By. Allyson Longshore
The Simplicity Edit is one of my all time favorites and one that I am proud to say I have mastered though personal experience. Considering the amount of time that I spend traveling and packing suitcases this has become my personal daily practice and a true life saver. Consider this the remedy for the infamous "I have nothing to wear" syndrome. We are all guilty of it. A curated capsule collection is the first step to building a timeless and forever wardrobe centered around lux classics. Before you splurge on that embroidered and embellished Valentino leather trench coat this season please ask yourself..
DO I HAVE ALL QUALITY FALL/WINTER WARDROBE ESSENTIALS COVERED FOR THE SEASON?
Here are my 4 ground rules for a fully functional capsule wardrobe!
1. Quality Over Quantity:
When building the base for a fully functional wardrobe it is important to focus on purchasing items that you NEED and only quality items.
2. Purposeful Choices:
The concept of a capsule wardrobe is to only include quality items that will work together in multiple ways, creating multiple different looks with basic luxury essentials.
3. Color Edit:
Choose items that have a neutral color palette; black, white, ivory, grey, and nude. No prints or hyper embellishment.
4. Keep your eye on the prize:
Staying focused on building your base wardrobe is crucial. All fashion investments must be made towards completing your capsule.
Lets start with the STYLESTUDIOLIVE CAPSULE master list;
1. Lux cashmere sweaters; Black. Ivory. In various neck styles. V-neck. Crew. Turtleneck.
2. Current season denim options. Dark wash. Black. Distressed. Narrow leg. Wide leg. Skinny leg.
3. A crisp white button down.
4. Leather pants
5. Black pencil skirt
6. Denim Jacket
7. Basic lux cotton T's. Black. White. Neutrals.
8. Motorcycle Jacket. Black
9. Finely tailored black blazer
10. Denim button down
11. Black leggings. Leather. Wool.
12. Classic transitional Day/Night LBD. *Thats short for Little Black Dress
13. Functional down outerwear jacket
14. Black cashmere coat
15. Fine cashmere scarf
16. Black ankle boot
17. Black knee boot
18. Black pump with current heel height and shape
19. Silk camisoles. Black. Ivory.
20. Black and nude leather clutch
21. Black shopper/tote
22. Nude handbag