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The Basic Basics (or just what is a Capsule Wardrobe?)
We are passionate about Capsule Wardrobing here at the Storyline Collection. It is our goal to make getting dressed the easiest thing you do all day, and caring for your clothes? Never an issue, wash and WEAR!
But we know that not everyone understands what this ease and confidence is all about. Let’s start at the very beginning.
* Pick a DARK COLOR (I will always choose Black…)
* Pick a LIGHT COLOR (Storyline’s Key Largo Blue lights me up!)
* Pick a POP or a PRINT (I’m going with Storyline’s exclusive Electric Lily Print….because it opens so many options!)
With these three foundational choices, start to build a framework:
For a FIVE PIECE CAPSULE, you’ll want to choose ONE JACKET (or DRESS); TWO TOPS; and TWO BOTTOMS that are made from the above named Colors/Prints.
For this exercise, I will go with our WRAP CARDIGAN in Key Largo Blue, a Turnaround Top in Key Largo Blue and Electric Lily, Wide Leg Pants in Black, and a Flirty Skirt in Electric Lily Print.
From these five pieces, I can make over 15 outfits, suitable from day to night, yoga to dinner date with a walk on the beach in-between (I mean the lakeside beach near our home. No sugar sand for me for a while!
If I choose, I add in a bright white t-shirt, black leggings (yep, I am “test wearing” them for Storyline!), and a white jean jacket…..lots more looks, same amount of ease!
If you want to double your pleasure, try a 10-piece Capsule Wardrobe: THREE Jackets, THREE Bottoms, FOUR Tops…..still following the same “rules”: ONE Dark color, ONE Light color, ONE Bright or Print.
Imagine the possibilities!
If you would like help building your capsule wardrobe, please let us know! We have a growing team of skilled fashion Editors ready to serve!