Autumn Business Capsule Wardrobe Part 5 – Knits

This week the focus is on knitwear. While you may be wearing jackets most of the time knits can still play a role in you business capsule wardrobe. Either on dress down or more relaxed days or if you work in a less corporate environment.

So without further ado here are the knits that will earn their cost per wear in your wardrobe.

Fine knit jumpers and Tanks

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Merino knits left, Hobbsicon, Cashmere tanks right, Pure Collection

Good for wearing under a suit jacket or a cardigan especially if you feel the cold. Choose from Merino wool, a silk mix or cashmere they replace the jersey top on cooler days.


business capsule wardrobe knitwear

Long grey cardigan Baukjen, Merino V-neck cardigans Uniqloicon (great prices) Red merino cardigan Hobbs

This season the trend is for extra long cardigans which I think look best with trousers for a more casual look. But the fitted cardigan is the perfect partner for a pencil or full skirt.

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Trousers, Shirt and Shoes Baukjen

Here are a few smart casual options:

business wear capsule wardrobe

Jacket, Skirt and Shoes L.K. Bennett, Frill bottom skirt DKNYicon, Shoes Carvela.


business capsule wardrobe knitwear

Coatigan L.K. Bennett.

The heavier version of a long cardigan which works well over dresses or seperates as an informal coat.

Desk to Dinner knits

business capsule wardrobe knitwear

Shrug Maxmara, Beaded cardigan L.K. Bennett.

Take one of these with you and swap with your jacket when you are heading straight out to dinner.

Business wear capsule wardrobe, desk to dinner

Jacket and Dress Gerard darel, Shoes Kurt Geiger.

Knitted Dresses

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Knit dress Baukjen.

Most won’t be appropriate for work unless you are in a relaxed environment, but the wrap style above would work well with heels for the office.

So that’s the knits that make up the capsule wardrobe – next week it’s the final part of the jigsaw and the one that gives the capsule it’s individuality, the accessories.

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