27.4.10

The Unbearable Lightness of... the Capsule Wardrobe

Psynopsis Chloe Wedges

Psynopsis Chloe Capsule Collection
Remember my unsuccessful attempt to clean up my wardrobe? When I met my friend again I asked her: 'So how did you approach this capsule wardrobe thing?'. 'Well,' she answered 'I started with the shoes. I found these Chloe wedges which are high, but super comfortable; then I choose a pair of trousers to go with them and then a sweater for the trousers and the shoes… and since no girl can be without a bag, I added a bag…'

Voilà, first outfit – neutral colours and classic cuts. All the rest can grow from here. Could it be any easier? (Her capsule wardrobe also consists of a beautiful Burberry trenchcoat, but I need a reason to take some more pictures.)

With which 3 items would you start your capsule wardrobe?


shoes: chloe, trousers: chloe, sweater: chloe, bag: marni

52 comments:

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

" With which 3 items would you start your capsule wardrobe?" -- That's a difficult one to answer. Let's see... long white crushed silk dress, rainbow coloured heels and antique silver bag. Love your wedges, Sabine, they are so chic;-)

SabinePsynopsis said...

Long white crushed silk dress and rainbow heels... That does sound interesting.

I asked Karin to model her own clothes - they fit her best. Just a shame she didn't agree to show her beautiful face. (maybe another time?)

Maddy said...

Right now, I'm not excited about anything in my wardobe. But if I had to pick 3 things, I'd choose some snake skin flats, straight leg trousers, a crisp white collar shirt and a Marc Jacobs tote :)

BTW - Definitely check Chinatown. If you're going to find it anywhere, Chinatown would be the place to go :)

Couture Carrie said...

Lovely wedges!

xoxox,
CC

janettaylor said...

Gorgeous wedges!

Sher said...

How pretty those Chloe wedges are!

It's much too difficult to choose 3 items for a capsule wardrobe! Perhaps a lacy white dress, my blue pumps and my shiny heart purse:)

xx

Kelley Anne said...

ooh, that's hard. I so enjoy having a sprawling wardrobe. I guess if I had to choose though, it would have to be an a-line, knee length dress in a great color.

THESTREETFASHION5XPRO said...

love the shoes

Stéphanie said...

I'm in love with your shoes !

Cindy Whitehead said...

Great idea - edit edit edit. I try to do that with my wardrobe often, but some how new stuff creeps in! (-:

SR@MyStyle said...

Hi there-love the pieces she's wearing, those sandals are forever chic. I love jeans, a statement jacket and a nice bag as my 3 items.

Inspiration in Italy said...

This outfit is fantastic: casual, chic, and stylish. I just love shoes that are adorable and comfortable at the same time. Great post...and the capsule wardrobe question is certainly something to ponder!

xoxo
Rachel

Lenka James said...

I really like this outfit...your wedges look so nice and comfortable.It's good you are trying this capsule thing, can't wait to see more of it

Dusk said...

Ahhh no... can't answer this, I'm more of "which 3 colours would you use..."!!
Like others here I love having a large, eclectic wardrobe.

This is your friend yes? Great wedges, not a bad way to start anything!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Oh I would definitely start my wardrobe around these wedges if I had them :)

Very hard question. I'll have to give it some thought but my one item for sure would be my burgundy Prada kitten heels. I've had them for about 10 years and I keep getting them resoled :)

behindblueeyes said...

I fall in love in your shoes are amazing :DD

kisses

meraldia said...

Great wedges, darling! These days I am excited about my new Desigual skirt!

FRANCESCA GIUSTI said...

i like the photos so much! and the shoes too!!!:)
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xoxo francesca <3
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Lia in Strawberry Fields said...

the shoes are awesome!
right now, i'd put my black clogs, a vintage bag I loove, and a denim t-shirt :)
xx

Kazuko said...

wow, so chic! the wedges make the whole outfit in my opinion.

Make Do Style said...

Good example and love those Chloe wedges. I start with dress, coat and shoes. I can happily go without a bag if I've got pockets xx

Missy M said...

just thinking about clearing out my wardrobe gives me chills!

Missy
High street + Couture =
http://thefashionfusion.blogspot.com

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Dear Sabine,
I do love your shoes so much! My feet do not allow me to wear such lovely things, but maybe in my next lifetime I will wear something other than flats!

Wishing you a beautiful day!

Betty

Black Widow said...

lovely shoes!!

C'est La Vie said...

a flowy skirt to my knees, frilly shirt ticked in, with a cute pair of flats :)

love this bag

Cafe Fashionista said...

For me:

1) Cognac Wedges or Riding Boots

2) Black leggings

3) A colorful tunic

I absolutely adore your wedges, Sabine!! :)

Mat said...

wow, this is a super outfit, very nice indeed. love this sort of thing.

i have started a similar thing with my wardrobe.

first 3 have to be:
workwear blazer/jacket from j+ uniqlo
brown loake brogues
slim black lee jeans.....

and i will go on from there!

Isabel said...

i love the bag! its a great classic shape.

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Kristin said...

Those wedges are amazing. Definitely a good choice for the capsule!

Ioana Liliana Gheorghe said...

Oh, we're back to the capsule idea, was so hoping we'll get over it. Just kidding, well, not entirely, but mostly. Downsizing is the rational and reasonable thing to do and I do love basics, so to get back to the subject . . . I have to say that right now I would go for helmut Lang leather jacket, Alexander Wang bag and American Vintage Tee-dress, but I'd rather go for a Diana Orving dress. So that basicaly leaves me bearfoot on a beach somewhere in Scandinavia. Not that shabby . . .

Ioana Liliana Gheorghe said...

barefoot I mean ;;) because I really am hoping not to run into any bears.

Classic Copenhagen said...

If capsule wardrobe means 3 things you would not go without, my summer edition pretty much always turns out to be: the perfect denim skirt, a great tote, clean and simple with a good print (I have my ancient Clements Ribeiro in mind here) and a big pair of great sunglasses. For the winter edition I am still struggeling... :-) Sandra

Sarah said...

Those wedges are fabulous - I would love a pair like that. For me any capsule wardrobe must contain a pair of skinny jeans - absolute essential! x

Jade "Purple" Brown said...

i love those wedges!

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rebecca said...

Man, I don't think I could ever pick just three items!
There'd have to be a dress or skirt in there somewhere though, or very, very skinny jeans ;)

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Elizabeth said...

Ballet flats in a fun color, like turquoise. And a pair of wide-leg trouser jeans. And a cardigan in blush. Perfecto!

Big Daddy said...

Wow, love the idea of a capsule wardrobe! Could those shoes be anymore beautiful?

S.Elisabeth said...

Ohh that's hard! Hmm probably my Simply Vera Wang heels, one of my floral dresses, and my denim vest!

michelle_ said...

those wedges are heaven !
thanks for your comment :)
glisters and blisters

drollgirl said...

love the shoes! they look comfortable and they will go with so many things.

emma wallace said...

Can I have two?

I'd have my gypsy skirt, my iridescent scarf from Paris, a pretty tank top and my sandals.

OR, my favorite cargo pants, a linen shirt and my boots.

What pretty photos!


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Mouthwash said...

oooh GREAT idea/tip! I love it. I too want to build my entire wardrobe around shoes. Particularly around Miu Miu ones. LOL

Amber
ambersmouthwash

Angie Muresan said...

Girl, you rock! You need to write a book on fashion. You really do!

wulanasihsetyarini said...

great idea of capsule wardrobe dear..
and i love the sephia effect on that lovely photos..

xxoxo

B a la Moda said...

Very nice outfit! They look like very light weight.

xoxo
B* a la Moda

Marla Singer said...

love the shoes and the bag so much <333

Céline J. said...

Beautiful as usual :)

http://vanityandgolden.blogspot.com

Blicious said...

GORGEOUS WEDGES!!

XOXO

Daphne said...

I'm having a fantasy love affair with that bag! It's perfect. I cannot choose between all my clothes- at all. Which is why its so hard to dress in the morning!!
xoxo

rossovelvet said...

This is SO though.
I'd say tights because they're my fave thing ever so perhaps Wolford. Then shorts because I live in them too (but how to abandon my Sprouse skirt?argh?) and then my blazerdress?!!!
No seriously I can't ! Then the shoes and everything.....

too hard ;D

So congrats for doing it !

pve design said...

3 pieces,
yoga pants, t, open front sweater, easy ballet flat for me.
pve

Valerie said...

Your Chloe wedges make me so happy. It's great to know that they're also comfortable!

xo
Valerie