If your closet is in need of some reorganization or it's time for a style refresh, then an everyday chic capsule collection might be just what you need. Capsule collections are sustainable and help to streamline the "getting ready" process. With a focus on approachable yet chic looks, you can have all of the benefits of a capsule wardrobe without sacrificing any style or comfort.
A chic capsule wardrobe can mean rocking a blazer with jeans or swapping out your sneakers for mules or slingbacks. You’ll want to focus on choosing high-quality, versatile items to build out your ideal capsule wardrobe. To create a chic capsule collection, you'll need to limit your wardrobe to essential items that work well together, so you can create a variety of outfits and looks with minimal items.
At the end of the day, you'll want to ensure you have a closet full (but not too full!) of items that work with your aesthetic and that you'll want to wear again and again.
The first step toward creating an everyday chic capsule collection is picking several bottoms that you can wear with any of your tops, and that’ll allow you to build chic yet casual looks around them. Some people like to pick a number at which they'll cap each article of clothing, so that might be helpful for you, such as having no more than three pairs of jeans or two blazers.
For everyday chic outfits, you’ll want several pairs of women’s jeans. Having around three pairs of jeans in different shades and styles works great here. Opt for a light wash pair of straight leg jeans, a pair of high-waisted black jeans, and a classic indigo blue pair of ankle-length jeans. Since you’ll want to imbue your everyday looks with a hint of chicness, ensure you’re adding slightly dressier touches to your outfits on days you wear jeans. This could mean throwing on a blazer layer or rocking kitten heels.
In addition to having several pairs of jeans in your rotation, opt for other versatile bottoms, like two pairs of other types of pants and a skirt or two. Knit women's cropped pants, especially in neutral colors with design touches like a high waistline and a wide leg, are perfect for everyday wear and easy to pair with chic blouses or sweaters. And for your skirts, opt for a midi skirt either in a solid color or a versatile print and a second skirt in a different length and cut such as a knee-length a-line skirt.
The key is choosing comfortable yet stylish bottoms that will work with any of your tops. This will allow you to minimize your wardrobe while still being able to put together chic looks every day.
When selecting your tops for your capsule collection, think about pieces that make you look and feel chic without a ton of effort.
Women’s blouses are a must when it comes to everyday chic looks. Pick several options that you can style in different ways, like a silky off-white blouse and a long-sleeve crepe blouse in a shade like navy or black. Wear these tops alone or as a layer under a linen or cotton blazer. Depending on the occasion, you can also wear a button-down blouse as a layer over a v-neck or crewneck t-shirt with a simple yet elegant long necklace. There are many ways to style blouses that fit perfectly with the everyday chic vibe, which is why they’re essential for your capsule wardrobe.
In addition to a few blouses, a blazer or two, and several t-shirt options, you’ll also want a couple of versatile women’s sweaters in your rotation. Pick a sweater or two that adds a pop of color while still being chic and practical enough for everyday wear, like a green cashmere crewneck sweater or a red cardigan sweater. These can act as stylish layers, which will make the outfits in your capsule seem even more versatile. If you prefer to stick to neutral tones, that’s fine, too. Opt for a cream or beige open-front cardigan that you can layer over a v-neck t-shirt and pair with a skirt or jeans and accessories.
An everyday chic capsule collection is the perfect way to streamline your looks, keep your closet organized, and feel fashionable every single day. With these items in your rotation, you can focus on whatever’s on your agenda rather than what’s in your closet and know that you’ll look great as you go about your day.