Crafting a Workwear Capsule Wardrobe with Stylist Michelle Beltrame Katya Komarova

Crafting a Workwear Capsule Wardrobe with Stylist Michelle Beltrame

Adelaide Fashion Week has always been a platform for emerging designers to showcase their talents and for fashion enthusiasts to stay updated on the latest trends. This year, handbag designer Katya Komarova, who organised a unique event that brought together fashion experts and enthusiasts. The highlight of the event was the insightful session on crafting a workwear capsule wardrobe, presented by stylist Michelle Beltrame. 

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Katya Komarova, known for her exquisite and luxurious handbag designs, decided to take her involvement in Adelaide Fashion Week to a new level this year. She recognised the importance of not just creating beautiful handbags but also helping individuals put together stylish and functional outfits to complement their accessories. Her event aimed to educate attendees about the significance of a versatile workwear capsule wardrobe, and she enlisted the expertise of stylist Michelle Beltrame to guide the way.

Michelle Beltrame: The Expert Speaker:

Michelle Beltrame is a renowned stylist with years of experience in the fashion industry. Her expertise lies in creating wardrobes that not only look fabulous but are also practical and timeless. She believes that a well-curated capsule wardrobe can make a significant difference in one's life. Her credentials and passion made her the perfect choice for this event.


Building a Workwear Capsule Wardrobe:

During her session at Adelaide Fashion Week, Michelle Beltrame highlighted the importance of a workwear capsule wardrobe. She began by explaining what a capsule wardrobe is: a collection of essential, versatile, and high-quality pieces that can be mixed and matched to create a wide range of outfits suitable for various occasions. She emphasised that a well-curated workwear capsule wardrobe not only streamlines the morning routine but also reduces the environmental impact of fashion consumption.

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Key Takeaways from Michelle's Session:

The Core Pieces: Michelle guided the attendees through selecting key pieces for a workwear capsule wardrobe, including well-fitted blazers, tailored pants, a classic white shirt, a little black dress, and comfortable but stylish shoes. She stressed that investing in high-quality items pays off in the long run.

Colour Palette: Beltrame advised attendees to choose a neutral colour palette for their workwear capsule wardrobe. Neutral colours are easy to mix and match, ensuring that you always look put together without much effort.


Accessories: As a handbag designer, Katya Komarova was eager to emphasise the importance of accessories. Katya showcased one of the bags being styled differently with interchangeable straps and handles to fit each outfit.

Adelaide Fashion Week's collaboration with Katya Komarova and stylist Michelle Beltrame resulted in a remarkable event that went beyond the glitz and glamour of the runway. It highlighted the importance of a well-curated workwear capsule wardrobe, a concept that aligns with the evolving world of fashion towards sustainability and conscious consumerism.


Michelle Beltrame's expertise and Katya Komarova's dedication to offering more than just handbags created an event that was not only inspiring but also practical for those in attendance. As fashion enthusiasts continue to seek guidance on creating functional and stylish wardrobes, events like this one will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of the industry and the way we approach personal style and fashion choices.

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Photos by Ekaterina Shipova