The Complete guide to a Capsule Closet

As we continue collating our capsule closet lets recap the items we have already covered in earlier posts on this site:

  • Biker Jacket – also known as Moto Jacket
  • Cardigan
  • Plain White Tee
  • Trench Coat
  • Tote Bag
  • Ballet Flats
  • Black Blazer
  • Blue Jeans
  • White Shirt
  • Black Pants

The aim of this series of posts in which  I  am compiling a suggested capsule closet is because I am using this as motivation and inspiration to purge and to quote Marie Kondo; “Spark Joy”.  Lately I have lacked the energy, enthusiasm and motivation to tackle and clean up my wardrobes which – I might add – desperately need attention.  There always seems to be something more captivating to do then tackle this but I am finding that by writing this series it is giving me some much needed inspiration to go forth and clean up.

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All you need to know about Cardigans…

Hola Gorgeous friends,

No capsule closet would be complete without a cardigan.  This garment is named after James Brudenell, 7th Eat of Cardigan, a British Army Major General who lead the Charge of the Light Brigade during the Crimean War.  The word “cardigan” is a variation from the Welsh Ceredigion.  Legend has it that fame achieved by Lord Cardigan let to its ascent to popularity.

The modern day Cardigan owes quite a significant credit to Coco Chanel who detested the manner in which tight-necked sweaters ruined hair when pulled on that she opted to wear the Cardigan.

Modern day Cardigans come in a plethora of styles, colors and patterns.  Some are made from luxurious cashmere.  They can be machine or hand knitted.  Generally worn during the cooler months they can be dressed up or for leisure time dressing.

As these photo’s clearly illustrate even the British Royal Family are often seen with a cardigan on.  Famous feminine faces such as Reese Witherspoon, Zoe Saldanha and Amal Clooney often wear them.  Even Justin Bieber wears them so there is no doubt just how popular a cardigan is.  PS – My favorite is Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding cardigan – so stylish.

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The latest in black pants…

Hello friends,

No good wardrobe would be complete without a pair of stunning black pants.  They can be worn casually with a pair of trainers, worn with flats for the school run and worn with a sexy pair of heels for the evening. Whether skinny, cropped or wide legged its all about finding the right pair for your body type.  Equally important is how you pair your pins.  My simple rule is:  If it’s tapered and skinny at the bottom then it can be loose and free form at the top and vice versa.  If you pair a wide leg trouser with a loose top it can look a tad bit unstylish in my opinion although there are exceptions to the rule such as with a large belt to break the silhouette.

Here are some of my favorite black pants:


To me these five silhouettes would work for me and I think on average most women.

More to follow, xxx