The components of the modern capsule wardrobe should be timelessly classic, versatile and effortless. I truly aspire to this life with a streamlined closet with it's promises of enviable chicness, and more time to clean your teeth. But invariably, (like most New Year’s resolutions including diets, exercise goals and perfect closets...etc), I end up veering off course, surrounded by piles of clothing and with only 10 minutes to get out the door. However, that doesn’t mean I’m giving up, not at all! As when things do go to plan, it does all feel rather effortless and grown-up. I also believe there’s a happy medium, as I’m not suggesting you turn your back on colour or maximalism (or both), rather just have a few of these building blocks in your closet as a wonderful ‘I don’t know what to wear’ back up. In short, a closet which has January written all over it!
The outfits below, are by all means not every basic you should own, but more of a kick start! Minimal and pared down they will work seamlessly with each other and for most everyday occasions. I would also encourage a red lip to give the neutral palettes a pop. Read on for your wardrobe cleanse.
Outfit 1. Stripes + Denim + Trench Coat + Flats/Sneakers + Tan Handbag