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How To Create A Capsule Wardrobe

30/06/2021

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Do you find yourself struggling to put together outfits in the morning? Sometimes we find ourselves needing to strip back our wardrobes, and simply take it back to basics. A capsule wardrobe is a tried-and-tested way to clear out your wardrobe!

A capsule wardrobe is made of pieces that 1. you absolutely love and 2. you absolutely will wear. These pieces tend to work well with each other and can be interchanged to make a range of different outfits. So keep reading to discover 10 of our tall wardrobe essentials that can become the staples of your capsule wardrobe.

Capsule Wardrobe 101

1. A Timeless Pair Of Jeans

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Searching for timeless denim? Meet our tall straight leg jeans. Always flattering, cool and classic these jeans are a guaranteed winner for now and many seasons to come. Serving you as the ultimate outfit base, a pair of straight leg jeans can be dressed up or down for any occasion. The days of skin-tight denim are in the past, with relaxed retro inspired fits taking their place as the ultimate denim hero.

2. Minimal Trainers

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Understated trainers are a must-have for your capsule wardrobe. A white pair of trainers can give any outfit a fresh finish. Style with smart trousers and dresses to dress down any fit, or slip on with jeans for easy everyday style. To guarantee long time wear keep details simple with a small pop of colour. You’ll be sure to reach for your trainers on repeat.

3. A Lightweight Knit

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Light knits are a staple no matter the season. Invest in a selection of timeless knitwear now, and you’ll be wearing it for years to come. Soft knitted sweater vests are perfect for transitional styling. Cardigans are the ultimate versatile knit. Layer them up under your jackets for extra cosiness or opt for a pop of colour and make it the focus point of your outfits.

Top tip: Wash your knitwear separately on a cool wash to prevent snagging and shrinkage.

4. Simple Sandals

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This season’s most wanted sandals leave little to the imagination. Simple, easy-to-wear and elegant, what’s not to love? These staple slip on sandals are a must-have for warmer months. Opt for a soft neutral shade or black so they will work with any outfit. Day out? Night out? These sandals have got you covered.

5. Luxe Loungewear

Tall Grey Soft Wrap Jumpsuit

If we have learnt anything from the last year, it’s that loungewear is a guaranteed staple in our wardrobes, and your capsule collection is definitely worthy of some laid-back-looks. Whether you’re upgrading your weekend wardrobe or giving your WFH attire a refresh, comfort is definitely key. If you’re wanting one staple piece, look to a luxe loungewear set you can dress up with trainers and a jacket for easy streets-style. Once we can freely travel again, you’ll be sure to see us converting our favourite lounge looks to easy airport outfits.

6. Black Boots

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Black boots are a guaranteed style staple. Ankle boots are one of the most versatile styles you can invest in, as they look great styled with both trousers and dresses. Elevate your boot collection with subtle details from chunky soles to buckles, these boots will compliment any outfit for years to come. Invest in a pair you love and you can be sure that they’ll become one of your most worn pieces.

7. A White Shirt

Tall White Cotton Ruffle Collar Shirt

Invest in a simple white shirt and you’ll wear it forever. Whether you’re wearing on it’s own buttoned up with smart trousers or dressed down with jeans, or thrown on open over a little dress, you can be sure you’ll be reaching for it on repeat.

8. Smart Trousers

Tall Black Bi-Stretch Bootcut Trousers

Every woman needs a smart pair of trousers they can rely on. Whether it’s for a formal occasion, workwear or an interview, a pair of smart trousers is an essential in your capsule wardrobe. This stretchy bootcut pair provide a timeless fit you can wear again-and-again. Glam up with a pair of strappy heels, or swap out for loafers for an easy office appropriate fit.

9. An Everywhere Dress

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A capsule wardrobe isn’t complete without a dress you can wear everywhere. Little black dresses are a fail-safe outfit option for any occasion. Monochrome prints, and bold block colours are our go-to for days when you’ve got nothing to wear. Maxi and midi lengths can be dressed up or down effortlessly for minimal effort, maximum impact looks.

10. Barely There Heels

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Barely there heels are the ultimate addition to any capsule wardrobe. Low and mid heels are super flattering, yet comfortable enough for all-day all-night wear. Neutral colourways go with everything, choose between timeless block heels or elegant kitten heels for easy after-dark styling.

After more staple pieces? Check out our Wardrobe Essentials edit.

Which pieces will you be bringing into your capsule wardrobe? Show us your capsule wardrobe by tagging us over on our social channels @longtallsallyfashion on Instagram & Facebook by using the hashtag #ImWearingLTS – you might even get featured!