Capsule Wardrobe: Women’s Shoes that Go with Everything

How do I start a capsule wardrobe?

A minimalist wardrobe, 10-item wardrobe or capsule wardrobe? There are a lot of different names and different approaches to building an excellent capsule wardrobe. But the concept is clear – select pieces that can be mixed and matched in a variety of ways and choose quality over quantity. From timeless staples like the iconic LBD or trench coat – here we explore the best shoes to pair with your wardrobe staples and what every woman needs in their wardrobe.

How do I start a capsule wardrobe?

Building an excellent capsule wardrobe takes time – a good starting point is to work out what you actually wear. What pieces you already have — and what you are missing. A thoughtfully pieced together minimalist wardrobe will last you many years so it’s worth building over time and investing in high-quality pieces that will stand the test of time. Black leggings, a leather jacket and boots are all essential for a capsule wardrobe and on-trend this season as grunge makes a return to the runways. Lou Lou ankle boots come in soft black leather, black patent, or white, with minimal details and will work perfectly with this look.


How many clothes should be in a capsule wardrobe?

Aim for between 10 and 15 pieces in your capsule wardrobe, with each item working hard by pairing with at least 2-3 other garments from your wardrobe staples. A pair of comfy smart loafers are a classic style that will last for years in your shoe closet. Sophie is perfectly sleek with everything from dresses to jeans. Pair flat shoes with tailored trousers, an oversized blazer, and a simple grey tank for an understated, undoubtedly chic look.

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How many shoes should be in a capsule wardrobe?

When it comes to what shoes to invest in, a heeled sandal such as  Bella platform shoes will go with a multitude of outfits and stand the test of time. Pair with a maxi slip dress and minimalist earrings for the ultimate in sophistication. If you prefer a lower heel, try the Colette Mules in colour popping lime or orange. These classic pointed toe mules pair with an array of wardrobe essentials, effortlessly taking a white oversize shirt, blue jeans and a trench coat from low-key to well-groomed in a beat! Every capsule wardrobe should include some flat shoes – not just for days in the office, but for days out of office too! Pair flats with jeans or black tailored pants, a white tee and add an oversized tote bag for lunch with friends at the weekend.


How many outfits do you need in a capsule wardrobe?

Think about your capsule wardrobe as a story of your life – outfits for work and play! Match slim-leg pants, and tailored black blazer with a beautiful pair of mid-heels like the elegant Lisa slingbacks – and you have the perfect work-day outfit. Take the look from day to night by swapping for the Inès pumps in nude. Or, Ghazal’s most coveted Jackie pumps in black and white, which also pair with a variety of outfits including a classic LBD which should definitely feature as one of your wardrobe essentials – just add a slick of red lippy, and you’ll be ready to paint the town red.

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What is a 10 piece capsule wardrobe?

A 10-piece capsule wardrobe is a ‘love-forever wardrobe’ consisting of items that will serve you all year round. The concept is quality over quantity, and purchasing items that can be mixed and matched in a variety of ways. This minimalist wardrobe should consist of investment pieces, or pieces that you might spend a little more money on, that you really love and can wear on repeat. A pair of barely-there mules will complete every evening-style, whether it’s cocktails with friends, a date night or a black-tie event. Pair the Vivienne transparent mules with a silk blouse, wide-leg pants, and a timeless watch. Every woman needs a pair of party shoes, and the Jackie 85 in silver are a brilliant staple to consider adding to your capsule wardrobe – metallics are so versatile, as they are essentially a neutral, meaning they go with absolutely everything. They’re eye-catching, and glamourous – making them an exceedingly good evening go-to. Wardrobe essentials we say!


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