You may have heard the term “capsule wardrobe” before, and how it can instantly simplify the way you get dressed in the morning. Defined as a minimalist approach to dressing that involves selecting a small number of high-quality and versatile wardrobe essentials that can be endlessly mixed and matched, the idea behind a capsule wardrobe can help you save money and time while reducing clutter and decision fatigue. Here are the things that need to be in it, according to stylists:
A good blazer
Karla Welch is a personal stylist that has worked with the likes of Justin Bieber, Olivia Wilde, and Sarah Paulson. She claims that a good blazer is one of the best foundational pieces that anyone can own, whether you’re a man or a woman. It has the ability to dress up simple items, such as a white t-shirt, sweatpants, or jeans. A blazer can also make anything look more work appropriate, whether it’s a simple dress or a jeans and t-shirt combo.
If a blazer feels too formal, you may want to go with Tan France’s recommendation of a jacket. The Queer Eye style guru recommends a motorcycle jacket, made out of either real leather or vegan leather. It’s cool and demonstrates style, helping you look more put together without exerting too much effort.
A selection of button-up shirts
The classic button-up is iconic for a reason. White ones, especially, go with almost anything, from a pair of jeans to more tapered pairs of slacks or trousers. It, too, is a garment that can be styled up or down, depending on the occasion, allowing you to wear it in casual and formal settings.
Stylists recommend investing in a few button-up shirts in classic neutral colors, not just white. Black, cream, and navy are all great options that are easy to pair with other things, making it infinitely easier to get dressed in the morning.
A personal accessory
Accessories are a great way to add a personal touch to your day-to-day ensembles. You can use your own sense of style to guide you here, or follow current trends.
A pair of 14K stud earrings from Suzanne Kalan can be a great accessory that you can wear all the time. The brand’s selection of 14K stud earrings includes simple, minimalist pieces, such as this Ann emerald cut white topaz studs. Available in 14K yellow, rose, or white gold, these earrings feature 6x4mm emerald-cut white topaz gemstones and are a great addition to any ensemble.
Those with bolder tastes may want to go for something more eye-catching from the brand’s catalog, such as the Amalfi morganite topaz blossom studs. This pair is available in 14k rose or yellow gold and features 2 4x2mm baguette-cut morganite topaz gemstones, 2 4x4mm clover-cut morganite topaz gemstones, 2 5×5 hexagon-cut morganite topaz gemstones, and 2 6x44mm emerald-cut morganite topaz gemstones, as well as 0.10 carats of round white diamonds arranged in a blooming floral pattern.
A selection of t-shirts
Whether plain, printed, or statement, few things beat the humble t-shirt in terms of versatility. This is a garment that you can wear every day, if you don’t already. Stylists recommend buying a few t-shirts in crisp white, which you can pair with jeans, joggers, shorts, or skirts.
When shopping for t-shirts, it’s always a good idea to vary the cut, the length, and the neckline. That way, you’ll have a white t-shirt for just about any occasion. Some of the most popular white t-shirts include the classic cotton crewneck, an oversized or boxier variation, a semi-cropped white t-shirt, and one that hugs your torso perfectly.