It’s that time of year again, where we start to think about spring cleaning and having a good old clear-out. De-cluttering, and streamlining your home is the main emphasis around spring cleaning, so we thought we’d apply the same idea to your wardrobe, with some tips on building a spring capsule wardrobe!
As we move from winter and into spring, it’s the perfect time to look into how to build a spring capsule wardrobe. Although the concept is similar to winter – having base clothing that work with every outfit idea and items that you can wear all year long – some items will need to change as the weather gets a little warmer. A thick winter coat and snow boots aren’t exactly what come to mind when we think “capsule wardrobe for spring”!
A basic spring capsule wardrobe should consist of neutral colours, cami tops, cardigans and jackets, all of which are light and airy enough to layer up when it’s cooler and layer down when it’s warmer. But don’t forget to include key footwear such as women’s trainers and Chelsea boots. These shoes can be dressed up or down, and can be paired with numerous outfits for lots of different occasions.
We know, that when it comes to clothes, we can tend to be a bit of a hoarder (we all have clothing purchased years ago that we’ve never worn) and this can become quite daunting when you have to give items up, especially if they’re not cheap pieces. What you must keep in mind when creating your capsule wardrobe for spring 2019 is how much money you’ll save in the future if you have a capsule wardrobe full of items that you know you love and will wear often.
Having a minimal wardrobe opens the mind to outfits and ideas that you wouldn’t have thought of before simply because your items are a lot more visible than before. It can also make you more imaginative with your clothing combinations. Your capsule wardrobe will consist of key pieces that are timeless classics and won’t go out of fashion; this is where you’ll save your money!
Fashion comes in many forms and every person has a different style, and what works for one person’s chic spring capsule wardrobe won’t always work for another. Although creating a capsule wardrobe for spring is fun, budget-friendly and head-clearing, it’s important to maintain your own style throughout the process and don’t throw things away just because someone else doesn’t like them!
If you’re thinking about a spring clean this year, read our women’s spring capsule wardrobe ideas on a budget to help you get started!
Spring Capsule Wardrobe Colour Palette
Colour palettes for seasons can change quite drastically; a deep and dark burgundy that looks great in winter doesn’t work as well in spring. Your spring palette capsule wardrobe should consist of lighter and brighter colours such as pale pinks, greens and yellows.
Keeping some black, brown, beige and grey colours for your spring capsule wardrobe is also recommended as these are your base colours and they’re known for going with almost every outfit!
A colourful spring capsule wardrobe is great if you’re coming from the dark colours of winter. Brighter colours are mood-lifting and summery, both of which generally improve your outlook on life! However we’d suggest to not go too colourful. A capsule wardrobe is designed for minimal effort, if you’re keeping colourful items as they fit the vibe of spring then that’s great, but make sure to include plenty of neutral colours that can easily be paired with your brighter items.
Another thing to consider is your skin colour. Pick colours that are complimentary to your skin colour and undertone; for some this could be peach and orange, for others, light blue and a soft grey.
What You Need in a Spring Capsule Wardrobe
For some, creating a spring capsule wardrobe list is the best way to decipher what exactly you need to include within your new wardrobe. Not only will It help you to outline every item of clothing that you currently own, it’ll also help to match the items together that you think will make multiple outfits, after all, what you need in a spring capsule wardrobe are clothes that can be used numerous times in different ways!
To give you a helping hand, we’ve come up with a spring capsule wardrobe checklist for you which covers everything that you need:
- Neutral colours that can be coordinated with many other colours such as white, cream and grey
- Spring colours that can be added to a look in order to give your outfit a summery vibe such as pink, yellow and orange
- Accent colours are great for adding a bit of fun and vibrancy to any look, such as green and blue
- Basic t-shirt, cami, and long sleeve tops
- Vibrant shirts and patterned shirts
- Cotton jumpers and stylish jackets – a denim jacket is the perfect choice for spring!
- Dark and light jeans
- Mini skirt and midi or maxi skirt
- Mini dress and midi or maxi dress
- Neutral jewelry that can be paired with a number of different outfits
- Shoes that look great no matter what you wear such as Chelsea boots, ballerina pumps and ankle boots
- Shoes that match your lifestyle, if you have a hectic lifestyle you’ll want comfortable and flat shoes
- A pair of neutral heels for evenings when you may need to dress up
When building your wardrobe, ensure the items that you’ve chosen are items that you’ll get a lot of wear out of as this will help with your budgeting when it comes to purchasing in-fashion items in the future.
Shoes for a spring capsule wardrobe don’t need to be extravagant or expensive. Outline the key features of all the outfits within your new capsule wardrobe and find the common factor when it comes to pairing those outfits with a shoe. As an idea, for spring, you’ll tend to find that ankle boots, sandals, ballerina pumps and trainers are the key pieces of footwear that you’ll gravitate towards but make sure that you have the correct style for your outfits. If you have quite an active lifestyle then don’t exclude walking boots just because it’s spring. Your spring capsule wardrobe shoes need to be practical and useful as well as versatile!
Building a spring capsule wardrobe can be difficult at times, mainly due to the immense willpower that you need in order to let certain items go. But, if you want to keep your spend to a minimum, whilst making the most out of the items that you already own, then a capsule wardrobe could be right for you!