Over in the Midwest, we couldn’t welcome spring weather more! Today I’m sharing my capsule wardrobe plans for spring and all about the trends I’m embracing for 2017!
I decided to start a SEPARATE Instagram account for my capsule since it feels like two separate audiences. This account is only about fashion & the capsule. You can follow me here (@momadvicecapsule) or if you just want the general usual odds & ends, you can follow me here (@momadvice). I hope that makes sense!
Let’s talk about this 2017 Spring Capsule Wardrobe!
(check out some of my new options I purchased for this capsule!)
First, What is a Fashion Capsule & Why Should You Do One?
A capsule wardrobe is a collection of clothing which is designed using only interchangeable items, in order to maximize the number of outfits which can be created. The aim is to have an outfit suitable for any occasion without owning excessive items of clothing. This is usually achieved by buying what are considered to be “key” or “staple” items in coordinating colors.
The reason I think capsule wardrobes are worth exploring is that you realize when you have LESS in your closet you can do MORE with what you have. My closet used to be bursting at the seams with clothes and, what I like to call, one-trick-pony apparel. I felt put together after tearing up my room and trying to build outfits in the process, but it took me so long to get ready in the mornings and I never felt like I had a truly seamless style. Narrowing my wardrobe down to 33 items as outlined in Project 333 was just what I needed to make mornings less stressful and finding a real rhythm to getting dressed for the day. It’s been a beautiful shift in my life and I don’t think I could ever go back to the old ways of bursting closets and pointless purchases.
What Trends Did You Embrace For Spring?
Since I embrace a more feminine style, I love the lace, florals, and ruffles that are happening right now. I wanted to incorporate those into my wardrobe along with my usual mad love for stripes and the nautical feel.
I can’t quit you stripes, I just can’t.
I have a pretty standard wardrobe now after years of doing this that include the usual suspects of chambray shirts, a practical blazer, colored jeans, and basic neutrals. This spring I leaned into the baby blue and rose and lightened up my cardigan game with gorgeous lightweight dusters and, a rather impractical but lovely, lace layering piece. Ruffles are happening throughout on dresses and my sweatshirts.
Get some inspiration for creating and styling your capsule by following my Capsule Pinterest Board!
Why My Capsule Shouldn’t Be YOUR Capsule
I show you my capsule mainly as some sort of accountability, but not necessarily for you to copy it. My style is probably not your style and that is okay. Your capsule can look nothing like my capsule. Your body shape could be different from mine and none of these cuts of clothing or ideas will work for you. When creating your capsule, create it around what you feel most confident in.
That’s been the best place to start for me.
Do Accessories Count in the Capsule?
One question I get asked is if I count accessories and shoes as my items. I do not, but feel free to do that if you like. For me a scarf, belt, or great jewelry really do add to the enjoyment and experience of my wardrobe. I am, however, more selective about the accessories I am choosing and really making sure that they are worth the space in my drawers and the money that is spent.
What Are the Rules for a Capsule Wardrobe?
Spring 2017 Capsule Wardrobe
note- descriptions are exact matches and similar means I found a few pretty darn close to the original for you!
row 1- take care of one another sweatshirt/ white lace top (similar, similar, similar, similar)/ floral top (similar, similar)
row 3- floral flutter sleeve blouse (similar, similar, similar, similar)/ cream shell (similar, similar), baby blue boho top
row 4- ruffled gray sweatshirt (similar, similar), ruffled rose sweatshirt (similar, similar, similar), striped top, black & white stripes (similar, similar, similar)
row 2- olive green pants (similar, similar, similar)/ rose jeans (similar, similar, similar)/ white jeans (similar, similar)/ distressed jeans
row 3- basic jean (similar, similar)/ black cropped pant (similar)/ a-line black & white skirt (similar, similar)
row 4- ruffled shift dress (similar, similar, similar)/ black duster cardigan (similar, similar)/ blue swing dress (similar, similar)/ belted shirt dress (similar, similar)
row 2- sleeveless turtleneck shell (similar, similar, similar)/ pink blouse (similar, similar)/ chambray shirt (similar, similar)
Browse My Capsules & Wardrobe Planning Advice
Coupons That Might Help If You Are Making a Capsule Too
Get $10 for your first thredUP purchase (this is my favorite online consignment resource)
Stitch Fix can be a fun resource for shopping for smart basic wardrobe pieces if a stylist might benefit you!
Don’t forget to clean out your closet! Here is what I am getting rid of this time. Off to thredup it goes for credit for the next capsule- so proud!! Here is a list of resources to help you make money while organizing this corner! Happy wardrobe planning!
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