My 5-item capsule wardrobe
If I had a 5-item capsule wardrobe, here’re the ones that make the cut.
Despite working in the fashion industry and constantly working with new trends, I still love the idea of a capsule wardrobe – a wardrobe of few essential items, easy to mix and match regardless of seasons.
Here’re the must-have items in my capsule wardrobe!
1. White T-shirt
Needless to say, this is the most quintessential item in a capsule wardrobe, no matter what trend or style you pursue. A white t-shirt is almost a magical piece that can be mixed and matched in any style, from casual, chic, to feminine and even menswear. For me, I prefer a white tee that fit bigger on me for a casual look. Because this is an item that I wear a lot, I tend to be rather picky with my white tees. They need to have a boxy fit, keep their forms, and are made of sustainable materials.
2. Baggy pants
When I’m not filming or attending an event, you will always see me in my baggy cargo pants. In the past few years, the 90s made a comeback, so this is the perfect time to adorn your favorite cargo pants and chunky shoes. Baggy pants are also easy to mix, whether with sneakers or high heels. For me, I like wearing baggy pants with chunky shoes, as it looks stylish and elongates my legs.
3. Oversized blazer
If you have seen my Instagram or Youtube channel, you would know how much I love the oversized blazers. This has been a popular trend, too, as the blazer adds a sense of style and retro in your look. The great thing about this jacket is that it is easy to mix with many outfits. Even when you’re lazy, just put on an oversized blazer with a casual outfit like a t-shirt and biker shorts, and you’re good to go. The only downside is that I live in Saigon where the weather sometimes is not ideal to wear such a big coat.
4. Crop top
A rrop top is a sexier version of a white t-shirt. And it goes great with most items I list here as well: crop top and baggy pants, crop top and oversized blazer, crop top and jeans… It makes everything more sexy and interesting.
5. Bikini top
The last item in my capsule wardrobe is a bikini top! If you are into fashion, you must have noticed bra as a top is on the rise. The trend was spotted on IT Girls like Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, or Hailey Bieber. My favorite combo is a bikini top with a dad blazer and jeans for a chic weekend brunch outfit. An oversized shirt outside a bikini top is the perfect Instagrammable outfit for your next vacation. Next time you’re out shopping for bikinis, choose one that has a great form and is easy to mix with the rest of your wardrobe, because this trend is not going away any time soon.
Have you tried building a capsule wardrobe for yourself? Do share your best items in the comments below!
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