If you want to declutter your wardrobe, without giving up on being stylish while saving lots of time in the mornings, then you should consider creating a capsule wardrobe.
A capsule wardrobe is a limited collection of outfits that go well with each other and can be paired up in different styles to cater to all types of occasions. This way, you can invest in some essential yet stylish pieces of clothing while sticking to a budget.
If you’re wondering about what pieces to add to your capsule wardrobe, then this guide by Binks is for you. Let’s talk about some essentials that can make for a great capsule wardrobe suitable for the Indian climate.
Basic white tee
A basic, good-quality white tee should be one of the first few pieces that you add to your wardrobe. You can pair it with any other piece from your wardrobe — from palazzos to a pair of jeans — without giving too much thought into styling it.
A pair of wide-legged blue jeans is the next essential to any capsule wardrobe. You can pair it with your tees, crop tops, kurtas, and practically any top you have. Ensure that you invest in ones that are comfy and fit you well.
A crisp white shirt is another versatile piece that must be a part of your capsule wardrobe. By styling it the right way, you can go for both casual and formal looks. White shirts are very versatile – you can pair them with your jeans, formal pants, midi skirts, lehengas, or even sarees! You can also layer them on your crop tops or tee shirts.
Comfy midi skirt
Midi skirts can be a great addition to your capsule wardrobe. You can go for a basic button-front skirt or a pleated accordion skirt. These work great for both casual and formal wear.
Any Indian capsule wardrobe would be incomplete without a kurta. A flowy kurta in white or any other solid color of your choice would do. By pairing it with the right bottoms, you can, again, go for both casual as well as formal looks.
Versatile saree blouse
A versatile saree blouse that goes with almost all your sarees can again be a useful addition to your capsule wardrobe. Our signature Noori blouse is one such piece that goes with almost every type of saree. It’s a wrap-style crop-top blouse that is both comfortable and stylish – hence, a perfect addition to your capsule wardrobe.
A pair of solid high-waist bottoms should also be a part of your capsule wardrobe. These work great as office wear when paired with formal shirts or kurtas. You can also pair them with a crop top or a tee for a more casual look. We recommend you go for high-waisted ones as they look more flattering and also help you keep your food belly hidden.
Basic oversized black tee
Of course, there are days when you do not want to think much about looking stylish. A basic oversized black tee can save you on such days. Simply throw them on with any bottoms, and you’re good to go. On the days when you want to look more put together, you can simply knot the tee up and pair it with a nice pair of bottoms.
Jacket or blazer
Be it for the cold winter days or when you need the added coverage over your crop tops, having something to layer can be a great idea. This is why jackets or blazers can be a wise addition to your capsule wardrobe. Ensure that you invest in muted, basic colors that go well with most of your other pieces.
Get your capsule wardrobe stitched with Binks
The pieces of clothing in your capsule wardrobe are meant to be good quality, comfy, and well-fitted ones that last you a long time. And the best part? You can pair all of these outfits with each other — the white shirt with the wide legged jeans, the Noori blouse with a jacket, and so on.
Unfortunately, you might find it difficult to get such well-fitted pieces ready-made. This is where we come in! We can tailor-make outfits to bring to life your capsule wardrobe.