Everybody wants that effortless French girl style. The thing about French girls is they always look classic, timeless, chic and effortless. Even when wearing high-street pieces most of us already own. So what’s their secret? It’s the 5-Piece wardrobe trick. Essentially a capsule wardrobe built around key investment pieces.
So how do you create your own 5-piece wardrobe? Look for quality basics with great materials, timeless shapes and patterns and nothing too over-the-top. Here’s our guide to help you figure it out…
1. A timeless t-shirt that won’t lose shape
2. Jeans that won’t fade
MIH makes jeans that are popular in the fashion industry. The Topanga Midrise is one of its best-selling pieces. We love the perfect fade and natural wear patterns at the seams.
Tip: Are you on a budget but still looking for investment pieces? Have a look on Vestiaire Collective. This website will help you find affordable designer pieces!
3. A sharp blazer
A smart black blazer is essential for any well-edited wardrobe – wear it to the office or with denim on off-duty days. Tailored from tactile wool-piqué for a slim fit, Stella McCartney’s ‘Ingrid’ style has elegant lapels and a back vent for ease of movement. We especially like that it’s lined in satin-twill to smoothly layer over sweaters or T-shirts.
Stella McCartney Blazer $1295
4. A flattering silk shirt
Make a smart investment for your capsule wardrobe with Equipment’s ‘Signature’ blush shirt. Cut into a relaxed menswear-inspired silhouette, this lightweight washed-silk piece will add a hint of tomboy chic to corporate or casual looks. Opt for luxe styling – a wrap skirt and slides are perfect picks.
5. A little black dress
Vince’s little black dress has a contemporary, cool feel. It’s cut in a shift silhouette from fluid crepe and lined in smoothing silk. Minimalist at first glance, it turns to reveal an elegant cutaway that shows just a hint of skin. Team yours with pristine sneakers.