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Must-have classic basics for a capsule wardrobe Be chic and sustainable.

20. April 2020

Seasons and trends may come and go, but certain staples outlive them all; these are the classic basics you must have to build a versatile capsule wardrobe.

We’ve been talking more and more about sustainability and conscious dressing. The idea of shopping less but shopping better is how we see the future of fashion. In other words; it is essential to invest in timeless clothes that you’ll be able to wear for many years. Having longevity in mind, nothing’s better than classic pieces; not only are they seasonless, but they’re also super chic. Keep scrolling to check our list of must-have classic basics you need in your capsule wardrobe.

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White shirt

Street style photos of two women during Fashion Week wearing white shirts and skirts.

One of the heroes of a capsule wardrobe; a crisp white shirt is the epitome of chicness. It looks fab from the office to dinner with friends or even at the beach, over your swimsuit. Read more about this classic in The white shirt Guide.

White T-shirt

Two stylish women during Fashion Week, wearing white T-shirts, tailored pants and a yellow coat.

The most basic item that any cool fashion-enthusiast cannot live without, a white t-shirt goes with absolutely everything. Pair it with jeans or shorts for a relaxed look. Use it to dress down a silk skirt or tailored pants, you name it. But finding the perfect tee is not as simple as it seems, so read here which is the right one for you.

Beige blazer

A good blazer will never go out of fashion. Beige is a neutral colour that you can pair with whichever hue that is on-trend at the moment. From sand to camel, it is an elegant staple that elevates your look. Read why the beige blazer is the number one office look.

Navy blazer

Two show goers during Fashion Week, wearing classic navy blazers.

Another classic that you’ll never get tired of wearing. Either double-breasted, oversized or fitted, you can never go wrong with a navy blazer. Know more about how to style the trendy combo blazer and skirt.

Denim jacket

Two women wearing jeans and denim jackets during Fashion Week.

Denim jackets have been around forever. If you still don’t have one, do yourself a favour and get the cool jacket ASAP. Super versatile, a nice jeans jacket can go with you even to the fanciest places.

Trench coat

Two women during Fashion Week, wearing trench coats and statement bags.

What can I say, a trench coat is as elegant as it gets. Find out how designers have updated the classic outwear in The items we’ll be wearing this year.

Jeans

Two women during Fashion Week, wearing classic jeans with shirt and boots, one with blazer.

A classic pair of jeans is your capsule wardrobe basic starter. But it can be pretty tricky to get one that really fits you. We can help you here to find the right jeans for your body type.

Beige tailored trousers

Street style photos during Fashion Week of two women wearing beige tailored trousers.

Beige tailored trousers are chic and timeless. The wide legs are flattering and look good both with heeled pumps and flat shoes. By the way, here are the shoe trends we’re going to wear in spring.

LBD

Street style photos during Fashion Week, two women wearing slip dresses, the LBD that is a classic.

No capsule wardrobe would be complete without a little black dress. You can choose a simple silhouette like a slip dress that will remain wearable for years. Or have a look at the different styles in Little black dress, the staple we can’t live without.

Shirt dress

Street style photos during Fashion Week; woman wearing a beige shirt dress and woman wearing a pink shirt dress.

A shirt dress is an easy-to-wear item that can go from summer to winter and always looks elegant.

Midi skirt

Street style photos during Fashion Week, woman wearing checked midi skirt with white shirt and sneakers, and the other all in black.

Invest in these longer skirts, you’ll wear them all year round; they are a must-have for polished looks.

Black tank top

Caro Daur during Fashion Week wearing a black tank top with turtle neck, and another show-goer wearing a black top with beige pants and jacket.

A black tank top is a minimalist item that can be worn under a shirt to keep you warm or by itself, as we will see everywhere this summer.

Silk scarf

Street style photos during Fashion week, show-goer wearing a silk scarf on her head, and other woman wearing a printed silk scarf around her neck.

A beautiful silk scarf brings chicness to any outfit and it can be worn in so many different ways! Do not be afraid of investing in a good quality scarf because it can be handed down from mother to daughter for generations. You can also find wonderful second-hand scarves here.

Street style photos taken during Fashion Week, via Shutterstock.

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