There are a lot of good reasons to build a capsule wardrobe.
- It makes it easier to get dressed.
- Buying less means spending more on high-quality clothes.
- It helps you build your own signature style.
- It’s better for the environment.
- You’ll always have something to wear, whatever the occasion.
And those are just five good reasons!
Being more selective with your wardrobe means you can stay organized, and learn how to dress so you always look on-trend and stylish. So what are the essential wardrobe items you should invest in? Here are 7 items to get you started.
1. Jackets (smart and casual)
Jackets are one of the most important elements of your wardrobe. They help tie your look together and add layers to help you dress for the changing weather. Blazers are great because they look smart for the office, but can also be worn with jeans for a more casual look.
And for the perfect smart/casual jacket, it has to be leather. Leather jackets can complete your casual look and will help keep you warm too. Worn over a casual t-shirt or a sweater, you’ve got an easy, timeless look you can always rely on to impress. Leather jackets are one of those items that continue to look better with age, so find the right jacket and it will be sure to grow with you.
2. High-quality shirts
It’s good to have a selection of shirts in your wardrobe. Having a couple of color options will give you variety, but you don’t need to go overboard with multiple patterns if you don’t plan on getting much wear out of them. Choose quality over quantity for shirts that will last longer than a season. Learning how to take care of your clothes will help you keep them for longer.
3. Basic t-shirts
Every wardrobe should have its basics. T-shirts are a wardrobe essential, giving you something to base your look around. T-shirts are great for casual wear, to add another layer to your look and to dress up with the rest of your look. If you find a style or a brand you like, pick up more than one to make sure you have a good supply. Choose high-quality cotton for a soft, comfortable wear.
4. Perfect-fit jeans
Once you find the perfect jeans, your wardrobe will feel complete. But it’s not always easy to find the right jeans for you. Jeans come in a lot of different styles, and you should put time into trying on multiple pairs until you find some that you’re comfortable with.
5. A belt that can go with everything
Belts are an essential men’s accessory. It pays to invest in a quality leather belt to help it stand the test of time. Not just a way to complete your look, it can help keep your pants in place too! Make sure you have both a black and brown/tan belt to match with all of your looks.
6. Tailored pants
Never underestimate the value of a pair of tailored pants. Pants that fill you well will look more expensive and flatter your shape. As one of your most frequently worn items, you can get a lot of use out of pants that have been made to fit you. Make sure you’ve got multiple pairs that match your jackets and other items to create looks for work, weddings and other occasions.
7. Shoes for every occasion
It’s easy to go overboard on shoes, but unless you’ve got the storage space for an extensive collection, it’s good to keep things streamlined. You should have a selection of smart and casual shoes, helping you dress your feet for any occasion. Buy shoes that are comfortable and make sure you get your shoes maintained once they show signs of wear or damage. You’ll be surprised at how long a good pair of shoes will last if you get them repaired and refreshed regularly.
Building a capsule wardrobe is a great way to learn how to dress well. Having a selection of items you can mix and match will make it easy for you to dress for any occasion. It also means you won’t have a load of unworn or unwanted clothes taking up space. By being more selective and investing in quality clothing, your wardrobe will be more sustainable and sure to stand the test of time.