Constantly purchasing trend-led pieces, that may not set our hearts racing as much next season, is a waste. And yes, sure you can sell your old clothes online, but how about stripping your wardrobe back? Keeping things low-key, simple and versatile. Because although we love a statement blouse, it doesn’t go with everything. We recommend picking out a few staples that you can wear on rotation and mix and match. This versatility will allow you to create chic, minimalist yet stylish outfits without falling for temporary trends.
Which pieces will help build your capsule wardrobe? Let us guide you with our go-to wardrobe staples. Be prepared to master minimalist styling.
Basic tees are the key to nailing off-duty style. They can be layered beneath your knitwear in the winter to keep you warm or teamed with an oversized jacket in the warmer months for a casual vibe. Wear them with dressy trousers or straight leg jeans for a touch of Parisian chic
No two t-shirts are the same. We recommend working with a timeless colour palette – think camel, grey, black, white and navy for example. Then the fit – invest in different, flattering styles. We recommend alternating between a more masculine, boxy fit, a slim fit and an oversized style. Boxy styles look great under oversized tailoring, while slim fit is perfect for tucking into high waisted bottoms.
Denim is a staple in anyone’s wardrobe. When you don’t know what to wear, just throw on a pair of jeans. Invest in different styles that will flatter your figure. High waisted mom jeans will modernise your outfits, while flares will give a vintage feel to any look. Whatever you prefer, invest in classic shades. Sure, we love a bold pair of jeans, but will you really wear them next season? We recommend splashing the cash on blue, navy, white, black, beige and camel for fool proof looks.
Knitwear is a stylish way of wrapping up warm, and though we love a patterned jumper, we need something a little simpler. Think Scandi style rollnecks in neutral camel or oatmeal tones will add a touch of brightness to your basic outfits. Oversized round neck knits with side slits will flatter your body shape and show off your choice of skirt or trousers. Invest in beautiful wools such as cashmere or merino for a luxurious look and feel to your outfit. Plus, you’ll be ever so comfy!
If you want to elevate your outfits, you’ll need to build a strong collection of sleek accessories. By that we mean jewellery, but also handbags. We love layering delicate necklaces for an edgy feel to our outfits. Or chunky rings to add a little bit of rock’n’roll – because that look will never go out of style!
We recommend timeless colours when you choose your first luxury handbag purchase. A black handbag is the key to making your outfit look not only instagrammable, but timeless. A crossbody is stylish and practical for day-to-day wear, and we recommend not going too big for easy styling.