The Threadbare Capsule Wardrobe: Elevated Everyday Essentials

The 3 Es are fast-becoming the Threadbare mantra. Elevated. Everyday. Essentials. Combined, they coin a fantastic phrase for the essence of our clothing across all departments. From men's to women's, to kids' and dogs', there's no end to how we make the everyday piece stylish and practical. Add a little Threadbare magic, and you can uplevel look that you can wear every day, year on year.

We are heavily invested in helping you build a wardrobe that works for you, adding in new pieces every now and then to change up your style and make it fresh for each new season. Interchangeable pieces that also work are separates are key to a solid foundation. With a capsule wardrobe, gone are the stressful mornings where you stand there saying you have nothing to wear; gone are the dilemmas before just popping out; and gone are the worries of whether you're appropriately dressed for work. All combined, capsule wardrobe pieces are for both the sophisticated and modern men and women who love fashion, but need practicality and versatility above any off-the-wall, new trends.

See our round-up of 12 capsule pieces to get your wardrobe started with a strong foundation.


A capsule wardrobe for the sophisticated woman


1. The Trench Coat

Threadbare Women's Stone Short Trench Coat

Channel your inner Parisienne with our Threadbare trench coat, a staple to complete your outerwear collection. Our take on the classic trench comes in a short length and has stylish storm flaps to the front and back for added design detail. With a collar and mock horn buttons, make use of two angled front pockets and tie as desired with a self-tie waist belt. Finished with a functional hood, this effortless throw-on trench will be an easy go-to no matter the weather. Pair with jeans and a striped jumper for true French-inspired style, or layer over a knitted jumper dress and chunky boots for a high fashion look.


2. A Longline Gilet

Threadbare Women's Black Longline Padded Gilet

Been looking for the padded gilet of your dreams? Seen them everywhere but not sure if they’ll flatter your shape? Look no further than our sought-after Threadbare gilet. With padded chevron quilting, the quilts follow the shape of your body to flatter you without adding Michelin Man-style bulk. An oversized hood, funnel collar and fabric drawcords are functional details designed with you in mind, and you also have two side entry hand pockets to make use of. In classic jet black, you simply can’t go wrong. Style your longline gilet with a knit, jeans and trainers for a casual cool look that’s perfect for the weekend. You’re sure to be the envy of the other dog mums at the park too! An autumn-winter saviour that’s the perfect transition piece to take you into the spring months.


3. A White Shirt

Threadbare Women's White Longline Oversized Shirt

Box off the hottest trend of the year with our Threadbare oversized shirt, in a crisp white. This is another key staple for your capsule wardrobe, thanks to its versatility. Perfect for the summer months but also all year round, this white shirt has a longline feel with a dipped hem and subtle dropped shoulder, along with with a button fastening, open collar and chest pocket. Team with jeans and bold heels for a statement look, or add a chunky trainer and gilet for laidback luxe. For work, team with knitted trousers or tailored ones in either black or a bold colour for gorgeous power play dressing. Layer a blazer over et voilà, chic without breaking the bank.


4. A Black Bouclé Blazer

Threadbare Women's Black Bouclé Blazer

Be the envy of the Parisian pack in our Threadbare bouclé blazer, the perfect piece to uplevel your style. In a woven bouclé fabric that resembles luxe French tweed, this blazer in deep space black will add sophistication to any look. Featuring a full white lining, this textured blazer has shoulder padding for added lift and two functional front pockets, finished with a chest pocket. The revere collar and lapel create a chic silhouette while the double breasted fastening keeps it stylish. Finished with three military-inspired gold buttons on each side. Team with a light wash jean, tee and chunky trainers for a just-throw-it-on look without the effort. For a smart yet chic workwear look, wear with ribbed knitted trousers and a crisp white shirt, and team with simple flats.


5. A Floral Midi Dress

Threadbare Women's Black Floral Ruched Midi Dress

Meet our fresh take on the midi. This stylish midi dress with long sleeves in all-over floral has a black base with orange, pink and green tropical-like flowers. With ruching detail on the left thigh, this dress doesn't compromise on style. A new shape makes it a glam dress for an occasion, but the midi hem length makes it office-appropriate for days you fancy looking a bit more stylish. Team with a heeled boot and biker jacket for day to night glam, or with a denim jacket to keep it more relaxed. Wear with a blazer and ballet pumps for workwear simplicity or layer a knitted vest over and pair with boots for a seasonal look.


6. Denim Jeans

Threadbare Women's Mid Blue Wash Straight Leg Jeans

Well-fitting, simple, and stylish denim jeans are the capsule wardrobe staple every woman should not shy away from. Finish off your look with our Threadbare light blue wash denim jeans. These classic straight leg jeans in a light blue wash will elevate your casual wardrobe and look effortless paired with anything. With a zip and button fastening, these jeans have two front pockets along with a coin pocket, two back pockets and belt loops. A timeless style to add to your denim collection.


7. Ribbed Knitted Trousers

Threadbare Women's Black Rib Wide Leg Trousers

Stock up on essential knitwear from Threadbare this season and complete your capsule wardrobe with ease. These all-over rib knitted trousers are perfect for transitioning into colder weather. With a ribbed waistband, these ribbed knitted trousers will be a new esential you can rely on to emulate any kind of style. Pair with a basic tee and a quilted gilet for understated style or with a contrast knit on top for loungewear chic. Pair with a crisp coloured shirt for workwear glam, or with a knitted jumper for a more casual look that you can team with trainers.


8. A Colour Pop Satin Midi

Threadbare Women's Pink Satin Button Down Midi Dress

Pink is 2022's colour of the year so it's the shade you 100% need in your wardrobe to keep it on trend. Giving feminine a playful twist, our Threadbare satin dress in this gorgeous orchid pink shade is the perfect button down midi dress. It's serving tropical vibes with a touch of elegance but will look good for any occasion. With frill sleeves, V neck and a fit and flare shape, this is the perfect piece for warm nights on holiday or at your friend's wedding. Tie it as you wish at the waist with the matching tie belt. Pair with a white trainer for a super relaxed look, or style up with jewellery and black heeled boots to make it an ultra glam piece for date night. Nude heels, nude bag and paired back jewellery are the perfect accompaniments for your ceremony invitation.


9. The Knitted Vest

Threadbare Women's Sage Knitted Vest

Keep it cool in our crew neck knitted vest, a season must-have. With ribbed detailing at neck and hem and contrast rib detailing to body, this sleeveless style will never date. Made from a soft acrylic and polyester blend fabric to keep you super comfy. Dress up with a shirt and leather look leggings, or style down with open hem joggers and chunky white trainers. An essential styling piece for every wardrobe.


10. The Khaki Bomber Jacket

Threadbare Women's Khaki Quilted Bomber Style Jacket

Take your style to the next level with our Threadbare collarless quilted jacket, a gorgeous piece to update your autumnal wardrobe. This quilted bomber jacket has stylish onion quilting with an internal drawcord, and in a bomber style, it's a new hybrid to uplevel your outfits. Collarless and with central snap popper fastening, the cute curved hem adds style. Make use of two angled front pockets, perfect for your hands. Style with a Breton tee or striped jumper and blue jeans for a casual glam look, or take into the evening by styling over a knitted jumper dress and add a heeled boot.


11. The Cosy Knit

Women's Black Cable Knit V Neck Jumper

Take your outfit game to the next level with our Threadbare slouchy cable knit jumper. This knit has a cable knit design to the front and a ribbed V neck, along with a relaxed drop shoulder and ribbed cuffs creating a slouchy-feel balloon sleeve. Perfect to pair with jeans on the weekend, simply add a PU biker jacket (size up for an oversized fit) and a heel for a glam girls' brunch look.


12. The Matching Family Coat

Threadbare Women's Black Longline Puffer Jacket

Take on the weather in family style with our collection of matching coats, perfect for this season. With zig zag padding, this duvet hem puffer coat has a full zip fastening, microfleece-lined hood with bungee cords, and two angled pockets. Finished with Threadbare badge on the left arm for signature brand recognition. Match with all the family in our full puffer jacket range.



A capsule wardrobe for the modern man


1. The Padded Gilet

Threadbare Men's Black Borg Collar Padded Gilet

Give your outerwear a heritage twist with our Threadbare gilet, with stylish faux borg details. With subtle black vertical seam quilts and cut in a regular fit, our bodywarmer gilet has full zip fastening and collared neck in a matching black faux borg. Make use of two snap-fastening front pockets and show off your love for Threadbare with our Threadbare badge on the chest. The perfect gilet to give your outfit more class. Wear down the pub with a check shirt or jumper and dark jeans for understated style.


2. The Check Long Sleeve Shirt

Threadbare Men's Blue Check Long Sleeve Shirt

Uplevel your essentials with our Threadbare check shirt. Designed with a button collar and full button fastening, this check shirt in black iris, dark oak, pale blue and cream has button cuffs that you can open to push up the sleeves if you wish. Finished with a chest pocket and Threadbare woven label for coveted brand appeal. Pair with jeans or chinos for an effortless look.


3. The Chinos

 Threadbare Men's Black Regular Fit Chino Trousers

Complete any and every outfit with these staple regular fit trousers from Threadbare. With five pockets, these trousers have a belt looped waistband with button and zip fastening, and a stylish branded shank button for subtle detail. Team with a fine knit or an oversized tee for a casual weekend look, or smarten with a shirt or shacket for understated office attire.


4. The Cord Shirt

Threadbare Men's Khaki Cord Cotton Shirt

Level up your look with our Threadbare cord shirt, an elevated style you can wear every day. With full button fastening, button cuffs and made from a cotton cord, this shirt has a chest pocket for detail and is finished with our signature Threadbare woven tab. Team with jeans for a laidback luxe look that's on trend and finish with a white trainer.


5. The Mock Tee Sweatshirt

Threadbare Men's Stone Mock T-Shirt Sweatshirt

Complete your essentials with our mock t-shirt sweatshirt, the perfect accompaniment to your casual wardrobe. This sweatshirt has a ribbed neckline with a white t-shirt collar underneath and finished with a stitched cross for that staple sweatshirt style. The hem is finished with a t-shirt hem, ribbed cuffs provide that snug, comfy feel and finished with our signature Threadbare embroidery on the chest for our classic branded style. Fleece inner is soft making this an enjoyable piece to wear. Team with jeans for a casual weekend look, or with joggers for a more laidback on-the-sofa chilled day.


6. The Sherpa Lined Bomber 

Threadbare Men's Black Sherpa Lined Bomber Jacket

Finish off your outfit in style with our Threadbare classic bomber jacket. Designed with ribbed detail on the hem, collarless style collar and cuffs, this zip fastening jacket has two angled pockets with snap fasteners. Zip up arm pocket is finished with our signature Threadbare badge on the arm for instant brand recognition. Complete with a sherpa lining for optimum comfort. Throw on over a simple tee and jeans for an understated stylish look.


7. The Long Sleeve Slate Shirt

Threadbare Men's Slate Grey Cotton Long Sleeve Shirt

Elevate your staples with our Threadbare shirt, the answer to your smart casual needs. This classic cotton shirt with long sleeves features a button down collar and is finished with our signature Threadbare embroidery on the chest. In slate grey, this regular fit shirt will look fresh with jeans and can be made smarter for an evening out. Appropriate for the office and drinks, this shirt won’t let you down.


8. The Longline Puffer Jacket

Threadbare Men's Khaki Longline Puffer Jacket

Upgrade your outerwear with our Threadbare puffer coat. In a longline style, this hooded jacket has on-trend vertical seam quilts and a full zip fastening. Make use of two open angled entry front pockets, zip up chest pocket and internal phone-sized pocket. Finished with our Threadbare badge on the left arm and side splits with snap fastening for east of movement. A great coat to keep your stylish even on grey, drizzly days.


9. The Colourblock Quarter Zip Jumper

Threadbare Men's Black Colourblock Stripe Quarter Zip Jumper

Upgrade your knitwear with our Threadbare quarter zip knitted jumper, a touch of simple sophistication to add to your wardrobe. With a stylish quarter zip, this long sleeve knitted jumper has ribbed cuffs and hem for comfort and colourblock style stripes across the chest in. Finished with our Threadbare woven label above the hem for brand recognition. A great piece to have on hand for layering when the temperature drops. Pair with dark denim jeans and layer over a white tee for a stylish casual look.


10. The Black Regular Fit Joggers

Threadbare Men's Black Regular Fit Joggers

After a pair of joggers that aren't too baggy but give you that laidback feel? Meet our Threadbare joggers, the must-have addition to your activewear. Cut in a regular fit, these joggers in classic black are built for comfort without compromising on style. Pull on with a ribbed elasticated waistband and ribbed cuffs for that desired tapered effect. Finished with a two tone black and orange drawcord and our signature Threadbare embroidery in orange. For an athleisure style look that's perfect for the weekend, add a hoodie and a padded gilet and team with trainers. Effortless style that's still clean and casual.


11. The Branded Polo Shirt

Threadbare Men's Blue Mix Long Sleeve Polo Shirts (3 Pack)

Refresh your wardrobe essentials with this three pack of long sleeve polo shirts from Threadbare. Cut in a regular fit, these polos feature a stylish ribbed tipping detail on the collar and button fastening at the neck, and feature our signature Threadbare embroidery on the chest. Made from a soft cotton mix for comfort, these are the perfect if you love a laidback look. Team with jeans and trainers for weekend cool.


12. The Matching Family Coat

Threadbare Men's Black Longline Puffer Jacket Coat

Take on the weather in family style with our collection of matching coats, perfect for this season. As seen on actor Adam Thomas, as part of our Thomas Family Favourites edit. With zig zag padding, this duvet hem puffer coat has a full zip fastening, microfleece-lined hood with bungee cords, and two angled pockets. Finished with Threadbare badge on the left arm for signature brand recognition. Match with all the family in our full puffer jacket range.



Check out our Instagram @threadbare.apparel for more ways to style our pieces and what new season threads to pick up for the kids! From influencers wearing Threadbare to celebrities and in-house content straight from Threadbare HQ, we've got everything to satisfy your fashion tastebuds! 


Written by Anna J Mather