Holly Golightly is one of my favorite female movie characters. Strong, independent, & of course fashionable. Her care-free style & easy, yet beautiful, outfits are a true inspiration to me as a fashionista. In many ways, Holly has a capsule wardrobe. A capsule wardrobe takes a minimalist approach to your closet-in essence, you have between thirty to fifty pieces of clothing that can be interchanged to created numerous outfits. The pieces tend to be classics, such as a trench coat or basic dress. When I heard about the idea of a capsule wardrobe I thought, “Never gonna happen.” Then I thought of the wardrobe that Holly has in Breakfast At Tiffany’s. While I don’t think her wardrobe was minimal by choice (hello, the girl loved Tiffany’s!), she had one anyway.
If you pay attention to what she wears throughout the film, she actually re-wears a few of her outfits. Many times she just changed a few accessories or her shoes. While I personally can’t even think about having a capsule wardrobe (I’m more of a closet hoarder like Carrie from Sex And The City), I do understand the reasons & benefits. Looking at Holly’s pieces, she has a beautiful selection of outfits. They are versatile, offering mixable outfit options. Pops of color help her stand out in a crowd, & unique accessories take her from plain to glam! I simply adore Holly’s wardrobe, & I think most of the pieces she wears could be easily incorporated into anyone’s wardrobe today!