Capsule Wardrobe For Winter 2021

Starting Your Winter Capsule Wardrobe

So you are looking to build a capsule wardrobe for winter 2021? You will get all the help you need here. However, before you start, make sure you are careful and intentional about what you buy. Whether you want to create a capsule wardrobe from scratch or update an existing one, stop before you consider any purchase and ask yourself if the item fits with your current capsule. No bargain is a bargain if you never wear it!

Winter Colours For 2021

This winter, most of the trending colours are saturated and bright in tone. Think fiery reds, bright pinks, burnt oranges, sunshine yellows and electric blues. These paint tones work alongside canvas colours such as olive, midnight black, grey and sand. Paint colours tend to be brighter, richer hues, whereas canvas colours are the neutral background shades that work alongside them.

The paint colours of winter 2021 are highly saturated in most cases and mainly composed of warm tones. If any of these shades fit with your current wardrobe, for a vibrant look, you could consider the following combinations

Winery & Daylily

Clear Sky & Winery

First Blush & Winery

Red Alert & Downtown Brown

Green Bee & Winery

Ibiza Blue & Daylily

Tomato Cream & Clear Sky

Illuminating & Winer

Downtown Brown & Daylily

Neutral Colour Trends For 2021

Alongside the paint colours for your capsule wardrobe for winter 2021, canvas colours can make up most of your outfit if you prefer softer shades. If you prefer more neutral tones of the canvas palette, consider these combinations;

Olive Branch & Perfectly Pale

Perfectly Pale & Ultimate Gray

After Midnight and Perfectly Pale

After Midnight & Ultimate Gray

How To Mix Winter Colour Trends

If you prefer neutral shades with a splash of colour, you could combine the paint and canvas colours and use the paint colours either in accessories or a coat/jacket to brighten up an outfit. Try these combinations;

Olive Branch – Daylily

Olive Branch – Clear Sky

Olive Branch – Downtown Brown

Olive Branch – Red Alert

Olive Branch – Iluminating

Olive Branch – Tomato Cream

Olive Branch – Winery

Olive Branch – First Blush

Perfectly Pale – Downtown Brown

Perfectly Pale – First Blush

Perfectly Pale – Daylily

Perfectly Pale – Clear Sky

Perfectly Pale – Green Bee

Perfectly Pale – Tomato Cream

Perfectly Pale – Illuminating

Perfectly Pale – Winery

Ultimate Gray – Winery

Ultimate Gray – Tomato Cream

Ultimate Gray – Daylily

Ultimate Gray – Red Alert

Ultimate Gray – First Blush

After Midnight – First Blush

After Midnight – Daylily

After Midnight – Clear Sky

After Midnight – Red Alert

After Midnight – Illuminating

After Midnight – Winery

After Midnight – Tomato Cream

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The Winter Capsule Wardrobe

Fashions for a capsule wardrobe for winter 2021 consist of a variety of styles and fabrics. Trends include;

Fitted jumpsuits in abstract patterns

Black sheer fabrics 

Dark Indigo denim

Puffa Jackets

Mini skirts in plaid

Chunky knitwear

Sequin and crystal dresses and accessories

Extra long sleeves

Bright Ski suits

Before you head to the shops to grab a trending garment this winter consider how much you will wear it. Also, sheer fabrics are often uncomfortable unless you can afford to purchase silk or chiffon. Fitted jumpsuits in abstract patterns will likely date very quickly and sit in your wardrobe for years unworn. And unless you go skiing, are you going to wear the ski suit again? Crystal /sequin dresses are fabulous if you have a lot of evening parties to go to; otherwise, they could spend most of their time wasting money in your wardrobe. As for very long sleeves, they are great when it is freezing but could look sloppy if they cover your hands. 

However, if you think they work for you and your wardrobe then go for it. Your capsule is unique to you and you only. Alternatively, chunky knits, mini skirts, puffa jackets, and indigo denim could work for most people. Below are some suggested combinations for your capsule wardrobe for winter 2021. The outfits start from high end down to highstreet.

Shop Your Capsule Wardrobe For Winter Intentionally

It is really important to think about everything you add to your capsule wardrobe for winter 2021, if you add anything at all! Just because it is a new season it does not mean that you have to buy from it if you do not need anything. Think about how each item will enhance what you already own instead of buying sometihng on a whim and then trying to make it fit in. For help creating a capsule wardrobe for a limited time only, you can book a free 20-minute consultation with me.

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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