Start Your Capsule Wardrobe With Elka Collective
Discover the brand that was brought to life by the dream to curate a flattering, versatile, and timeless clothing collection that is made to last. As Elka Collective stockists, Milc. will help you find clothing that flawlessly merges the superior style of tailored garments with easy-to-wear accessibility. Founded in Naarm (Melbourne), this Australian brand has made a name for itself all over the country, offering customers a contemporary twist to the classic basics we know and love. Start the perfect capsule wardrobe with interchangeable, quality clothing that prioritises everlasting elegance over fleeting trends.
Before You Start Shopping…
When creating a capsule wardrobe that is made to last, there’s one thing you’ll want to do before you buy anything. Your thoughtfully curated collection of clothing should be able to endure all the short-lived fashion trends that often leave outfits looking dated. You’ll want to consider what styles will stand the test of time so you can continue to wear your clothing for years to come. The easiest way to do this is to take a little history lesson. Look back on what styles have held up throughout the decades and have avoided being linked to certain eras or trends. The most consistent styles throughout the years that will give you confidence in creating a timeless capsule wardrobe include:
Streamlined styles: In order to keep your outfit looking streamlined, you should gravitate towards clothing and accessories that won't feel dated in a year. Avoid loud accessories such as novelty earrings and handbags, instead opting for accessories that are interchangeable with a number of outfits. You should also avoid clothing that has been influenced by current culture or fast-moving trends to ensure your wardrobe won’t ever look dated.
A balanced fit: A balanced fit is another important aspect to consider when curating a timeless wardrobe. Avoid strictly oversized clothing or wearing only tight-fitted pieces and instead fill your collection with a mix of both. Achieve balance by pairing relaxed-fit pants like culottes or straight-leg pants with tops that fit closely to your body. Loose-fitted tops such as chunky knits or voluminous shirts can be paired with skinny jeans or formal pants tailored to your body shape.
Neutral colours: Colours can also fall victim to fashion trends, which is why neutral tones are the safest option to make sure your outfits don’t fall victim to looking outdated in a year. The reds and oranges of the 70s, the neon trend of the 80s, and the bold prime colours of the 90s all ceased to be stylish. However, neutral colours have remained a constant throughout fashion history, making them an exemplary choice when making a capsule wardrobe.
Layer to enhance your silhouette: Adding a good coat or jacket to a look can do more than just complete a look, it can also enhance the shape of your outfit to add depth and create an eye-catching ensemble. Bold silhouettes are a dependable way to finish an outfit and add dimension to your wardrobe. Layer your clothing with long coats, sturdy jackets, and knee-length knits.
6 Items To Start Your Wardrobe Off
Start your capsule wardrobe off with these high-end pieces we have picked for you as dedicated Elka Collective stockists. We have made sure to choose stand-out pieces that stay true to the style of timeless fashion so you can have immediate confidence in your looks. Elka Collective will keep you looking stunning well into the future with thoughtfully designed clothing that transcends time.
Tasman Liv Dress - Sage Check: Made from a silk-blend georgette fabric, this lightweight dress provides both style and substance. The side seam pockets, spaghetti straps, shirred bust, and long floaty skirt offer balance and ease when wearing this dress. Its hand-painted check print in neutral sage colours highlights the level of thought and detail poured into the elegant design. Continue to look stunning throughout the years with the long-standing style this dress offers.
Down Jacket - Deep Plum: Layer your look with this distinct, stand-out coat that is sure to add character to your wardrobe. The dark plum colour of this coat adds depth and dimension to a look while still keeping a classic, neutral colour palette. The coat features a button and zip closure and an internal waist drawcord for a secure fit, and the side seam pockets and hood keep the design practical. Pair it with pieces that contour your figure to give your outfit a balanced fit. The Down Jacket created a strong silhouette while still adhering to the branding of Elka.
Marmont Pant - Ivory: These straight leg pants feature a subtle paper-bag trim edge, a relaxed straight-leg style, and an elastic waistband, making them a comfortable essential in any capsule wardrobe. These lightweight white pants are adaptable to any weather, keeping you cool in summer and warm in winter. Can be paired with fitted tops, chunky knits, or a long, dashing coat to create a striking, ageless outfit.
Evelyn Knit Cardi - Grey Marle: Made from a soft merino wool and mohair blend, this cool grey cardigan will go with almost anything. It’s light and cosy to wear, making it a must-have piece for your winter wardrobe. The relaxed fit and soft material creates a classic silhouette that accentuates your features that highlights your figure. This cardigan also has an open front that will help to showcase the full outfit underneath.
Isobel Knit Dress - Oat/Multi: This flattering A-Line sleeveless dress fits your figure and shows off all your best angles without being too clingy. The unique space dye effect with soft browns and whites creates a colourful, eye-catching look that remains true to Elka’s mission to create fashion that outlasts trends. The ring cut-out detailing at the waist is a subtle nod to more contemporary styles, creating something new without pulling focus from the timelessness of the dress.
Theory Skirt - White: This fully lined summer throw skirt is made from a cotton nylon blend, intended to keep you cool in summer. The white colour creates the ideal base to build a number of different outfits with whatever colours take your fancy on the day. It’s fitted at the waist and flows out, stopping to rest around your mid calf. The length and style of this skirt also mean that it can be worn as a strapless dress, fitted at the bust and flowing out to the knee.
Tips For Picking Future Additions To Your Capsule Wardrobe
When picking out future pieces to add to your capsule wardrobe, you should first consider what you already have. Before buying anything new, lay everything out in front of you and consider if there are different ways to wear what you currently own that would refresh your collection without having to add to it. A well curated capsule wardrobe will be multifaceted, lasting you a long time and offering you a wide range of different combinations to try.
If you have exhausted every possible combination and you are looking for something new to breathe life into your wardrobe, keep your new pieces consistent to your current ones. This will enable you to combine your new clothing with your old pieces with ease and will leave you with more than double the amount of options that you had before. Keep the tones of your clothing neutral, make sure they are easy to swap and change out, add in clothing that can create a trusted balanced fit, and remember not to be swept up by trends. If you stay consistent to the timelessness of your Elka Collective wardrobe, you can continue to put together beautiful looks that will never go out of style.
Milc. Homewares Are Proud Elka Collective Stockists
For almost 20 years, Milc. has offered gorgeous, timeless clothing to fashionable Australians. That’s why we love being Elka Collective stockists. We know that as time goes by, their carefully considered basics will allow customers to keep discovering stylish pieces that will seamlessly blend in with Elka’s timeless designs. Elka Collective Australia will help you create a capsule wardrobe that will outlive fleeting trends. Browse through their designs and transform your wardrobe so you can put together versatile, long lasting outfits that will keep you looking gorgeous time after time. To explore the Elka Collective range for yourself, jump online and browse the collection at Milc.