BUILDING A CAPSULE WARDROBE
There are only a few coveted pieces in any wardrobe that can truly be deemed essential. Through practical yet elevated design, these hardworking staples stand out while effortlessly complementing the more directional styles. While seasons change, these core classics remain a constant fixture – the building blocks from which an everyday uniform is built, at any time of year.
For Spring Summer, we have selected four key pieces that offer unrivalled versatility and ease for the season ahead. From the right trouser to the classic shirt, each offers endless styling solutions - styled together or individually – while providing the basic tools to build a timeless aesthetic.
Arguably the most dependable of all styling pieces, a simple shirt is any wardrobe’s hardest working item. Whether cut crisp or purposefully relaxed, this piece never fails to elevate yet exceeds traditional smart wear codes, remaining as comfortable loosely styled with an upward cuff over leather trousers as it is under a two-piece suit. In the summer months, look to cooler, breathable fabrics in airy proportions that can be worn loose or tucked.
Summer knitwear cements its status as an essential separate in minimalist, lightweight designs that can be easily layered. Presenting a refined alternative to t-shirts, and a more streamlined silhouette than a shirt, consider a classic crew neck knit; airy and light in Silk Stretch and Cashair. For an elongated silhouette that works well with high rise tailoring, a high neck will work effortlessly.
Invest in an expertly crafted blazer and it will live in your wardrobe for years to come. This timeless layering staple creates confidence when paired with tailored trousers for a formal suiting look, while offering an air of effortlessness when dressed down with a casual t-shirt and jeans. For an investment with longevity, explore versatile colours and details that nod to menswear traditions, from lightly structured silhouettes to double breasted designs.
Offering a wide range of silhouettes, find the perfect trouser for you, and it will serve you well for every occasion. Whether an expertly tailored cut or a relaxed wide leg; a high or a mid-rise, discover your perfect fit and style that will integrate with existing pieces in your wardrobe. For a relaxed, effortless take, style with trainers, or pair with heels for a more sophisticated look.