The Most Important Aspect to Consider For a Winter Capsule Wardrobe

Monday, 22 January 2018

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I did a lot of brainstorming before I made the final decisions on what to include in my capsule wardrobe (this really is all I talk about these days!) I tried to consider what I would need, what I would want to wear and what I would get the most wear out of this month. I have found that layering is of the upmost importance when it comes to creating a winter capsule wardrobe and having enough pieces to mix-and-match is one of the essentials.
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With a capsule wardrobe of only 30 pieces - including coats and jackets, footwear, clothing and accessories. My initial thoughts was to include at least one of everything however, when I started making lists and pulling clothes from my wardrobe I realised that everything needs to work together which is why I ended up with a somewhat boring selection. The most fun piece being that mustard midi dress I can't seem to stop wearing!

With that said, making sure everything could work together was harder than I imagined. How do you pick just one scarf to go with three different coats? Major first world problem. After much deliberation I finally went for a camel coloured scarf from Next which I've been able to pair with just about every other piece in my capsule wardrobe - result! The majority of pieces I picked were either monochrome or neutral so I could easily mix and match various pieces as well as incorporate layering.
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With that said, I've also managed to make my wardrobe much lighter in colour whilst adding various layers.

Starting with the best item I could have included in my capsule wardrobe: a reversible coat. I know, I know, it sounds crazy but it works! This shearling coat is from Miss Selfridge but it went in to the sale and is no longer available but I have found a blush pink version exclusive to ASOS (here)! I paired it with a Miss Selfridge jumper, another sale purchase I've been wearing loads.

When you don't add various pieces - let''s call it layering the conventional way - adding a scarf and coat is a great way to add warmer layers.

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Winter is quite a tricky season to have a capsule wardrobe in my opinion, the majority of the time I want to be living in jumpers and jeans but that's all part of the challenge right?
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