Build A Casual Capsule Wardrobe

By Hayley Cooper, Personal Fashion Stylist
Comfort, functionality and versatility are the key elements we want from our casual wardrobes. We’re looking to fabrics that are easy to wash and wear, outfits that don’t require precious brainpower, but still look effortlessly put together.
From working from home, to grabbing a coffee and then doing the afternoon school run, here are four outfits that will have you covered.

1. Tank Top + Linen Shorts

Shorts are a piece many shy away from, but no need with these ones! They’re a high rise fit on the waistline and a tailored cut with a slightly longer hemline. The lightweight fabric allows these to move easily with your body, almost like a skirt but with the practicality of shorts. Pair these with a fitted tank top to compliment the shape of the shorts and black accessories to add definition to this lighter colour palette.
Product details: Country Road Darted High Waist Linen Shorts $139.00, Forever New Lia Racer Knit Tank $59.99, Prada Sunglasses from Sunglass Hut $340.00, Country Road Plaited Belt $69.95 and Nine West Gessica Sandals $139.95.

2. Casual Black Dress


This dress has great versatility, you can easily dress this up with some gold accessories and a pair of heels for an outing, but it works just as great as a throw-on-and-go spring dress. The textured fabric adds detail to an all-black piece, and breathable cotton is a comfortable choice of fabric. The best bit? This dress has real pockets! And we all love a dress with real, hidden pockets. Keep this look casual with streamlined white sneakers and an unexpected denim bag.
Product Details: Country Road Broderie Dress $179.00, Mimco Vista Circle Bag $169.00 and Country Road Tina Sneakers $149.00.

3. Textured Pants & Black Tee


These chic and neutral pants are a great alternative to denim, but just as comfortable with a slightly relaxed fit through the legs. Wear this look when working from home, then grab your wallet, slip into your slides and take a stroll to the café for your mid morning coffee. Pair these with an easy cotton tee and minimalistic accessories to highlight the colour mix.
Product Details: Bec + Bridge Safari Sun Pant $240.00, Country Road Basic T-Shirt $39.95, Mimco Majesty Small Wallet $149.00, Ray Ban Sunglasses from Sunglass Hut $275.00, Mimco Rotate Sterling Silver Coin Necklace $139.00, Country Road Alice Slides $129.00.

4. Jogger Pants + Relaxed Tee


This outfit feels like complete comfort and is absolutely effortless to put together. In a muted khaki shade and composed of a soft cotton fabric, this is an easy set to slip into each morning. Highlight the khaki colouring with tortoise shell sunglasses and light gold espadrilles. Wear the top and pants together, or as separates with other items in your wardrobe to maximise their wearability.
Seed Heritage Tee please check RRP in store, Seed Heritage Harem Pants $69.95, Mimco Electro Sunglasses $179.00 and Mimco Spark Espadrilles $179.00.
Our casual wardrobes are often forgotten about and aren’t where we tend to add a lot of focus on style, but that doesn’t have to be the case. With these outfits, you can keep your comfort and add that extra element of interest, personality and functionality into your casual wardrobe.


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Continue building up your casual wardrobe in store at Country Road, Forever New, Sunglass Hut, Nine West, Mimco, Bec +Bridge and Seed Heritage.