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Less Is More: 5 Essential Items You Need in Your Capsule Wardrobe

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Today we want to share with you 5 essential items you need in your capsule wardrobe.  Building a capsule wardrobe is a great way of helping the environment.  Are you frustrated with opening your closest each morning and feeling like you have nothing to wear?

Many of us make the mistake of purchasing clothes on a whim that we never end up wearing. Instead of shopping more frequently, shop smarter when it comes to clothes—create a capsule wardrobe.  What is a capsule wardrobe? It’s the concept of weaning down your wardrobe to a small collection of versatile, classic options that you can mix and match for all occasions.

If this sounds like something you’d like to try, keep reading for the top five basic items to include in your wardrobe.

  1. Every Capsule Wardrobe Should Contain a Great-Fitting Pair of Jeans
    5 Essential Items You Need in Your Capsule Wardrobe

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Every capsule wardrobe needs the perfect pair of jeans that fit perfectly. Jeans are that versatile item that can be dressed up or down and look flattering on every body type.

Whether you prefer a light or dark wash, slim cut or wide-leg, make sure you have a pair of jeans that you can pull out of the closest daily.  Pair them with kicks crew sneakers and a simple t-shirt, or dress up with heels and a button-down.

  1. Classic Blazer

The blazer—an essential part of any spring or winter capsule wardrobe. Wear it with jeans, a skirt, or your favorite dress.  Look for a class color that will match the rest of your wardrobe. Red, dark green, grey, or tan make great options.

Sometimes, tailoring can make all the difference in the fit, so don’t be afraid to make some changes to ensure the right fit, especially in the shoulders and sleeves.

  1. Cashmere

Quality cashmere is timeless and is both lightweight but warm, making it a good option for winter, spring, and autumn.  Look for a cashmere sweater, turtleneck, or even a scarf that you can add to your collection. The soft, supple fabric is a delight to wear and adds a bit of elegance to any outfit.

  1. A Perfect White T-Shirt

A comfortable, well-fitting white t-shirt should be part of any collection. You can wear it with just about anything— shorts, sandals, and a chunky necklace in the summer, mix with a scarf and jeans, or wear with a cute patterned skirt and a denim jacket.

It can be harder than you think to find the perfect shirt, so if you find one you love, consider purchasing in a few other colors.  With white, it’s always best to wash separately from bright colored clothes, to prevent color transfer.

  1. Quality Leather Handbag

In addition to your clothing essentials, you’ll need a daily handbag that can take you from the office to after-work dinners or brunch on the weekends.  You can’t go wrong with a soft, quality leather tote or satchel, or a vegan alternative.

When shopping for a handbag, consider how comfortable it is to wear, how heavy it will weigh when full, and whether or not it has pockets for smaller items like keys and lipstick.

Create Your Capsule Wardrobe Today

A capsule wardrobe can simplify your life, save time as you get ready each morning, and frees up closet space in your home.  Now that you have some ideas about what to include, get started today with creating your perfect look. Go through your closest, keep what you need, and then invest in classic pieces that you can enjoy for years to come.

You’ll love the convenience of having a smaller wardrobe, so why not try it out?

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Essentials Every Woman Needs In Her Handbag This Summer

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Like your choice of partner, bags are very definitely a matter of personal taste but are one of the essentials every woman needs .  Maybe you go for some petite crossbody number, which fits a phone, lippy and not much besides. Sure it’s super light and you can strut your stuff feeling completely unencumbered, but don’t you crave a little more, don’t you want to dive in and delve a bit more?  At the opposite end of the spectrum is Ms tote, with her handbag bulging as if she’s going on a weekend away. Rest assured, somewhere between them both lies sanity, so here are my suggestions for things that every woman needs in her handbag to ensure that summertime living really is as easy as that old song suggests.

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Hair Ties and Clips

Repeat after me, humidity plays havoc with your hair. Hair ties and clips are an instant fix for when you are all hot and bothered and you just need to get some cool air on your neck.  Ok, so you can never find them, but they’re in there somewhere.

Compact hairbrush

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A hair brush is one of the essentials every woman needs.  In fact, it is of psychological importance, as much as anything.  Brushing your hair is cooling, calming and tones down that bride of Frankenstein look. A small, foldable hairbrush will do fine for your bag. If you’re off to somewhere more fancy though, you better pop your most trusted hairbrush in.

Makeup

In warm weather you definitely don’t want to bring the whole arsenal along, expensive products and heat is not a good combo.  Lippy is an essential though, and you might want to add mascara and eye liner.  Some women I know believe that fragrance is a key feminine virtue. Perfume and/or deodorant make sense when the temperature rises.

Sunglasses

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Sunnies are one of the essentials every woman needs hands down.  No matter the time of year, you should always have a pair of sunnies in your bag.  You know all about harmful UV rays, right?  You know how sand, water and concrete reflect up to 80% of them? You know that sunnies are just the coolest accessory in the world, bar none.  Be sure to choose a pair you really like, in fact be sure to choose several pairs you really like because nothing creates an instant shift of style like a pair of sunnies.  Go all cutesy with a pair of bright acetate, micro cat eyes or go all mysterious with an oversize pair of wrap arounds.  Just be sure to take them off when you’re inside, that’s why you need a bag.

Jewellery

No, not that big diamond broach or that fabulous string of pearls, just some big jolly summer stuff so that you can shift it up a gear if you need to. Leave the expensive bling you may have at home for the special occasions.

Sun cream

Boring and sensible I know but an essential if you don’t want a Rudolph nose. Apply it before going out in the sun, and remember to make sure it is all rubbed in. If you’re going into water, remember too that sun cream needs to be reapplied, as it isn’t usually waterproof.

Other Essentials

Other essentials every woman needs would definitely be your cell phone and your cards of course.  The two things that enable you to socialise and shop. Your phone is your communication with the world, whilst your cards make the world, slightly more, your oyster. What would we do without them now, eh?

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