Words by Grace Deane
October 10th, 2017
“I’ve nothing to wear” is a phrase nearly every woman states on a weekly basis but what if that could be changed? The term capsule collection refers to essential items of clothing that don’t go out of fashion. We believe in investing in timeless pieces that will last in your wardrobe, season after season, year after year.
Capsule collections allow you to get more from life with less, by providing timeless solutions. By choosing a minimalist closet you are removing a layer of clutter from your world, leaving space for more joy from just living life.
Having a wardrobe full of basic essentials that are versatile and adaptable all year round can reduce the amount of time you spend deciding what to wear and more time to enjoy life, while buying less and choosing well can benefit the environment and also declutter your wardrobe, leaving you with more storage space which we all desire!
At Theo + George, the Dublin-based affordable luxury brand (yes, such a thing exists), they also believe in buying less and choosing well which is what makes their new collection the perfect starting point for your capsule wardrobe. Katie O’Riordan, the designer behind Theo + George, has created an autumn/winter collection based on interchangeable, quality pieces that are built to last.
Below, we’ve rounded up our must-have wardrobe essentials, plus we’re giving you the chance to win a €100 voucher to start your own capsule wardrobe at www.theoandgeorge.com!
Our number one everyday essential. A white T-shirt is the perfect starting point for any wardrobe. Effortless, super soft, and slightly structured, this tee is ideal as a layering piece or worn on its own. Tailored for the perfect fit, it’s a must-have seasonless staple. Theo + George’s custom blended tee fabric has reduced odour retention, better shrinkage properties, and will stay soft and keep its colour longer than a 100% cotton tee. In addition, it will resist wrinkles, will have a smoother finish and be less likely to pill!
The epitome of luxury loungewear, cashmere leggings are a great investment for your wardrobe and can be worn all year round. For fans of the athleisure trend, these leggings are the ultimate investment that will go with any item of clothing in your wardrobe!
A sweater is a staple item that is necessary when creating any capsule collection. It’s something that you will reach for time and time again but the best part about this sweater is you can layer it with a jacket or wear it on its own, it’s that cosy.
The ubiquitous black skinny jeans are the first port of call for most women each morning. In fact, we can scarcely remember a time when skinny jeans weren’t a thing. While fashion trends come and go, black skinnies have remained a constant in our wardrobes. These jeans are no ordinary jeans as they are designed not to lose their shape or colour. It’s true when they say a pair of good quality jeans will change your life forever!
We all know of Victoria Beckham’s love of the LBD but what is it that makes a little black dress such a wardrobe classic? Versatile for day and night, this dress can be worked for many different occasions depending on how you accessorise it. Dress it up, dress it down, you’ll never be stuck for something to wear ever again once you’ve found your perfect LBD.
Proving that premium does not have to mean expensive, Theo + George is an online brand created by designer Katie O’Riordan. Anchored in the premise of effortless living, Theo + George is a modern and contemporary label which aims to produce reliable and affordable wardrobe staples that wearers can get mileage out of, combined with stylish, thoughtful yet functional touches.
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