Capsule Wardrobe pieces from LK Bennett

When you approach a new fashion season, it is very easy to be blinded by all the fabulous new pieces that all the stores and websites are festooned with. But there is a train of thought that says that we should actually buy fewer pieces, but be far more careful about what we are actually buying. Gok Wan always seems to get this down to a perfect 26 items.  This is the fabled capsule wardrobe, the specially selected pieces that are supposed to carry you through every occasion, mixing and matching perfectly to create a multitude of outfits, that look different enough that nobody realises you don’t actually own that many items of clothing.

Now, I’m don’t actually have a capsule wardrobe, owning more clothes than it is possible to wear, many of which I actually hate, and never plan on wearing. But I do think the idea is strangely appealing. LK Bennett has this season produced a great range that could help you create the perfect capsule wardrobe, elegant, wearable and very, very stylish.

Here are some of my favourites. Your wardrobe may not need everything you see this season, but these pieces will be indispensable.

THE COURT SHOE

Una Suede Block Heel Shoe £185.00 click to visit LK Bennett

THE CLASSIC TRENCH

Trench Double Breasted Coat £245.00 click to visit LK Bennett

THE PRINT DRESS

Sarah Jersey Fitted Dress £195.00 click to visit LK Bennett

THE SHOULDER BAG

Georgia Leather Tote Bag £450.00 click to visit LK Bennett

THE FLAT SHOE

Ally Suede Bow Front Flat £135.00 click to visit LK Bennett

THE TWEED JACKET

Vally Wool Cropped Fitted Jacket £245.00 click to visit LK Bennett

THE LITTLE BLACK DRESS

Charris Silk & Lace Shift Dress £295.00 click to visit LK Bennett

THE PERFECT SHIRT

Gina Crepe Long Sleeve Shirt £145.00 Click to visit LK Bennett

THE CIGARETTE TROUSERS

Nerine Wool Cigarette Trousers £95.00 Click to visit LK Bennett

THE Merino Wool Cardigan

Breen Merino Wool Fitted Cardigan £75.00 click to visit LK Bennett

 

 

 

Kate – Two more looks from The Duchess of Style

It was another busy day for the Duchess of Cambridge yesterday, as Kate carried out three engagements with Prince William. This meant two outfits for Kate watchers to devour, and, in the case of her first outfit, cause yet another online stampede and sell out.

Kate and William were at Goldsmith Hall for their first engagement of the day. Kate wore a tweed effect mid blue suit from Rebecca Taylor for this event. The suit had a touch of Chanel about it with the frayed edge and tweed wool styling. The outfit seemed more suited to an Autumn/Winter engagement, which of course meant it was perfect for the current rotten weather and low climate.

This suit has a Jackie Kennedy kind of styling to it, and showed once again that the Duchess never seems as comfortable as she is when she wears blue. A small box clutch from Anya Hindmarch accessorised perfectly with the suit in a contrasting blue. The Rebecca Taylor jacket was still available online as the Duchess made her entrance at Goldsmiths Hall, but sold out within 30 minutes as Kate spotters rushed to get the look.

Get the look –  boxy tweed jackets

Paul & Joe Sister Blue Perceval Tweed Jacket £192.00 

Kate’s second look of the day had a familiarity to it. At the Imperial War Museum, Kate wore an elegant, dark grey, long-sleeved shift style dress from Amanda Wakeley which she cinched in with an Alexander McQueen belt. The dress looked familiar because Kate wore an Oatmeal version of this dress when she visited the Royal Marsden hospital.

 Get the Look

Hampstead Shift Dress £199 

 

CARVELA Axel platform courts 

Black metal bar waist belt Price: £7.00