Rule 1 -Try to decide on a limited colour pallette. It must contain at least 2 neutrals (black, white, grey, beige, navy) and perhaps 3 other colours. In the image above the neutrals are black, white and tan (including navy and denim) with colours of melon, turquoise and gold.
2013 CAPSULE WARDROBE
Happy new year everyone!If you’ve made your new year’s resolutions here’s one to add to the list. There are a few rules to creating a capsule wardrobe …
J.Crew knit top / Cotton cardigan / ELEVEN PARIS printed shirt, $51 / MICHAEL Michael Kors sequin shirt, $245 / French Connection formal shirt, $46 / Velvet striped t shirt / Nudie Jeans Co. slim jeans, $115 / Enza Costa metallic pleated skirt, $430 / Boot cut jeans, $105 / Witchery , $52 / Mango zip pants, $32 / ALDO high heels / Madden Girl booties / Giuseppe Zanotti wide sandals / Red Herring suede wedge pumps, $28 / Carolina Bucci , $14,300 / Square ring / Noa Noa noa, $51 / BonBon Boutique white pearl earrings, $46 / Faliero Sarti scarve / Agent Ninetynine straw fedora hat, $26 / Skull scarve / Karen Walker
Rule 2 – You must have a range of basics including at least 2 types of jeans (boyfriend, wide leg, skinny, bootleg) and some plain tee shirts or singlets in greys or whites. Also think about the neutral tan wedge shoe – there’s not much this baby won’t go with!
Rule 3 – Don’t forget accessories! This are an integral part of your wardrobe and should include a range of summer and winter scarves, two or three different styles/colours of sunglasses, a range of jewellery in both neutral (silver and gold counts as neutral) and your chosen colours.
Rule 4 – Your winter and summer capsule wardrobes will be different. The winter one should contain at least 2 pairs of boots and a range of jackets/coats but more on that when it starts to get cold here in Melbourne!