The idea of a capsule wardrobe has never appealed to me. Let’s be honest – the classic white shirt is boring, girls dream of a million pairs of shoes, not three, and there are only so many ways you can wear a shift dress. Yes, even if you do ‘cinch it at the waist’, Gok. When I see the words ‘invest in key basics’ and ‘ultimate capsule wardrobe’, I tune out and start planning my next impulse purchase (hello, leather shorts!).
But, I admit – clever Capsule Wardrobers do have a that effortlessly classic style sussed. So rather than rid my closet of all its excess, I decided to try a capsule outfit. Those ‘must-have basics’ the glossies are always banging on about, together in one look. In short – a fashion editor’s dream (albeit the high street version).
- The cream mac, ubiquitous with chic dressing, was £20 from Primark (and I’ve worn it to death)
- The black skinny jeans, a smarter version of the traditional blue, were £30 from ASOS
- The denim shirt, buttoned right to the top as is the look du jour, was £30 from Topshop
- And the black Converse shoes, worn by everyone everywhere, were a lovely present from Schuh
So there you have it – a capsule outfit, made up of simple separates and design classics. And tomorrow I can go back to clashing prints, bawdy florals and at least four shoe changes before I’m happy.
If you had to create your own capsule outfit, what would you wear?