Do you want a timeless wardrobe, and clothes that can last you a lifetime? We've all had that moment when we look at our overstuffed closet and still have nothing to wear. As a new season approaches, our clothing feels outdated. Well, a capsule wardrobe, which is a collection of interchangeable clothing, will maximize the number of looks that can be made throughout the year!
There isn't really a magic number that defines the ideal capsule wardrobe; instead, it's about having a solid selection of wardrobe essentials. So, here are five staple pieces that I have included in my everyday wardrobe, in the hopes that they'll help you too!
A Basic Tee
Every closet needs at least one basic shirt. I frequently wear them out paired with delicate jewelry either by itself on a warm day or an overcoat or knit cardigan. When buying a basic t-shirt, it's important to choose a style that you like and that flatters your physique and material that is good quality. This will assure that your purchase lasts. My go-to shirt is a fitted basic scoop neck tee, and I own several of them in various colours. It makes sense because I can wear them with a black flared skirt or basic mom jeans to create a different look each time. Start with a white t-shirt then add black, grey or patterns to offer some colour change. Our The Classic Crew Tee at The Good Tee is a terrific choice for a white or black basic T-shirt.
Sweaters are a category of clothing I recently discovered and now it’s my favourite item to pair with any look. It goes well with jeans and over any black dress or skirt. It can be worn throughout the year and looks best when made of high-quality, classic-styled material. Avoid purchasing synthetic sweaters that pill, shrink, and unravel after only a few washes. It’s important to invest in the best quality, so it will last and you will get more wear out of it. Consider this The Fair Hoodie sweater from The Good Tee. It's soft, cozy, and incredibly soft—an instant staple. Choose a colour that'll pair nicely with multiple items from your wardrobe. It's the perfect layering piece.
In the realm of fashion, a great pair of bottoms are absolutely necessary for the basis of any standard, casual, or semi-formal outfit. For those casual days when I need to run errands, I like a nice pair of joggers that I can wear any way I choose, whether it is summer or winter. In the winter, pair them with a sweater, and in the summer, wear them with a cute top. The options are endless. You can start with a neutral black pair and later branch out into other styles and colours. The Good Tee offers The Everyday Jogger which makes a great base to any outfit.
A Black Dress
A black dress is perfect for so many different occasions no matter the date, time or place. It’s my all-time favourite piece to dress up or down. For a lovely night out, dress it up with party shoes and a stylish topcoat or tone it down with sneakers over a knit sweater for a casual day out. I've tried both of these styles, as well as several others, which is why I recommend buying a simple black dress. The style of dress you might want to buy depends on your personal preference. I have an a-line black flare dress that I've worn on several occasions, as well as a satin slip dress that I can dress up or down depending on the occasion. The Good Tee’s Everyday Pocket Dress can be paired with a dress shirt and sneakers for a casual day out.
The most comfortable item of clothing you can own is a pair of leggings and the best part? It can be dressed up or down however you like! Leggings are a wardrobe essential that works with any outfit and are always in trend. They are an item that can be worn anywhere, whether you're going to the gym, school, or to the store for groceries.
The perfect option is The Good Tee’s The Go-To High Rise Legging which is comfortable and secure and are easy to dress up for any occasion.
So, there you have it, the only five pieces you need to complete your capsule wardrobe. I hope this article helped you find ways to create a sustainable wardrobe that is personalized to you. Later, you can add a few more pieces, but for now, this is a solid base for your closet. Remember to shop responsibly that's what we like to strive for here at The Good Tee.