Have you ever said “I have so many clothes and nothing to wear”? I am pretty sure you have! Don’t worry, you are not alone. This quote sums up a lot of us women today. This happens mostly because you have collected too many pieces of clothing, that you bought just because they were on sale or you thought they were cute. Which are still with the price tag on. And you still keep clothes you haven’t been wearing for the past decade, in hopes to wear them again one day soon. Which will not happen. So how can you find the right ones in all this clutter? Ah, drama drama drama…
Don’t worry, I am here to help you out. What you need is a new, spring capsule wardrobe. And what is a capsule wardrobe? A compact wardrobe of fifteen to maximum thirty pieces (including accessories), in coordinating colors, offering you the possibility to create as many outfits and combinations as possible.
By the way, if you want me to write about how to change your wardrobe and style by decluttering your closet, let me know and I will gladly do so! My wardrobe is pretty compact! 😉
Here are my twenty wardrobe must-have essentials for a super stylish and versatile spring capsule wardrobe.
20 Essentials For A Spring Capsule Wardrobe
#1 Trench Coat
This all-time-classic piece is either way a must-have, and spring is the best season to wear it. With one of these, you can wear earlier your favorite summer tops, and make the look spring-appropriate, by topping them with a trench coat!
#2 Denim jacket
I think for most of us, this is the number one must-have for a spring capsule wardrobe! Drape it over your shoulders, or add an additional layer to your favorite flowy dress by wearing it tied around your waist. Another smart way is to button it up and wear it as a shirt, with a colorful pair of pants or skirt.
#3 Navy Blazer
This is the springier alternative to the classic black blazer. It usually reminds us of nautical inspired looks, which remind us that summer is approaching! Hence, I really like it for spring. For a more polished, not too business-like look, opt for a navy blazer with gold metal buttons.
#4 Breton Top
A must-have in every woman’s wardrobe, the Breton top, or the marinière, is also very hot right now and perfect addition to your spring capsule wardrobe. You can wear it with cropped jeans and slingbacks, or with a pair of culottes, and pretty much with everything! With the necessary accessories, you have a super stylish spring look for many occasions!
#5 Crisp white shirt
I am always looking for the next best crisp white shirt for my wardrobe. This piece can take you from fall to spring and from a day to night look with ease and style. This season the crisp white shirts and blouses are everywhere and in many styles, so there’s no excuse not having one. My favorite ones are the longline cut.
#6 Off shoulder top
The cold shoulder trend is not going anywhere for one more season, so if you enjoy an off shoulder top as much as I do, there is still plenty of time to enjoy wearing it!
For the sweater-holics, there are plenty of beautiful lightweight knits for spring for you to choose from. A sweater like this is a must have for a spring capsule wardrobe, as it can be worn with jeans, tucked in a skirt, or even as a dress, by wearing a shirt dress or slip dress underneath. So many outfits!
This is the time to swap your ankle boots for a nice pair of leather slides that exude effortless cool. It’s about time to show some ankle, don’t you think?
#9 Mules & Slingbacks
Choose one with block heel as it can take you from a day in the office to a night out for cocktails, in style and without pain. I would recommend a nude, black, or metallic tone so you can match it with all your spring capsule wardrobe.
#10 White Sneakers
Because they go with everything, and they are spring-perfect! You can wear them with blazer and jeans for a casual Friday at work, or even with a dress for a laid-back evening look.
#11 Color pop sandals
Nothing screams “spring” more than a nice color pop on a neutral outfit. I am crushing on pink right now but there are so many options to choose from!
#12 Cropped Jeans
I am not recommending them because they are the trendiest jeans right now but because you can show some ankle and your favorite shoes. If you are not ready to DIY cut your jeans, there are many options for all styles and body types to choose from.
You can wear it with a denim jacket, a light sweater, jeans, heels, flats, you name it! It’s one of my favorite must-have wardrobe staples all year round.
#14 Black pants
It’s basic, it’s timeless, it goes with everything. It’s a must-have!
#15 Wrap skirt
The wrap skirt is the perfect balance of conservative and playful, which makes it suitable for multiple day and night looks!
They’re feminine, elegant, comfortable, and easy to style!
Between seasons, a scarf will upgrade any outfit. Do become best friends with this accessory! Choose a lightweight material in a light-colored spring print to channel cooler weather. And if it gets too hot you can always tuck it into your bag.
#18 Pastel Tote
Now it’s time to switch your black leather tote with an off-white, beige or pastel tone tote. Neutral colors are better if you wish to wear it with as many outfits as possible.
#19 Crossbody bag
The crossbody is my favorite bag style! I just love the hands-free option. The smaller the better, as long as it fits your essentials.
#20 White bag
White bags are so on trend right now. And by white, I mean off-white, which is more versatile and all-year-round friendly.
Happy Friday, and happy shopping! 😉