This week Erin Scammell from The Stolen Stylist dropped by to share some of her endless fashion and style knowledge with us. Erin explained to us where the concept of The Capsule Wardrobe came from and what it can do for you! The Capsule Wardrobe is a style concept using only 7 items in your wardrobe.
We love this concept because it's the perfect place to start if you are looking to completely re-design or re-fresh your style. Come and see us, or contact us online, over the phone or via email to find out what your perfect 7 items are and what you can do with them! Or talk to the girls at The Stolen Stylist for personal styling services!
It started in the wardrobe by The Stolen Stylist
Personal style is, well, personal. But how do you find YOUR personal style? Some people seem to have it together ALL THE TIME. But how… how do they pull together those killer outfits so effortlessly?
In the 1970s, Susie Faux pioneered The Caspule Wardrobe when she launched her store ‘Wardrobe’ in London. Her store consisted of foundational pieces that, in practice, could be added to in order to create one’s personal style. This concept was popularised by Donna Karan in 1985 when she released her ‘7 Easy Pieces’ collection; her models walked the runway in various outfits curated from only seven pieces. Since the inception of The Capsule Wardobe, it has had many incarnations as fashion has naturally evolved and altered but ultimately, the basics have remained the same.
Enduring style is best achieved when using this foundational wardrobe concept. However, to truly express yourself through your wardrobe, you need to know how to make this wardrobe concept work for you, so that you don’t end up being just another cardboard cut out… you need to cultivate your creativity after all!
My theory for playing with the capsule wardobe: start with an outfit forged entirely from a capsule wardrobe list, then add one ‘personality’ piece. This could be a bright pop of colour like the P.E. Nation Cutshot Jacket or a softer floral like the Thurley Bluebell Print Mini Dress. If you’re feeling adventurous, add more ‘personality’ pieces.
The perfect example of the PE Nation Cutshot Jacket as a foundational piece in your capsule wardrobe adding a pop of colour and an element of sophisticated styling to other items you own.
Jennifer McMahon showing us how soft florals act as a 'personality piece' in your capsule wardrobe. And Erin thinks the Thurley Bluebell Print Dress is the perfect soft floral you could possible find this season.
Taking the time to curate a wardrobe to suit YOU will ultimately make getting dressed easier, more fun and ultimately, faster. This way you can start your day in control, primed for dominating.
Great advice, Erin! And to find out what your perfect Capsule Wardrobe list is, and what personality pieces may best complement your natural style, talk to us at Miko + Mollie or contact The Stolen Stylist for personal styling assistance!
Erin Scammell, Founder The Stolen Stylist
Erin has privately styled groups and individuals for over a decade, ranging from individual wardrobe edits to the overhaul of uniform policies for corporate agencies.
Erin began her personal style journey when studying Communications at university - her budget for clothes was consistent with most uni students (low), so she took to the op shops and her mother’s vintage collection to style her way through her early 20s. Her favourite garment was her mother’s purple maxi-skirt from the 80s, that she wore as a dress, belted to create shape.
Since then, Erin has appeared in television commercials, written a lifestyle column and emceed fashion events. She has also worked on fashion editorials for publications such as SA Life Magazine, had four children and has founded The Stolen Stylist.
Erin is now the proud owner of The Stolen Stylist and co-owner of the new sustainable style publication, FIL Magazine (launching in September 2019). Erin is passionate about empowering others to find their personal style and to pursue their dreams… and continues to find some of her favourite garments from local designers and op shops.