Ask the stylists about the 10 items you need for your Spring capsule wardrobe


When it comes to fashion it pays to invest in the key pieces that you can wear with anything for any occasion. Jarrold stylists Florrie and Katy show you how to be sustainable when it comes to your wardrobe with a capsule collection for Spring.

We don’t know about you, but we love to mix and match our clothes. Wearing those pair of jeans with a crisp white shirt for work or with a sweatshirt for play, layering a shirt dress over a pair of tailored trousers for a dinner party or with bare legs and trainers for shopping with friends, or wearing a leather biker jacket over trousers and a roll neck jumper for a smart/casual look or layering over a dress for a night on the town. Then there are the key pieces that will pull any look together – a crossbody bag in a neutral colour, a pair of white trainers and a classic trench coat can instantly transform your look.

 It all makes for a wardrobe that saves you money as each item can be worn in multiple ways and is less throw-away.

 Here are our favourite 10 pieces that can be mixed and matched to give you endless outfits this Spring and beyond.

The Classic White Shirt

The white shirt is your little black dress of tops. Wear it with trousers or underneath a dress for work, with jeans or layered under a sweatshirt for play, or layer over a roll neck jumper for an alternative look. 

GANT Tech Prep Oxford Shirt



The Jeans

Go for straight leg or boyfriend fit jeans for a modern take on denim this year. The straighter cut is not only more flattering, it also makes your jeans smart enough to wear rolled down for the office with a roll neck jumper or white shirt with trench coat, or for weekends rolled up at the ankle and worn witha sweatshirt or with a dress layered over the top. 

Mint Velvet Dakota Indigo Boyfriend Jean



The Dress

A shirt dress is one of the most versatile styles as you can wear it buttoned up with boots or loafers for work, with a few buttons underdone and styled with a statement necklace and courts for the evening, or layered up with a polo jumper underneath or a sweatshirt over the top so that it looks like you are wearing a top and skirt. 

Whistles Montana Dark Green Shirt Dress



The Roll Neck Jumper

An essential item for everyone's wardrobe, the simple roll neck jumper is perfect worn on it's own with trousers or layered under a dress or trenchcoat. In fact, this is an item that you will wear throughout the year as it will keep you warm layered under summer dresses in spring and summer, and layered under a sweatshirt or jumper in autumn and winter. 

Whistles Essential Polo Neck Top



The Bag

A neutral coloured bag in a classic style, such as the crossbody, will go with any outfit in your wardrobe. It's also perfect for any occasion as it's big enough for work, shopping with friends and days out, but small enough to complement your outfit for a night out. 

AllSaints Captain Leather Black Round Crossbody Bag



The Sweatshirt

The piece for 2019, the sweatshirt with or without a logo design is your new cover-up. Not only does it gives an instant update to your look, it's timeless appeal makes this an item in your wardrobe that you will wear forever. Wear with jeans for a casual look, over a dress for a smart casual look, or with tailored trousers for an update on your work look. 

Tommy Hilfiger Sabbri Mock Neck Jumper




The Tailored Trousers

No capsule wardrobe is complete without a pair of tailored trousers. A workwear staple, these can also be worn at the weekends with your sweatshirt, or with your white shirt layered with a sweatshirt for a smart/casual look. Why not try them with a shirt dress too for an alternative work day look. 

Luisa Cerano Tailored Trousers



The Trenchcoat

A classic trench can pull your look together in an instant. Perfect for work over tailored trousers and a white shirt, you can also wear with jeans and sweatshirt for a smarter look for the weekend or with a shirt dress for after work drinks. 

Vero Moda Double Breasted Trenchcoat



The White Trainers

Smart enough for work and play, a pair of white trainers are a must for your capsule wardrobe.  Wear with everything from dresses, to jeans or tailored trousers.

Superga 2843 Sport Club S White Brown Sneaker



The Leather Biker Jacket

You cannot go wrong with a leather jacket and the biker style has become a timeless look. If you have already got one in black, why not go for a lighter version in cream this Spring? the neutral shade will go with everything in your wardrobe just as your black version does - and how many times in the year do you wear that? 

AllSaints Dalby Leather Biker Jacket



How can our stylists help you?

Whether you want to create a capsule wardrobe, learn how to get more wear out of your clothes by creating different outfits with a few pieces, discover how to accessorise, find that outfit for a special occasion, or simply find a top to go with a skirt in your wardrobe, our personal stylists Florrie and Katy are available instore to give you free advice. 


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