Spring Capsule Wardrobe

May 29, 2018

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This blog post is a little bit late admittedly, but better late then never! Today I’m sharing my Spring Capsule Wardrobe.

It’s here, it’s here! Spring is officially here and as of April 1 I kicked off a brand new wardrobe season.

In case you missed it, I’ve been creating seasonal capsule wardrobes that are a way to utilize the clothing I already have rather than constantly searching for more! I will say that so far, I feel like I’ve done a pretty good job overall at sticking to it each season.

If you want to read a bit more about the capsule experiment, you can do so here!

Before I hop on over to all the details of spring, I do feel like I want to make a few notes of what I learned in my winter capsule:

  • Weather is finicky.  Be prepared.
    • I feel like with my winter capsule I was pretty squared away for milder temperatures (ie, 35-50) but not so much for temperatures that reached closer to 0 this year!  I had a couple thicker sweater pieces that were great, but I probably could’ve set aside one other!
  • Colors.  Winter is apparently the time of year where I liked to wear random colors previously. I don’t typically love reds or oranges or bold colors (on me, or in general) and yet some *read most* of my pieces fell into that category. I think it made it hard for me to know how to mix an match as easily and definitely took some time to come into my own on that one!
  • Towards the end of the season, I either hit my stride or get bored.  At the end of my fall capsule I was ready to swap out for some new pieces for sure! This time I feel like I had hit my stride and wasn’t quite ready to move onto spring.  Namely because it was still in the 30s that weekend, but I digress.
  • Want to know if you really hate the way something looks on you or pairs with things? Put it in your capsule wardrobe and don’t wear it even once. It’s sad but true!  After winter was over, that piece found its way into the donate pile!

Anyways, I am currently wearing my spring capsule wardrobe each day and I tried really hard to keep in mind all of the lessons I learned above as I was planning for this season!

Madewell Outfit Inspiration | Spring Capsule Wardrobe | Lauren R Swann

Color was the biggest area of focus for me this time planning as well as versatility.  I love some good neutrals and filling my wardrobe will mostly neutrals and a pop of mauve really helped me hone in on color palettes that make me happy! It also means I can be more flexible with my pairings than I was before!  So enter neutrals, denim included, mauve, and a pail blue.  They’re my favorite colors any way, so I might as well just go ahead and include them!

One additional thing I paid attention to was the fits of each piece. I noticed last time that I had a lot of sweaters and tops that fit kind of similarly in length or thickness.  This time I tried to mix things up a bit so I would counteract some boredom there, too!

So without further ado, here’s a peek at the pieces I chose for spring.  Remember that this excludes work-out cloths, wedding day dresses, but everything else is covered below:

 

Here’s what I came up with by category for my spring capsule wardrobe:

Tops

Denim Long-sleeved button down

Indigo Short Sleeved Button down

Grey & White Baseball Tee

Pink & White Striped Peplum Top

White polka dot blouse

Grey Cardigan

Navy Off-the-Shoulder Tee

Black Kimono

Tan Short Cardigan

Blue & White Striped Peplum Top

White & Blue Striped Off-the-Shoulder

Navy Over-sized Blouse

Denim Vest

White Over-sized Sweater

Bottoms

Light washed mom jeans

Dark High-Waisted Denim

Grey Capris

Medium Wash Jeans

Blue & White Striped Shorts

Navy Lace Shorts

High-waisted Denim Shorts

White Jeans

Light Teal Polka Dot Dress

White Laced Skirt

White and Grey striped dress

Denim Polka Dot Dress

 

Plus, here’s a peek at one of my pairs of shorts paired three ways!

Madewell Outfit Inspiration | Spring Capsule Wardrobe | Lauren R Swann
Madewell Outfit Inspiration | Spring Capsule Wardrobe | Lauren R Swann
Madewell Outfit Inspiration | Spring Capsule Wardrobe | Lauren R Swann

 

Some of the links in this page are affiliate links. The links above most likely don’t pertain to the exact item listed above, but rather something similar.  Thanks for supporting the capsule project in this way!

This blog post is a little bit late admittedly, but better late then never! Today I’m sharing my Spring Capsule Wardrobe.

It’s here, it’s here! Spring is officially here and as of April 1 I kicked off a brand new wardrobe season.

In case you missed it, I’ve been creating seasonal capsule wardrobes that are a way to utilize the clothing I already have rather than constantly searching for more! I will say that so far, I feel like I’ve done a pretty good job overall at sticking to it each season.

If you want to read a bit more about the capsule experiment, you can do so here!

Before I hop on over to all the details of spring, I do feel like I want to make a few notes of what I learned in my winter capsule:

  • Weather is finicky.  Be prepared.
    • I feel like with my winter capsule I was pretty squared away for milder temperatures (ie, 35-50) but not so much for temperatures that reached closer to 0 this year!  I had a couple thicker sweater pieces that were great, but I probably could’ve set aside one other!
  • Colors.  Winter is apparently the time of year where I liked to wear random colors previously. I don’t typically love reds or oranges or bold colors (on me, or in general) and yet some *read most* of my pieces fell into that category. I think it made it hard for me to know how to mix an match as easily and definitely took some time to come into my own on that one!
  • Towards the end of the season, I either hit my stride or get bored.  At the end of my fall capsule I was ready to swap out for some new pieces for sure! This time I feel like I had hit my stride and wasn’t quite ready to move onto spring.  Namely because it was still in the 30s that weekend, but I digress.
  • Want to know if you really hate the way something looks on you or pairs with things? Put it in your capsule wardrobe and don’t wear it even once. It’s sad but true!  After winter was over, that piece found its way into the donate pile!

Anyways, I am currently wearing my spring capsule wardrobe each day and I tried really hard to keep in mind all of the lessons I learned above as I was planning for this season!

Madewell Outfit Inspiration | Spring Capsule Wardrobe | Lauren R Swann

Color was the biggest area of focus for me this time planning as well as versatility.  I love some good neutrals and filling my wardrobe will mostly neutrals and a pop of mauve really helped me hone in on color palettes that make me happy! It also means I can be more flexible with my pairings than I was before!  So enter neutrals, denim included, mauve, and a pail blue.  They’re my favorite colors any way, so I might as well just go ahead and include them!

One additional thing I paid attention to was the fits of each piece. I noticed last time that I had a lot of sweaters and tops that fit kind of similarly in length or thickness.  This time I tried to mix things up a bit so I would counteract some boredom there, too!

So without further ado, here’s a peek at the pieces I chose for spring.  Remember that this excludes work-out cloths, wedding day dresses, but everything else is covered below:

 

Here’s what I came up with by category for my spring capsule wardrobe:

Tops

Denim Long-sleeved button down

Indigo Short Sleeved Button down

Grey & White Baseball Tee

Pink & White Striped Peplum Top

White polka dot blouse

Grey Cardigan

Navy Off-the-Shoulder Tee

Black Kimono

Tan Short Cardigan

Blue & White Striped Peplum Top

White & Blue Striped Off-the-Shoulder

Navy Over-sized Blouse

Denim Vest

White Over-sized Sweater

Bottoms

Light washed mom jeans

Dark High-Waisted Denim

Grey Capris

Medium Wash Jeans

Blue & White Striped Shorts

Navy Lace Shorts

High-waisted Denim Shorts

White Jeans

Light Teal Polka Dot Dress

White Laced Skirt

White and Grey striped dress

Denim Polka Dot Dress

 

Plus, here’s a peek at one of my pairs of shorts paired three ways!

Madewell Outfit Inspiration | Spring Capsule Wardrobe | Lauren R Swann
Madewell Outfit Inspiration | Spring Capsule Wardrobe | Lauren R Swann
Madewell Outfit Inspiration | Spring Capsule Wardrobe | Lauren R Swann

 

Some of the links in this page are affiliate links. The links above most likely don’t pertain to the exact item listed above, but rather something similar.  Thanks for supporting the capsule project in this way!

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This blog post is a little bit late admittedly, but better late then never! Today I’m sharing my Spring Capsule Wardrobe.

It’s here, it’s here! Spring is officially here and as of April 1 I kicked off a brand new wardrobe season.

In case you missed it, I’ve been creating seasonal capsule wardrobes that are a way to utilize the clothing I already have rather than constantly searching for more! I will say that so far, I feel like I’ve done a pretty good job overall at sticking to it each season.

If you want to read a bit more about the capsule experiment, you can do so here!

Before I hop on over to all the details of spring, I do feel like I want to make a few notes of what I learned in my winter capsule:

  • Weather is finicky.  Be prepared.
    • I feel like with my winter capsule I was pretty squared away for milder temperatures (ie, 35-50) but not so much for temperatures that reached closer to 0 this year!  I had a couple thicker sweater pieces that were great, but I probably could’ve set aside one other!
  • Colors.  Winter is apparently the time of year where I liked to wear random colors previously. I don’t typically love reds or oranges or bold colors (on me, or in general) and yet some *read most* of my pieces fell into that category. I think it made it hard for me to know how to mix an match as easily and definitely took some time to come into my own on that one!
  • Towards the end of the season, I either hit my stride or get bored.  At the end of my fall capsule I was ready to swap out for some new pieces for sure! This time I feel like I had hit my stride and wasn’t quite ready to move onto spring.  Namely because it was still in the 30s that weekend, but I digress.
  • Want to know if you really hate the way something looks on you or pairs with things? Put it in your capsule wardrobe and don’t wear it even once. It’s sad but true!  After winter was over, that piece found its way into the donate pile!

Anyways, I am currently wearing my spring capsule wardrobe each day and I tried really hard to keep in mind all of the lessons I learned above as I was planning for this season!

Madewell Outfit Inspiration | Spring Capsule Wardrobe | Lauren R Swann

Color was the biggest area of focus for me this time planning as well as versatility.  I love some good neutrals and filling my wardrobe will mostly neutrals and a pop of mauve really helped me hone in on color palettes that make me happy! It also means I can be more flexible with my pairings than I was before!  So enter neutrals, denim included, mauve, and a pail blue.  They’re my favorite colors any way, so I might as well just go ahead and include them!

One additional thing I paid attention to was the fits of each piece. I noticed last time that I had a lot of sweaters and tops that fit kind of similarly in length or thickness.  This time I tried to mix things up a bit so I would counteract some boredom there, too!

So without further ado, here’s a peek at the pieces I chose for spring.  Remember that this excludes work-out cloths, wedding day dresses, but everything else is covered below:

 

Here’s what I came up with by category for my spring capsule wardrobe:

Tops

Denim Long-sleeved button down

Indigo Short Sleeved Button down

Grey & White Baseball Tee

Pink & White Striped Peplum Top

White polka dot blouse

Grey Cardigan

Navy Off-the-Shoulder Tee

Black Kimono

Tan Short Cardigan

Blue & White Striped Peplum Top

White & Blue Striped Off-the-Shoulder

Navy Over-sized Blouse

Denim Vest

White Over-sized Sweater

Bottoms

Light washed mom jeans

Dark High-Waisted Denim

Grey Capris

Medium Wash Jeans

Blue & White Striped Shorts

Navy Lace Shorts

High-waisted Denim Shorts

White Jeans

Light Teal Polka Dot Dress

White Laced Skirt

White and Grey striped dress

Denim Polka Dot Dress

 

Plus, here’s a peek at one of my pairs of shorts paired three ways!

Madewell Outfit Inspiration | Spring Capsule Wardrobe | Lauren R Swann
Madewell Outfit Inspiration | Spring Capsule Wardrobe | Lauren R Swann
Madewell Outfit Inspiration | Spring Capsule Wardrobe | Lauren R Swann

 

Some of the links in this page are affiliate links. The links above most likely don’t pertain to the exact item listed above, but rather something similar.  Thanks for supporting the capsule project in this way!

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