Every new SCD collection is designed with the ethos of creating a capsule wardrobe. Each piece is carefully thought out, ensuring that it compliments and coordinates with a variety of others – not just with other pieces in the new collection, but also with some of your favourites from previous collections. All our styles are lovingly created to last for years to come, so mixing and matching is endless. A capsule collection focuses on ‘less is more’ and ‘quality over quantity’. By considering and investing in a selection of timeless pieces that are interchangeable, outfit planning becomes effortless.
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To start creating a truly capsule collection, first consider your style, colour palette, and fit – this will ensure each piece you select will co-ordinate and harmonize. Identifying a clear and simple colour palette at the start will allow for countless pieces to work together and avoid colour clashing. Tonal hues of the same shade can work well and be introduced through print. Fit, style and silhouette are of great importance to ensure a diverse selection of versatile outfits can be created. Comfort and practicality are essential for a daytime wardrobe, which calls for loose-fitting casual styles; while evening engagements may require refined tailoring and sophisticated details.
Here is a selection of my favourite capsule wardrobe key pieces. Each of the combinations showcases a totally different style, catering for all your wardrobe or occasionwear needs – from day time requirements for workwear or a garden party, to evening engagements such as a dinner date or after-work drinks.
The CROP TOP
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A wardrobe staple for day or night. Perfect on its own for a feminine and flirty date night outfit; or perhaps for layering underneath a shirt or sweatshirt for an effortless school run.
A pop of COLOUR
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A bright or patterned shirt introduces that important pop of colour to any outfit. Adding a piece with print creates fun options for mixing and matching, as the bright tones can be worked into a variety of outfits. Depending on your own preferred style, this can be as playful or as subtle as you like and ramped up with additional accessories.
The WHITE SHIRT
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For comfort and practicality, a classic white shirt is a capsule wardrobe necessity. The natural properties of cotton and silk are lightweight and breathable, allowing for the body temperature to regulate itself, avoiding unwanted perspiration and providing the utmost comfort. A simple and timeless cotton or silk shirt is undoubtedly a key piece for any capsule wardrobe as it can be worn in any season or climate.
LACE SLEEVE SWEATSHIRT
For those colder months, a sweatshirt is a necessity to your line-up. The Lace Sleeve Sweatshirt is the perfect all year rounder. With the sleeve detailing adding breathability this is suitable for milder spring weather yet add a layer underneath for the colder months.
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Standing the test of time, a pair of good fitting denim jeans are a staple for work to weekend.
The JERSEY SKIRT
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A floral jersey skirt is a versatile piece and an important addition for practicality and style. It can easily be paired with any colour or tone within the print. This fitted skirt is timeless in both design and fabrication, working in harmony with any shirt, top or sweatshirt ensuring its place as a wardrobe essential for seasons to come.
BLACK LONG SLEEVE TOP
A timeless wardrobe staple, dress up or dress a black long sleeve top is a fundamental to building a capsule wardrobe.
For comfort and ease, leggings are an essential in your wardrobe. Throw-on and go they are practical for Monday - Sunday whatever the dressing requirements.