Design & Style

Creating Looks From Your Capsule Wardrobe

Tan France

Lesson time 09:27 min

Find out how you can get many looks from a single dress or suit.

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Topics include: Transitioning From Day to Night • One Suit, Many Looks • Your Assignment


[00:00:00.00] [MUSIC PLAYING] [00:00:13.46] - This is the dress that we just saw in the capsule collection. Now I'm going to show you how you can dress it up to make it a lot more versatile than just one dress. The dress is as it was, a simple dress. Gorgeous. Now let's spice it up. Let's start with brunch. I want to take this from morning to night. We're going to start with the military boots. Please, if you would, pop that on. [00:00:35.09] In the daytime, you don't want to feel overdone. You don't want it to seem like you've made too much of an effort. So that's when you can wear a flat, a sneaker, something more casual. And then it's cooler in the morning so I'm going to add a sweater. Do I want this? No. I'm going to add this. Every piece I'm pulling right now is from the capsule collection. So we're using what we have in one place. Would you pop this on for me please? [00:01:03.20] You want something easy, breezy, slouchy, nothing too stuffy. It could have been either the gray sweater or this sweater. However, this one's more cropped so I wanted to be able to really show off this skirt. If it was longer, it wouldn't do much for her proportions. I wanted to balance her proportions with something shorter. [00:01:23.49] So for this brunch look, all I've done is taken the initial dress. I've added a sweater from the capsule collection. I've added a military boot to add a bit of cool, casual. And that's it. Easy breezy. [00:01:37.23] We are back to zero, the dress. Now we're going to take this dress from brunch to work. The Blazer from the capsule wardrobe. Going to add on a point of interest, the jewelry. [00:01:52.62] An accessory just finishes off your look. It shows that you've truly made an effort to put a look together. This is nothing too gaudy. It's nothing too garish. You're going to work. Just something subtle is appropriate. The heel from the capsule wardrobe. And she's ready for work. [00:02:11.77] Many people who are taller assume that they can't wear heels, because they're already tall enough. If that heel gives you the posture that you want, if it makes you feel wonderful, wear a heel. A heel does just dress a look up so it actually is the perfect way to dress for work. [00:02:30.64] Next, she's probably going to go to dinner. She needs to be fed. Let's get her in something very, very simple, very very chic. All I'm going to do is take off this jewelry. I'm going to take off the jacket. [00:02:54.65] We're going to take off the heel. I've chosen a boot because she wants to be comfortable but she wants a little bit of extra height to give her the posture that she wants. If I could bend further I would without splitting my pants, but that's not happening. [00:03:09.05] The place she's going for dinner is probably not fancy enough to go for a super high heel. It doesn't need to be corporate. She wants to feel still cool and interesting so she's gone for an animal print boot. I've given her accessories just to show that she ...

About the Instructor

Beloved style icon and Queer Eye cohost Tan France has styled thousands of people on and off camera over the past 20 years. Now he’s sharing his comprehensive and transformational approach to developing your own personal style. Learn how to build a capsule wardrobe; select colors, shapes, and patterns that work for your body and your unique personality; and discover the confidence to look and feel your best, every day.

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Queer Eye cohost Tan France breaks down the principles of great style, from building a capsule wardrobe to looking pulled together every day.

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