I’ve been wanting a white blazer for a while and admiring this linen one from J. Crew specifically from afar. I told myself that it’s too white for a mother of a small kid and that I’ll end up, inevitably, getting something on it that won’t come out.
Opposites attract. And mixing delicate with chunky is a secret style weapon (like mixing high and low). So mixing high heels and a sweater, like these delicate, strappy heels and a super chunky sweater, always appeals to me. Examples of mixing opposites are everywhere on style blogs – like a biker leather jacket paired with a long, flowing dress, or tall boots and a short summer dress, or a suite jacket and worn-out jeans. But those are not the only styling tricks you can use.
With a full-time job and a kid under 4, I’m always focused on putting together a minimal workweek outfit that is also on-trend. Dressing minimally takes away a lot of the anxiety of piecing together complicated outfits. But I still make sure to look fashionable.
Your 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).
It’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.
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.