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STYLE ADVISOR: HOW TO BUILD A CAPSULE WARDROBE

STYLE ADVISOR: HOW TO BUILD A CAPSULE WARDROBE

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STYLE ADVISOR:HOW TO BUILD A CAPSULE WARDROBE

When it comes to building a capsule wardrobe, there are a few key pieces everyone needs in their collection. A laidback sweatshirt. A pair of mid-wash blue jeans. A classic black bag that’ll take you straight from day to night… The best place to start when it comes to buying capsule wardrobe essentials? Take a look at your current wardrobe, pay attention to our edit below, and start filling in the gaps with these key pieces that’ll give you some serious cost per wear.

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A SPORTS LUXE SWEATSHIRT

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Dress it up with tailored trousers. Keep things casual worn over leggings. Not sure what the weather’s doing? Wear it slung over the shoulders. However you’re styling it, a sweatshirt has become a wardrobe staple. Go for basic shades – black, navy, grey and red – and keep the fit oversized so you can tuck into jeans and scrunch up the sleeves.

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A PAIR OF FRESH KICKS

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The hardest working piece in your wardrobe, a fresh pair of trainers will go with just about anything – and keep your feet feeling smug. Pair with dresses and tailored trousers during the week and throw on with a tracksuit or leggings come the weekend. Axel Arigato’s chunky Marathon Runners have become an Instagram staple, while On Running’s Roger Centre Court Trainer will look just as good with jeans as they will with dresses.

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A PAIR OF TRUE-BLUE JEANS

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Denim might be having a resurgence, but a pair of classic blue jeans will last you a lifetime. Agolde’s cult Criss Cross jeans come with a unique overlapping waist band, while Khaite’s bestselling Danielle jeans are the dream pair to dress up with heels at night and down with sandals come day. Prefer your jeans on the loose side? Go for Good American’s Vintage Jagged Hems.

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AN OVERSIZED BLAZER

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A blazer has become the ultimate throw on in recent years and can be paired with just about anything in your wardrobe. Our favourite ways to style it? Over leggings, tracksuit bottoms and jeans, and worn draped over the shoulder with a slip dress. Our only rule? Wear it loose and oversized.

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A LITTLE BLACK BAG

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When it comes to your handbag collection, a LBB (little black bag) is essential. Simple enough to work for day, slick enough to take on a night out - it’s failsafe. Amongst our favourites? Jacquemus’ cult Le Bambinou, Stella McCartneys Tote - which features a removable shoulder strap for added brownie points - and Alexander Wang’s Hobo Handbag which tucks neatly over the shoulder.

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A PAIR OF BABY HEELS

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Looking to elevate your look? A pair of mini heels will do the trick. The key to longevity and picking a shoe that’ll be wearable, is to go for small heels that’ll be comfortable to move in. Miu Miu’s Mocassini Silet Slingback Penny Loafers are fast becoming a favourite amongst the Instagram set, while Jacquemus’ Les Sandales Mari are versatile enough to pair with everything from denim to dresses to cycling shorts.