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That temperature is dropping fast! With an undeniable chill in the air, it means it’s time to put those strappy sandals and printed dresses away for the next few months to make way for a slew of fresh winter gear. If the winter season has got you in a fashion funk all hope is not lost! Build a winter capsule wardrobe where you can curate and edit the below to create multiple looks all season long. Check out these 10 pieces that you can Build a Winter Capsule Wardrobe with!
Items to Build a Winter Capsule Wardrobe
Jean of course. Starting with the obvious. A pair of classic denim jeans are the foundation of a solid winter wardrobe. From high-waisted to wide-leg, pick up a pair or two, or three in core colors of blue, black, and white.
Black Trousers are an undisputed wardrobe hero. These style heroes get a workout most of the year, particularly in the winter months. Dress them up with boots or heels for special occasions, and pair them back with a sneaker or loafer for more casual appearances.
Basics such as T-Shirts. Perfect for layering, basic tees are the unsung hero of any wardrobe, no matter what time of the year. The crew neck brings a relaxed, tomboyish element to your look. Pick up a tee in black, white, and grey, and always size up. Oversized and relaxed looks the best!
Long Sleeve Tops. Perfect for layering in the cooler months, will go a long way in your cool-weather wardrobe. Worn on its own or under an open oversized shirt, this hardworking piece will get you far.
Knits! What’s a winter capsule wardrobe without a few sweaters? A handful of classic knits will go a long way in the winter months worn with jeans, under a coat, or draped over your shoulders. You can introduce additional colors such as brown, beige, or even stripes to add depth and dimension.
A Classic Blazar. Feeling put together can be as simple as adding a tailored black blazer, whether that’s with a pair of jeans and a t-shirt, or a slinky cami and black trousers.
A Tailored Shirt. As versatile as it is timeless, a tailored shirt is a must for winter dressing. Worn on its own or with a turtleneck underneath and a few buttons loose, this item brings a relaxed elegance with an edge of style.
A Stylish Winter Coat. A perfect cold-weather coat is the height of winter dressing and brings together your look with just the right amount of masculinity. Black and slightly oversized, this is an investment piece you’ll treasure for years to come.
Footwear. A classic black ankle boot is an undisputed staple for the cooler months, and it pays to invest in a quality leather pair. Able to be paired with just about all your winter wardrobe looks, the right pair can really elevate an otherwise casual fit. Equally, the street-style look that a sneaker brings to a more casual winter ensemble. Paired with black lounge pants, you’ll find running around town easy in a pair of Converse sneakers.
A Leather Belt. Interest in a leather belt is a non-negotiable wardrobe staple all year round. In winter, you can amplify your outfit with this accessory. Stylists love a brown belt added to an all-black outfit or a black belt paired with a white shirt. Shop in the men’s section their selection is often better than the women’s!
Last but certainly not least, loungewear! Sweatshirts, leggings, and joggers. Sometimes it’s just downright too cold to dress up for the day. Winter is the perfect time to break out your favorite crewneck sweatshirt and leggings.
There are no hard fast rules on how to create a “perfect” winter capsule wardrobe. The point of creating a capsule wardrobe is so that you’re shopping online less and instead “shopping” your closet more. It forces you to create more outfits out of what you already own. You’re able to get a bit more creative and it makes fashion a lot more fun in a usually depressing season!