Over on Instagram we’ve been chatting about intentionally building a wardrobe – not just copying what others are doing or what is “in style”, but learning about what style you love, and curating a wardrobe around that. Imagine a closet filled with clothes that you love, and look & feel great in? That’s the goal.
One way we can learn more about ourselves as we discover what our personal style is, is to learn what pieces we love. Are there items we reach for over and over again? Do you have a favourite top that you would wear every day if you could? A seasonal capsule wardrobe focuses on those specific items in our wardrobes and builds multiple outfits around them. It’s a great way to see what you’re drawn to or what items you don’t ever want to wear again!
Today I’m sharing a Spring Capsule Wardrobe, complete with some ways these items can be paired together to create multiple looks.
By selecting a harmonious colour palette, practically every item matches each other! Not only does this help to create a variety of looks using minimal pieces, but by swapping out footwear and outerwear you can create completely different styles using the very same items of clothing.
The majority of the items in this Capsule are actually the items I already own. I couldn’t find the exact images of some of the pieces, so I’ve selected a similar item. You guys, this is SUCH a fantastic way to build a wardrobe! You’ll see there are 18 sample outfits but if you take a peek at the items, there could easily be enough variety to create a different look for every weekday for over a month!
Check out these 6 outfit examples.
If you want to try to create a fall capsule wardrobe here are a few things to consider:
- Select a harmonious colour palette. Even if you adore lots of colour and don’t want to stick to neutral tones, find a palette that works well together so that you have the most opportunity to mix and match pieces to create new looks.
- Combine Basics, Trends and Statement Pieces to keep the wardrobe from being overly boring. As a quick refresher, Basics are your go-to items that provide a foundation to your outfit. They are often classic, but they absolutely could be fun, bright, and totally outside of the “norm”, just be sure they play well with other items. Trends are what’s “in style” currently. I recommend staying way from buying expensive trends, but buying a new cut of jean, for example, can totally freshen up your whole look. And finally, Statement Pieces are items you wear that might be a bit out of your typical comfort zone. They are fun, and infuse some personality into your selection for those days when you just want to be a little bolder.
- Add layering pieces. By having some options of different layering pieces to choose from you can completely update the look of your outfit, plus be ready for the changing spring temps.
- Consider versatile footwear. Swapping out a casual shoe for something a little more polished can elevate the look of a casual outfit with ease. On the flip side, a dressier outfit can be dressed down with a more casual shoe option too.
I hope this helps and inspires you to be a little bit creative with your spring wardrobe this season! Please remember, fashion is personal. It’s an expression of you and who you want to be – so don’t just copy what you see someone else do because it looks good on them. Do the work to figure out what truly makes you feel the most like you and wear it with confidence!