With summer outfits well and truly packed away, now is the perfect time to prepare a winter capsule wardrobe you can use for years and years to come (and never have the stress of being unprepared for winter again!). 

The capsule wardrobe, coined by Susie Faux in the 1980’s, is becoming a must have in the fashion space as people search for more sustainable solutions to excessive materialism and are looking to focus on incorporating quality clothing into their wardrobes. 

Why Should I Adopt A Capsule Wardrobe? 

Capsule wardrobes are the solution to excessive stress, the burden of decision fatigue and giving you back more time for what matters.

A recent paper by The International Journal of Market Research found in a 3 week study individuals who adopted a capsule wardrobe had positively reduced stress levels, felt less of a need to keep up with fashion trends and had a greater awareness for conscious consumption.  

What To Incorporate So My Winter Wardrobe Essentials Don’t ‘Stale’

Where capsule wardrobes fail is where individuals focus too strongly on ‘minimalism’ and forget to incorporate their personal style into their wardrobe. This can result in a closet that is too boring and ultimately doesn’t bring you joy! 

The purpose of the capsule wardrobe is not to completely restrict yourself from anything stylish, colourful or fun - it’s to incorporate these clothing pieces into your life in a considered and thought out approach! Being able to mix and match pieces is the key to a successful timeless closet! 

A capsule wardrobe is balancing needs with style. Keep it practical, but also make sure it’s exciting so you wake up everyday looking forward to wearing your favourite clothing pieces! 

How To Create A Capsule Wardrobe In Winter Weather

Seasonal wardrobe fatigue is real and we are here to help save you from experiencing this! The Little Cactus timeless staple pieces will become your favourites for a winter capsule wardrobe that has all the essentials with a twist! 

Oversized Cardigans and Tops 

Nothing says comfy fashion more than the oversized cardigan or top. The benefits of bundling up in one of these is that not only are they cozy, but they are oh-so-versatile. The best thing about oversize comfy pieces is they can be worn across seasons, as you can dress them up or down as easily as you like.  

Perfect with a pair of boots and jeans for a relaxed stylish look, tights and a skirt with a blouse for a casual work piece, a maxi dress for the weekend vibe or sneakers and pants for the ultimate stylish look.

The Isle of Mine Immerse Cardigan Moss is a stunning open-style knit design that brings an element of cosiness to this fashionable look! Similarly Eb and Ive Gunyah Cardian is the perfect one-size-fits-all knee length cardigan that looks as good as it is versatile! 

For a truly stylish look, the Eb & Ive Raine Knit Top/Dress can be worn with just a skirt, pair of tights and boots or completely rugged up with jeans and a jacket! 

What we love about these Little Cactus oversized cardigans and tops is the stunning colours! Available in a variety of rich and dark winter wardrobe colours including mulberry, moss and raven so you can effortlessly incorporate beautiful colours into your closet. 

Midi Dress Or Midi Skirt 

Maximum style when you rock the midi look. The midi dress and skirt has to be one of the easiest articles of clothing. What makes this winter must have so essential is its ankle length makes it a great option for work; being great to wear with white shoes or flats, casual; a pair of boots will not only look great but keep you warm; or even pair with heels for a more formal event or dinner! 

The ever so flattering Mae Midi Dress is a game changer when it comes to casual dressing this winter! Little Cactus’ Isle of Mine Prosper Skirt available in the stunning rust or black will help you style your favourite blouse or favourite winter jacket in an effortless manner! 

Coat Coat Coat! 

Investing in a good winter coat is essential; it is a wardrobe staple. A quality coat lasts for so many years and it will be well worth it with the arrival of the crisp nights. 

A coat is one of the most important fashion pieces as it can perfectly tie in your personal style. Our King Louie Lemaire Check Robin Coat is the ultimate iconic fashion jacket. Its classic shape,  accent colours and timeless houndstooth pattern make it both versatile and fashionable. 

For when the temperatures drop, faux fur is an absolute go to. Not only is it warm to wear during the day, but perfect for a night out. The King Louie Philly Betty faux fur coat available in pecan brown or blue can enhance any outfit in a considered way! 

Need More Staple Clothing Options For Your Winter Capsule Wardrobe List? 

Little Cactus has a huge range of Australian made fashion and international fashion labels. Sharee; owner of Little Cactus Melbourne boutique clothing store, focuses on supporting local businesses and labels focused on sustainability and ethically made as part of their ethos. 

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Visit us at 2-3/30-32 McAdam Square, Croydon VIC 3136 or online at https://littlecactus.com.au/ 

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May 16, 2022 — Elizabeth Robinson