This is the first post in my series on the capsule wardrobe, but let’s start with defining what the capsule wardrobe actually is. A capsule wardrobe incorporates pieces of clothing that are timeless with seasonal pieces. The capsule pieces can be anything from shoes, coats, blouses, dresses, pieces of jewelry, etc. and allow the owner to get many uses out of that one piece. It helps with a girl’s fashion budget and keeps the closet tidy and simple. I want to start investing in pieces that are going to bring me through the seasons so I do not find myself buying cheaper/lower quality pieces that I will only wear for one season. The first capsule piece I am featuring is the chambray dress. This piece is perfect for transitioning through every season. Let me explain how below!
With colder months brings layers. A chambray dress provides the perfect base for every outfit in the fall/winter. Pair with black tights for extra cold days and layer with heavy coats and sweaters. Below you can see the classic Vail Parka by J.Crew, that in itself is another capsule piece. Add on a blanket scarf and these classic booties to create the perfect fall/winter outfit. Did I mention that all of these seasonal additions are also on major sale right now? This vail parka, scarf, and booties are all 50% off.
For the second look pair a crew neck classic sweater over the dress. Pop the collar outside of the crew neck and you have a classic look. If you want a more fitted look, add a leather belt around the waist. This classic statement necklace and these fun pink flats add a pop of collar and some classiness to the outfit. This sweater and necklace are also on sale for 50% off!
The best time of year (in my opinion), when the sun begins to warm the Earth and we can ditch the heavy layers! The chambray dress again proves to be the perfect basic piece for these warm days. The dress actually becomes more of a centerpiece and not just a backdrop with the addition of smaller accessories. The first look is for the sporty gal. Add on a washed baseball cap, a leather tote, and some slip on sneakers to create a comfortable but chic look. I wear my black slip on sneakers all the time because they go with everything! The hat is perfect for those days where you just don’t feel like styling your hair.
The second look is more of a preppy girl look. Add on a cute pair of shades, a floral scarf, and some classy leather gladiator sandals for a simple but pretty look. Can you believe that this scarf and other prints are only $5 at the moment? I know it is the middle of December but now is when all of the warmer weather accessories and pieces are on major sale. I have already begun prepping my closet for the warmer months with some staple pieces. These gladiator sandals are $24.99 and these shades are $14.50. You will not regret it when the prices begin to rise come March!
P.S. I totally forgot to mention that this chambray dress is on sale right now for $17.50!! After all of this, how can you not invest in this piece that will last you all four seasons? I purchased this dress as I was writing this blog post because it was too good of a deal to pass up!
Hope you enjoyed and got you thinking about the seasons ahead! Stay tuned for more blog posts about the capsule wardrobe.