Anyone who has read Marie Kondo knows that with you just need a few things– but the right things.
In terms of fashion, whittling down a wardrobe seems impossible but for the iron clad and the truly determined, we’re proposing five versatile pieces with endless possibilities. Go from occasion to occasion, vacation to vacation, with a capsule wardrobe that puts elegance at the forefront.
Here, we picked some favourites from local brand Harlan + Holden. Harlan + Holden is not a brand that brands you; their clothes give you the opportunity to discover and define your own style, making it the perfect partner for self-reinvention.
The Halter-Cut Maxi Dress
Imagine dinner parties and red wine, or strolling on the beach with a wide-brimmed hat. With its simplicity and fluid cut, you can adorn it with anything and the silent elegance of this dress will do the magic.
The Capped Shoulder Crop
This is not a basic black tee. This is a black top that you can wear to command a subtle presence of throw-away elegance. Cap shoulders give it an almost trapeze-like shape, meaning that it doens’t need to be paired with another piece to create a fashion statement. Pick one that features an unexpected back pleat and clean cut for a more dressed up look.
The Boxy Wrap-Around Top
This will fall in a flattering manner because of its streamlined front, but the interesting back design adds a boxy shape that will streamline any silhouette. The Wrap Around Rachel by Harlan + Holden specifically also has this interesting back design—a keyhole on an overlap detail.
The Skirt-Pant Hybrid
Reminiscent of those skirts that Audrey Hepburn wore in her films, try a skirt with the detail of a front single pleat. It has the appeal of a skirt, with the casual cool of wearing culottes. In black or camel, this skirt plays up the dynamics between masculine and feminine dressing.
The Circle Dress
Grey is the perfect colour for detail appreciation. By deconstructing the basic idea of side pockets and seams, the circle dress innovatively plays with construction patterns to create a look that is both versatile and modern.