Ultimate Capsule Wardrobe AW17 | Styling You

Get your autumn-winter 2017 wardrobe sorted with the Ultimate Capsule Wardrobe style challenge

Nikki ParkinsonFashion, How to 3 Comments

Stylers. It’s time. It’s time to get your autumn-winter 2017 wardrobe sorted.

I shared my 13 tips for organising your wardrobe HERE and today’s the day to make your next move.

That next move involves creating a capsule wardrobe for autumn-winter. Don’t worry, I’m here to help.

Our Ultimate Capsule Wardrobe program gives you a blueprint for the fashion season – one that you can adapt and make work in your own lifestyle.

Once you have this capsule in place, the stress surrounding the daily “what to wear” question disappears.

The Ultimate Capsule Wardrobe Style Challenge will show you in six weeks how to build an autumn-winter wardrobe no matter what your budget. You will have ideas for revamping your existing autumn-winter outfits, plus tips and advice on how to mindfully plan your new-season purchases.

I want you to feel confident in your personal style – EVERY day.

What’s a capsule wardrobe?

In a nutshell, a capsule wardrobe is all about filling your wardrobe with MORE of the pieces that mix and match with each other. It’s about having MORE pieces that are versatile – that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.

It’s not about having a full-to-overflowing wardrobe, it’s about consciously and mindfully filling your wardrobe with pieces that work with each other.

Get this idea of (an organised) less is more and you’ll always have something to wear.

The Ultimate Capsule Wardrobe Style Challenge

Ultimate Capsule Wardrobe AW17


Nailing this concept of a capsule wardrobe is the reason why I offer (twice a year) a online style program that has a capsule wardrobe at its core starting point.

My first Ultimate Capsule Wardrobe Style Challenge, which centred around a 30-piece spring-summer wardrobe, finished late October, and was so well received by those who took part. Here’s just a sample of the feedback received:

It has taught me to take my time to buy pieces that suit me but are also versatile. Mix and match doesn’t have to be boring! I have less items in my wardrobe. And much more to wear! – Lisa

The capsule pushed me to try new styles, colours, stripes etc and the fun thing was that everything mixed and matched. I loved chatting with other members each day too. – Fiona

I can’t wait to do this again. The whole program is so inspiring! – Nicoll

Autumn-Winter 2017 Ultimate Capsule Wardrobe 

Ultimate Capsule Wardrobe AW17 | Styling You


 Bohemian Traders blazer (Styling You Shop)

My Ultimate Capsule Wardrobe Style Challenge centres around a 30-piece autumn-winter wardrobe. I’ve hand-picked those 30 pieces, featuring brands and labels I know and love. Twenty of those pieces are available for sale in the Styling You Shop (all those registered for the Ultimate Capsule Wardrobe challenge will receive a FREE shipping code for our shop).

From those 30 pieces, I’ve created 42 different outfits – six weeks of outfits. This is where you get a full idea of how a capsule can work for you.

I realise that what suits me may not suit you, so with every featured clothing piece I’ve included links to four alternative options that might better suit you. You’ll find an option for plus-size, petite, budget and workwear shopping.

And it’s NOT essential to buy any of the suggested pieces. I’m very much about editing and shopping your wardrobe first. Where the proposed capsule and daily outfit suggestions will help you is to give you a starting point for finding similar pieces in your wardrobe.

With each suggested daily outfit combination, you’ll also find dress-up/dress-down alternatives for making each outfit work for casual, the office or an evening out. You’ll also find suggestions to change up the outfit if it’s warm or cold where you live.

And here’s the big bonus … if you sign up for this online style program, you can also opt in to get my personal style support in our dedicated Facebook group. You can opt in for only the six weeks of the program, or stay on for six months and get season-long support.

I will be hands on in this group offering specific advice to your styling needs. We also have some amazing prizes up for grabs, including a Miss Monogram tote bag, Salita Matthews earrings, FRANKiE4 Footwear shoes and Styling You Shop gift cards. 

Win Salita Matthews earrings + Miss Monogram tote | Styling You

Get more details and answers to frequently asked questions HERE.

Join HERE.

The AW17 Styling You Shop

It’s two years since we launched the very first Styling You Shop so we thought it was time to change things up a little.

Combining the shop edit with our Ultimate Capsule Wardrobe online program means that we’re really focussing on one plan for the season ahead.

The big news (and what will make it even better for you when you shop with us) is that all of our stock will be sent from the one place – Styling You HQ. 

Unlike previous edits where you may have received more than one parcel at different times, this time you’ll receive your entire order together. And it will be sent Express Post same business day if orders are in before 12noon. If you’ve signed up for the Ultimate Capsule Wardrobe challenge, you’ll receive a FREE shipping code.

What does remain the same is that I’ve worked with some of my favourite independent fashion designers and online stores to bring you a selection of clothes that can work for a multitude of trans-seasonal occasions.

The store is only open for a limited time – and stock is limited so if you see something you like, snap it up quick smart. Many items usually sell out in the first couple of days.

Garments range in size from size 6-3XL (not all garments run to this size range but many do). Three pieces are one-size. The price range for each piece is from $55-$252.

The intention is to offer quality pieces that represent value for money – and pieces that will be in your wardrobe for many seasons to come.

Let’s take a look at what’s in store, shall we?


Styling You Shop + Ultimate Capsule Wardrobe AW17 Hunt + Kelly top | Philosophy skirt (Styling You Shop) 


Please take note of our sizing suggestions with each product description. If we indicate that this is a garment to size up or down then please take that into consideration when ordering.

Jasmine (aka @prettychuffed and also one of our community managers) is on board to also offer style inspiration. Jasmine is a blogger and stay-at-home-mum to two girls under three. She’s a petite size 8-10 and 158cm, so offers an alternative to my size 14-16, 166cm.

Styling You Shop + Ultimate Capsule Wardrobe AW17

 Adrift striped top | Adrift shirt (around neck) | Bohemian Traders jeans (Styling You Shop)

The boring (but essential) bits

All items in this shop edit will be sent via Express Post – orders received before 12noon on a business day will be sent that day. You’ll receive a shipping notification with a tracking number for that item. Even though your order will be sent via Express Post, this does not guarantee next day delivery.

We offer refunds and exchanges. You must contact us via email ([email protected]within three days of receiving the garments to arrange this with us. Clothes must not have been worn and tags must still be on to qualify. 

Happy shopping!


Behind the scenes Styling You Shop shoot AW17

Credits: Thanks to photographer Sarah Keayes for her fantastic work on capturing the outfits. Thanks to stylist Simone Merlo for keeping the shoot running smoothly and positioning us in our best angles. Thanks to hair and makeup artist Erin Bigg (via Arc Creative) for making us look a more polished version of our everyday selves.

Comments 3

  1. All always way Black or dark colours , as i feel most comfortable in them , but i generally look like a Hag, how can i look good but still feel comfortable in what im wearing

  2. Squeee! I have quickly made a wishlist, early appointment before work so not enough time to order. I love the new labels, and if anyone is thinking about the shrug I absolutely say go for it. I bought the camel version and just love it 🙂

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