5 MUST HAVE PIECES TO HAVE IN YOUR CAPSULE WARDROBE
How to look elegant and have different outfits without having too many different pieces in your wardrobe? As a designer, I´m always trying to create pieces, that are easy to match and style. I believe in investing in timeless and long lasting pieces that you can wear for seasons. Having key items in your wardrobe allows you to keep your wardrobe small, but well organized.
Here I want to point out some valuable tips on how to choose garments and how to put together a capsule wardrobe so you will never have "I don´t have anything to wear" situations.
FOR ONLINE AND OFFLINE MEETINGS
Clothing from left to right: Actae blouse in ivory, Liparis pants, Actaea blouse in deep red Accessories from left to right: nude handbag: Dolce & Gabbana, nude shoes: Christian Louboutin, black ankle boots: Christian Louboutin, black tote bag: Boyy
We suggest investing in one pair of well-fitting pants from quality material. Pants like this will last you for years and are suitable for everyday looks, but also possible to wear at special events when styled with more eye-catching accessories.
The other basic that every woman needs to have in their wardrobe is a simple blouse that suits most of your garments and is made of quality material. Why? Because quality fabrics move better, let your skin breathe, and when taking care of them, will last you from season to season. Not to mention - good quality garment is recognized already from far away, it makes your whole look expensive.
Uniform looks can be spiced up with colors and accessories.
Here, in the picture, you can see that the model is wearing the same pants and the same blouse, only in a different color. By using different colors and accessories you can achieve very different looks.
ACCESSORIES MAKE THE LOOK
Clothing from left to right: Actae blouse in ivory, Liparis pants, Linaria coat in black, Salvia blouse in ivory
Accessories from left to right: black ankle boots: Christian Louboutin, black tote bag: Boyy, white sneakers: Prada, red lipstick: Dior
Here, I have used the same "uniform look" that in the previous photo and paired it with a coat. A coat like this not only protects you from the cold but also adds some interest to the outfit by creating a powerful feminine silhouette.
Clothing from left to right: Salvia blouse in ivory, Lagetta pencil skirt, Lagunaria jacket (pink/gray; wearable inside out), Leibnitzia dress in burgundy
One of my favorite key items that I have in my wardrobe is the "IT" jacket and/or coat. It´s the jacket or coat that fits like a glove and suits with every look that you have in your wardrobe. Inspired by versatility I created a two-sided jacket that has two colors, so one jacket equals two jackets and you can wear exactly that color that suits the best with your look.
Accessories from left to right: white sneakers: Prada, nude handbag: Dolce & Gabbana, nude shoes: Christian Louboutin
FROM CASUAL TO FESTIVE
Clothing from left to right: Littorella jumpsuit, Linaria coat in black
Accessories from left to right: white sneakers: Prada, black shoulder bag: Valention Garavani, red shoes: Prada, red clutch: Roger Vivier, earrings: Magda Butrym
For example I created this jumpsuit thinking about our changed world, when we want to be comfortable, but at the same time still look chic. No need to spend time on matching the pants and blouses, just pull on the jumpsuit and throw on a coat. Style it with classy sneakers and you are ready for the day. Or style it with eye catching accessories and you are ready for some online or offline events...
Clothing from left to right: Leibnitzia dress in emerald green
Accessories from left to right: nude shoes: Christian Louboutin, shoulder bag: Jimmy Choo, Swarovski belt: Marimo, red shoes: Prada, red clutch: Roger Vivier
Last but not least! The dress that looks chic, but feels comfortable. It fits, it moves, it breaths, and it´s soft to your skin, and most importantly it´s easy to style. I suggest investing in a dress that you can wear when having a meeting or literally to a wedding. You just need to style it right, and voila, you are ready to conquer the world.
Watch our style guide "How to create the ultimate fall wardrobe" and learn more how to create different looks with a limited amount of garments.
I hope you got some new ideas on how to create the ultimate capsule collection.
I want thank you for joining the world of Marimo and give you a little gift that you can use while creating your capsule wardrobe with us. Use our limited time code "MARIMOWORLD" at the checkout and get 10% off from your first purchase.
Founder and creative director of Marimo Fashion