The Capsule Wardrobe: 12 Essential Pieces You Need Now

You know what they say-- "less is more". Well, we certainly agree. While we are in between seasons, we're finding ourselves clueless on how to dress to the nines in this moody weather. Here, we’re keeping it simple with minor trends that can roll into any season and is easy to mix and match with your current wardrobe.

We’ve rounded up 16 must-haves that will help you survive and instantly up your style game in between seasons.

Scroll down to start simplifying your closet!


1. Upgraded Knit Sweater 

A loose fit sweater is flattering and comfortable. Stay trendy by rocking one with distressed, raw hem detailing. A pop of color is always nice, but go for a muted color for versatility.


Don’t Wake Me Up Distressed Sweater | $44.99

2. A Wear-Anywhere Bodysuit

Ultimate body-flattering, easy to style and a go-to piece for celebs… So, what’s not to love about bodysuits? Naturally slimming silhouettes that’s easy to dress up with a pair of pumps and mid-rise trousers or dress down with a pair of boyfriend jeans and slides.


Slim Shadie Mock Neck Bodysuit | $24.99

3. Raw Hem Jeans

Raw hems have been making its rounds recently and are undoubtedly the season's top denim trend. We're going ga-ga over this trend and why shouldn't you? Pair with a plunging bodysuit and simple heels or shoot for an effortless cool look with a boyfriend tee and pointed ankle boots. Girl, let's step it up!

The Blues Frayed Girlfriend Jeans | $31.99

4. High Waist Denim Shorts

Sure, we love us some low-rise denim from time to time, but nothing beats a pair of high-rise denim shorts. It elongates your legs (who doesn't want that?) and makes any top you pair it with look instantly that much cooler when you tuck it in. These shorts are the perfect match-made-in-heaven for practically any bodysuit- finish it off with a pair of ankle boots and you've got yourself a full-proof outfit!

All The Way High Waisted Shorts | $34.99


5. A Basic Shift Dress

A flowy A-line hem is flattering for everyone, and for that reason, a basic shift dress is a must-have. They're comfortable, breathable and perfect for getting that effortless, bohemian look. A solid color such as this is timeless, and makes it easy to dress up or down. Style it with a denim jacket and gladiator sandals for a chic brunch outfit!


Around Town Swing Dress | $16.99

6. The Classic LBD

Having a versatile dress like this is crucial when building a capsule wardrobe- you never know when you might need a form-fitting dress, trust us, we speak from experience. The ribbed material makes the dress comfortable and flattering to the body, while the choker neckline keeps it stylish. You can dress it down with an over-sized jacket and some tennis shoes, or wear it out to a party with a moto jacket and strappy heels- the possibilities are endless!

All Good Ribbed Choker Neck Dress | $35.99

7. A Classic Moto Jacket

Stylish with a bit bad-ass, a (faux) leather jacket is an essential for everyone. Moto jackets will keep you warm and trendy. There's something about adding one to your outfit that instantly brings a whole new vibe. Switch things up a bit with a soft blush color that will balance out the masculinity and still go well with everything.

Never Lose Moto Jacket | $69.99

8. Your Essential Bomber

Bomber jackets are everywhere and recently they've become a major closet-staple. A silky, lightweight version like this one will effortlessly upgrade any basic outfit. Again, a soft blush tone color will remain versatile and stylish.

Love Spell Silky Bomber | $28.99

9. Mid-Calf Booties

    Say goodbye to your ankle booties (just for now) and say hello to above-the-ankle booties! These boots are reminiscent of the Yeezy boots that the Kardashians are always rocking. They fit snug around your ankles which makes it look good with just about anything- jeans, rompers, dresses, you name it!

    Get To The Point Boots | $39.99

    10. Flat Sandals

      Sandals are comfortable and is a must-have for the warmer weather. They come in so many different styles, which is great, but sometimes, it can be overwhelming to decide on which pair is right for you. So, we've went ahead and picked out the pair to have in your capsule wardrobe. The gladiator style will never go out of trend, it's effortless and chic no matter what you pair with it. These espadrille sandals brings the classic gladiator style with a bit of tassel fun. 

      Free Bird Espadrille Sandals | $17.99

      11. A Chic Baseball Cap

      Baseball caps can go with any outfit to add an instant cool effect, and the satin finish makes this one stand out from the rest. Let's be real, we can't always be bothered on those bad hair days. Plop this on and pull your hair into a low messy bun and no one will know your "dirty" little secret! Style with a T-shirt dress and some tennis shoes for a trendy athleisure look.

      Play The Game Satin Cap | $10.99

      12. Classic Aviators

      Aviator sunnies have been around forever and they will never go out of style. There’s something so cool about the over-sized lenses and metal hardware. It's one of those styles that looks right with any outfit. No need to break the bank for a fancy designer pair, try these babies on for size.

      Shayla Aviator Sunglasses | $5


      A capsule wardrobe should include only the items that you feel is season-less and versatile, so you can wear it all year-round with practically anything. It's always good to have solid basics that will give you a great foundation for an even greater outfit. Sure, you can still rock the more "trendy" pieces that may or may not go out of style quickly- just make sure you still have the necessities for timeless wardrobe.


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