New Season Cool. It's Time To Create A Cutting-Edge Capsule Wardrobe
We know it’s summer! But we also know how quickly time flies and how wayward seasonal temperatures can be. The middle of August is the perfect time to start planning your Fall capsule wardrobe. Combat wardrobe rage now by investing in winter staples that will take you through the season in a luxurious and cosy way. I’ve outlined a strategic approach to buying your Fall capsule wardrobe below. Add a few more pieces you already own to the mix, and these items will see you through winter in super-luxe style.
Cashmere is what cosy winter dreams are made of. While you may spend a little more money when buying a cashmere jumper, it’s worth the investment. Better to have three chic jumpers than ten you don’t really want to wear. Cashmere comes from the super soft undercoat of the goat. The name originates from Kashmir, where trade is originally from. To make cashmere jumpers is a costly process, hence the price tag. If you can afford 100% cashmere, perfect. Otherwise, always look for a cashmere blend. Cashmere is soft, warm and cosy. For your capsule wardrobe, I recommend investing in three cashmere jumpers to see you through winter. Choose camel for a timeless colour that just about matches everything. Then opt for a dark or light grey depending on your complexion and hair colour. And for your third jumper choose a funky, vibrant colour that will lift your wardrobe. Think pink, yellow or red depending on your favourite hue. As a capsule item, your cashmere jumper will work well under and over your wrap dress. It will add a sleek dimension to your favourite jeans. And you can combine it with favourite skirts you already have in your wardrobe. Shops to try for the perfect cashmere jumper include Boden, Zara and Whistles.
Designer Diane von Furstenberg created the quintessential wrap dress back in the 1970’s. It remains an iconic design today and is certainly a Fall wardrobe essential. A wrap dress can have long sleeves, no sleeves or cap sleeves. A v-neck is the most flattering. Again, choose three for your capsule wardrobe. Pick a pattern, a block colour and a black one that works for both day and night. A wrap dress is your ultimate versatile wardrobe essential. Wear your cashmere jumper over your wrap dress and create a skirt/jumper combo. Pair with heels for high-octane night-time glamour. Add nude tights and block heels for a workwear essential. Or wear solo with knee high boots for super chic Fall style. Dresses work great in winter paired with knit tights in grey or black.
Over the knee boots have been gracing our legs for some time. But if you are thinking about a cutting-edge capsule wardrobe, it’s probably time to invest in a new pair. This season OTK boots are tall, chic and a statement piece all on their own. Choose black leather for a classic look and always look for new inspiration on how to wear over the knee boots. We vote wearing them with black leggings, dark denim and wrap dresses. We also love pairing them with super short skirts and tights, and oversized boyfriend shirts. If you can afford to, it’s worth investing in two pairs. Choose a timeless flat riding boot and a more dressy heeled boot.
Oversized Boyfriend Shirt
Add an oversized boyfriend shirt to your capsule wardrobe edit. Choose checks or stripes for laid-back luxe, and make sure it’s two sizes too big for that worn-in look. Wear loose with leggings and white sneakers and dress up by tucking your shirt into your jeans. Pair with a short leather skirt and tights for the winter. Think fresh but relaxed, just-got-out of bed style.
These are just four items to start off your Fall capsule wardrobe. You will also want to add a classic trench, stripy jumper, white shirt and luxurious tights. The beauty of creating a capsule wardrobe is that you will always be wearing the things you love. Creating a tight sartorial edit for Fall may mean you’ll have a smaller choice, but it will be a much more stylish one, each and every day.