Want to create a capsule wardrobe but have no idea where to begin?
We get it. Shrinking your wardrobe to just a handful of staples is a daunting task! But it will be well worth it once you’ve got it down to a selection of high-quality, versatile pieces that work together seamlessly. Creating a capsule means simplifying your wardrobe and streamlining your style so that getting dressed every morning becomes a breeze and a pleasure.
Fortunately, we’re here to be your wardrobe capsule one stop shop. All of our pieces are carefully selected using an everything goes with everything principle, helping you create an intentional wardrobe filled with pieces you’ll love season after season. That said, we know you might need help to build your foundations, which is why we’ve created a collection of the best basics money can buy. Check them out below!
The 10 Best Pieces For Your Wardrobe Capsule
These are definitely the pieces you’ll want in your forever wardrobe!
1. The Crisp button down
You can’t go wrong with a classic button-down shirt. They can easily be dressed up or down for almost any occasion. Keep them looking sharp for formal occasions by pairing them with trousers, pencil skirts, and blazers, or make them casual by adding denim and trainers.
Samsoe Samsoe Haley Shirt in White. £99.00.
Samsoe Samsoe Haley Shirt in Black. £99.00.
Samsoe Samsoe Haley Shirt in Blue. £99.00.
2. The long sleeve tee
We love a good t-shirt, and there’s nothing cosier than a long sleeve. These brilliant basics make excellent layering pieces during the winter or easy tops that match any bottom in the spring and autumn. Black and white long sleeves are must-haves, but you may want to add a striped number when you’re in the mood for a print.
Samsoe Samsoe Nobil Tee in Black Stripe. £45.00.
3. the cashmere jumper
Just because your capsule is based on practicality, doesn’t mean it can’t have a bit of luxury! Treasured for its ultra-soft and lightweight texture, cashmere will keep you feeling chic and cosy during the colder months. Opt for a timeless crew-neck design that pairs with any bottom.
Samsoe Samsoe Boston O Neck Cashmere. £220.00.
4. the basic tank top
Once the temperature rise, you’ll need some lightweight basics to tide you through the spring and summer. Basic tank tops have an effortlessly cool, beachy vibe to them yet are super versatile and pair well with any type of bottom. You can start wearing them with jeans or trousers in the Spring, and switch to shorts and skirts in the Summer.
Samsoe Samsoe Alexo Tank in Black. £35.00.
Samsoe Samsoe Alexo Tank in White. £35.00.
5. The straight jean
Denim trends come and go, but mo fit is as timeless or flattering as the straight cut. Fitted at the waist and straight down the leg, you won’t have to worry about unwanted clingy areas. The easy silhouette also makes them pair with virtually any type of top!
Agolde Riley High Rise Straight Crop in Silence. £240.00
Agolde Riley High Rise Straight Crop in Century. £270.00.
Agolde Riley High Rise Straight Crop in Panoramic. £225.00.
6. the slim jean
Similar to the straight jean but slightly more tapered, slim jeans are essential for creating a balanced silhouette. They are the perfect choice for pairing with oversized tops without being too tight or restrictive.
Citizens of Humanity Olivia High Rise Slim in Morella. £260.00.
Citizens of Humanity Olivia High Rise Slim in Plush Black. £260.00.
7. The black tailored trouser
Jeans are great for casual outings, but you’ll also want a pair of smart trousers for other occasions. Black tailored trousers will instantly elevate any outfit, but can also be dressed down with basic tops and trainers for an effortlessly cool high-low look.
Day Birger Enzo Classic Gabardine Trousers in Black. £210.00.
Day Birger Malin Classic Gabardine Trouser in Black. £140.00.
8. The black blazer
Add a touch of sophistication to any look with a black blazer. This chic layering piece is ideal for polishing off formal looks or adding an elevated feel to casual outfits. It’s also a seasonal item that looks equally good over a jumper in the winter or a dress in the summer.
Day Birger Elton Classic Gabardine Blazer in Black. £280.00.
Day Birger Hector Classic Gabardine Blazer in Black. £260.00.
9. the trench coat
Of all the types of outerwear out there, none are quite as coveted as a trench coat. This lightweight layer will add instant elegance to your spring and autumn outfits, yet looks equally good with casual or formal pieces. It’ll be your go-to jacket whether you’re headed for a relaxed coffee date or a special event!
2ND Day Harbour Trench Coat in Twill. £330.00.
Meotine Bobby Trench Coat in Beige. £360.00.
Meotine Bobby Trench Coat in Green. £360.00.
10. black basics
Fill in the gaps of your capsule wardrobe with other basics from Commando. We love their well-curated selection of versatile leggings and bodysuits, which pair perfectly with other pieces. Opt for faux leather legging varieties when you want to add a bit of edge to your look, and bodysuits for a smooth and seamless tuck.
Commando Butter Turtleneck Bodysuit in Black. £119.00.
Commando Butter Crewneck Bodysuit in Black. £89.00.
Commando Faux Leather Leggings in Black. £99.00.
New more help with building your capsule wardrobe? Don’t hesitate to talk to our team, we’d be thrilled to help you out!