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The most romantic season of the year is just around the corner, and it is time to start thinking about building (or refreshing) your wardrobe for the spring. For the past couple of years, I've been working on my perfect capsule collection. I'm looking for something versatile and wearable and something that reflects me and my style. Whether you are a complete fashion beginner or know your way around colors and cuts, this task is complicated! Here is why I've created a list of the top 10 clothing essentials for a spring capsule wardrobe to help some of you on this path.

By carefully selecting between these essential pieces of clothing, you can create a versatile and stylish wardrobe that will see you through the spring months. Before starting, let me explain the capsule wardrobe concept and how it benefits your style!

What Is the Point of a Capsule Wardrobe?

A capsule wardrobe is a collection of essential clothing items that are versatile, timeless, and can be easily mixed and matched to create a variety of outfits. The concept of a capsule wardrobe is based on the idea of having a smaller, more intentional wardrobe that focuses on quality over quantity. You can check out one of the previous posts to learn how to build a capsule wardrobe.

The purpose of a capsule wardrobe is to simplify your wardrobe, making it easier to get dressed every day. It can save you time and money by reducing the number of clothing items you need. A capsule wardrobe also helps to develop a more sustainable approach to fashion, encouraging you to invest in high-quality, long-lasting pieces instead of fast fashion trends.

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Top 10 Clothing Essentials to Add to Your Spring Capsule Wardrobe

  • Lightweight Sweater

A beautiful and thin sweater is a must-have piece for spring. You can wear it on its own on warmer days or layer it over with a cardigan or jacket on cooler days. Look for a basic style with no print or pattern. A high-quality sweater will last several seasons, such as a crewneck or V-neck in a neutral color like gray or beige.

  • Denim Jacket

While a cardigan is an excellent option for those who prefer a more classic approach to fashion, a denim jacket seems more versatile. It can be with almost anything! It is a perfect piece for those days when the weather is unpredictable, as it can be layered over a dress or paired with jeans and a T-shirt. Look for a simplistic style that will never go out of fashion.

  • Trench Coat

A trench coat is a timeless outwear that will see you through many spring seasons. And not only in spring seasons! It can also be a part of your fall capsule wardrobe too. A plain trench coat in camel brown, beige or black is perfect for days when it’s too warm for a puffy jacket but too cool for a sweater. Look for a classic style in a neutral color like beige or navy, and choose a length that flatters your figure.

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Photo: Megan Ruth

  • Pencil Skirt

A women's pencil skirt is a type of skirt that is narrow and straight, typically knee-length, and designed to hug the curves of the body. It is often made of stretchy fabric to allow for ease of movement and comfort. This skirt will become a great addition to your wardrobe. You'll just need to decide on a material: denim, leather, or poplin.

  • Midi Dress

Dresses for women are like water for fish! And, I bet you already have the next capsule piece at your disposal! A well-fitting midi dress (with a long or a 3/4 sleeve) is an irreplaceable piece perfect for a spring capsule wardrobe. Look for a lightweight fabric like cotton or linen, and choose a flattering silhouette. I would recommend you two different midi dresses for spring. Light and loose-fitting for daytime, and dark-colored, tight dress for the evening.

  • High-Waist, Wide Leg Pants

Everyone needs to have at least one pair of high-waist pants. They are chic, comfortable, and wonderfully emphasize legs' length. They will go well with just about any top you already got in your capsule wardrobe. Cropped top? Yes, please. A loose, flowing blouse? Their duet will look breathtaking! A thin, lightweight sweater you picked up earlier? They are a perfect couple with these high-waist pants.

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  • Basic Tee

A basic, white tee shirt with a round or v-neck would be an obvious choice, but I suggest you add a colored T-shirt instead. Choose a light hue, which goes with the season: cloudy blue, minty green, or pale yellow. A pastel-based color palette will add a fresh breath to your look, and go well with other neutral colors you already have.

  • Button-up Shirt

A casual button-up shirt should be in your capsule wardrobe. It is easy to style and looks great with various styles. A shirt can be dressed up or down, worn with jeans, or tucked into a skirt. And it shouldn't cost a fortune! You can find an affordable shirt at china clothes wholesalersLook for a crisp, tailored style with a flattering fit. 

  • Flats
Spring season should be all about your comfort. Whether you prefer a slightly athletic style or aim for a semi-casual look, a pair of flat shoes will serve you well. Ballet shoes, loafers, or low-key sneakers – all three shoe types can be included in your capsule wardrobe. Remember to match your bags with them.

  • Sandals
If the weather allows for naked toes and ankles, then you can easily incorporate a pair of sandals into your spring look. Stop your choice on a pair of low-heeled sandals and neutral color. And there are so many gorgeous styles you can choose from! I personally prefer sandals with chunky heels!

Final Thoughts...

I'm going, to be honest with you, guys...I'm far away from all things fashion and style. At times it seems like a course of advanced math to me. Therefore, when I learned about the concept of a capsule wardrobe, I felt like I might have a chance at looking great. This concept allows anyone to look neat and put together in a matter of a few minutes, without a personal stylist. I hope today's post will help you to gather your own spring wardrobe with ease!

Lots of love,