CAPSULE WARDROBE

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Sunday 18th August 2019

99 problems but my outfit ain't one 

Remember the days you woke up at 8am, threw on your school uniform, ate breakfast and went off to conquer the day? You never caught yourself regretting putting that particular jumper on, or deciding that jade green was an unflattering colour for your skin tone later in the day. Style was simple- you didn’t have any, and that was just fine. 

 

It might seem strange to suggest ditching the daily styling ritual in a style article, but take a moment to look to any style icon and you'll find they too have chosen a style and stuck to it like a uniform. Take Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue, over her entire career (in fashion!!) her style has changed very little. The advantage of this? Wintour can cut the morning mirror-dithering and focus on business. 

Choose your battles and formulate your own capsule wardrobe of versatile, comfortable and flattering clothes- your very own bespoke uniform. Create a space to conquer problems bigger than your outfit. 

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Millie and Bella’s tips for designing your capsule wardrobe:

  • Know your lifestyle (be realistic). If you live in the UK, is it really necessary to have a bikini collection to rival Alexis Ren’s? 

  • Think about what cuts suit you and what fabric you like to wear. Let’s be honest, everyone feels like crap in crêpe.

  • Know what you’re looking for. Make a pinterest board, or insta-archive of style you like and spot the common denominators. 

  • Keep statement pieces to a minimum and use Depop and vintage for these. Fashion is fun but make sure you say more than your outfit. You’re far more interesting than your coat.

  • Remember: the most sustainable item is the one already in your wardrobe. What do you wear consistently? Find out, that should be the basis of your wardrobe.

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