In today’s post, we want to help you dress better by guiding you through the basics of creating a capsule collection and we are joined by Sebastian Garcia from reviewbox.com.mx to help with the process. As a Mexican native, he knows what it takes to look smart and polished, no matter the occasion.
So, If you’ve been thinking of clearing through your closet for a while now, feel overwhelmed when you have an event to attend, or, just want to have a more simplistic yet stylish fashion collection, this article is for you.
Let’s get started!
Choose a Color Palette
The key thing about a capsule collection is that everything coordinates well, which means you need to stick to a color palette that suits you and that you love. Garcia recommends neutrals, “They blend effortlessly together and can easily be layered and transitioned from season to season,” he says.
Underwear/Socks – “Calvins are my go-to brand for underwear, they’re comfortable and they last a long time,” says Garcia. The color palette is also likely to match your whole collection if you’re sticking with neutrals
A smart jacket/ blazer – These are great for bringing outfits together and adding a little more sophistication at formal events.
Shirts – we all need to look smart from time to time, so be sure to include a dress shirt alongside two or three high-quality t-shirts. “Try to ditch the vests” recommends Garcia. “If you’re worried about the warm weather, purchase a light, breezy, short sleeve shirt, with a casual pattern on as a 5th option.”
Jeans – Just a couple of pairs will suffice, have one lighter more casual pair, and a darker wash pair for evenings out and for the winter season. “You really DON’T need 15 very similar shades of blue jeans hanging in your closet,” says Garcia.
Sweater – Have one or two statement knitwear pieces that you can easily layer on your clothes. Grays and Blacks work best.
Shoes – We recommend having one formal pair of shoes, one smart/casual pair, and perhaps some sneakers for the gym or if you go running.
Shorts – Even in the colder months, it could be handy to have a pair of tailored shorts in your arsenal, in the summer you can add a few more pairs if necessary.
Accessories – “Finally, I always recommend having a high-quality pair of shades, but I do live in a hot country,” says Garcia, “aviators or wayfarers work best”. If you wear hats, we recommend sticking to one or two baseball caps. You can also add in a smarter hat if you really need. Also, ensure you have one belt in a dark brown shade to help bring your outfits together.
Have we motivated you to declutter your closet? Need some more in-depth tips and tricks? If so, we’ve put together some of our favorite capsule collection pieces into one handy e-book. It’s currently on special, so be sure to check it out!