How to Build a Capsule Wardrobe That Will Last a Lifetime

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How to Build a Capsule Wardrobe That Will Last a Lifetime

How to Build a Capsule Wardrobe That Will Last a Lifetime

Not so long ago, the fashion world was buzzing about the concept of a capsule wardrobe—the kind of compact closet that only held a bare minimum of pieces that all perfectly matched each other with great ease and much time saved in the morning. Perhaps because the economic downturn was ramping up at the same time that a furious decade of fast-fashion shopping was taking its toll on the capacity of our closets, the capsule wardrobe appeared to be the solution to everyone’s fashion woes. Around that time in 2014, Caroline Rector, a Texan fashion lover who’d had enough of the chaos, began to whittle down her closet to a mere 37 pieces, documenting the process on her brilliant website called Unfancy. Everyone paid attention to her method.

Wear this with everything you own.You can rely on Balenciaga for these to be cut in a super-flattering way. You can’t go wrong with a logo sweatshirt.Try this skirt asymmetric skirt to give a work wardrobe some sophistication. There’s nothing more versatile than a pair of black ankle boots.Your off-duty wardrobe needs this.If you don’t own a pair of relaxed jeans, try these easy-to-wear versions. Tie it around your neck for an oversized choker look or around your head on holidays. You will wear this forever. Worth the investment.Perfect for work and brunches. A great classic.You’ll wear this over and over. These are just high enough to be flattering, but they’re not so high it means you won’t start falling over your feet.Checks are the sort of print that never wane.Less than £50? No-one would ever know…We don’t know where we’d be without our classic black belt.

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