Capsule wardrobe 2023 here! Transitional capsule wardrobe checklist here! Building a capsule wardrobe for the new season is challenging for sure. But building a wardrobe you can wear in-between seasons is even harder. Well, at least it seems so. Once you know all the latest fashion trends and know where to find the clothes that keep up with any fashion trend, you can build a transitional capsule wardrobe in no time. All you need is a credit card and some space for these new clothes, staple shoes, and classic bags that I’m about to show you today.
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A transitional capsule wardrobe is a collection of clothes, shoes and accessories you wear in between seasons when the weather is off, and you need to layer up or layer down.
Putting together an outfit in-between seasons can get more complicated with all the extra layers. Simplify matters by investing in staples that easily integrate into your daily wardrobe. Get items that can work together to create endless options in between seasons.
Even though a capsule means something that never goes out of style, it’s good to know all the 2023 fashion trends before building your transitional capsule wardrobe. All in all, capsule refers merely to the types of clothes – pants, skirts, blouses, jackets, knits, tops etc. you need in your capsule transitional wardrobe. You still need to know what colors and prints are good to invest in this decade.
A well built transitional capsule wardrobe consists of a trench coat, a parka, leather jacket, denim jacket, bomber jacket, double-breasted blazer, boyfriend blazer, tweed jacket, tweed skirt, mini skirt, pleated skirt, pleated shorts, A-line shorts, silk shirt, bow-tie blouse, everyday shirt, light knits – light knitted sweater, short sleeve sweater, light cardigan, knit vest, sweatshirt, a bodysuit, silk slip top, white T-shirt, going out top, a catsuit, little black dress, mini dress, sequin dress, everyday dress, cut-out knit dress, wide-leg pants, leather pants, cargo pants, patent leather leggings, baggy jeans, dark blue straight jeans, wool leggings, ballet flats, heeled loafers, stiletto pumps, kitten heel slingbacks, white low top sneakers, high top sneakers, combat boots, leather gloves, baseball cap, wide-brim hat, bucket hat, top handle bag, shoulder bag, chain strap bag, a headband, pearl hair clip, fishnet tights, transparent tights, black tights, pattern tights, tennis socks, pearl jewellery, silk scarf, swimsuit, underwired bra, panties, and oversized sunglasses.
Because of the what-if. What if you need to present on the court, what if you need to go to the bank, a funeral, job interview, what if you are invited to a fancy brunch, what if you need to dress up and you don’t have time to get something appropriate.
Because you might go out on a walk during your off time, you might need to take a vacation in the countryside, go to the spa, or merely hang out with your friends in the park or by the lake. And trust me, you don’t want to show up in a pantsuit while everyone else is wearing a cool denim jacket and sneakers.
By investing in capsule wardrobe must-haves in fashionable colours, trending prints and stylish cuts. Ps. Go through this article on Brunette from Wall Street to find out how to build the most fashionable transitional capsule wardrobe 2023.
THE MOST FASHIONABLE TRANSITIONAL CAPSULE WARDROBE
Here is all that you need to build a fashionable 2023 transitional capsule wardrobe. All the clothes you can wear from now till the end of 2023 every time the weather is not seasonal. Furthermore, all the clothes that will make you look fashionable.
First thing first – the fashionable 2023 transitional outwear you need to transition from winter to spring and from summer to fall. No, my dear Aussies and everyone else in the south of the globe, I didn’t forget about you either. Here is outwear that you can wear when transitioning from one season to another.
A great jacket is an instant game-changer. It’s the item that does everything, goes everywhere and will be in your wardrobe forever.
Your transitional capsule wardrobe will not be complete without a blazer. The beautiful thing about a great blazer is not having to constantly think: “how do I wear this?”.
I highly recommend you to purchase this chic single button blazer (I just bought this one) and this navy double-breasted blazer from Sandro. It’s my favourite blazer ever. And my sister’s. She even got her dream job after wearing that stunning blazer to her job interview. Ps. The blazer is a bit oversized, so get your normal size. I have it in size FR34 and my sister has it in size FR36, and they fit us perfectly.
We all know trends come and go, but certain tops and shirts every woman needs in her wardrobe remain the same.
For moments when you want the perfect balance between dressy and relaxed, get a bodysuit and this stunning going out top. Mix and match with miniskirts or low waist jeans, pair with heels or flats; the options are endless to maximise the full potential of this bodysuit and this stunning going out top.
A silk slip top will quickly become the most versatile item you own. Wear it under a bomber jacket to spice up a casual jeans look for the day, or pair it with wide-leg pants or a mini skirt for a sleek evening ensemble.
You might want to add this off the shoulder sweater to your wardrobe, too. Off-the-shoulder styles are the perfect transitional item to wear when it warms up.
Whether it is casual at home or dressed up for outside, a cardigan is the easiest item to throw on. Layer your new cardigan over everything, from a fashionable crop top for the day, a white shirt for work, or going out top at night.
Knits don’t have to be plain in order to be suitable for every day. In fact, extra details like a cable knit finish, pearls and heart or flower shaped detailing give additional possibilities to make the transition from casual daytime to a formal evening.
I recently bought myself this chic short sleeve sweater that is just perfect to wear from day to night. I will wear it for every single occasion – except for a date. You can’t wear a sweater to a date unless he is taking you to the golf course, of course.
Ps. I recently bought this pretty knit baby pink mini skirt from Maje, this chic mini skirt and another pleated skirt from H&M. You simply can’t have too many of those. A pleated midi skirt never goes out of style.
SHORTS YOU SIMPLY NEED TO ADD TO YOUR CAPSULE CLOSET
PANTS THAT WILL MAKE YOU BUILD A STYLISH STAPLE WARDROBE
It’s 2023, and you simply need a pair of pants in your capsule closet 2023.
I only know two women who don’t wear pants yet – my grandmother and her sister. I don’t think they ever will. But they never learned how to look chic either.
Go for a more fashion forward option instead of skinny jeans and slacks. Baggy jeans have a Y2K charm that lasts throughout the season paired with a black turtleneck sweater and pumps.
If a silk slip top is the most versatile top I own, dark blue straight jeans are my staple bottom. I wear a pair of dark blue straight jeans for every occasion. Seriously, for every occasion – except for golf and opera. Well, thinking better, I might even wear dark blue straight jeans to the opera one day. At least for the rehearsal.
Whatsoever, a pair of great dark blue straight jeans can go that extra mile.
No wardrobe is really complete without at least one little black dress hanging up in there. True, you can wear a black pantsuit instead of a dress, but trust me, it’s much easier to slip into a dress than finding a chic pantsuit that wouldn’t wrinkle and would feel like the second skin. Admittedly, I found one, but I think you would rather shop for the sexy little black dress I have just bought.
TRANSITIONAL 2023 CAPSULE SHOES
Mentioning the heels, these stiletto pumps will most likely be the shoes you will wear the most. Unless you don’t wear heels at all and you prefer flats. In this case, invest in these pointy flat mules, Chelsea boots, and these ballet flats. You need both, you know to have more options. Besides, ballet flats are more casual. Fancy, yet casual.
A stunning bag can make such a difference to any outfit. A top handle bag makes every outfit look more formal and classy; a makes any outfit look chic, while a shoulder bag makes you look cool effortlessly.
Clearly, you need all three of them, but if you can only invest in one bag, get a chain strap bag. It will never let you down. It will work equally well with blue jeans and sneakers as with stiletto pumps and a gown.
ACCESSORIES YOU NEED FOR A STYLISH 2023 TRANSITIONAL CAPSULE WARDROBE
Lastly, all the accessories that will make these clothes, shoes and bags weather-appropriate all year long.
Finally, a headband, pearl hair clip, pearl jewellery, swimsuit, underwired bra, panties, a square scarf, a bucket hat and a baseball cap. Ps. It’s fashionable to wear a square scarf tied under your chin instead of a hat this year.
And this is it – all that you need to build a fashionable transitional capsule wardrobe for 2023.