It’s time to get your winter capsule wardrobe ready – ideally before the cold season arrives!
Yeah, I know. It’s nerve-wracking to think how we’re going to have to swap all the beach days and Mojitos for knitted sweaters and hot chocolate, and how that usually happens in the blink of an eye. While we could focus on the cold weather, the mood switch, and all other not-so-good-almost-terrible things, we’re going to focus on getting our gorgeous closet prepped.
But before we get any further, have you already built your perfect capsule wardrobe? If not, check out my ultimate A to Z guide – featuring every single piece of clothing you need to have (organic cotton turtlenecks, long blazers, skinny jeans, things like that) in your closet once temperatures start dipping down. If the answer is YES, or you’re just curious, let me introduce you to my updated, yet easy-to-follow fashion edit below.
I managed to pick out 10 staples that will elevate your minimalist winter capsule wardrobe for many years to come.
10 ELEVATING PIECES TO UPGRADE YOUR CAPSULE WARDROBE WINTER 2023:
1. Oversized Tweed Blazer
Thanks to Chanel, the tweed blazer is a part of every french winter capsule wardrobe. It’s actually a part of every winter work capsule wardrobe as well. As it should be!
Being an expensive-looking, versatile fit, the tweed jacket is always trending but also timeless. You can layer it over a two-part piece for the next big business meeting, or put it on top of a white T-shirt and plain jeans for a walk in the park.
Whatever your choice, opt for the monochromatic look. Otherwise, people might start to think you’re playing Elton John in a potential next biopic.
2. Oversized Shawl Collar Jacket
If I tell you I’m not the type of person who likes checking boxes, that would be a lie. So here we go.
Will the oversized collar jacket feel like the warm embrace of a loved one? Sure, it will. Is it super trendy and giving *major* influencer vibes? Oh, you bet. Can you wear it literally everywhere? Yes, you can. Should you kick off your personal winter capsule wardrobe checklist with it? I don’t know what you are doing if you haven’t already done that.
Get it in cream or white shade, so your entire #OOTD is picture-perfect.
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3. Half-Zip Stripped Sweater
There’s something about stripes this year, and I’m definitely down to relocating them from my hot beachwear to the autumn capsule wardrobe.
I don’t know if you’ll agree with me, but you can wear it for every occasion. Every. Single. One. They’re great for showing off your shape. Chic and loved by celebrities and fashion editors alike. Don’t be afraid to give it a try – no matter if it’s a sweater, shirt, dress, pants, shoes, or accessories.
I’m not saying that if Anna Wintour and Kate Middleton wear stripes, you should too, but maybe I am. Get the half-zip jumper for extra styling points. So charming!
4. Belted Wool Blazer
Once confined exclusively to the formal POV, now the blazer has cemented its status as the one and only capsule wardrobe winter coat.
There’s a wide range of colors, cuts, and lengths you can choose from. My personal favorite is white (or beige). It’s not too short, not too long, and it has a tonal self-tie belt. Wear it with an oversized shirt and high-waisted jeans for whatever October has in store for you.
Don’t forget to put on your brightest smile and bring a cup of Pumpkin Spice Latte for the journey. If you are a regular reader of STYLE BY SAVINA – sorry I’m mentioning it every once in a while, but it’s one of the exciting parts of fall. So is this belted blazer.
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5. The Way-High Drape Pant
Ladies, get together and let me disentangle you from the all-pants dilemmas you might have. Assuming you are ready, meet my absolute favorite wide-leg pants!
I have them in black, and I swear they’re the most stylish yet comfortable pair I own. After all, we are talking about a super multifunctional piece that can easily be worn all year round.
Through fall, mix with a white T-shirt and pastel (or, surprise, beige) vegan leather jacket. For winter, top with the blazer from above, and add a pair of leggings underneath for an extra layer of warmth.
6. The ReNew Long Puffer
Wherever you go, whatever you do, the puffer jacket will be right here, waiting for you.
Similar to linen shirts during the summer, I believe it will never go out of style. First, it’s voguish and will make you look like you’ve got it all together. Even if you don’t. Second, it’s VERY comfortable, so you don’t need to worry about what you wear underneath. Then, a pair of chunky boots is enough to get that winter capsule wardrobe list finished.
Extra wisdom: get yourself a long fit – so, so good. Like you’re looking at Chris Hemsworth, but better.
7. Oversized Shawl Collar Coat
If we talk about a 10 piece winter capsule wardrobe and don’t mention the classic (AKA must-have, AKA the best thing ever invented, maybe after Dalgona coffees) oversized camel coat, we must be crazy.
Think (and wear) what you want, but if you crave stylish pieces that don’t cost you a pretty penny, look no further. While you can put it on top of your tracksuit, black-and-white office look, or everything else during the colder half of the year, the hottest way is to match it with some green, purple, pink, or even yellow.
Whether you like it or not, this year’s fall trends are all about colors.
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8. Oversized Sweater
What could be that good about an oversized sweater, you ask? Well, it’s oversized. And it’s a sweater.
Having one if you are crafting your maternity winter capsule wardrobe is a must, but it’s also a good idea assuming that you want the warm fashion feeling everyone from Kendall Jenner to Lucy Hale loves.
The key to achieving your top oversized sweater look is finding soft, vegan materials, and neutral colors that compliment your overall appearance. Feel free to pair with black leggings for the morning gym sesh and put on bright red pants for that Tinder date you’ve been putting off for a while.
9. Knitted Midi Dress
Alright, alright. Even if you refrain from every family gathering and the are-you-getting-married-or-having-a-baby-or-doing-literally-anything-with-your-life questions, you’ll still need to attend some. So do it as your most stylish alter ego!
What’s in the best winter holiday capsule wardrobe? A knitted midi dress for a start. Round neck. Sleeveless. Maybe with some pearls or bedazzling details.
Who said you can’t look like a million dollars when after all that holiday shopping you have $36 in your bank account? I know I didn’t. Don’t forget to finish the look with classic heeled ankle boots.
10. Knitted Vest
It’s OK if you have some reservations about wearing knitted vests, but they are an essential part of the capsule wardrobe winter 2023.
Get one in earth shade if you are the classic minimalist, or opt for green or bright pink if colors don’t scare the hell out of you. Oh, it can also be part of your winter travel capsule wardrobe because you’ll just need to take your jacket off if the middle seat suddenly feels extraordinarily hot.
Talking about planes, have you seen my summer wanderlust moments on Instagram Sorry, my mind is still in Valencia. Come see how amazing it is! Then we can talk some more about how your capsule prep is going.
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