Spring Capsule Wardrobe

I’m so excited to share my spring 2021 capsule collection! I get asked alot about creating a capsule wardrobe and today and long overdue, here it is! You all have been loving my virtual styled outfits so I will also be following up with more ways to style the Spring Capsule Wardrobe as well. I’m so happy they are so well-received and helpful. Share them to your pinterest page for future reference!

If you are new to my blog, a capsule wardrobe is “a collection of a few essential items that don’t go out of style and can then be augmented with seasonal pieces. The idea is to have around 30-40 pieces that you wear for 3 months (one season) until you transition in new pieces to wear for the next 3 months, and repeat.

In the blog post I’m covering the spring capsule and I keep in mind summer is approaching. I kept my collection curated to only the essential items, so the collection is only 29 pieces which will allow you to mix and match, wardrobe plan to give you many outfit ideas. With this capsule, you can add an accent color to tailor to your personal style to create fun and comfortable outfits throughout the season.

Spring Capsule Wardrobe

Building a Capsule Wardrobe Benefits

How to Create a Spring Capsule Wardrobe
  • Minimize and declutter your closet
  • Save money in the long run [no throwing out clothes constantly to stay up with the ever-changing trends]
  • Make it easy to style outfits [versatile pieces makes it easy to pair everything together!]
  • Reduce the time you spend focusing on shopping, which allows you to increase the time you spend on other things!

I always like to add a reminder that everyone’s style is different so your collection doesn’t have to look like just like mine. I consider my style mix in between a classic mixed with some edge and feminine style. Stick to pieces that you truly love and fit your body type. I, for example, have decided that I really like wearing black year-round and so I’m going to keep black in my wardrobe palette for spring. You might instead opt for lighter colors, patterned pieces, or floral pieces instead black. 

Spring Capsule Wardrobe essentials

Even with only 29 pieces, however, you can create over 100 outfits variations!

I also left out jewelry because jewelry is so personal and different for each person [plus I found it too difficult to limit myself–because I believe in keeping it minimal for everything, except when it comes to jewelry!]. Jewelry is the key to elevating any outfit–and if you are looking for some great pieces–check out my everyday jewelry here.

Investing in quality pieces can be pricy, so don’t try to build your whole collection all at once! Do the research and find what fits you best.

I’ve linked to all my capsule pieces I own and a few similar recommendations [in case the piece I own is sold out]:

OUTERWEAR: SPRING CAPSULE WARDROBE

Trenchcoat // A trench coat is one of my favorite pieces. I’ve had my Burberry for 13 years and I still love it to this day. If you don’t want to invest there are so many at H&M, Mango and Nordstrom! I’ve linked a few of my favorite ones at all price ranges!

Denim Jacket // A denim jacket one that is my favorite. I love wearing mine with white jeans or over my dresses for a chilly night.

White Blazer // I love that the classic style is so big right now. I white blazer is perfect for the office to after work as well as a weekend brunch look.

Tan Blazer // Although I love a black blazer, I tend to gravitate toward my tan one in spring. It’s such a great capsule piece for your spring wardrobe.

TOPS: SPRING CAPSULE WARDROBE

Silk Camisole // A silk camisole is the perfect under layering piece. You can style it by itself with your denim, under a blazer for a more polished look.

White + Black T-shirt // A good tee is worth the investment when it fits right.

White Button Down // A classic. Style it with your biker shorts, jeans, under a blazer or your lightweight sweater. The possibilities are endless.

Lightweight Sweater // Invest in a great lightweight sweater. It’s perfect on the cold rainy days or for summer nights on your beach vacation.

Feminine Blouse // The one piece I gravitate to in spring is a lace or eyelet top. It’s perfect styled with jeans when you want a more feminine look.

BOTTOMS: SPRING CAPSULE WARDROBE

Classic Crop Jean // Although, I’m currently loving the 90s denim trend, the classic crop jean for spring is essential in building a capsule.

White Straight Leg Jean // Finding a great white denim can be hard, but once you do it’s so worth it. Here are some that I love!

Agolde Parker Denim Shorts // yes, these can be on the pricier side, but remember, you don’t need many pieces in a capsule wardrobe. Denim is the one thing I don’t mind spending a little more on because, its something I wear everyday!

Silk Skirt // A silk skirt is one item I’ve been pulling out of my closet season after season. In the fall, I style it with a chunky knit and in spring, I love styling it with a tee and lightweight jacket.

DRESSES: SPRING CAPSULE WARDROBE

White Dress // The white dress! The #1 spring must have. Whether its a maxi or a LWD, it’s a must. One of my favorites while a splurge I’ve worn season after season and love finding new ways to style it with different accessories!

Black Dress // I always have a great black dress on hand. You never know when a date night or cocktail hour will pop up and its one of the best things you can invest in.

Tan Dress // If you are looking for something other than white or black, tan has been on the trend report and I think a great option for a neutral outfit ideas!

Floral Dress // Nothing says spring like a floral dress, You can choose bright or subdued, but it adds some variation to your capsule wardrobe.

SHOES: SPRING CAPSULE WARDROBE

Quilted Sandal // You are seeing versions of the quilted sandal everywhere. From flats to heels, these are one of my favorites for spring into summer.

Strappy Sandal // I love an ankle wrap sandal because it is so makes it gives your legs more shape with dresses.

Mule // A love a classic mule with an casual office or meeting look.

White Sneaker // Whether its the ever so popular Golden Goose, P448 or Veja sneaker, these are a must in your wardrobe. Style with jeans or a flirty dress.

Wrap Sandal //

ACCESSORIES: SPRING CAPSULE WARDROBE

Fedora // If you looking to change up a basic look, a fedora is the way to go. It can completely change your spring wardrobe look. I personally love wearing fedora with my dresses and layering a denim jacket and sneakers. Just one of the many outfit ideas your can build when you wardrobe plan.

Black Tote // If you don’t have this you need it! A great tote is worth the investment and will last you years to come.

Pouch Bag // I love my pouch bag, they are under $30 and I have it in 4 colors from amazon. Its the perfect accessories when building a capsule that is affordable for many outfit ideas and changing up your color palette.

Cross Body Bag // I love a crossbody because it is such a simple piece from moms on the go as well as to travel with I always put it in my larger tote bag.

How To Build A Spring Capsule Wardrobe

If your wondering where to start, I’m sharing some tips on how I starting building a capsule wardrobe.

How To Build A Spring Capsule Wardrobe
Build Your Base

Start slow in building your base. Find quality pieces that can mix and match and allow you to outfit plan.

Choose A Color Palette

choosing a color palette will allow you to mix and match pieces

Add an Accent Color

Again, all my selections are the base! You can definetely personalize with your own color palette whether you opt for a bright dress or pastel blazer you can tailor the capsule wardrobe to your personal style.

Plan Your Outfits

Like anything, when you plan everything falls into place.

Please feel free to email me at thegraydetails@gmail.com if you have any questions!  I’m always happy to help with styling or picking out a specific outfit for an event!   Have an amazing day!!

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xx, Amanda

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