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These Are The 7 Items You Need In Your Capsule Wardrobe This Winter

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Building a capsule wardrobe is the solution for never lacking outfit inspiration. Imagine, a combination of clothes that you could mix and match in infinite numbers of ways. Having good basics is indeed the key to the perfect wardrobe. For that, I recommend focusing on neutral tones that will be easier to wear and combine. Think black, white, beige, navy or grey for example. And then accessorise it. Add patterns, or a pop of colour. And here you have the easiest way to create a wide range of classy outfits. A capsule wardrobe really is our best fashion tip –and it’s also good for the planet and our budget, what’s not to love?– so here are the 7 items to add to yours this winter.

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1. A long coat

Your first winter essential has to be a long coat. Keeping you warm and stylish, you can wear it with everything, especially if you choose it in black or beige. You can wear it open or tie it with the belt. 

Here’s the inspo:

a women wearing a black long wool coat
Source: What People Are Wearing

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2. A striped sweater

A must-have inspired by French fashion, the striped sweater is another great basic to have in your wardrobe. Black with white stripes or the contrary, preferably chosen large, it will add patterns to a simple outfit and make it stand out.

Some inspiration: 

3. A black turtleneck

A simple yet classy piece of clothing to have absolutely, the black turtle neck can be worn with anything and will make your face stand-out. It can also be combined with a fun sweater for a more complex outfit that will be even warmer.

Some looks to take inspiration from:

4. A blanket scarf 

The most popular accessory of the season, and the comfiest one for sure: the blanket scarf. Who doesn’t want to be wrapped and warm when the temperature drops? A good and never-out-of-style option is a beige or black scarf, but you can also go for a pop of colour and be the ray of sunshine winter is missing. Red is trending this season, so you can start there by playing with colours without taking too much risk!

Here are some examples of ways to style your scarf:

5. Cardigans

Coming back every winter, cardigans are essentials in your capsule wardrobe. Buttoned-up or opened, there are so many different ways to wear it that you will never run out of outfit inspiration. Easy to layer while still being classy, it will go perfectly with a cute top or shirt no matter if you choose it loose or tight.

Here’s the inspiration:

6. Oversize blazer

A capsule wardrobe is never complete without an oversize blazer. It is the strongest piece of your closet, because it can be styled all year long and it always brings a touch of sophistication to a simple outfit. For winter, I have seen it layered underneath long coats, or on top of big sweaters. You can also pair it with a long skirt for a smooth smart look.

Find some inspiring looks here:

7. Tailored pants

Finally, come tailored pants, the easiest option for a sophisticated look. While being comfy, tailored pants are also great because they suit every situation. From a work meeting to a nice lunch with friends, tailored pants are the perfect mix between elegance and effortlessness. Pair it with an oversize sweater, a long coat and some trainers, and you will have a classy Scandinavian look to wear everyday.

Here is the look:

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