Client Story: From Fast Fashion to Investing in a Capsule Wardrobe

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the changing trends in fast fashion stores? And end up buying an all black look from Zara? If so, you are not alone. Many think that by buying inexpensive clothes they will save money but the truth is that investing in higher quality pieces will give you better cost for benefit. In this post, we are sharing the story of our client Monica and her journey from fast fashion to investment pieces as we created her dream capsule wardrobe.

” Deni has completely transformed my wardrobe, my look and how I feel every morning. I feel excited to get dressed and face the day. I’ve booked a full day styling session with Deni and within several hours I had a capsule wardrobe that I solely wore for 8 weeks. I left all my old clothes behind, all the ones that didn’t really suit my vision of how I wanted to look as a vibrant woman working in the city. With my capsule comprised of 5 tops, a skirt, two pairs of trousers, a blazer, a coat and a dress I was able to look incredible every single day for months. I got so many compliments at my job, on the street, from my family and friends.” – Monica, client

Monica’s Style Journey 

Our client Monica, reached out to us to help her create a capsule wardrobe upon starting a new job in the city. Monica is a young woman at the start of her career looking to build a successful career path. Finding the right balance between corporate looks for her new job and effortless outfits for the weekends was key.

‘Having a naturally youthful look meant that I couldn’t keep dressing the same way I did in university. I wanted to look professional at the office, to dress smart while still looking elegant, classy and feminine.” – Monica

Style Note: A two piece suit in checked print is perfect for a business smart casual look. Monica can easily mix & match the blazer with navy trouser for work, but also with jeans and leather trousers for the weekends.  A selection of neutral blouses with pretty details, ruffles and a rhinestone knit top add feminine touch to the tailoring.

Style Note: “Monica’s brief was classic, elegant wardrobe that is professional and feminine. Instead of trying to keep up with trends, we decided to invest in timeless pieces which can be worn for many seasons. One of the key investment pieces and an all-time classic for a work wardrobe is a camel coat in a shade of beige that suits her skin tone. We styled it with a colorful scarf to add a pop of colour and keep the look youthful. The same scarf can be styled over a fitted cardigan and jeans for a weekend look in early spring” – Deni, stylist

Coat  | Loewe mohair-blend scarf

The Perfect Capsule 

The perfect capsule wardrobe is one that will stand the test of time. When it comes to creating a capsule, we recommend starting with 15 to 20 key pieces which work well together. The purpose of creating a capsule is to have a small and versatile wardrobe that can be mixed and matched into multiple looks. In a capsule wardrobe its key to find the right balance between having outfits for work and leisure time.

Style Note: “For Monica’s leisure wardrobe, we opted for a selection of pretty jumpers featuring balloon sleeves and soft pink shades. Investing in quality jumpers pays off as they last longer and keep their shape better.”

“By embracing a capsule wardrobe, you will be able to use fewer items while always looking put together. It’s the perfect solution for those with dynamic lifestyles and little time to shop. “

Part of her styling journey involved transforming the way she shopped. We worked on switching her shopping habits from high street fashion to investing in quality pieces. In terms of sustainability, we decided to shop less but invest in quality pieces which will stand the test of time. We helped her find the right balance in her wardrobe to create looks which can be worn from desk-to-dance.

Whistles straight-leg jeans | Loveshackfancy jumper | Ganni beret | MALONE SOULIERS ankle boots

Get Your Capsule Wardrobe

With our styling services we can help you create the perfect capsule wardrobe to meet your lifestyle needs. During a Style Makeover, our stylist will identify what your existing wardrobe is missing and help you shop for items which will make your wardrobe more complete. With a capsule wardrobe you will be able to mix and match all your clothes, ensuring you maximize wear out of them. Book your complimentary consultation with our stylist Deni at and we will guide you on what styling service is ideal for you.

Related: read Celebrity Stylist: Natalia’s Spring Summer Capsule Wardrobe

by Barbara


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