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Building a Versatile Wardrobe: The Everyday Sweater Capsule

How can I reduce my closet to high-quality staples that create 6 easy everyday outfits?
January 26, 2023
By Amy Melton

Building a Lifelong, Sustainable Capsule Wardrobe

Explore building a sustainable capsule wardrobe with the Oliver Charles sweater as a key piece. The benefits of starting a capsule wardrobe are endless, and I'll provide tips on how to get started. In the final part of the series, I'll showcase my 6 favorite easy everyday outfits.

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I used to think that maximizing my wardrobe meant constantly buying new clothes - until I learned how to build a capsule wardrobe. With just a few essentials, I've been able to put together outfits that look great and can go anywhere from the office to the great outdoors. One piece that quickly became a favorite of mine is my Oliver Charles sweater.

After taking the 1-Week Challenge, I fell in love with my sweater and wanted to make the most of it. I got creative and put together 6 different outfits that made up my seasonal capsule. It was then that I realized buying high-quality pieces like the OC sweater was key to building a sustainable and long-lasting wardrobe.

If you're an Oliver Charles sweater owner, this article will give you more confidence in styling it and give you inspiration for your own wardrobe. It's the perfect layer for creating everyday outfits.

OLIVER CHARLES - Blog #Repeat - Style, Sustainability, Unique Innovative Materials, Sizing, Enclothed Cognition
OLIVER CHARLES - Blog #Repeat - Style, Sustainability, Unique Innovative Materials, Sizing, Enclothed Cognition

Discover The Benefits Of Yak Wool Sweaters: All-Season Versatility, Performace, and Durability

When putting together a capsule wardrobe, it's so important to pick pieces that are sustainable, long-lasting, and will add real value to your life. For me, a versatile, high-quality sweater is a must-have.

My Oliver Charles sweater, made from yak wool, is perfect for all seasons. It goes with everything and easily layers for year-round wear. It keeps me warm in the cold and cool in the heat, and its durability means it will last for a long time, saving me from having to replace it.

I think it should be labeled as "The Everyday Sweater” since it’s a piece that can be used from your wardrobe daily. This essential sweater is a gem and you can easily curate several outfits with this piece, just like I did. It’s a walk in the park, I mean, a walk in your closet!

OLIVER CHARLES - Blog #Repeat - Style, Sustainability, Unique Innovative Materials, Sizing, Enclothed Cognition
OLIVER CHARLES - Blog #Repeat - Style, Sustainability, Unique Innovative Materials, Sizing, Enclothed Cognition

The Simplicity Of A Personal Uniform: How An Oliver Charles Sweater Is Key To My Year-Round Outfits

I've been having a blast creating my 6 everyday outfits. With my trusty Oliver Charles sweater, this exercise was easy - all I had to do was mix and match a few of my other favorites with it. These included:

  • 2 solid tops
  • 2 patterned tops
  • 2 blouses/button downs
  • 1 blazer
  • 1 pair of dark-wash jeans
  • 1 pair of light-wash jeans
  • 1 pair of trousers pants
  • 1 skirt/shorts
  • 1 heavy coat
  • 1 lightweight coat
  • 2 pairs of shoes

To make it even simpler, I organize my clothes in my closet so I can see everything at once. I keep my bottoms like pants on shelves where I can see them, and my skirts hung up, so they're also in plain sight.

I like to pair my gray Oliver Charles sweater with my black and neutral pieces since most of my skirts, pants, and shoes are black. And with just a handful of key pieces, like pants, a skirt, shoes, tights, a coat, a belt, and a scarf, I was able to make 6 versatile outfits that I can wear all season long. Voila!

OLIVER CHARLES - Blog #Repeat - Style, Sustainability, Unique Innovative Materials, Sizing, Enclothed Cognition
OLIVER CHARLES - Blog #Repeat - Style, Sustainability, Unique Innovative Materials, Sizing, Enclothed Cognition

Why Everyday Sweaters Are Ideal For Outfit Repeating

My sweater has been the perfect building block in my closet. I love how I stopped thinking about what I was going to wear because I planned in advance and defined my capsule for the season.

I wasn't sure if I could make it work with just 16 core pieces to mix and match, but I've been really happy with how it's turned out. I feel like people are always surprised when they find out how few clothes I actually own, because I've been able to make it look like I have a lot more by being creative with my outfits.

It's kind of like magic - it seems like I'm constantly buying new clothes, when really I'm just using what I have in new ways, It seems like I keep shopping for more clothes when I don’t swipe my card.

The beauty of having a capsule wardrobe is that I've spent less money while continuously curating outfits from the thing I know I love to wear.

Amy Melton enjoys writing about fashion and wardrobe styling. She has been writing about these topics for a while and loves sharing her knowledge with others. Amy used to focus on quantity when shopping but has since shifted to prioritizing sustainability and quality. She hopes to help others find what they are looking for in the fashion world through her writing on topics such as capsule wardrobes, outfit repetition, style, sustainability, and travel.

If you believe that every good wardrobe starts with owning less and owning better, consider buying yourself an OLIVER CHARLES sweater.
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