When it comes to having fewer “I-have-nothing-to-wear” nightmares, that sage, old saying really is true: less is more. A “capsule” wardrobe is just a fancy way of saying “compact”: a condensed seasonal wardrobe of simple, sophisticated basics, so you can have fun experimenting with seasonal items and accessories. Here’s how to simplify your wardrobe and define your signature style.
Caroline Rector created a blog called Un-Fancy to journal her exploration of a “small and intentional” wardrobe that focuses on personal style over trends. Her top purging tips?
Empty your cupboard. Completely. Don’t just stand in front of the muddle and try to assess it.
Sort each item into four piles:
· LOVE IT! I would wear it right now.
· MAYBE. Put the pieces that don’t fit quite right or the colour is wrong in a box to store somewhere. Anything still in the box at the end of the season, ditch.
· NOPE. Donate it.
· SEASONAL. Store it.
Once you’ve discovered the thrill of being able to look through your cupboard without having a meltdown, you will have fun mixing and matching, and stocking up on new key pieces.
When seeking out those It-items, a brand like Country Road that’s known for it’s considered pieces, sophisticated basics, classic fit and luxurious fabrics is your best bet. The “Simple Things” Spring/Summer campaign celebrates the brand’s essence – fabric, quality, versatility and fit – focusing on essential styles such as a soft, tailored jacket, Breton striped top, denims, the perfect white tee and go-anywhere tote bag. The type of basics every woman needs in her wardrobe.
Explore the Country Road campaign and shop the looks here.