People are always surprised by how little I have in my wardrobe, especially considering my line of work. It would be a lie if I said I only own 10 things in my wardrobe. However, it is true that I usually only wear a handful of pieces on rotation at a time. Most are basics, things that are easy for me to mix and match. Sometimes I introduce a statement piece or pop of color to change things up. But overall, throughout the years I've found that I can get away with cycling through just roughly 6-10 pieces for a whole season.
I get asked a lot about how to know what to pick in order to stretch out so little items for a whole season. I decided to put together a quick and easy guide on what 7115 wardrobe essentials can carry you through this spring/summer. I pared it back to just 6 styles:
- 1 top
- 2 bottoms
- 1 short jacket
- 1 long jacket
- 1 dress
- Optional: 1 T-Shirt
Every piece I picked here is meant to make your life easier. All items work in harmony in terms of color, proportion, and functions.
The perfect top for a minimal wardrobe. It can be worn cropped (aka tucked in) or long. Right away, you've got two proportions covered which allows you to pair it with a range of bottoms - from high to mid to low rise.
You can also wear it closed or open and unbuttoned over a tank/tee. Just like that it takes on the role of being a light jacket too.
White bottoms. I love wearing white in any season. White bottoms in particular are versatile base because they're incredibly easy to style. They match a range of different colors. And it is refreshing!
I love how crisp and fresh the material is with the Pleated Skate Trouser. It brings me joy wearing it!
This is the complete opposite with the white Pleated Skate Trouser, but equally versatile. The Relaxed Tapering Trouser are a comfy version of a "proper" trouser. We worked and re-worked this design over the years to create a pair of high-waisted with the perfect amount of taper.
Any 7115 short jacket would do to be honest, but I just like how the deep pockets on the Sumo Jacket work into my lifestyle. And of course, if I'm only allowing myself one short jacket for a whole season, black would be the most practical color in this case.
Since my short jacket pick is black, I would go with a lighter tone on my other piece of outerwear. Balance it out a bit. I also think that a longer jacket in a lighter tone looks less heavy in the warmer months.
Last but not least, it's always a safe choice with the perfect all year round shirtdress. This Raw Silk edition of our Signature Maxi Shirtdress comes in my favorite color, olive. If you are not a fan of a collar or a button down dress, our Signature T-Shirt Reversible Maxi would fill the same gap in the wardrobe and it's just as comfortable!
- A good old simple t-shirt can come in handy. I stole mine from my husband, Richard. You will be surprised how well it can style with your favourite bottoms.
- A $28 dollar Carry-All Bag can bring so much life to a simple outfit. It's an easy way to bring depth into the looks without breaking the bank.
- If you have been following our feed, you would've notice, I wear one pair of shoes per season..or even per year. I strongly recommend it, especially if you wanna spend less time dressing up in the morning, it keeps things straightforward for me.