Minimalism continues its popularity for a few years now and although some trendsetters are reintroducing maximalism, I think it will take a few more years before the conversation will shift back from minimalism to maximalism.
One of the first things that minimalists declutter is their wardrobe. Afterall, it´s soo easy to have a cluttered wardrobe. This can be true even if you aren´t really into fashion. Due to minimalism, the capsule wardrobe was introduced to the style world.
With a capsule wardrobe, you stick to pieces that are the most versatile and needed for your lifestyle. You´re going to choose the pieces that you will wear the most, and that will mix and match with most of the pieces in your capsule. Most of the time, this means choosing items in muted colors that can be easily accessorized with colors, sequins, metals and leather.
If you´re considering getting into minimalism and you want to try creating a capsule wardrobe, take baby steps and check out the following pieces.
1. Frill neck detail jumper
White will always be an important base for any minimalist wardrobe. Since this is a winter capsule, you´ll need a white sweater as an underlayer. Of course the simple the better, however, if you prefer to inject style to your minimalist look, why not opt for a white sweater with cute frill detailing on the neckline and sleeves?
Worn under a black coat or blazer, the peek of frills on the sleeves will suddenly become the center of attraction. And oh, how feminine!
2. Belted khaki midi dress
Navy color seems to be a permanent trend for colder seasons. Of course a navy green dress isn´t going to be a stapple in your capsule wardrobe, but it will be your go-to dress on days when it´s time to impress, especially in the street.
3. Sandalwood pleated midi dress
Next is a dark print dress. Thankfully, there´s no hard rule of what style of dress it should be. Choose instead a dress that makes you feel beautiful. Maybe it´s the silk fabric, the shirring or pleats, or the floral print on black?
The only thing you should remember is this dress should be versatile. Meaning, you can wear it with heels or flats and it will still look gorgeous.
4. Organza oversized sleeve top
Just because you´re creating a capsule wardrobe doesn´t mean you´ll have to let go trends altogether. By choosing a black top with puffy sleeves, for example, signals others that your wardrobe is of the moment, on point, and on trend.
5. Faux leather belted trousers
You need a pair of trousers that can be worn many times and is comfortable. As I get older, I no longer feel comfortable in skinny trousers – jeans, pants or the like. I now prefer more the pants that still look great but don´t squeeze my legs too tights.
This pair of fauxy leather trousers are really sharp and stylish, but thanks to its straight leg, comfortable. Even with only just a plain what top, this leather pants will elevate the look.
6. Checked pleated midi skirt
And of course, you need a skirt that is multifunctional. A midi skirt is more all-around than a mini skirt. You can wear it to work, to church, to dinner dates, and even to running errands. All you have to do is swap the shoes for the right pair of footwear. From my experience, a pleated design skirt is very well-rounded.
7. Wool wrap coat
You probably have that smart coat already. It may be a trench coat or a top coat, short or long, it´s really all up to you. But for a longer coat commans more respect than a shorter coat.
8. Leather hiker boots
Hiker boots are not just for hiking, they´re for running errands too. Or for travelling.
Having a pair of black leather hiker boots will make transitioning your outfit from a day-look to an after-six-look with less effort. It can be worn with dressed or skirts, not just trousers.
9. Leather metallic detail webbing trainers
If you want to keep your wardrone elegant, invest in a pair of white sneakers that are glamorous. Often, these sneakers are styled with leather and metallic webbing details. they´re just more elegant looking than the running shoes.
10. Wide bow icon bag
Yes, you need an icon bag. But what is an icon bag? It´s something that´s black, or muted in color, and can go with anything. You can also put more items in this bag. Look for a nice tote bag with straps long enough to put them on your shoulders, but short enough to make carrying the bag with your hand possible. Because you know, the way you carry your bag may depend on what you´re wearing.
So these are the items that I recommend you include in a capsule winter wardrobe. Hoever, it does not mean you´ll have to purchase these exact products. Simply use them as inspiration. You´re free to choose your items that match your lifestyle.