If getting dressed on a daily get more and more chaotic and you feel as if you have a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear, it might be a good time to think about creating a capsule wardrobe. It will simplify your life, have a positive impact on the environment and liberates you from all the fast-fashion trends!
But what is a capsule wardrobe?
“A capsule wardrobe is a concise, curated selection of timeless clothing. It can vary from person to person based on our differing lifestyles, but the best pieces are the kind that can be worn at work, during cocktail hour, and dressed down on the weekend. Streamlining your wardrobe streamlines your life. It’s assuring to know you only own pieces that can be paired easily and always look chic. It’s also great for your wallet to buy better and wear longer.” – Misha Nonoo, Designer
Capsule wardrobes are about personal style. There’s no right or wrong way to start a capsule of your own. However, we know it can be an overwhelming process. We are here to help you build the foundation of a capsule wardrobe made to serve your business and creative life while giving you enough room to add additional items like a good pair of jeans and accessories which will round up your wardrobe.
Worn in combos these 7 D2Line pieces are the hero items your capsule wardrobe truly needs.
1. Power suit
A well-tailored suit is the foundation of any closet. It’s no longer a corporate classic and in recent years transitioned into a classic capsule wardrobe essential. The pieces can be worn together or separates, which allows for a myriad of stylings. The cool blazer look is not going anywhere, no matter if you are WFH or bound to be returning to the office soon. And it’s no wonder – a blazer can elevate any look and it’s a fail-safe option for the day when you are still wondering what to wear. Our version of the power suit offers a more elevated approach while keeping the shape clean and structured.
2. A little black dress
No capsule wardrobe would be complete without this absolute classic. It sounds like an absolute cliche but hey, it’s for a good reason. The LBD is easy to wear and easy to style. And just like a good blazer, it can be a great solution for those days when you overslept or just don’t care that much (hey, we all have those days, no shame here!), yet you still need to be presentable.
This is our perfected and modernised version of the timeless little black dress – structured, playful and a bit daring. You can wear it to work, a cocktail party or on casual Fridays paired down with a pair of sneakers and a denim jacket – absolute street style classic. However, if you want to break some fashion rules, we also have a little white dress that offers the same level of sophistication, comfort and styling possibilities.
3. Pair of high-waisted wide-leg pants
Every wardrobe needs a bit of flair and pizzas, even a capsule one. The high waisted flared pants are as comfortable as they are stylish. Not only that – a pair of nicely tailored high waisted pant can be very forgiving and helps elongate your silhouette. Add to that a playful and outstanding print and you have a recipe for styling success. Trust us on this! Both casual and sophisticated this style of pant is unique by its leg width and the simplicity of its cut.
4. Pencil skirt… but make it interesting
Surprisingly, many women have a love-hate relationship with the classic pencil skirt. Yet this type of skirt is one of the more popular items of clothing for a more corporate setting. Taking all of this into account we approached the pencil skirt carefully and redefined its look by adding a little design twist, or better yet – an asymmetrical touch. We truly believe that this type of garment is essential for every capsule wardrobe. Our pencil skirt with an asymmetrical panel is expertly tailored from a structured blend of materials that offer stretch and comfort. It hugs the body beautifully without restricting your movements, making it a customer favourite. Because simple is just not in our DNA.
5. A multi-purpose midi dress
The midi shirt dress is a wardrobe staple with its defined waist and feminine silhouette. Because of the chic simplicity and sophisticated look you are bound to reach for the midi dress time and again. It offers unparalleled comfort and styling possibilities no matter the season. Wear it with an open collar, a silk top underneath and a pair of comfortable mules or a closed collar and knee-high boots. You can choose a colourful update to the classic black version or you can play up the classic with a printed scarf and colourful bag.
6. A Satin Shirt
A crisp white buttoned-down shirt is a must, however, a soft, flowy and silky blouse or shirt is just as important. It allows you to master the modern feminine ease, no matter if you are combing it with a pair of high-waisted jeans or a black slim pant. The possibilities here endless – from colour and cut to styling options. Our personal suggestion is to opt for a shirt with a geometric print or a more striking cut to contrast the loose silhouette and add more interest to your outfit.
7. Structured coat to last a lifetime
Last but certainly not least, is the classic coat. A great piece of outerwear with a classic shape and cut is key for every capsule wardrobe. This is an investment piece that you most definitely shouldn’t overlook. A good, classic coat will never go out of style and if made properly, it will serve you for years to come. But most importantly – it will bring you joy every time you pull it out of the wardrobe. Our wool coat is crafted to achieve exactly that – bring you joy every time you wear it. It helps elevate your winter style and make you feel luxuriously sophisticated. Made from 80% wool, it promises to keep you warm with its cosy hug, shielding you from the cold, while giving you freedom of movement.
What are your wardrobe staples? We would love to learn!