Four Classic Black Capsule Wardrobe Essentials

Capsule Wardrobe Essentials

Is it me, or does it suddenly seem like less is so much more? While the minimalist lifestyle has been gaining traction for a while now, lately it seems the trend has narrowed in on an area dear to my heart: the closet. One closet-reducing program that’s especially buzzy as of late is the capsule wardrobe.

I spent my twenties buying ALL the things and filling my tiny studio apartment to the brim with pieces that I only wore once and created ALL the clutter in my life. Well, now that I am at the ripe old age of 33 I am looking at how I shop in a different way. I want capsule wardrobe essentials in my closet. Pieces with classic silhouettes that I can wear year-round. So for this post, I put together an outfit with the four key pieces from my (new) capsule wardrobe.  These pieces can go from workday to date night and won’t break the bank.



1. The Jacket | The Essentials Faux-Leather Moto Jacket by BLANKNYC | $98 | Get up to $100 when you shop in stores or online at Nordstrom during Cyber Week (this jacket applies towards the sale)

This jacket has become a true utility piece in my closet. It goes with everything and the gleaming zipper details intensify the moto attitude of a faux-leather jacket that channels street-chic attitude. And at just under $100 this jacket won’t break the bank but will take a spot in your closet under capsule wardrobe essentials.

2. The Dress | Gerry Front-Slit Knit Dress by Wayf | $24.99

This dress has been a top seller on the blog for two straight months. Why? It looks good on EVERYONE! The knee-length hem makes it appropriate for nearly every occasion and the slit detail at the front adds just the right amount of sass.

Fashion blogger KatWalkSF wearing a BlankNYC faux leather jacket, a part of her Capsule Wardrobe Essentials

3. The Sunglasses | The Victoria by PRIVÉ REVAUX | $39.95 | 20% off with the code: HOLIDAY20

I first spotted these sunglasses on my seatmate at NYFW and nearly fell off the bench when she told me the price. The Victoria is a classic rectangular shape with an angular upsweep that accentuates your cheekbones in all the right ways.

Capsule Wardrobe Essentials



4. The Shoes | THE ESATTO 90MM by M. Gemi | $225 | save $60 off your first order with the code: KAT60

From office-wear, to jeans and a leather jacket, to cocktail attire—this walkable 90mm heel height means you don’t have to bring a back-up pair. I own these pumps in three colors and will never look back. There are honestly the most comfortable pumps in all the land. Make the investment, use my code and make a home for them in your capsule wardrobe.

More on M. Gemi here


What are your thoughts on the shifting to a capsule wardrobe? Are you ready to take the plunge?

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