The capsule wardrobe is a balancing act. There are: the colours, styles and frills all to fit into a limited number of items. And of course each piece has to serve a purpose and be taken out on the regular. There’s no place here for those extravagant pieces that slowly get shifted to the very end of your closet and rarely worn.
It’s not easy to master the versatility, freedom and occasion appropriate outfits with a staple amount of pieces in our wardrobe. However, there are a few tricks to adding an aura of plush to your wardrobe while still keeping it real. It’s all in the the fabric, the colour and the fit.
Featured product: Silk Racerback Trapeze Dress (emerald, off white, navy)
Real Silk Can’t Look Shabby
Silk is a fabric with a luxurious hand feel and lustre, so to add it to your wardrobe will naturally give you that extra rich push. The fabric really is a chameleon of occasions and can effortlessly be dressed up and down. The best silk is still made by artisans in China, using age-old methods honed over generations. If you’re looking for a piece to upgrade your wardrobe then silk is an excellent option that comes in a variety of colours and cuts. This is all sounding very win-win.
Camel Always Looks Fancy
There’s something about this colour that gives you an air of elegance and rightful entitlement, it’s so damn stylish. And really the colour looks great in variety of styles and cuts. We bet if you had a camel feathered boa you’d still look bomb (maybe don’t quote us on that). By using a colour like camel you can add a touch of richness to your wardrobe with one simple piece.
Featured product: Silk Classic Shirt (Navy)
Fit Beats Price All Day Long
Knowing your fit is really the foundation of building a capsule wardrobe. There is no space for ill-fitting pieces, so no matter how expensive and beautiful a piece may be – if it’s not cut for your body then it’s a waste of dolla bills. Even the most expensive pieces look cheap if they’re not fitted, that’s why fit is so vital. Everyone has fits that works better for them and by understanding which ones are flattering for your body you’ll always be investing in a great piece every time.
When in Doubt, Black It Out
It could be its association to that elevated state of being in the art world, or maybe we like the mystery of looking like we’re in mourning. Whatever it is, without fail an all black outfit always look very classic and chic. Black has a reputation of looking good on everyone no matter their hair colour or skin tone and it also makes putting together an outfit on the fly super easy.essentials / by Grana / 04.21.16