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Timeless Capsule Wardrobe- Coats, Jackets, & Blazers

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OOTD: Black and Camel Luxe

Wool Coat

This coat is definitely an essential fashion staple. It can be during Fall through Spring, styled with different accessories for unique looks. Its classic cut goes with everything; whether you are wearing a dress, skirts, dress pants, or jeans, you will always be fashionable. The wool material provides a certain standard or quality and warmth not found with acrylic or polyester. Pea coats come in a variety of colours, however purchasing one in a neutral colour looks more expensive (due to natural fibres being neutral in colour) and is much more versatile. Here are some links to shop: Givenchy | Max Mara | Dolce & Gabbana

Trench Coat

Trench coats are loose, belted, double-breasted raincoats in a military style. They are very practical during Fall and Spring, to provide a little warmth against the wind and to stay dry in the rain. Trench coats can be effortlessly styled with all outfits. They come in a variety or colours, however once again I recommend purchasing one in a neutral colour for it to come into further use. Here are some links to shop: Saint Laurent | Burberry | Ted Baker London

Military Jacket

Military jackets, also known as officer’s jackets, are a suit-type jacket of who’s style originate from British militia uniforms. Iconically known for the double-breasted front and gold buttons, this jacket also comes in a variety of colours and cuts, sometimes with further gold ornamentation along the sleeves, shoulders, and collar. Here are some links to shop: Ralph Lauren | Saint Laurent | Saint Laurent

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OOTD: Black & Cream

Tweed Jacket

Brought to life by Chanel, this iconic jacket emirates elegance and class. Gabrielle Chanel revolutionized women’s fashion in the 1920s and 1930s, inspired by menswear. Back then, women were constricted to corsets and thus could not move comfortable. She began to wear her beau’s clothes, and quickly noticed the suppleness and comfort of his clothes. To this day, the tweed jacket still recognized as the archetypal Chanel look. Here are some links to shop: Karl Lagerfeld | Chanel | Rebecca Taylor

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OOTD: Luxurious Black

Black Blazer

Owning a black blazer is almost just as important as owning undergarments; it is a essential piece of clothing in this modern world. It can be styled for casual, business, and formal wear; the possibilities are endless. There are numerous cuts and details, so find one that speaks to you! Here are some links to shop: Saint Laurent | Balmain | FRAME

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Timeless Capsule Wardrobe Series

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Welcome back! I have decided to introduce a new mini-series to my blog: the Timeless Capsule Wardrobe. It has been a long-time coming, so I am excited to finally be sharing it with you all.

As you know, I am currently in university and am living the life of a broke student 😦 My reality involves working 30+ hour weeks to be able to pay for school out-of-pocket as I go. My goal is to avoid student loans in order to graduate debt-free. It is doable, however it is challenging and takes great discipline in order to maintain a tight budget.

Unfortunately, as much as I love fashion and beauty, I do not have the funds to afford all the luxuries that I desire. Therefore, when shopping, my philosophy is putting more money towards one item with high quality that I know will last me a long time. I am not a fan of fast-fashion; buying multiple cheap clothing items of low quality that do not last long. You might get a couple of wears out of them before having to purchase a whole new item once again. This shopping mentality not only exhausts your money, but also your time. Time that could be spent at your job working and making more money (increasing your cash inflow), instead of spending more money (increasing your cash outflow).

With that in mind, I have chosen a few items that I find every wardrobe needs, but that create a variety of timeless outfits. The whole point of a capsule wardrobe is to exploit as many different outfit combinations with a select number of clothing items. The trick is to buy neutral pieces that can alternate well with each other.

Every week, I will be posting a continuation of this series, focusing on a certain type of clothing item. First one to come will be about coats, jackets, and blazers. Stay tuned!

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Fashion Finds: Jackets & Blazers

Butterfly Sleeve Ponte Blazer, Blue, hi-res

Melanie Lyne Butterfly Sleeve Ponte Blazer (on sale now!)

Faux Suede Zip Detail Jacket, Pink, hi-res

Laura Faux Suede Zip Detail Jacket

ZIP FRONT MODERN BOMBER - 72244

Danier Zip Front Modern Bomber

Main Image - Balmain Double Breasted Wool Blend Blazer

Balmain Double Breasted Wool Blazer in white

Main Image - Madewell Jean Jacket (Pinter Wash)

Madewell Jean Jacket

Main Image - Via Spiga Double Breasted Trench Coat

Via Spiga Double Breasted Trench Coat (33% off!)

Polo Ralph Lauren Knit Cotton Blazer (use code FAMILY for 30% off!)

Ralph Lauren Collection Apparel Fillmore Checked Jacket

Polo Ralph Lauren Cotton-Wool Admiral Jacket (50% off + use code FAMILY for 30% off!)

JAZZ JACKET

Nanette Lepore Jazz Jacket in white

Image 4 of FAUX SUEDE BIKER JACKET from Zara

Zara Faux Suede Biker Jacket in black

Image 2 of TWEED BLAZER WITH TRIMS from Zara

Zara Tweed Blazer with Trims