Is your closet serving you? Or, is it sabotaging you? If you open your closet and loathe everything you pull off the hanger, then it’s high time to give it an update.
Saying goodbye to outdated clothing can be cathartic — and adding new, timeless pieces to your wardrobe can give you a more sophisticated and polished look.
Ready to revamp your closet? And your look? Use these steps to create your very own capsule wardrobe full of versatile pieces that you’ll always be ready to wear.
First, start with what’s under your clothes — your intimates and lingerie. Just because these pieces are hidden doesn’t mean you shouldn’t love each and every piece you own. In that vein, when buying new undergarments, choose options whose fabrics, colors and materials make you feel good, and always opt for matching bra and panty sets. After all, every great outfit should start with some impressive lingerie and intimates.
A Little Black Dress
A little black dress is a staple every woman should have in her closet. In fact, this timeless piece is versatile enough to be worn in the daytime or nighttime and can be dressed up or dressed down, depending on the occasion. Choose a little black dress that suits your style, whether you opt for an off-the-shoulder number or a slinky, silky midi ensemble. Indeed, it’s hard to go wrong with a little black dress, as you’ll be reaching for this essential time and time again.
When building your capsule wardrobe, remember to consider your footwear. Begin with the basics by adding a pair of crisp, white sneakers to your closet. An all-white pair of tennis shoes can be effortlessly paired with a variety of different outfits, making this addition a versatile and comfortable must-have.
A Classic Trench Coat
When it’s alone on the hanger, a trench coat can look pretty intimidating. But in the right color, length and silhouette, this classic can be your next fashion go-to. Suitable for a number of different occasions, trench coats can be styled with bike shorts or your favorite midi dress, making this addition a must for your sophisticated capsule wardrobe.
The iconic Chelsea boot is a fashion it-girl staple — and for good reason, too. Like the all-white sneaker, this extremely versatile boot can take your outfit to the next level, whether you’re dressing up for date night or meeting friends for coffee. Plus, a short ankle boot can last you from season to season, so what you’re wearing will always be in style.
Jeans can be sophisticated. In fact, denim is a timeless closet staple. You just need to find the right pieces. So, say goodbye to the distressed skinny jeans you have stuffed in your closet and say hello to grown-up denim pieces like a versatile denim boyfriend jacket, tasteful denim shorts and a pair of tailored jeans with a flattering wide-leg cut. You might just find a newfound love for all-things jeans when putting together your own capsule wardrobe.
Creating a Personal Style All Your Own
Don’t let your wardrobe sabotage you. Instead, make your closet serve you. Build a capsule wardrobe complete with versatile pieces, from your lingerie to your footwear, for a timeless, sophisticated look every time you go to your closet.