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Spring Capsule: Create 70+ Outfits

April 13, 2021

By:

Erin Schrader

It’s that time again — spring has finally SPRUNG which means it’s time to bust out a new seasonal capsule wardrobe! If you’ve been following along over the past year or two, you’ve probably seen another capsule or twelve on the blog [peep ’em all here] and if you’re new here, you may be thinking “what the WHAT? a spring capsule wardrobe? girlfriend, speak English please.” I get it, I’ve been there – a clueless girl about what in the world a capsule wardrobe is. Have no fear friend, a capsule wardrobe explanation is here!

WHAT IS A CAPSULE WARDROBE?

If you aren’t familiar with what a capsule wardrobe is, I’ll quickly explain – a capsule wardrobe is where you take several pieces (15-20) that all work together within your wardrobe to interchange and get creative with. The point behind a capsule wardrobe is to minimize the number of items you have on hand while maximizing the number of ways you can wear each piece. From a creativity standpoint, it’s awesome – a capsule wardrobe will force you to be more intentional about making sure all items work together in multiple ways, which really will make you feel like you have a closet full of options with just a few pieces! This not only creates a lot less headache and time in the morning when deciding what to wear but also saves you money as well. I think we can agree that we like saving on all of the above.

HOW TO BUILD A SPRING CAPSULE WARDROBE

For our spring capsule wardrobe, we went with a light and airy color scheme while keeping the basics neutral to ensure their longevity in your closet! For this capsule, we included a dress and midi skirt to keep you cool during those warmer days, a beautiful trench for those spring showers, three bottoms, four tops and three layering jackets to mix and match! Of course, we couldn’t forget the accessories and included two spring-ready bags and three pair of shoes that are sure to be staples in your wardrobe! With just 18 [yes you read that correctly] items we were able to come up with 70+ different looks that are perfect for all types of weather, occasions and [hopefully] events that spring can bring. Curious what pieces we chose for our capsule? Here you have em’!

MEET THE PIECES IN THE SPRING CAPSULE WARDROBE

Tops

  • Drapey V-Neck Tee [Fit Tip: true to size, wearing in small] A basic v-neck tee is a closet essential for the spring, and this one is so soft, just trust me now and thank me later. Wear it alone or layer it for this rainy season ahead!
  • Relaxed V-Neck Sweater [Fit Tip: true to size, wearing in small] The perfect light weight sweater to add to your spring wardrobe, dress it up or dress it down–you will find me in this sweater all spring long!
  • Must-Have Chambray [Fit Tip: true to size, wearing in small] Is it just me or does chambray just scream spring? You can’t go wrong with this little number–I love the versatility it brings to this capsule!
  • Eyelet Ruffle Sleeve Blouse [Fit Tip: true to size, wearing in small] We all know and love the eyelet trend and it’s not going anywhere, adding this top to my wardrobe was no problem especially because it so easily transitions from work to play!

Cardigans + Jackets

  • Utility Jacket [Fit Tip: size down if in between, wearing in size XS] You may recognize this jacket from our recent collection at HSN, We by Living in Yellow. I may be a little biased, but this utility jacket takes the title for one of my all time favorite jackets!
  • Denim Jacket [Fit Tip: size down if in between, wearing in size XS] A denim jacket is a year-round wardrobe staple, get your hands on this one if you haven’t already, you won’t regret it.
  • Trench Coat [Fit Tip: runs large, size down one] The perfect trench coat, finally found. I am loving this classic trench and it comes in both regular and petite sizing!
  • Cropped Cardigan [Fit Tip: true to size, wearing in small] Cropped cardigans are all the rage and this one doesn’t disappoint! It is perfectly lightweight for this season and can be thrown over nearly any spring ready outfit!

Dresses & Skirts

  • Shift Dress [Fit Tip: true to size, wearing in small] How cute is this spring shift dress!? With the square neckline and the floral design, I am ready to prance around in this little baby all spring long!
  • Midi Skirt [Fit Tip: true to size, wearing in small] Who knew this midi skirt would be such a win in my book! I love the way it looks styled up or down–It gives you all of the comfort without having to sacrifice any of the style!

Bottoms

  • Denim Shorts [Fit Tip: size down if in between, wearing size 2] One of my favorite pair of denim shorts of all time! Here’s the deats: Not too long but not too short, high waisted, light/medium wash, relaxed fit with a raw hem!
  • White Denim Pants [Fit Tip: true to size, wearing in small] Another favorite from the We by Living in Yellow collection, these high waisted white jeans are an easy go-to this spring.
  • Girlfriend Denim with Double Roll Cuff [Fit Tip: size down if in between] Sayonara skinny jeans, see ya never [just kidding, you will always have a place in my heart]. With the heat of spring approaching, I’m all about non-restrictive denim. This girlfriend style is quickly becoming one of my favorites with a little extra room to move & groove.

Shoes

  • Steve Madden Mules [Fit Tip: true to size] Slide on into these Steve Madden mules that I wear all year long!
  • Shoreline Slip-On Sneaker [Fit Tip: true to size] It would have been impossible not to include my beloved Converse for this capsule wardrobe. I wear these more than almost any other shoe in my closet as I feel like they go with nearly everything! I find them true to size!
  • Espadrille Wedge Sandal [Fit Tip: true to size] If you’re looking for a good standard espadrille wedge sandal, these are a great option. Classic, comfortable, and an LIY favorite season after season!

Accessories

  • Reversible Tote: We get it, you have a lot of stuff. And you need a great tote to carry it all. This reversible faux leather tote is a common one to reach for here at LIY! No matter who you wear it, it’s never going on out style.
  • Rattan Crossbody Bag: For the days you’re only packing the essentials, a cute crossbody is a great option. This rattan crossbody is the best spring accessory for only $30!

THE SRING CAPSULE WARDROBE *DRUMROLL PLEASE*

First up, the perfect light and airy shift dress

Next up, the spring-ready floral midi skirt

Styled around the drapey vneck tee!

Styled around the relaxed vneck sweater!

Styled around the chambray button up!

Styled around the eyelet top!

Of course, the best go-to shorts all spring long…

Styled around the drapey vneck tee!

Styled around the relaxed vneck sweater!

Styled around the eyelet top!

The best spring staple–White denim

Styled around the drapey vneck tee!

Styled around the relaxed vneck sweater!

Styled around the chambray button up!

Styled around the eyelet top!

Last but certainly not least, girlfriend jeans

Styled around the drapey vneck tee!

Styled around the relaxed vneck sweater!

Styled around the eyelet top!

share this with your best girlfriends:

  1. Sandra says:

    Gorgeous outfits

  2. Michaella says:

    I’d love this as a PDF to print out! This is a wonderful resource, thank you 🙂

  3. Lisa Merritt says:

    The shorts are not linking right. Can someone give me the link?

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