Always wondering how to streamline your style, yet don’t know where to start? Enter the capsule wardrobe – in other words, the essential building blocks everyone needs as a foundation of great style. These are the items that are designed to go with almost everything you own, as well as each other: so choose wisely!
Firstly, a decluttering is in order. Ruthlessness is necessary here; if you haven’t worn it for the last twelve months, get rid of it or better yet, give it to someone who will enjoy it. Next, think carefully about what you feel best in and which items you wear most often – do you spend your life in jeans? Do you love wearing heels and a dress? Are jumpers and coats more your thing? It’s important to bear this in mind when choosing what to incorporate into your capsule wardrobe. The key to making this work for you is to realise that everybody’s style is different, so what we consider ‘essentials’ will vary from person to person.
As an example and a bit of a taster, here are a few of our favourite things at Endource that would work perfectly to form the basis of a casual, everyday capsule wardrobe.
The check blazer
The perfect combination of smart and casual, a checkered blazer can be worn with almost anything. A must-have in every wardrobe.
The cross-body bag
Practical and hands-free, the cross-body is the perfect accessory. Opt for a bright colour to break up a neutral palette - we love this red one from Jigsaw.
The leather jacket
A leather jacket is a necessity as it can add a much-needed edge to an otherwise soft, feminine outfit. All Saints are known for their leather biker jackets – check them out for ideas.
The striped tee
You can't go wrong with a classic striped t-shirt. It's the perfect way to jazz up your everyday jeans and add a bit of pattern without going too over-the-top.
The boyfriend jeans
Loose-fit denim is a failsafe style staple. Comfortable and versatile, these jeans will see you through the seasons and can be paired with pretty much everything you own.
The crewneck jumper
A simple, neutral crewneck jumper looks great layered under a coat in the winter or making a statement on its own over lightweight summer dresses.
The white trainers
This capsule item is self-explanatory; these will be the hardest working shoes in your wardrobe. Elevate the classic with texture and detail, like these ones from Hugo Boss.
The patterned or striped shirt
Open to varying personal preference, this number is ideal for smartening up your everyday basics. We recommend this vertically striped one from The Kooples to add a fresh, modern twist to your outfit.
As we all know, times are constantly changing and trends come and go – but if you have a wardrobe of solid, good quality basics from a selection of your favourite brands, they will pay dividends year after year.