How to Build a Capsule Wardrobe That Will Last a Lifetime

Not so long ago, the fashion world was buzzing about the concept of a capsule wardrobe—the kind of compact closet that only held a bare minimum of pieces that all perfectly matched each other with great ease and much time saved in the morning. Perhaps because the economic downturn was ramping up at the same time that a furious decade of fast-fashion shopping was taking its toll on the capacity of our closets, the capsule wardrobe appeared to be the solution to everyone’s fashion woes.

Around that time in 2014, Caroline Rector, a Texan and fashion lover who’d had enough of the chaos, began to whittle down her closet to a mere 37 pieces, documenting the process on her brilliant website called Unfancy. Everyone paid attention to her method.

A few years later, we thought it time to catch up with the capsule wardrobe guru for a refresher

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The 5 couture fashion week trends that might already be in your wardrobe



a person posing for the camera: chanel - Chanel Couture spring/summer 2021


© Chanel Couture spring/summer 2021
chanel – Chanel Couture spring/summer 2021

The catwalks have long served as excellent dressing inspiration for the season ahead, and while the haute couture collections tend to be a little too glamorous for everyday, they provide us with dreamy fashion escapism – which we need now more than ever. 

In a surprising turn of events, however, the spring/summer 2021 couture shows (which were filmed and aired online and via social media) weren’t just full of dressing ideas for right now, but they featured myriad pieces that we’ve been sporting all lockdown long. 

Handily for us, it means our wardrobes tick the new season boxes, too, and there’s no greater fashion feeling than when something you already love becomes on-trend.

Here are the five themes from the spring couture collections that are likely already in your wardrobe: 

Bridgerton-esque pearl accessories, as seen at Dior 



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Chances are you already have spring’s sharpest trend in your wardrobe



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Monochrome magic swept the spring-summer 2021 runways and we’re blaming The Queen’s Gambit.

While we may be homebound for the next while, the promise of gorgeous new spring style is certainly perking up our mood.

While you may be counting down the days until you can decorate yourself in bright hues, monochrome is one of the most striking spring trends and you will likely have what you need in your wardrobe already to absolutely nail it.



a person wearing a costume posing for the camera: Giambattista Valli SS21. Pic: Pixelformula/SIPA/REX/Shutterstock


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Giambattista Valli SS21. Pic: Pixelformula/SIPA/REX/Shutterstock

Monochrome has long been an unofficial uniform of fashion editors, models and street style enthusiasts alike because not only is it always-sleek looking, but it helps portray the illusion of a few shed pounds too.

Dramatic dresses were front and centre on the spring runways and during the digital presentations, from checkerboard-print minis at Dolce & Gabbana that harkened back to

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Menswear Brands Every Guy Needs in Their Wardrobe

If one thing is for sure when it comes to men and style, it’s that the majority of us don’t want to spend hours scouring the internet for the perfect pieces. We are quick, decisive, and no-fuss shoppers. We know what we want: great value clothing that doesn’t skip on quality, and when we find it, we keep coming back for more. That’s right, we’re loyal to men’s clothing brands and retailers who deliver the goods. You scratch our backs by giving us the perfect t-shirt, and we scratch yours by stocking up.

Luckily, we’ve rounded up the top 20 brands in the world for comfortable wardrobe basics that every guy should be familiar with. While these brands each offer signature pieces, they all possess the core styles that should anchor every modern man’s closet. They range from affordable household names such as Levi’s, Nike, and J.Crew, to newer and

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