THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED FOR A WINTER CAPSULE WARDROBE

Master your closet with these 29 Pieces

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When you are ready to create a capsule wardrobe you are ready to simplify and master the daily, non negotiable task of getting dressed in the morning. A capsule wardrobe is for the fashion conscious who refuse to sacrifce personal style just because they are short on time and energy. It begs for comfort but to be taken seriously. Because unless you are a Soul Cycle instructor, you can’t be taken seriously in athleisure wear.

Curating a capsule wardrobe has guidelines, but fashion is a form of self expression. Thus, a wardrobe is still a reflection of personality and lifestyle, so there are no hard rules.

A capsule wardrobe is a minimum number of basics that can all be worn together, daily. It stands apart from trends and gets better with accessories. Typically 25 - 30 pieces comprise a well edited capsule wardrobe and sit front and center in your closet. All other pieces are stored, donated or are placed at the edges of your closet.

If you live in a climate with seasons, then you could consider a capsule wardrobe for each of those seasons with some pieces overlapping.

For a winter capsule collection these layers and silhouettes are suggestions for dressing with confidence, getting your time back and not sacrificing your style. Use these picks as suggestions to guide you but make it your own.

All suggestions have been tried and highly approved.

*accessories not included


Tops & Layering Pieces:

Start with layering pieces like tanks. Silk ones are great for work and special occasion. Long sleeve tees are also great for layering as well as smart alone.

Simple Tank

It works hard

Base Layer

Simple and Sexy

Silk Tank

Work to Night

Long Sleeve tee

Versitile Layer and great alone

The White Tee

make it a good one

Sweatshirt

Easy and cool (yet warm)

In the same way that you should choose a signature color in your limited palate, a graphic motto or Logo T or sweatshirt is a great signature piece. When worn over and over, it really drives home your point because why else where it.

Say something

parlez-vous français

Structured Tops & Sweaters

For days when you want or need to feel more polished, go to these. The ponte top is my new favorite item because it maintains its shape and structure. Top off with sweaters as needed when the temp drops.

The White Button Down

Kinda an essential

Classic Blue Oxford

with a pleat

Ponte Top

It has a stunning shape, always

Turtleneck

amp it up with accessories

Sweater Turtleneck

so cozy

The Crew Sweater

wear over a button down shirt for extra detail

Pattern

stripes never go out of style

Bottoms

Dressing your bottom is best executed when the fit is just right. Denim with excellent stretch will be pants you can live in and yes, i do think a pair of ripped jeans belong in your core collection, no matter your age. Long live James Perse black leggings, but ponte pants are your dreams come true: they are leggings that can be worn as pants! Comfy Joggers with a leather jacket are the ultimate high-low of stylish dressing.

Stretchy denim

feels almost as good as leggings

RIP

for rip in peace

Vive le leggings

not all leggings are made equal

Ponte Pants

no need to cover your butt

Joggers

yes, part of your mainstream wardrobe

Skirts and Dresses

If dresses and skirts are your thing these two pieces will take you far.  Consider tights when you need extra warmth.

Black Silk Skirt

A dress

Covering the basics

Outerwear

A cardigan is an must (period). Leather jackets work for elevated looks without sacrificing warmth and a Light Down Vest is excellent on it’s own or under a coat.

Leather Jacket

Cardigan

very versatile

Puffy vest

it actually folds down really small

A Winter Coat

must have style and function

Shoes

Snow boots aside, 4 pairs will do. A chunky or classic sneaker, a loafer style, booties, and a pump will go with all of it.

A classic sneaker

try it with a dress

A Driver

all night… to be with you

Chelsea Boot

ankle boot of your style

Pump it Up

When sneakers don’t do it justice

With a well edited closet dressing can be fun and empowering, with time to spare. Minimalism does not have to be boring, but it does have to be streamlined, and that is kind of exciting and liberating.

*For a personal style consultation and help building your capsule wardrobe, I’m here for you. You know how to reach me. xoxo Jenée