Once you’ve organised the basic structure of your capsule wardrobe, it’s time to start adding your personality and style.
Adding jewellery that reflects your personality is a great way to customise your capsule wardrobe. You can either complement or contrast your base wardrobe with colours and styles.
Jewellery that won’t date is the best long term plan, think classic styles and long lasting features. Great examples would be precious gemstones, pearls and opals paired with classic metals like silver and gold.
If you want to add more contrast go for more unusual jewellery like resins, clays and feature metals like copper and bronze.
It’s great to have some real feature pieces think sculptural necklaces, chandelier earrings or chunky rings, though a minimalist style would let one piece shine rather than layer multiple feature pieces.
You know that patterned skirt you love, this is where it fits into your capsule wardrobe. A few key pieces that you adore will add fun to a potentially otherwise boring capsule wardrobe.
If you can, choose pieces that can be dressed up or down, and work well with the style of the other pieces in your wardrobe. One highly structure corporate skirt in a wardrobe full of bohemian florals is unlikely to get much use.
Now you get to add the accents that make your outfits looks and feel different. Scarves, shoes, belts, tights and bags can all produce a very different look over the same base capsule wardrobe pieces. Sticking to a complementary colour palette will ensure these work well together and help you mix and match with success.
Have you been inspired to reassess your wardrobe? Check out what treasures are already stashed in there that don’t get too much wear and work out how you can maximise the value of your existing wardrobe.