For when time is of the essence ... Your capsule wardrobe
Are you having one of those mornings when you keep hitting the snooze button, or perhaps you've overlooked a deadline or received a last-minute invitation? Every now and then, time is simply of the essence. And it's precisely at times like these that you find yourself standing in front of the wardrobe and wondering what on earth to wear.
What can you do to overcome this sense of bewilderment? Meet the capsule wardrobe – the answer to your problems. It might sound complicated, but it couldn't be simpler. It's about putting together a core collection of basic pieces that can be effortlessly combined with one another. And the following pieces are an indispensable feature of any wardrobe:
1. The perfect jeans
With jeans, it's all about the optimum fit. After all, what's the point of having twenty pairs of jeans in your closet if none of them really fit? As jeans are a staple item, you're best to opt for a straight or even tight-fitting leg. When it comes to the wash, you should also go for something fairly unobtrusive. In fact, once you've found a pair of jeans that fit perfectly, it's worth getting them in several different (subtle) washes
We have a vast selection of jeans in our MUSTANG online shop – you're bound to find some pairs that are just right for you. How about these Jasmin jeggings for women or an Oregon tapered fit for men? Not only do they look stylish and can be mixed and matched with lots of different items, the figure-hugging cotton blend also provides the ultimate in comfort:
2. Relaxed trousers
Sometimes you fancy a change from your jeans. Trousers are both comfortable and extremely versatile. Whether paired with trainers for an off-duty look or with pumps for the office, trousers always look the part. Go for low-key colours: we recommend muted tones like beige, grey and navy.
These easygoing peg trousers from MUSTANG sit loosely on your hips and have flowing lines. Subtle piping and the decorative bow give them that extra something.
For men, we recommend a slim-cut pair of MUSTANG Tramper jeans. With their forward-slanting side seams, these can be be mixed and matched to create either a casual look or a something with a touch of laid-back sophistication.
3. The classic blouse / The classic shirt
Where would we be without blouses or shirts in our lives? Our wardrobes would certainly be somewhat emptier. Alongside items that nod to what's in fashion, you'll want to have some classic pieces to hand. There's nothing quite like a tidy, well-fitting blouse that shows off your waist perfectly with its slim cut. Or indeed a shirt that can be paired effortlessly with different trousers. Here, again, the emphasis is on 'well-fitting'. Unobtrusive colours like the hue of this MUSTANG blouse allow you to mix and match such items with ease, making them a must-have in your capsule wardrobe.
For men, we recommend this MUSTANG shirt with a relaxed fit, which features fine dotted stripes and offers optimal comfort thanks to its soft cotton material.
4. The grey sweater
Not only does a grey sweatshirt, or alternatively a grey jumper, provide a sense of comfort, perfect for snuggling up with a cup of tea on a gloomy day, but it pulls its weight as a fashion item, too! Whether paired with jeans for a casual look or dressed up with current it-pieces like a micro box bag or a slim choker for something more sophisticated and fashion-forward, it's always up to the job, making it the perfect companion for any situation.
These sweaters, which you can find in the MUSTANG online shop, have a distinctive relaxed fit.
5. The cool leather jacket
Nothing completes an outfit quite as well as the right jacket. You can sling on a little jacket over a T-shirt and some jeans to give your outfit a completely different look. As such, men and women alike should have a staple selection of jackets in their closet. Alongside a well-fitting blazer or jacket, a leather jacket is an absolute essential, giving its wearer instant rock-star flair.
And we can't stress it enough: if the jacket doesn't fit quite right, then it will be difficult to pull the look off. When it comes to colours, be sure to follow our guiding principle: while black is always bound to work, earthy tones, navy blue or grey can also be effortlessly combined with all sorts of other items.
Fashionable features such as the tassel on the zipper or the zig-zag quilting on this lamb's leather biker jacket make it quite the head-turner.
You won't ever go wrong again with these basic items in your closet! Inject a pop of interest or colour by adding accessories. With these staples, even the most stressful morning can't keep you from looking the part as you go about your day!
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