When it comes to building up your capsule wardrobe, it’s all about investing in key pieces. You know the ones. They never go out of style, transfer seamlessly from day to night and always win in the cost-per-wear game. Simply put: sometimes you need to spend smart, not cheap. Here are the five pieces you need now (and next season)
The White Shirt
Is there anything more versatile? The white shirt works with black pants, a skirt, jeans or even leggings. It looks polished and sophisticated, even when layered under a crew-neck sweater in winter.
Photo: @harperandharley Instagram
The Ballet Flat
Where would we be without the trusty ballet flat? Comfortable enough to walk miles in but still chic, ballet pumps look just as good at work as they do on the school run.
How many shoes can be worn with skinny jeans, a pencil skirt and leather pants? We can think of only one (well, two, but we’ve already covered the ballet flat). So all hail the classic pump. We’re yet to meet an outfit it didn’t complement.
Photo: @glamouruk Twitter
The Leather Jacket
Need something to wear over a dress? Leather jacket. Something to pull on when it’s not quite cold enough for a heavy coat? Leather jacket. What about something to throw on over a T-shirt and jeans combination at the weekend? Leather jacket, leather jacket, leather jacket. Whether you go real or faux, just make sure you invest in a high-quality one.
Little Black Dress
When it comes to wardrobe essentials, the LBD is unbeatable. Go for one that falls just above the knee (so it’ll work for more formal occasions) and keep it simple and understated. You can always change it up with a statement necklace, belt or jacket.
Photo: @littleblackdress Instagram
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