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The capsule wardrobe edit for sizes 12 to 26

These pieces take you from day to play.

A capsule wardrobe sounds like a great idea, but it can be overwhelming to know how to start putting together a clothes edit that can see you through any occasion. Curating a collection of wardrobe staples can also be expensive, and hard-to-find basic items if you aren't straight-sized.

City Chic's new Elevated Essentials Collection is a great way to add some key pieces to your wardrobe to maximise its potential. The pieces can take you from day to play, and are available in sizes 12 to 26.

Available in-store and online, here's a look at some of the most versatile pieces you'll be able to wear through all seasons:

Give a classic look a fresh twist with this jacket. It has a button front, ribbed elasticated accents on the collar, cuffs and hem, plus a waist-length crop. It gives a sleek, snug fit and is an ideal trans-seasonal addition to your wardrobe.

Ivy Bomber Jacket
Ivy Bomber Jacket, now $111.97. Photo: Supplied

Everyone needs a striped knit in their wardrobe. This relaxed fit has a slight stretch to it, a round ribbed neckline, and long sleeves with rib cuffs.

Stripe Lilia Jumper, now $62.97
Stripe Lilia Jumper, now $62.97. Photo: Supplied

Perfect over a white tee, or buttoned-up and paired with a matching denim skirt, this shirt will be your best friend through winter, autumn and spring. It has a collared neck, functional pockets at the bust, full-length sleeves and a curved hem.

Phylis Shirt, now $76.97
Phylis Shirt, now $76.97. Photo: Supplied


Wear these pants with flats for a casual look, or pair them with heels for an elevated feel. They have an elasticated waistband, ribbed cuff, functional hip and side leg pockets and a straight leg.

Kenia Pant, now $83.97
Kenia Pant, now $83.97. Photo: Supplied

A perfect-fitting tank is a wardrobe non-negotiable. This one has a round neck, is made from a cotton stretch fabric and has a rib to it. It also comes in olive and white.

Talia Rib Tank, $27.97
Talia Rib Tank, $27.97. Photo: Supplied

An on-trend little black dress can work for both day and night. This is made from 100% cotton, has balloon sleeves with an elasticated cuff, a drawstring cinching back waistline and an A-line skirt.

Mini Jamie Dress, $97.97
Mini Jamie Dress, $97.97. Photo: Supplied

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