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How To Create a Retro Capsule Wardrobe

Posted on April 08 2014

Previously, we explained the joys of the work dress. Now, let's talk separates! A good way to build a work wardrobe is to start with diverse pieces in solid colors. Creating this "capsule wardrobe" will give you a small collection of interchangeable items that you can mix with trendy pieces.

These key clothing items do not have to be drab khaki neutrals - a Heart of Haute pencil or A line skirt in a bright blue or green will mix and match with many other colors and prints. Next, add some knit tops in solid colors, and a refined sweater to throw on over everything. These basics can be combined in infinite ways, and any prints you bring home will be easy to incorporate.

Our crisp collared Gretta top is a professional wardrobe essential - try it layered in the winter or open over a tank top in the summer.  The Heart of Haute bow neck Estelle Blouse comes in prints and colors from soft to bold. Take inspiration from the ultimate office boss lady - Joan Holloway Harris from Mad Men - Joan often wears the same colors, shapes and pieces - it is easy to imagine what her "capsule wardrobe" looked like. Tuck a solid blouse into a high waisted skirt for a polished vintage Joan look, and don't be afraid to mix it up with bold florals!

Follow Heart of Haute's board Retro Style at Work on Pinterest.

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