The Black Blazer
If you fell hook, line and sinker for Camilla & Marc's iconic Marguerite Blazer, rest assured it was a smart buy (and not just because Meghan Markle wore it). A black jacket can instantly dress up any outfit – simply pair it with jeans and a white tee for a smart-casual look, or throw it over the top of a dress to look like you mean business.
Camilla And Marc
Dimmer Blazer, $699; camillaandmarc.com
The Trench Coat
There's good reason Burberry's trench has become the quintessential coat for over 100 years - rooted in its timeless appeal and stylish sensibility. A trench will last you seasons (think decades) and is a winter must-have when it comes to styling a capsule wardrobe.
Burberry The Chelsea Long cotton-gabardine trench coat, $2,728.97; net-a-porter.com
The Cashmere Knit
Blair Waldorf was correct when she called cashmere one of life’s necessities – not only does the fabric feel luxurious, it’s also lightweight enough to layer in any season. Bonus: many of today’s washers will accommodate the delicate material, which means fewer trips to the dry cleaner. Stick to neutrals for a piece that will last you years to come.
Extreme Cashmere No.124 Vital stretch-cashmere V-neck sweater, $911; matchesfashion.com
The White Button-Up
When it comes to wardrobe essentials, the classic white button-up should be at the top of your list. It will take you far when it comes to outfit building (especially in the colder months) and when taken care of properly will last for seasons - without losing its timelessness.
Misha Nonoo Husband Shirt, $185; mishanonoo.com
The Minimal Sneaker
There's much to be said about the versatility of a classic sneaker - easily paired with anything and everything. And while seasons of ‘ugly sneakers’ and chunkier styles seemed to take centre stage, streamlined trainers are the sartorial palette cleanser you'll never tire of.
Veja Esplar Unisex, $160; theiconic.com
The Versatile Black Dress
While finding the perfect black dress is one of the capsule wardrobes most difficult tasks - it's benefits are endless. The piece can be worn year-round, as well as dressed up and dressed down, providing a multitude of varying outfits along with it.
Ginger & Smart
Ginger & Smart $499; farfetch.com