When I compiled my first ever capsule wardrobe, it was quite daunting. I was worried that I would miss clothes. In this post I share my ten wardrobe basics with you. Quick sidenote: you can always add an item you’re missing. It really isn’t that serious.
01. SKINNY JEANS
No wardrobe of mine is complete without a good pair of skinny jeans. They’re comfortable and look good with anything. A musthave staple if you ask me.
02. ANKLE BOOTS
Same goes for ankle boots. There are actually four pairs of ankle boots in my current winter capsule. I love that you can easily style a pair of ankle boots under skinny jeans, a nice pair of trousers and even skirts and dresses. I’ve found that neutral colours such as black or tan work great for me.
If you have a important meeting or heading out to an event it’s always nice to have a dressier piece to throw on. I have a very specific type of blazer that I like — it’s a bit longer and quite boxy, because a lot of blazers make me look too goody two-shoes. I like a more edgy fit.
04. GOOD COAT
A coat is usually my investment piece. Coats and shoes are items I wear the most, so I never want to cut back on those. When I think about it… I actually meet a lot of people when I have my coat on and it never hurts to make a good impression.
05. STRIPED TOP
A striped top never seems to be missing in my capsule wardrobe. I’m not really that into prints, but somehow stripes are an acceptable print. They give a nice contrast to my more plain items.
06. LITTLE BLACK DRESS
A little black dress is a wardrobe basic for just about any woman. Of course it doesn’t have to be black, but black is easy to style and a little black dress is real go-to piece when you’re in a rush.
07. NICE SHIRT
Whether you’re dressing for work or for heading out for dinner, a nice shirt always comes in handy. I wear it on it’s own or under a jumper. I like that you can tuck a shirt and give it a completely different look. The styling options of a shirt are endless.
My style is quite clean, but I wouldn’t be anywhere with a good pair of sneakers. They’re easy to throw on when you’re running errands and great to give an outfit a more casual vibe.
09. A PAIR OF HEELS
I’m not much of heels person, but I always like to add a pair to my wardrobe for going out. They can lift my whole outfit and I like that they make me a bit taller.
10. LEATHER JACKET
An absolute staple in my wardrobe is a leather jacket. I love that they’re durable and breathable, so I can wear them all year round. A leather jacket really gives a bit of edge to an outfit.
These are my wardrobe basics, you can also have a look at my current capsule wardrobe. This list is extremely personal, what works for me might not work for your lifestyle. What are wardrobe basics that you can’t live without?