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It’s astonishing what a thoughtfully curated capsule wardrobe can do for you. Whether it’s the perfect white T-shirt, everyday trousers, or a day-to-night blazer, once you’re equipped on the wardrobe essentials-front, getting dressed is no longer a chore but a well-rehearsed daily exercise.
Our Essential Edit:
- The Elegant Evening Shoe: Mango leather sandals, $130
- The Fashion Flat: Everlane The Italian Leather Day Ballet Flats, $140
- The Chic Carryall: DeMellier midi New York leather tote, $535
- The On-Trend Trainer: Nike Daybreak sneakers, $95
- The Everyday Jewel: Mejuri midi hoops, $58
- The Sleek Shoulder Bag: Gucci Jackie 1961 small shoulder bag, $2,950
- The Wear-Everywhere Black Boot: Reformation Remy knee boots, $478
- The Anything-But-Basic Belt: Khaite Bambi belt, $335
- The Stylish Black Sunnies: Saint Laurent Eyewear Sulpice sunglasses, $420
- The Perfect Pair of Socks: Raey ribbed silk socks, $95
While we don’t need further evidence of the importance of the capsule wardrobe, transitioning our wardrobes from the gloomy days of winter to spring means getting dressed requires more than just a statement coat and chunky sweater. But a core curation of timeless pieces doesn’t end with ready-to-wear. Mais non! Essential accessories, too, hold a place in the world of capsule dressing. It’s the elegant belt to take your look from corporate to Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, or the gold hoops to upgrade any office attire. The sleek shoulder bag to layer atop a quilted shell jacket or anything-but-basic black leggings.
If you’re still looking for the perfect basics (let’s call them classics) to update your accessories arsenal, look no further than Vogue’s edit of essential accessories a.k.a. stylish wardrobe add-ons to buy now and love forever.
From stilettos to platforms and back to kitten heels, for those married to a heel, there’s a style to suit every taste.
These days, you can’t have a fashion flat without a Mary Jane or two. Sans the stylish strap, a minimal ballet flat is just as chic a choice. And when it comes to the classics, nothing compares to a Gucci loafer.
To the office or a weekend getaway, a do-it-all tote bag is a true sartorial hero.
Every essential accessories collection needs an on-trend trainer. These cool, but classic options are high on our shopping list with an everlasting closet appeal.
Nothing says “put-together” quite like a well-stocked jewelry box. Our undisputed heroes? Hoop earrings, chain necklaces, and stackable ring sets.
A shoulder bag is a loyal companion for every day of the week, no matter the occasion. Stick to the muted end of the color spectrum for an extensive shelf-life.
When choosing an understated, yet elegant leather belt, one with a simple buckle in gold or silver is the chic choice. From the High Street to the ultra-luxe, loop yours through jeans and trousers or even over blazers and dresses.
A wear-everywhere black boot is a perennial closet staple–a seasonless star, if you will. Pointed-toe styles make for an elegant evening out.
Whether it’s black or white (or cashmere to cozy up in), socks are a non-negotiable essential accessory.
Eyewear trends come and go, but some iterations never go out of style (excuse the cliché). Cue wayfarers, aviators and cat-eyes for inspiration.
A stylish silk scarf is the ultimate styling accouterment–wear it in your hair, around your neck, as a belt, or even as a top for the perfect piece of resort wear.
Keeping warm in winter’s blistering cold is key. Do so in style with a pair of quality hand-cozies.
Scrunchies, hair bands, and hair clips–you name it. Look no further for finishing touches.
Whether you love beanies or wide-brim styles, when it comes to headwear, options are endless. These pieces will stand the test of time.