I may be a personal stylist in Sacramento, but this new capsule wardrobe is inspired by Emily in Paris. I chose 8 chic closet essentials that everyone can wear and use to recreate outfits that teeter between work and play no matter where you live. Keep reading if want to know how to mix prints, wear a camisole top during the day, and how to style flare jeans.
EMILY IN PARIS CAPSULE WARDROBE
8 CHIC CLOSET ESSENTIALS
Chic Closet Essential #1
Typically a traditional wardrobe staple, a tweed jacket can be styled to match your mood from bold and happy to sexy and subdued.
My favorite tweed jackets are vintage Chanel like the one Emily is wearing. I’ve found the best selection at Panache in Sacramento, CA. Some of the styles I shared in my Chanel Inspired Jackets post are still available. Contact Panache directly for more information. Also, January, when traditional retailers are low in inventory, is a great time to shop vintage. Shop a current roundup of reputable vintage Chanel at Farfetch.
Black & White Jacket
Solid Color Jacket
HIGH-LOW CAPSULE WARDROBE WITH VERONICA BEARD
Chic Closet Essential #2
What is more french than a striped top? A stripe is my favorite neutral print because it’s so easy to mix with other prints. See more ways how to style neutral prints. Steal some styling tips for a striped top. A navy and white striped top is iconic. My favorite sustainable striped tops come from Amour Vert. You can find the best selection HERE.
Colorful Striped Tops
Chic Closet Essential #3
A cardigan has been part of multiple capsule wardrobes including my Cozy Capsule, Modern Classic Capsule, and International Travel Capsule. Emily wears classic trimmed v-neck styles throughout all 3 seasons. Trimmed or tipped cardigans are an easy way to add more color to your ensemble and look good with prints and texture. If you are as crazy about cardigans as me check out THIS POST dedicated to them.
High-Low Cardigan Roundup
HIGH-LOW CAPSULE WARDROBE WITH AMAZON FASHION FINDS
Chic Closet Essential #4
What fashionable women’s wardrobe would be complete without a pair of the most popular jeans available right now? Last Year I shared some summer outfits with flare jeans in THIS POST and also in my Summer Capsule Wardrobe. In the Fall I showed you 13 outfits with flare jeans in my Cozy Capsule Wardrobe. Now I’m suggesting an exaggerated flare leg like Emily’s to wear with this capsule.
Fit Tip – Wide leg flares usually come with a higher rise. To get the best fit compare the measurements online with yours. I talk more about this HERE ON INSTAGRAM
HIGH-LOW CAPSULE WARDROBE WITH HIGH-RISE FLARES
Chic Closet Essential #5
Before embracing pants in season 3 Emily rocked super short skirts. Skirts are fun and feminine. A classic pleated style works great in this capsule wardrobe.
For a more modern look try vegan leather or white instead of black for a neutral color choice. I even found this washable option from Amazon for under $50!
Closet Essentials Anyone Can Wear
HIGH-LOW CAPSULE WARDROBE WITH A CHIC SKIRT
Any of These Pieces Will Work Too
Chic Closet Essential #6
Print dresses feel good on and have the styling superpower ability to hide a multitude of sins under them.
A bold pattern or ditsy print dress in your capsule color story will help you convey your personal style.
Typically a large-scale print dress looks best with a tiny tweed pattern jacket over it. Likewise, a small print looks best with a solid jacket that doesn’t compete.
Pretty Print Closet Essentials
Chic Closet Essential #7
Can you wear a camisole by itself? Is chocolate by itself desert? Yes! I spotted camisole and boudoir-style tops on all the female characters in Emily in Paris. A camisole top is one of 3 Stylish Pieces That Never Fail My Clients Over 40.
A classic camisole can be tucked into high-waisted flare jeans or a pretty pleated skirt. The characters from the show weren’t afraid to show some skin with their bralettes, but if you’re not as bold you can layer a button-up under one or pair them back with high-waisted bottoms.
Chic Closet Essential #8
This capsule wouldn’t be complete without an arsenal of fabulous accessories. Almost every outfit boasts a belt. See how this little piece can make a big difference in THIS POST from 2021. Footwear was bold too. I saw lots of boots and platforms. If you’re a hat person. This is your moment!
Bold Closet Essentials
HOW TO MIX PRINTS LIKE EMILY IN PARIS
See 5 more Emily in Paris Capsules, HERE, featuring new spring dresses and more high-low combinations with chic closet essentials from your favorite brands. Watch “cafe in my closet” Emily in Paris style, on Instagram to see some of these pieces in person.