Seasons come and go, but regardless of trends there always needs to be a capsule of staples in everyone’s wardrobe. An armoury of classic pieces that will happily integrate amongst the seasonal changes and trend pieces.
When it comes to capsule wardrobes there are a few considerations to bear in mind. Firstly quality, think how long these items need to last, you are going to wear and wash them a lot, so look at the materials and the care. Secondly, cost, cost per wear is important to remember as you will rotate these items a lot so you can spend more; suddenly that cashmere roll neck looks like a good investment. Finally, consider the colour; these garments need to work with lots of other items, think neutrals, blacks, greys and your signature shade.
With this in mind, we have rounded up our favourite places to buy a capsule wardrobe online.
&Other Stories is the chicer grown-up sister of H&M. They have some serious luxe pieces that work with a high street budget. We love their selection of coats and knitwear with a good amount wool content- remember quality materials. They also offer a good selection of colour options for each item so that you can pick the best colour for your capsule wardrobe.
Not enough people talk about Warehouse, but we have been a long time fan. This unsung hero of the high street is chock full of capsule wardrobe pieces. With super quality at reasonable prices, we love items such as this leather western shirt as well as their knitwear and coat selection. Don’t sleep on Warehouse when building your capsule wardrobe.
Marks and Spencer
We couldn’t write a capsule wardrobe piece without good old M&S. We love what M&S are putting out this season, especially their winter coats and occasion wear When it comes to those wear-again pieces that your capsule collection needs M&S are perfect for cashmere, leather and classic shapes. We love Autograph for their luxury aesthetic and quality materials. M&S is a must when it comes to our capsule wardrobes.
Not always at the vanguard of fashion in past seasons, Next is having somewhat of a revival. Amongst the AW18 Trend pieces, are some capsule wardrobe gems. We are obsessed with this Cashmere Poncho that ticks all boxes when it comes to a capsule wardrobe. Similar to &Other Stories they do many colour options for garments, so super versatile as well.
Oasis has an edge on other retailers. With a timeless design; pretty much all their garments will work in a capsule wardrobe. We love their selection of coats and jackets, mixing a selection of heritage prints and materials, Oasis have quality on lock.
River Island has a retro vibe this season, which means that many items have a classic edge, making them perfect for a capsule wardrobe. We are obsessed with this faux leather blazer with 90s Versace vibes, making it a timeless buy.