With the new season arriving and that “back to work” feeling, I always think it is a good time to refresh your business wear capsule wardrobe. Check through what you already have and see if anything is showing wear or simply looks tired or dated. A navy blazer is a classic business wear capsule wardrobe piece, so I think that is a good place to start. It will work with any other colours you have in your wardrobe and is a piece that gives you authority. Look for the best quality you can afford. A lightweight wool is a good option that you will be able to wear throughout the year.
Business Wear Capsule Wardrobe
I have created an update to an executive business wear capsule wardrobe, starting with a feminine fit, virgin wool blazer. I have then updated it with a pair of high waist trousers rather than a classic matching pair (although there is a pair that goes with the blazer if you want to create a more formal suit) This capsule is aimed at a high end High Street/Designer level budget, but you will be able to find similar pieces on a lower budget too (or get me to do it for you with a personalised capsule)
I have included a gorgeous silk satin top in a deep red burgundy – a nod to the shine then – and also added the matching skirt as a piece that can be swapped with the trousers or skirt to take your outfit from desk to dinner. The daywear skirt is a midi length with a feminine flip hem.
Another wardrobe essential for a business wear capsule wardrobe is a cream or ivory blouse and this is a piece that is likely to show wear quicker because of it’s light colour. Always keep an eye out for a new version, I think you can have at least two in different styles in your wardrobe.
Finally I have added a selection of accessories as these can be worn with pieces you already have to give them a new lease of life.
All of these pieces can be worn outside of the office too, giving you great cost per wear. Wear the blazer with jeans or chinos, the navy skirt and trousers with a relaxed sweater and boots and the silk skirt will be a great piece for Christmas parties.
Business Wear Capsule Wardrobe Outfits
Is it time to update your business wear capsule wardrobe? I will be adding more business wear content at different budget levels in future, as I know it is something that a lot of you want to see. I hope you have enjoyed this new mini capsule and that you are inspired to make some updated to your wardrobe.
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