The Capsule Wardrobe Checklist

Consider these the wardrobe essentials that will instantly elevate your year-round style almanac.

As we make a subtle departure from high summer style and focus starts to shift to capsule wardrobe building, we look to the pieces with staying power. Invest wisely now to lay strong foundations for your transitional wardrobe, perfecting the art of everyday dressing and making the switch to cooler climes a seamless one.

THE ALL-IN-ONE

A modernist take on the classic dress, jumpsuits continue to feature in every essentials line-up as we make the transition into the new season. There’s a style to suit every dress code, but its light as air fabrications and easy to wear silhouettes that we’re championing for now. Master contemporary sophistication and up the impact with overtly feminine footwear or opt for sleek leather sneakers for a more laidback, streetwear-inspired look.

 

THE SUEDE JACKET

A beautifully crafted suede jacket is the ultimate in luxe layering and this season’s iterations come in a refreshing, neutral colour palette that strikes the balance between statement and sophistication. For now, layer it over simple staples to emphasise its premium composition, keeping the colour palette consistently neutral whilst the weather stays warm.

 

THE EASY KNIT

When spun to lightweight, oversized silhouettes in bright white and pastel hues, knits take on a sunshine-ready guise that feels so right for now. Play with scale and add cult-worth appeal to the look by teaming relaxed cuts with contrasting sleek leather separates. Micro hemlines and bare legs suit the tail end of summer in the city and delicate layered jewellery adds a considered final touch.

 

THE DAY DRESS

A shirt dress is the answer to nothing-to-wear days and when cut to a relaxed, short-sleeved silhouette, it promises to make Monday to Friday dressing effortless. Take the look from day to evening with a simple styling switch-up, making statement flats your calling card until nightfall when a chunky-heeled mule makes for a fashion-focused alternative.

 

THE DENIM FIX

Well-fitting, wear-anywhere jeans are the ultimate wardrobe must-have and when chosen well, they promise to remain relevant season after season. True-blue hues make dressing for the transitional period particularly effortless thanks to their limitless versatility, but for now, put your trust in a minimalistic approach and team them with easy-to-wear, monochromatic separates. A crisp tailored blazer and sculptural shoe silhouettes will elevate otherwise pared-back designs and reference the seasonal switch-up in the most sophisticated manner.

 

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