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Brand Spotlight 2 June 2023

Building a Capsule Wardrobe with Raey

The ultimate capsule wardrobe, thanks to Raey.

Investing in classic pieces that never go out of style is an ideal way to build a capsule wardrobe. Raey specialises in dressing up your capsule wardrobe journey with minimal, pared-back, androgynous, and cool wardrobe staples. Made with recycled materials, this London-based label produces stylish wardrobe staples that reduce environmental impact and create a positive social impact.

Words By Erin Visagie


The easiest way to start your capsule wardrobe and add style to your overall wardrobe is with a selection of timeless and stylish neutral tees.

With a capsule wardrobe, investing in good-quality t-shirts with an array of tees to mix and match is super savvy, such as long-sleeved t-shirts, hoodies, fitted knits, neutral bodysuits and tank tops.

A trendy white t-shirt like the Raey’s  Crew-neck cotton-blend T-shirt is a must-have for every capsule wardrobe. So take a page from British Vogue and pick up a stylish white t-shirt that pairs well with anything and captures cute off-duty model looks. Any sophisticated wardrobe should include a white tee. It lets everything else fall into place and can bring formal outfits down to earth, elevate minimalistic looks, and be perfect for layering. A white button-up top will also bring a contemporary feel to your professional wardrobe.

Raey is a brand to watch for affordable and striking basic tops. Raey’s simple, refined beige brown tank top is another top you need, and the flattering top is made from recycled cotton!

Another top pick is the thin-strap silk crepe de Chine Cami top can be dressed up or down and looks great on anyone and is elegant and perfect for pairing with a cute skirt or pants for any event.

Raye Recycled-Yarn Cotton-Blend Tank Top, $165, Matches Fashion


A capsule wardrobe should include a variety of bottoms to complement your tops and outerwear. Use neutral colours such as white, black, navy, beige, and brown that can be combined with anything.

Starting with flattering blue-wash jeans like the Stride Lyocell wide-leg jeans is a great idea. These jeans are comfortable and easy to style due to their flowing shape.

Adding faux leather trousers to your wardrobe, such as the Raey Relaxed leg tapered hem leather trousers, will give you an edgy look. Faux leather pants add attitude to any outfit. Whether you choose a sleek silhouette or a looser, more relaxed fit, these pants exude confidence and style.

Your capsule wardrobe with tailored pants will look polished, versatile, and timeless. Their flattering fit, quality construction, and ability to blend with other pieces make them essential for a well-rounded wardrobe.

Another must-have is a slip skirt.  Slip skirts exemplify elegance and sophistication with their graceful and feminine aesthetic.

Raye Stride Lyocell Wide-leg Jeans, $340, Matches Fashion


Add stunning outerwear to your capsule wardrobe to top off your favourite looks.
A blazer should be part of every capsule wardrobe – they’re a power piece that gives you confidence and can be worn over tees, tanks, knitwear and shirts to add extra polish to your look.

If you’re looking for a signature piece for the season, pick out an adorable tweed blazer, a patterned blazer, or something in a relaxed neutral shade. Raey’s exaggerated shoulder wool-blend tux blazer is chic with its quirky houndstooth pattern and tie fastening.

You should get a trench coat like Raey’s Batwing sleeve organic cotton trench coat to complete your capsule wardrobe. An elegant, timeless coat adds warmth and elegance to any outfit, meeting capsule wardrobe status and elevating it to the next level.

The leather jacket is another must-have; add some edge to your capsule closet with Raey’s Vintage leather jacket; it’s the perfect complement to existing pieces or even as an accent. This one is cut from vintage tumbled leather and has a cute, edgy zip to elevate your look.

Raye Exaggerated-Shoulder Wool-Blend Tux Blazer, $952, Matches Fashion


A cute selection of dresses you can rotate throughout the year is the best way to jazz up your wardrobe.

Choosing the fitting dresses is essential when creating a capsule wardrobe. To make your closet more versatile throughout the year, look for neutral options that can be layered under a cardigan, blazer, or jacket. A short-sleeved dress is an excellent option; ensure it can also be worn in cooler weather and layered with cardigans or jackets. Knitted dresses are must-haves for cold months. Finally, choose dresses that can be dressed up or down, such as maxi dresses or cute slip dresses. The following tips will help you find the right dress for any occasion and help you refine your wardrobe.

Core capsule wardrobe essentials include figure-hugging midi dresses, sweater dresses for fall/winter, maxi, linen, and shirt dresses.

Our top Raey capsule wardrobe dress picks include the warm, comfortable Round neck cotton blend jersey mini dress, the stunning, slender Square-neck cotton-blend jersey slip dress, and the sophisticated eyelash-fringed tulle lace trim silk satin slip dress.

Raye Round-Neck Cotton-Blend Jersey Mini Dress, $205, Matches Fashion

Ah-mazing Accessories

Having minimalistic accessories that can be worn with different outfits is essential.
Winter is the perfect time to invest in a warm scarf like the Raey Alpaca Blanket scarf. You can instantly dress up your outfit on a colder day with this cozy, warm and stylish top! Plus, it’s minimalistic and super soft.

Adding cozy socks to your capsule wardrobe will make your skirt look cute and put you in style even in winter. Look for socks like the Chunky over-the-knee wool-blend socks made from soft wool and cashmere; these socks are ribbed and have a stylish design.

Keeping an outfit in check requires a cute belt; we recommend a belt like the Chained leather belt, which embodies a rebellious spirit and comes with a detachable chain.

Consider the Thin wrap Nappa-leather belt if you have more neutral pieces and want some pizazz and elegance. The gold buckle is so cute; it can be worn with many outfits.

Raye Alpaca Blanket Scarf, $320, Matches Fashion