A lot of what happens at STYLE BY SAVINA is dedicated to the neutral wardrobe, and in today’s capsule wardrobe post, we’re bringing the insights you’ve been waiting for. Today, your life changes. Well, your fashion life, at least.
Yes, I’m someone who tries to buy fewer clothes to purchase more mindfully. Yes, I understand how the fashion industry works and what our response should be. You may find yourself looking for a great addition to elevate your personal style with minimal effort to no effort at all. This is where building a neutral wardrobe can help.
That’s why I have rounded up 10 perfect versatile pieces (read: high-quality pieces) for you to choose from. The beauty of these neutral staples is that they could be used as neutral basics for the spring POV of your closet or as a mini travel capsule for your next trip.
All the clothes above are interchangeable garments in neutral colors that could be worn in literally hundreds of different outfits, so you won’t be short of outfit ideas. They will respond to your lifestyle needs in the easiest way possible or help with more important things such as what to wear on your next ‘I need something to wear’ occasion. I scouted both the online shops and the physical stores to find the absolute best staples for your current wardrobe, and here they are.
A fabulous neutral wardrobe is just a few clicks away. Discover the key items that make all the difference.
10 KEY ITEMS I’M ADDING TO MY NEUTRAL WARDROBE:
The dictionary has a few ways to coin the term, but being a minimalist simply means having a minimal amount of clothes that feel right for you and bring joy! You may already own a few trench coats, but this linen cotton jacket is the much better, more stylish, and defo more flexible younger sister. Its oversized style and slightly rounded silhouette will help you move freely wherever the day takes you. The rest is up to you.
With the desire to create the ultimate viral moment, many fashion brands are trying to redefine the luxury landscape lately. However, it turns out that less is more, and Versace’s brand-new star-studded show seems to prove it. In other words, your neutral wardrobe doesn’t need more than a pair of these full-length trousers crafted from lyocell and linen. Designed with a high waist and pleats at the front, you will never get back to wondering what comfortable feels like.
Sure, we don’t want something too ostentatious and flashy, but statement pieces are meant to make, well… a statement. If you want to make one, look no further than the classic striped shirt. Sewn from a crisp poplin weave made of organic cotton (cultivated and harvested from non-genetically modified plants). It will provide you with the best-relaxed silhouette and slightly dropped shoulders. Feel free to pair with your favorite vegan sneakers or with your favorite high heels.
Intentional or otherwise, sweatpants-like trousers will be everywhere this spring. Think of key pieces that would make you feel the airy comfort, the elegant POV, and the opportunity to mix and match endless outfit combinations, all at the same time. Grab a bag in the same neutral color palette, as matching them will really make the outfit. There’s never been a better time to master color-blocking.
Nothing makes the transition from runway to daily life (read: from the office to date night) smoother than the classic tailored blazer. Get one with a relaxed fit, preferably crafted from a woven blend. Shoulder pads and buttoned cuffs are a total must-have, but you already knew that if you’re a frequent reader of STYLE BY SAVINA. In case you want to try something different, keep in mind that this suggestion from & Other Stories is also available in bright blue. I’m not saying it’s one of your essential pieces. I’m definitely not saying you should add it to your cart. But you should.
When the clouds finally part, most people have denim and pastel accessories at the ready. Yes, the denim jacket is essential for any minimalist capsule wardrobe, but what about an edgy denim skirt? This classic 5-pocket style with a high-cut waist will convince you nothing is better than the classic. The center front high slit will never have you looking mediocre. Everything is crafted from organic and recycled cotton, including the trims. Finish with a vegan leather jacket for one of the best #OOTDs you’ve ever posted.
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The bomber jackets are a HUGE trend this season and for a good reason. They are comfy, look cute, and have the power to transform every look from average to amazing! Wear it over wide pants, long skirts, or sporty leggings. You can never go wrong with it! Whilst I was putting this list together, I got tempted and added this ARKET gem to my shopping cart. I mean, it’s too good to miss it!! So be quick and grab yours before it sells out. It will before you know it. I guarantee you.
Made of strong, stretchy knitted yarn, this fitted square neck ribbed top is the focal point of any outfit you will wear in the next months. Whether you will put it underneath a formal blazer, a varsity jacket, or just on its own, you will certainly make an impression. Just make sure to forget your shy self at home. After all, if you’ve got it, flaunt it.
Maxi skirt with a clean design and a flattering straight fit? What else could you possibly need for that fancy event on today’s agenda? That’s right, nothing. You can dress it up with a classic button-down shirt and structured blazer, or dress it down with your favorite white tank top or a basic white T-shirt. The same applies to shoes – loafers, sandals, sneakers, a pair of heels, it really doesn’t matter. Whatever the choice, you will be working on a look that gets noticed. Sorry, Carrie Bradshaw, we styled it better.
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Knitted in a half-cardigan stitch from a blend of cotton, recycled cotton, and recycled nylon, this jumper is your dream come true. Mine as well! I’m sure you will appreciate the rib-knitted neck and clean edges. You can just imagine all the occasions you will wear it for. Made to last, so you’ll be pulling it out often. Trust me, it will stand the test of time!
We all know the sustainable way is the long way, but it’s made to last. We also know that it can mean a lot of decision fatigue when it comes to shopping. Posts like this are to help with that.
As someone who has years of experience in building the skeleton of a functional wardrobe, I can now find the best neutrals in less time than I need to prepare my captions.
That’s why I’m confident to state all capsule wardrobe essentials you have just gone through will correspond to your individual style and make you look like you have got it all together in a simple outfit.
Simply because neutral pieces like button-down shirts, a pair of jeans, a short sleeve tee, a pair of black pants, a slip dress, a trench coat, or skinny jeans will always have a place in our hearts, and our wardrobes. Remember, good quality is always a good idea.
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