A Capsule Wardrobe – How To Make 16 Outfits With 8 Pieces

Each Sophie Cameron Davies collection is designed with the ethos of building a capsule wardrobe. Every piece is carefully cut to compliment and coordinate with each other. This allows for an array of versatile outfits that are created through mixing and matching different styles. A capsule collection focuses on ‘less is more’ and ‘quality over quantity’. By considering and investing in a selection of timeless pieces that are interchangeable, outfit planning becomes effortless.


how to build a capsule wadrobe

To create a capsule collection, colours, styles and fit must all be considered, ensuring each variation works in total harmony. Each colour and print variation must compliment the other, while tones can contrast but must not clash. To ensure a diverse selection of versatile outfits can be produced, style and fit is of utmost importance. Daytime chic calls for loose-fitting casual styles while evening engagements may require tailoring and elegant details.

Here is a selection of my favourite transitional pieces, demonstrating how eight styles can create sixteen outfits. Each of the outfits demonstrates a totally different look catering for all your wardrobe needs – from 9-5 or weekend chic, to a dinner date or cocktails with the girls.


how to build a capsule wadrobe


The SILK BOW BLOUSE IN IVORY is a luxurious essential. This signature style is loved by one and all due to its flattering slim fit and array of beautiful details. Tailored cuffs showcasing custom-made, gold-edged buttons, a feminine pussy bow neckline and an intricate lace back panel, this hero piece is a wardrobe mainstay to be treasured for seasons to come. Style with jeans and heels for weekend chic, or swap denim for the SILK MINI SKIRT to create a masterclass in femininity for 9-5.


The sumptuous CLASSIC SILK SHIRT IN BERRY PINK adds a pop of colour to the edit. This is imperative for creating a diverse range of outfits. The loose-fitting silk blouse is presented in this warm and playful tone, perfect for that period in between seasons. For a power pairing, wear with the ROSE SILK MIDI SKIRT to create a fun and flirty daytime ensemble. Put with the COTTON A-LINE SKIRT for refined work wear.


The perfect way to turn heads is with the beautiful LACE SHIRT. Its luxurious style embodies effortless elegance. The stunning peplum shape is designed to flatter each and every body shape and size, contouring and complimenting the waist while adding volume over the hips. The NAVY BLUE LACE SHIRT is perfect for those occasions where you are dressing to impress. Flaunt your feminine figure by pairing it with the SILK MINI SKIRT, creating a tailored silhouette. For dancing the night away, wear with the ROSE SILK MIDI SKIRT.


For practicality and panache, the COTTON SLIM SHIRT IN BLACK is a capsule wardrobe necessity. The structured cotton poplin is supreme for comfort and ease, while the Italian lace detailing offers a fresh and feminine twist. For a dinner date, style with the COTTON A-LINE SKIRT, providing a refined and sophisticated two-piece alternative to a black dress. Pair with jeans and trainers for a totally contrasting ensemble perfect for weekend wanders or a shopping spree.


The SILK MINI SKIRT is designed to complement every SCD top, blouse and shirt. This high-waist, tailored skirt has been carefully cut to provide a combination of versatile outfits. The SILK MINI SKIRT can be dressed up or down and transformed from desk to dinner with a simple change of footwear and accessories.


Presented in an opulent bespoke silk satin print, the ROSE SILK MIDI SKIRT is our most coveted pairing piece. This stand-out style is sure to brighten up any occasion. The voluminous silk satin skirt provides a flirty yet flattering cut. Created to accompany a range of our most elegant silk shirts, for a sophisticated and feminine look. An important addition to the capsule wardrobe, enhancing and complimenting your colour palette.

The COTTON A-LINE SKIRT is a versatile piece and an important addition for practicality and style. It can easily be paired with any colour or tone and provides a refined option for a monochrome ensemble. This structured skirt is timeless in both design and fabrication, working in harmony with each shirt, ensuring its place as a wardrobe essential for seasons to come.

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