Capsule Wardrobe Essentials For Party Season

Party Season Essentials

After a challenging year, holiday season approaches. Those of you that have worked hard on your capsule wardrobes all year may well be wondering what the essentials are for a capsule wardrobe in party season. You have come to the right place. I have lots of ideas for you. The one thing you do not want to do is to add lots to your wardrobe for special occasions.

Treat special occasions slightly differently than the rest of your wardrobe because you are not going to get lots of use out of the garment. In this instance, we want to either buy something that will work for other occasions too or possibly borrow it instead.

First, you need to decide what type of garment you are going to wear. If you choose a dress or jumpsuit then, in general, you do not need any other clothing other than accessories. Alternatively, if you decide to wear a top and a skirt/ trousers /shorts, then you have potentially two new garments to add to your wardrobe. So how can you create a fantastic outfit but still stick to the rules of your capsule?

One of the easiest ways to do this is to choose an outfit that can be dressed up or down. Essentially, ‘the little black dress‘, only it does not have to be black. Choose a staple colour that I would call a canvas colour. Shades like navy, black, charcoal, cream, beige, khaki and ivory suit most people and will go with lots of other colours too. Try to find a dress or jumpsuit in this shade that could wear casually during the daytime, but also dress up for the night. A simple block colour would work best for this, so avoid anything too fussy or with complicated patterns. Clean, simple lines would work best. That way, you can add jewellery, bags and shoes easily because it only needs to complement one colour.

During the day wear it with comfortable, but smart shoes and if you want, simple jewellery. At night add more elegant shoes and make more of your jewellery. Another way to jazz an outfit up is to wear a bright scarf or carry a glitzy clutch.

As long as you choose something in a block colour, with a simple, elegant cut, you should be able to use it for both day and party season thereby reducing the need for an outfit for one occasion.

Alternatively, do not buy anything new at all and hire or borrow it instead. If you have a friend who is a similar size to you, maybe ask them if you can borrow something. Offer the same in return. If you do this both of you get access to more clothes without having to buy more. It is effectively a shared wardrobe. 

If that does not work for you, consider hiring an outfit instead. Rent The RunwayDesigner Dress Hire Australia and Hire The Catwalk all offer high-end designer clothing that you can wear for a special occasion and then return.

So there it is, my guide to capsule wardrobe essentials for party season. For more help with your capsule wardrobe join many other women seeing fantastic results in my personal styling membership. For quick, one-on-one services, check out my personal styling packages. 

Capsule Wardrobe For Party Season
Capsule Wardrobe For Party Season

What Next?

The information given in the post is the best of my knowledge at the time of writing. If you are embarking on anything new get professional advice if required.

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