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.
Leopard Print Shirt Dress
Slip Dress (not pictured)
White cotton short sleeve top (old)
Striped long sleeve t-shirt (old – similar)
Leopard print shirtdress (old)
Plaid Coat (old – similar)