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How To Build A Capsule Wardrobe

The trick to building a timeless capsule wardrobe? Acquiring everyday essentials you will never fall out of love with.

FARFETCH is not only the luxury go-to for the very best trend-led fashion and accessories, it is also host to a rolodex of timeless classics – the kind of pieces you need for the ultimate capsule wardrobe. From perfectly cut denim, to sweet cashmere knits, and signature floral dresses, we’ve rounded up ten elevated wardrobe staples to wear on repeat.

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Denim is a key component of a hard-working, off-duty wardrobe. Invest well and your jeans will last a lifetime (only getting better with age). Denim trends come and go, but a classic, true blue jean will never date. Case in point, this pair from Mother. Thanks to the high-waist fit and gentle kick flare, this silhouette has the added bonus of elongating legs optically.


A trench coat is a quintessential style icon with year-after-year wearability – it is also an essential for nailing transeasonal chic dressing. This Rejina Pyo jacket exemplifies understated simplicity: the elegant taupe shade and cinched-waist details are super flattering, whilst the oversized lapels make a sartorial statement.


A smart pair of flats have always carried a certain insouciant glamour, and are even more appealing as we continue to approach our heels with caution. These Valentino Garavani backless flats will make getting out the door effortless. We love the signature stud details toughening up the ladylike pointed-toe silhouette and will be pairing ours with a cashmere knit and jeans.


The Breton striped knit effortlessly embodies Parisenne chic, and rarely goes out of style. This KHAITE iteration in a sumptuous cashmere blend offers a modern take on the wardrobe staple with a louche silhouette and oversized collar. Off-duty style never looked so good.


For work or play, a smart tuxedo blazer pulls the rest of your outfit together. This Veronica Beard version is a masterstroke in sharp tailoring, with a flattering close fit and longline silhouette. The gold-button details are a welcome style accent too, adding extra polish.


Every discerning jewellery box should contain at least one pair of hoop earrings, which work with practically every outift. This pair from Annoushka add a substantial note of glamour to any ensemble. Generously punctuated with diamonds, these are a refined take on the jewellery icon.


A crisp white shirt is an easy way to emulate laid-back tailoring. This Carolina Herrera blouse is the true definition of an elevated staple: with a sweetheart neckline and unexpected zip detailing. 


Never underestimate the power of a classic midi dress; it is the cornerstone of every modern woman’s wardrobe, and can solve myriad outfit conundrums. This Reformation dress in a deep forest green is a smart alternative to classic black. With a corsetted bodice, puff sleeves, and a knee-high slit, it’s subtly sexy – which is all the more alluring. 


A statement accessory like this glossy red Prada Cleo bag is the easiest way to inject a pop of colour into a muted wardrobe. The understated design has lasting appeal due to its clean, sculptural shape, signature logo plaque, and overall wearability. Wear yours nonchalantly slung over your shoulder on repeat.


Florals are a timeless print – and for good reason – brightening up every look. Effortlessly feminine, they are the go-to for wedding dresses, summer soirees, and beyond. Complete with ruffles, blouson sleeves, and a shirred bust, this Needle & Thread dress is the definition of 'romantic' (with a dash of whimsy), and possesses serious cost-per-wear.


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