Every new SCD collection is designed with the ethos of creating a capsule wardrobe. Each piece is carefully thought out, ensuring that it compliments and coordinates with a variety of others – not just with other pieces in the new collection, but also with some of your favourites from previous collections. All our styles are lovingly created to last for years to come, so mixing and matching is endless. 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.
To start creating a truly capsule collection, first consider your style, colour palette, and fit – this will ensure each piece you select will co-ordinate and harmonize. Identifying a clear and simple colour palette at the start will allow for countless pieces to work together and avoid colour clashing. Tonal hues of the same shade can work well and be introduced through print. Fit, style and silhouette are of great importance to ensure a diverse selection of versatile outfits can be created. Comfort and practicality are essential for a daytime wardrobe, which calls for loose-fitting casual styles; while evening engagements may require refined tailoring and sophisticated details.
Here is a selection of my favourite capsule wardrobe key pieces, demonstrating how eight styles can create sixteen outfits. Each of the combinations showcases a totally different style, catering for all your wardrobe or occasionwear needs – from day time requirements for workwear or a garden party, to evening engagements such as a dinner date or after-work drinks.
The SILK BOW BLOUSE IN BEIGE is the ultimate capsule collection essential. This signature design in a neutral shade is a firm favourite with a flattering tailored silhouette and a selection of beautiful details. The feminine pussy bow neckline can be styled in an array of ways, while the tailored cuffs showcase custom-made, gold-edged buttons. Finished with intricate lace back detailing, this classic piece is so versatile it can be reworked with endless outfit combinations.
The sumptuous PURPLE PEONY SILK SHIRT introduces important pops of colour and a bold print to the capsule wardrobe. Adding a piece with print creates fun options for mixing and matching, as the bright tones can be worked into a variety of outfits. Depending on your own preferred style, this can be as playful or as subtle as you like and ramped up with additional accessories.
Step into the spotlight with the elegant BLACK LACE SHIRT. This timeless piece embodies femininity and sophistication. The slim fit silhouette is designed to flaunt and flatter, while the intricate scalloped edge is a luxurious finish. The LACE SHIRT is an essential piece in our capsule wardrobe for those events where you are dressing to impress. For a black-tie event, dress up with a silk skirt; yet simply dress down by pairing with denim for a casual chic ensemble.
For comfort and practicality, the WHITE COTTON TOP is a capsule wardrobe necessity. The natural properties of cotton mean this lightweight poplin is breathable, allowing for the body temperature to regulate itself, avoiding unwanted perspiration and providing the utmost comfort. A simple and timeless cotton top is undoubtedly a key piece for any capsule wardrobe as it can be worn in any season or climate. For a sophisticated office ensemble, pair with the SILK MIDI SKIRT.
The SILK MIDI SKIRT is designed to complement a variety of silk shirts and tops. This beautiful and voluminous skirt has been carefully cut to provide a combination of versatile outfits. The sumptuous navy blue is the perfect shade to accompany a host of other tones, providing an alternative colour option to a timeless black skirt. The SILK MIDI SKIRT can be transformed from desk to dinner and work to weekend with a simple change of footwear and accessories.
Presented in an exquisite heavyweight crepe de chine, the WIDE-LEGGED TROUSER is our most luxurious capsule collection addition. This sophisticated style is sure to elevate any outfit for any occasion. Designed to create an effortlessly elegant silhouette, it features a tailored waistband and wide cut that elongates the leg. The WIDE-LEGGED TROUSER can accompany any silk shirt or top for a sophisticated and feminine look. An important addition to the capsule wardrobe for that go-to work trouser or for evening attire.
The COTTON 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.