Working in the fashion industry for 10 years in design and development clearly showed me that fashion is repeating itself over and over again. Style trends come and go in a repetitive time and manner. There is no need for new clothes every few weeks. Create a timeless capsule wardrobe instead and save yourself money and the nerve-wracking question “what should I wear”.
The following 15 must-haves for a minimalist, capsule wardrobe are true basic wardrobe key pieces.
They can be worn the whole year around, are timeless and can be combined in a lot of ways with each other or in combination with exceptional clothes and accessories.
I personally own and love them myself as well and can recommend seeing which basics you love!
Take a look and get inspired to create your own capsule wardrobe with timeless key pieces!
15 TIMELESS MUST HAVES FOR YOUR CAPSULE WARDROBE
This classy yet trendy timeless capsule wardrobe example consists of:
2 pants, 1 dress, 1 skirt, 1 blouse, 3 shirts, 1 jacket, 1 blazer, 1 knitted sweater, 1 coat, 2 pairs of shoes and 1 backpack!
It can be worn the whole year round for various occasions. For work as well as for free time activities!
Timeless stylish black pants can be combined with nearly everything.
BLUE DENIM SKINNY PANTS
Cute everyday pants for all situations.
LITTLE BLACK DRESS
Coco Chanel knew the importance of the little black dress. Every woman needs to have (at least) one! A black dress can be worn for nearly all situations and combined in a classy way with a white pearl necklace a la Coco Chanel or can be also worn in a casual way with sneakers. A black dress is timeless and beautiful.
A black skirt is just like the black dress a must-have for every woman! The possibilities to combine this skirt are nearly endless.
This casual oversized, white blouse can be worn with a skirt, with both above-mentioned pants as it is or when it gets a bit colder outside under a sweater.
Another wardrobe essential is the striped shirt. Whether in marine blue or black on white or vice versa the striped shirt is a must-have.
The plain white shirt is just like the black pant a true all-rounder. This shirt is made of organic cotton and fair trade.
The classic companion to the white shirt is the black shirt. This black shirt is also fair trade and made of organic cotton.
The classic casual denim jacket is the perfect addition for cold summer nights or for the seasons in between. Spring and Autumn.
BLACK LONG BLAZER
The black long blazer can be worn either with a black skirt or in combination with the striped shirt and denim pants. If you don´t have one you should get one.
OVERSIZED GREY KNITTED SWEATER
This Hygge oversized sweater is an absolute must-have for the colder days and nights.
OVERSIZED GREY COAT
This comfy oversized wool coat keeps you warm in the cold autumn and winter time.
Beautiful black ankle boots is a must-have for your feet to complement your capsule wardrobe. They are classy and timeless!
White sneakers are the perfect fit for a casual style. Wear them with your denim pants or combine it with a blouse, black pants, and a blazer.
A backpack for all situations! I personally love the Fjällräven backpacks and use them everywhere. They have a huge amount of colors you can choose from. I myself own this gorgeous backpack in the color brick.
OVERVIEW OF ALL 15 KEY PIECES
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