My design ethos is always ‘less is more’, and I love to mix and match and rework pieces endlessly. There are certain wardrobe staples that allow for day-to-day dressing to be effortlessly simple. Building a capsule collection is all about finding key, timeless pieces that are best suited to you, and here I have selected five key pieces that every wardrobe needs. These styles are those go-to essentials that I wear day in, day out, whatever the time of year.
A tailored blazer is a true capsule wardrobe essential. Whether it is for the office or a date night, this piece always polishes off a look. Perfect for layering, it adds elegance as well as practicality. A classic, well-fitting shape will last for years to come. Opt for a blazer in a monochrome or neutral tone to get the most versatility from it.
A great pair of blue denim jeans are a necessity for any woman. Finding the right shade and style can sometimes take a while, but make sure you find the perfect cut and fit for you as, once you do, this will be a wardrobe mainstay. A timeless fashion hero, denim can be dressed up or dressed down and will perform whatever the occasion.
My all-time wardrobe essential is a classic silk shirt. For years, this has been the core foundation of my style and day-to-day dressing. There are endless options for how to wear this timeless piece. For work or weekend, summer or winter, layering under or over this investment piece will never tire. Opt for white or black in our Classic Silk Shirt – a signature style that remains a favourite since our very first collection.
A simple basic, but a camisole is an essential piece to have on standby. Perfect for layering under or over other garments, it can provide practicality in a number of ways – warmth, comfort or even maintaining a bit of modesty under a daring dress that is slightly too revealing. Make sure your wardrove includes a black, white and nude variation.
A Little Black Dress
The little black dress is a core piece for any capsule wardrobe. Understated and utterly elegant, the LBD can be transformed time and time again for a variety of day or night events. The Cleo dress is our favourite daytime essential, the lace detailing giving a feminine twist on a wardrobe staple. For the ultimate evening piece, invest in the Eliza dress. The voluminous skirt and tailored lace body offer a truly elegant silhouette for the perfect little black dress.
These five key pieces in my wardrobe are essential for my day-to-day dressing and the best starting blocks for building a capsule collection.