Much like that Twenty One Pilots song, we’re stressed out… and it’s apparent when trying to get dressed in the morning. Between manoeuvring through the minefield that is your closet (while rediscovering the pieces you forget you even had), double-checking if the top matches the bottom, and making sure your outfit is “work-appropriate,” your wardrobe is in serious need of remedy. We’re talking about building a capsule wardrobe.
The plan of attack here is pretty straightforward. With a focus on investing in staple pieces that embody that elusive trifecta of “stylish, classic, luxurious”, the pragmatic approach of a capsule wardrobe reduces the systemic behaviour of excessive consumerism (read: fast fashion) and the mindless consumption of trends some of us are sure to commit. Oy vey.
With fashion being one of the most polluting industries in the world, we’re always advocating for more sustainable fashion brands and versatile items that will stand the test of time. The price tag attached to such labels may seem frivolous, but a few of these essential items will keep you in the good graces of the environment (hehe), push for sustainable purchasing and reduce the constant indecisiveness that comes with picking out your outfit.
To remove the stress from the equation, we put together a dream team ensemble featuring an array of comfortable, everyday basic separates to polished pieces you can pull off — now or later.
everlane the oversized blazer, $237
Madewell The High-Rise Slim Boyjean Distressed Jeans, $121.59
Mango Braided Knit Top, $49.90
Nisolo Chelsea Boots, $309
Matt & Natt Gwen Sandal, $77
Everlane The Clean Silk Charmeuse Oversized Shirt, $176
Reformation Jilly Skirt, $201
Charles & Keith Floral Embroidery Slip Ons, $46.90
Our inner Rebecca Bloomwood of Confessions Of A Shopaholic may have simply told you to continue swiping your credit card and shop to your heart’s content. Alas, we’ve approached a new year and it’s time to nix those bad fashion habits and replace them with good ones.
Written by Sinead Lee.