Consummate Closet

April 2019 View more

Photography by Olivia Kohler | Styling by Beth Berlin

On Anita Plaid moto jacket, $160, black pleat-detail shell, $59, from White House Black Market. Demi-bootcut jean, $128, from J. Crew. Black cowboy-inspired boots by Charles David, $189, from DSW. Hair and makeup: Cathleen Healy (Distinct Artists), Model: Anita Alam (MP | Factor).

Kudos to Marie Kondo for closets recently liberated from ancient, nonfitting remains. You’ve thanked formalwear (that wasn’t worn) and concert T-shirts (that shouldn’t have been) for their service. Now what?

We asked Chicago stylist Beth Berlin to assemble a capsule wardrobe that is full of mix-and-match possibilities. These versatile, must-have pieces will integrate seamlessly with current favorites, giving you a wardrobe that truly sparks joy this spring (and beyond).

Gold hexagon earring, past season, from J.Crew. Medium wash denim trucker jacket, $98.50, and camel relaxed sweater hoodie, $98.50, from Banana Republic. Tortoise clamp bracelet, $24.50, from J.Crew. Black essential cropped flare trousers, $98, Anthropologie.

Gold crescent necklace, $22, and gold bangles, $26, from Francesca’s. Cream bxlouse with contrasting piping, $19.99, and belted pleated skirt, $69.90, from Zara. Tortoise clamp bracelet, $24.50, from J.Crew. Simone mule by Bleecker & Bond, $69.99, DSW.

Black two-button schoolboy blazer, $148, from J.Crew. Printed empire waist dress by A.L.C., $595, from Nordstrom. Black cowboy-inspired boots by Charles David, $189, from DSW.

Tortoise hoop earrings, $19.50, J.Crew. Washable Merino side-stripe sweater in light camel, $79.50, and paper-bag waist denim skirt, $89.50, from Banana Republic.