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7 capsule wardrobe pieces you should invest in and how to wear them

These are the pieces to look out for if you’re looking to build a timeless wardrobe…

We all have an idea of the what the ideal wardrobe entails. 

The one full of timeless staples that transcend trends and give you a feeling of effortless elegance and style. 

The reality is that putting together these elusive building blocks can feel like an overwhelming task if you don’t know where to start. 

Thankfully, entrepreneur Caro Daur has curated the capsule collection to end all capsule collections, delivering our ideal wardrobe in a collaboration with Boss.

Here are seven pared-back but impactful pieces that will cater to your every sartorial need and how to style them.

1. The tailored trouser

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Our trouser game over the past six months has been a rotation of sweatpants and leggings, and while they served their purpose during lockdown, a pair of neat tailored trousers holds unparalleled power. 

This particular high-waisted style with front pleats and a tapered leg, have an adaptable quality that means they will look great teamed with an oversized blazer and simple heels, and equally as stylish when worn with an oversized jumper (for the sartorially brave try this as a French half-tuck), black boots and a statement bag. 

2. The trench coat

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Having seen huge popularity on the catwalks over the past few seasons, the trench coat has become a fashion essential. 

The neutral tone of Daur x Boss’ trench coat means that it will work with your existing clothes perfectly. 

A simple jeans-and-a-jumper combination is an easy entry point if this is your first dip in the trench coat pond. 

Equally, a more formal look such as a tailored dress gets a finessed finish thanks to a trench coat like this. If it’s an even more relaxed look you’re after try it with your favourite leggings, a hoody, and a box-fresh pair of trainers for effortless relaxed autumn style. 

3. The white t-shirt

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The perfect white T-shirt is one of the most elusive pieces in a wardrobe. 

What appears to be a simple staple is actually one of the most hard-working, so invest in quality to ensure it retains its shape, colour and texture. 

Boss’ version of this classic ticks all of those boxes, the cotton is weighted, the neckline a perfect crew, and the shape is boxy enough to ensure it delivers a relaxed fit without swamping your body. 

A white T-shirt and blue wash denim jeans will forever be an effortless look, but for a more contemporary feel wear yours with tailoring in place of a shirt.  

4. The chunky jumper

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It’s always hard to say goodbye to summer as the leaves start to turn, but the one benefit of a cooler day is that we are reunited with jumpers. 

The high neck and volume in the sleeve of this cream knitted number makes it your absolute go-to this season. 

Thanks to its slightly cropped fit, this jumper works with all manner of bottoms. 

Team yours with leather trousers and chunky black boots for a polished autumn look, or try it with a silk slip skirt and trainers for a trans-seasonal offering. 

You can even pair it with tailored trousers and heels for a sophisticated take on evening wear. 

5. The black vest

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Similarly, to the white T-shirt, a black vest is one of the most hard-working additions to add to your sartorial repertoire. 

An essential layering tool, try out this vest with an of-the-moment cardigan (no, really) and high-waisted vintage style jeans. 

More seasonless than you would imagine, give this vest a cool-girl makeover with black denim, chunky gold hoops and a leather jacket. 

For those wanting a more fashion-forward look, go all-out 90s by wearing this vest top over a crisp white shirt with tailored trousers and backless mules. 

6. The tailored blazer

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Tailoring is so much more than just workwear; a great blazer and a great pair of tailored trousers can seamlessly work across all elements of your life when worn right. 

Extend the life of your summer wardrobe by throwing this on with your favourite floral dress. If it’s classic dressing you are after, wear yours with relaxed denim and a crisp white T-shirt. 

For those wanting to push the boundaries, try a street style favourite look by teaming this blazer, with its slightly oversized fit, with cycling shorts an oversized T-shirt, layers of fine gold necklaces and chunky trainers. 

7. The black dress

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2020’s party season will certainly look a little different to what we have known but that isn’t reason not to get dressed for the occasion. 

A little black dress is a timeless investment piece, and one that will always be in fashion. 

The sleek silhouette of this high-neck long-sleeve version works well for both daytime and evening dressing. 

For the day, try it out with a chunky gold necklace, black stomper boots and a trench coat. 

Keep your evening look simple but impactful with barely-there sandals, hoop earrings and a luxe-looking bag. 

Shop Caro Daur x Boss’ collection now or head in store at 178-180 Regent Street, London or Sloane Square, London. The first 40 customers to spend £500 on the collection in store will receive a voucher for a complimentary manicure at Townhouse. Call ahead to book a complimentary personal shopping appointment and alterations when making a purchase in store*

*Ts and Cs apply. Ask in store for details