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March 2, 2020

My Spring Capsule Wardrobe

With spring right around the corner, it was time to update my spring capsule wardrobe. To be fair, I’ve never put together a capsule wardrobe for myself. I know what it is and always when others did it. But I recently purged my closet and really challenged myself to only put what I love in it. (Shoutout to Marie Kondo.)

So what is a capsule wardrobe? A capsule collection is a collection of a few essential items of clothing that do not go out of fashion, such as skirts, trousers, and coats, which can then be augmented with seasonal pieces.

Honestly, I love loud, colorful and trendy pieces. They’re usually affordable, fast fashion finds that I can’t resist. I usually buy them, wear them 1-3 times and then they just sit in my closet. That’s the complete opposite of a capsule wardrobe. I was tired of the vicious cycle of most of my closet being trendy then being dated. 

What I’ve come to realize is that the pieces I wore most (and liked the most) were usually neutral and sometimes slightly pricier than fast fashion. This is when I decided to build a spring capsule wardrobe with a foundation of staples and a sprinkle of trendy statements vs. the other way around.

Here’s what I also realized very quickly: you can make fast fashion look more expensive when you buy neutrals that are well structured. I scoured the web for pieces I loved that I knew would last longer than the average trend and serve as a great addition to my spring capsule wardrobe.

To be honest, half of my spring capsule wardrobe was in my closet. The other half are new yet affordable pieces I hope will last me more than 1 season. And while there are still more pieces I’d like to add, I’m pleased with where I’ve started.

Here are the 29 pieces in my spring capsule wardrobe.

SHOES
Combat Boots (similar)
Snakeskin Strappy Sandals (similar)
White Sneakers
Black Bow Flats
Nude Pumps
Camel Heeled Mules (not pictured)

TOPS
Cotton Short Sleeve White Top
Striped Long Sleeve Top (similar)
Button Up Blouse
Leopard Print Cami

CARDIGANS
Sand Cardigan Duster
Gray Cardigan Duster

BLAZERS
Black Double Breasted Blazer
White Fitted Blazer
Mauve Boyfriend Blazer
Faux Leather Belter Blazer

DRESSES
Leopard Print Shirt Dress
Slip Dress (not pictured)

PANTS
Chinos
Black skinny jeans
Medium wash mom jeans

OUTERWEAR
Trench Coat
Puffer Jacket
Plaid Coat (old – similar)
Pinstripe Coat

BAGS
Black patent leather croc bag
Brown leather top handle bag
Clear handle bag with brown pouch
Black satchel (not pictured)

SHOES

White sneakers | Combats boots (similar) | Nude pumps | Snakeskin sandals (similar) | Bow flats

TOPS

White cotton short sleeve top (old)

Striped long sleeve t-shirt (old – similar)

Button up blouse

Leopard print cami

CARDIGANS

Gray duster cardigan

Sand duster cardigan

BLAZERS

Double breasted blazer

Fitted blazer

Boyfriend blazer

Faux leather belted blazer

DRESSES

Leopard print shirtdress (old)

BOTTOMS

Chinos

Black skinny jeans

Mom jeans

OUTERWEAR

Trench coat

Puffer Jacket

Plaid Coat (old – similar)

Pinstripe Coat

BAGS

Small satchel

small top handle bag

Small clear bag with zipper pouch

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