Transitional Layering

transitional weather styleLayering is my way of coping with transitional weather style. I’ve always found dressing for transitional spring weather or transitional fall weather more difficult than dressing for weather that’s definitely hot or unmistakably cold. But the one upside of transitional weather is that it lets me play with layers. And I think layers are very chic. Layered looks let me combine the same old pieces in a new way and give me a completely different look.

This casual spring look combines two of my favorite staple pieces – a leather jacket and a fur vest, that up until now I’ve always worn separately. Worn together, both pieces take on a new meaning and become almost unrecognizable. It’s a really chic way to freshen up a transitional spring look without having to buy anything new. Because why buy anything new when, less is more and minimal is chic.

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Work Capsule Wardrobe – The Black Skirt

Black_Skirt2Your work capsule wardrobe would not be complete without a classic black skirt. Pencil or tulip or fit-and-flare, the black skirt is something that doesn’t go out of fashion and is season-less. For work, opt for skirts that are knee-length to give you a polished professional look. Knee-length skirts give you a classic, slimming and flattering silhouette.

How to make it your work capsule wardrobe staple

Like the classic white shirt, the black skirt is an essential component of a work capsule wardrobe. It looks equally good with a sweater in winter as it does with a sleeveless white shirt in summer.  Pair your skirt with a pump or go for a chic look and style it with a ballet flat (the option I usually go for).

Work capsule wardrobe staple - the black skirt
A black classic skirt is a chic work capsule wardrobe staple. (All images from Pinterest)

Looking for more workweek style ideas? Check out my style cheat sheet.

 

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Work Capsule Wardrobe – The White Shirt

White Shirt TitleIt’s a staple, it’s a classic, but it doesn’t have to be boring. Don’t underestimate the power of the white shirt as an essential part of your work capsule wardrobe.

How to make it your capsule wardrobe staple

Paired with slim black pants and worn slightly loose, the classic white shirt becomes sexy and desirable. If the shirt and pants are well cut, you need little else to make you look good. A nice pair of shoes and a minimalistic hairstyle, and you are ready to go. 

When it comes to a capsule wardrobe, less is more. And minimal is chic.

Capsule wardrobe staple - the white shirt.
A white shirt is an essential part of any capsule wardrobe. (All images from Pinterest)

If a pared down take on the classic white shirt is not for you, try a look that incorporates a white shirt with a bit more detail.

Looking for more workweek style ideas? Check out my style cheat sheet.

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