How to Dress a Capsule Wardrobe Up and Down

For those who love to head out on a Friday night but stay in on a Saturday, there are easier ways to dress up and dress down your wardrobe then spending thousands of Rands on designer pieces.

Here are three easy ways to ensure your capsule wardrobe will work for any occasion:

  1. Focus on the top. Unlike a pencil skirt, pretty much any top can be dressed up or down. A simple V-neck t-shirt, for example, can be casual with a pair of sweats or jeans, or dressy paired with a leather jacket. Additionally, a stereotypically dressy top like a blouse can be dressed down by pairing it with a pair of denim cut-offs and high-top sneakers.
  2. Use items creatively. A capsule wardrobe is simply a trendy name for a small collection of useful clothing. Useful, however, does not have to be boring. By using each piece creatively will take them a long way. One top can be worn with multiple different pairs of pants, jackets, and accessories making them feel like a whole new piece.
  3. Select timeless pieces. Perhaps the easiest way to be able to dress every item in your wardrobe up or down is to start your capsule wardrobe off with timeless pieces; anything too trendy will likely only work being worn one way.

Now that you’ve got the knowledge, it’s time to shop! Head to or your Gumtree app (click for Apple & Android) and don’t forget to use your location settings to find fashion close to home.

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