Capsule Wardrobe: Start with the Basics

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To build the ultimate capsule wardrobe, you must first start with the basics..

The key to building.. well anything really, is to start with a good base. When it comes to fashion your base should consist of quality, versatile pieces that you can incorporate into many of your daily outfits. Key pieces that are made well and fit well are imperative to a good capsule wardrobe.

That’s where Superdry comes in! Superdry is renowned for their quality fabrics, japanese graphics and americana vintage influences which makes it the perfect place to start building your base. I have two looks for you today using some of my classic Superdry basics I picked up from the new Perth store, that can easily be incorporated into so many different looks.

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Look 1: Denim Pencil Skirt, White Pocket Tee, Denim Jacket all from Superdry.

First on the list is denim… every closet needs a classic denim jacket, along with a denim skirt, a pair of denim shorts and of course a couple of pairs of jeans (one black and one blue). Denim is comfortable and goes with EVERYTHING which is why it is such a major part of the capsule wardrobe.

It goes without saying that a quality white t-shirt is also one of the most important basics in any wardrobe. Personally I find a white t-shirt the easiest piece to style in my wardrobe, which means that about 80% of my outfits include one! A striped tee, and a black or neutral tee are also among my capsule wardrobe must haves.

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 Look 2: Racer Dress, Khaki Jacket all from Superdry.
 

 Another wardrobe staple is a classic black dress. I prefer a midi length version as I feel like it is more versatile, but whatever you feel comfortable in is best. Black is by far my favourite colour as it can be dressed up or down and obviously dresses are just so easy to wear.. add a few accessories and you are done!

In a capsule wardrobe, along with classic denim and black jackets there needs to be a bit of ‘colour’ in the form of a khaki or camel jacket too to add a little something extra to all black or denim and white looks.
 

I have compiled a list of my 15 must have basics to build your own capsule wardrobe below, let me know if these pieces are among your must haves too!

  • – Denim jacket.
  • – Leather jacket.
  • – Black blazer.
  • – Khaki (or other neutral colour) jacket.
  • – White t-shirt.
  • – Striped t-shirt.
  • – Black or neutral t-shirt.
  • – A black singlet or tank.
  • – Denim skirt.
  • – Black denim jeans.
  • – Blue denim jeans.
  • – Black dress.
  • – Black skirt.
  • – White button down shirt.
  • – Knit jumper.

 

You can shop both of my looks online here or at the Perth store located at 636 Hay Street Mall, Perth. They also offer a personalisation service where you can get your Superdry pieces monogrammed! So cool!

 

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18 Comments

  1. MIRJAM December 14, 2016

    Totally in love with your looks and couldn’t agree more with your must have basics!
    xx Mirjam | http://www.miiju.ch

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  2. Jenelle December 14, 2016

    We did get different khaki jackets! Haha, I wondered! This dress is cute, I love it with the Cons!
    xx Jenelle
    http://www.inspiringwit.com

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  3. Jessi Malay December 14, 2016

    I totally agree girl! Its more important than anything to have great basics in your closet that you can then mix and match with other pieces! I’m always such a sucker for the denim on denim look, and you look absolutely stunning in it 🙂

    XO Jessi,
    http://www.mywhitet.com/express-december/

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  4. Andreea Birsan December 14, 2016

    Having a capsule wardrobe makes dressing up so much easier! Thank you for the tips! I really loved the denim on denim look. Have a lovely week! <3

    Andreea,
    http://couturezilla.com/

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  5. Meri Wild December 14, 2016

    Great looks! <3

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  6. Keri December 14, 2016

    Love your gorgeous sense of style. Both beautiful, minimalistic outfits!

    Enclothed Cognition

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  7. alya December 15, 2016

    Great post!

    moorizZLA xx

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  8. Christine Kong December 15, 2016

    I totally agree with you on building up with the basics. I’ve heard of SuperDry but haven’t seen it around here as much in the States. I love the double denim outfit and that skirt and jacket are definitely must haves. The black dress in the second outfit is a staple piece as well. I am all about basics and adding to them to create an outfit so this post is right up my alley! Thanks for sharing! xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

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  9. Amy Arnold December 15, 2016

    A good base is definitely key and these look like amazing pieces!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  10. Cindy Elena December 15, 2016

    I always go back to basics when I have nothing to wear.
    Great post!

    xo| Cindy
    http://www.boringclothes.com

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  11. Kelsey Bang December 15, 2016

    your style is so fab! great looks! love the denim on denim!

    kelseybang.com

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  12. Jodi-Kay Edwards December 16, 2016

    Those shoes! Great tips babe!
    http://lifestylefinesse.com/luxury/

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  13. Ash December 16, 2016

    Sooo sooo true babe!! I loveee both of these looks!!! Just perfect!!!!💖💖💖

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  14. Rina December 16, 2016

    I really appreciate this post babe! My goal as of lately has been to build up a classic, capsule wardrobe so that I can have less but still create so many looks! I still have yet to buy a denim skirt! Thanks for all the ideas babe!

    xoxo Rina
    http://www.andshedressed.com

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  15. Nina December 16, 2016

    Gorgeous denim skirt. Love the shoes too.
    Nina
    Nina’s Style Blog _ enter to win $60 Giveaway

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  16. elizabeth December 16, 2016

    love the all denim look

    THE LALA LOOKBOOK
    http://www.thelalalookbook.com

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  17. Sarah-Allegra December 18, 2016

    I totally agree with everything you say! And I really love both outfits! The denim look is so damn cool and a LBD is always so chic! Can’t decide which one’s more beautiful!

    xx Sarah-Allegra
    http://www.fashionequalsscience.com

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  18. Ashleigh D'Mello December 20, 2016

    These are all perfect capsule wardrobe pieces! I have so many basics, but lots of them, so I can’t really consider it a capsule wardrobe … dammit! Maybe next year hehe!

    Ashleigh x
    http://www.ashleighdmello.com

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