How to make your Capsule Wardrobe work harder

With the festive season looming and invitations starting to arrive my thoughts are turning to what to wear. Many of my clients tell me that they don’t want to spend a lot of money on a single outfit that will sit in the wardrobe unworn again until next year. But over the last few years luxury fabrics like velvet, lace and cashmere and even a little sparkle have moved into daywear too. So as promised in the Friday Bulletin recently here are some ideas for party pieces that you can wear for more than one occasion.

Starting with how to wear a lace skirt three ways:

How to make your capsule wardrobe work harder

Lace skirt // Cashmere roll neck // Pendant // Boots // Purple scarf // Cashmere sparkle knit // Purple boots // Bardot top // Necklace // Earrings // Bracelet // Ribbon heels //

I love the idea of a lace skirt worn during the daytime with a classic pair of suede boots and a cashmere sweater. It’s a great smart casual look without going over the top. For a smarter occasion like a lunch choose a cashmere top infused with a little sparkle and add a beautiful scarf and matching suede boots to mix up the textures. Finally for all out glamour a Bardot shaped top, fabulous heels and sparkling jewellery will make an entrance.

How to wear velvet trousers 3 ways:

How to make your capsule wardrobe work harder

Velvet trousers // Wrap // Boots // Embellished knit // Sparkly shoes // Silk top // Multi colour heels //

Take the trousers out for the day with the roll neck cashmere sweater and just add a pair of kitten heel boots and this season’s must have wrap. For festive but relaxed drinks with friends add some sparkle on your sweater and shoes. Finally for parties choose a gorgeous silk wrap top, jewels and a statement pair of heels.

How to wear a velvet dress 3 ways:

How to make your capsule wardrobe work harder

Velvet dress // Cardigan // Boots // Pompom scarf // Polo neck // Alpaca coat //

A simple velvet tunic is so luxurious but why keep it in the wardrobe? Dress is down with a cosy knit, fun pompom scarf and boots. Perfect for a carol service at school or in church with a polo neck in case it’s draughty, black suede boots and a beautiful alpaca coat to top it off. For parties just add your heels and bling (a perfect Christmas day outfit too – and one I just may have my eye one!)

If you would like me to create a beautiful Christmas Capsule Wardrobe for you that you can wear more than once, choose the Christmas Capsule Wardrobe Service – but hurry I’m limited to how many I can do.

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