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MWD: THE CAPSULE WARDROBE

17.01.13

In a world filled with endless style choices, it’s easy to get confused and put off. This is why I thoroughly recommend creating a capsule wardrobe; perfect for turning to on those I-just-can’t-decide days. This is of course a foundation to be built on, so here’s some inspiration to get you started…

Start over. It all begins with a stylish overcoat, as this is the first garment a stranger will see you wearing. There are so many styles out there, but the most important thing to consider is how versatile your coat is. A sophisticated style is ideal for wearing over a tailored suit during your commute to work.

The Jean Genie. Once you’ve found the perfect pair of jeans, you’re well on your way. Jeans are the perfect casualwear staple, and are versatile enough to pair with T-shirts, shirts, polos, knitwear or blazers. The hardest part is finding the right pair; once you’ve cracked this you’ve found a friend for life. Well, at least for a few years…

Blaze away. A blazer is a powerful item of clothing. It can dress a look up or down, and is forever stylish and flattering. Having at least one in a dark or neutral colour is perfect for your capsule wardrobe, but we can assure you that you won’t want to stop there…

In the bag. Every gentleman needs a bag in his collection to avoid the "bulging pockets" look. Invest in quality as you want this item to last; we’d suggest a leather satchel with a briefcase-style design – ideal for dressing up or down.

Best foot forward. Tasselled loafers have to be one of the most essential styles of footwear a man can own. The classic style has been made to feel extremely modern as you see it everywhere you turn. This is such a staple for your capsule wardrobe, we recommend having at least two pairs. One in tan and one in black; this way you have every look covered.