The Capsule Wardrobe You’ll Wear Forever
12th September, 2023
The concept of a capsule wardrobe comes to the forefront of our consideration as the new season arrives. As AW23 presents us with an eclectic mix of energising new trends, we’re left re-evaluating our current staples to make room for new purchases. A capsule wardrobe can be the sartorial solution we’re all looking for in our busy lives to make the process of easy-dressing simplified. With sustainable shopping playing an increasingly important role in our decisions, many of us are looking for quality over quantity and in turn getting more wear from our purchases. So, if you’re looking to curate a considered edit of streamlined pieces that work together effortlessly for AW23, read on.
Mastering the art of a capsule wardrobe means sourcing interchangeable and versatile designs that are effortlessly wearable but also those that have a strong sense of longevity to them. The idea of timeless staples has a different meaning to each of us, essentially, it’s the pieces that fit into your lifestyle that you wear frequently, to be paired with directional and more trend-led items. Streamlining your wardrobe is an eco-conscious choice; a considered edit means you wear every single piece you own with little clothing going to waste. Creating the foundations of your
outfit is a beneficial place to begin, look to brands such as Le 17 Septembre, Ottolinger and LVIR for timeless, elegant trench coats in subtle yet contemporary styles, hero pieces worth investing in for the future.
Denim plays a significant role in any good capsule wardrobe; often seen as the focal point of a well pulled-together look, it’s always timeless. London based Martine Rose designs a pioneering denim maxi skirt for AW23, which transforms into a mini skirt by zipping the lower section away, innovatively creating two looks from one garment. Look to brands such as Kimhekim to update your denim, offering a pair of classic jeans with a twist; lined with an elegant string of pearl detailing along the seam for a look that’s both right now as well as timeless. For those looking to update their denim jacket, Chinese born, Feng Chen Wang and her conceptual designs give everyday staples a new age modernisation. The panelled denim jacket in our latest drop is your go-to trans-seasonal item and would fit into any contemporary wardrobe.
For an instant wardrobe update, experiment in modern tailoring by looking for styles with a design-led but relaxed aesthetic. This season, Parisian powerhouse Coperni’s cult status remains, showcasing relaxed tailored trousers and wear-with-anything blazers. Samuel Gui Yang provides us with exquisitely designed suiting consisting of a drawstring feature on the blazer and loose flowing trousers, ideal for a coordinated pairing. Look to brands such as Eckhaus Latta, Material and Ioannes who all present floor-grazing trousers in eye-catching silhouettes, these look expertly styled with either Eytys’ or Good News minimalist trainers for an effortless, every day look.
Curating a collection of clothing staples is one element, however accessories should be given equal consideration to your wardrobe, given that you use a bag or footwear on an almost daily basis. One brand best suited to timeless accessories is Wandler. Born in the Netherlands and made in Italy, Elza Wandler’s namesake label creates masterfully crafted leather bags and shoes in simple yet contemporary designs. Her tan heeled mules and chic shoulder bags coming thorough for the new season excel in minimalist design artistry, making them an ideal investment for any capsule wardrobe.