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Building Your Spring Capsule Wardrobe

Spring brings additional sunshine and warmth and is one of the best times to practice minimalism by creating a capsule wardrobe. Rather than spending each morning sorting through a packed closet with far too many options to choose from, you could be styled and feeling fabulous in minutes with an outfit from your spring capsule wardrobe.

How can it be that easy? Well, now that you know how to create a solid base capsule wardrobe, you can apply the same principles to make a capsule wardrobe for each season. Keep reading to find out what items you should include, and with the help of our capsule wardrobe checklist, you can create your capsule wardrobe for spring in no time!

Spring Capsule Wardrobe Essentials

When you build your spring capsule wardrobe, you aren’t starting from scratch. Instead, you’re pulling from your base capsule collection and layering in pieces that are specifically for spring.

Depending on where you live, spring could mean very different things. For some parts of the country, spring days may still mean snow or rain showers, while for other areas the days may already be sunny and warm. Adjust your spring capsule wardrobe so it contains the essentials that are right for your style and for where you live. 

Look to include the following items in your spring capsule wardrobe:

Tops

  • White t-shirt
  • Striped t-shirt
  • Button-down shirt
  • Long cardigan
  • Lightweight sweaters

Bottoms

  • Light denim
  • Pull-on trousers

Skirts and dresses

  • Midi skirt
  • Midi dress
  • Floral dress

Jackets

  • Trench coat
  • Denim jacket
  • Leather jacket
  • Light blazer

Shoes and accessories

  • Strappy heels
  • Neutral sneakers
  • Light-colored loafers
  • Neutral purse or clutch

You’ll notice that some of these capsule wardrobe essentials overlap with items from your fall capsule wardrobe. This is one of the perks of creating a capsule wardrobe: seasonal transitions happen effortlessly.

5 Timeless Trends for Spring

Creating a capsule wardrobe means selecting pieces that can be worn month after month, but it doesn’t mean you can’t include seasonal trends. The key is to incorporate trends that endure. Here are 5 timeless trends that are perfect for your spring capsule wardrobe

Florals

Floral prints might be the first trend that comes to mind when you think about spring fashion. This timeless trend is ideal for any spring capsule wardrobe because it never goes out of style. From ditsy floral patterns that work as a solid to large statement floral patterns, fresh blooms work equally well for your spring work wardrobe as they do for your spring weekend wardrobe.

Spring Colors

There’s no denying that pastels and spring go hand in hand, which means your spring capsule wardrobe should include soft hues like light pinks, pale blues, and other pops of pastels that complement your capsule’s color palette. Think of these additions as light touches of color to brighten outfits and share a sense of spring’s renewing energy.

Transitional Pieces

Spring is all about a seasonal transition, and your spring capsule wardrobe should reflect that by including plenty of transitional pieces. A cozy knit sweater can be dressed up or down depending on what you pair it with. When styled with jean shorts and sporty sneakers, it fits in with your spring weekend capsule wardrobe. The same sweater transitions to a date night look when worn with a midi skirt, strappy sandals, and statement jewelry.

Chambray button-ups can be buttoned up or left open as a layering piece or light jacket. Midi-dresses with flats work well as daytime wear for your spring work capsule wardrobe and are ready for a night out when styled with heels and a leather jacket.

All of these transitional pieces can be worn many different ways and by layering them, accessorizing them, or styling them with different shoes, you’re able to create multiple stylish outfits with the same transitional pieces!

Versatile Leggings

Whether you wear them with a tunic, a sweater, or a loose-fitting t-shirt, leggings are one of the most versatile pieces of clothing you’ll wear during spring year after year. Leggings are so versatile that they may be found in your spring, fall, and winter capsule wardrobe!

White Denim

You know spring has sprung when you spot people wearing white jeans or white jean jackets. This trend doubles down on both a neutral color and a neutral fabric and brightens any spring look. White denim goes with practically everything and can be worn day or night.

Spring Capsule Wardrobe Outfit Ideas

Now that you know what items are essential for your spring wardrobe and have some ideas for timeless trends to include, here are a few outfit suggestions for different occasions.

Everyday Casual

Pair a black and white striped t-shirt with jeans or denim shorts and white sneakers for an everyday casual spring outfit. Layer a pastel cardigan with the ensemble for breezy moments and to add a pop of spring color. Keep it casual and classic by accessorizing it with a neutral hobo handbag and light jewelry such as stud earrings or a simple necklace.

At the Office

For a spring work capsule wardrobe look, combine light-color pull-on trousers with a floral button-up and leather jacket. Bring the look together with a neutral crossbody and trendier, delicate jewelry.

Going Out

A floral dress with strappy heels in a neutral color look stylish together for a night out. Carry a metallic clutch, accessorize with chunky jewelry, and don’t forget a lightweight trench coat for later in the evening.

Easily Build a Capsule Wardrobe for Every Season

If you’re building your capsule wardrobe for spring, Dressbarn carries the looks you need to feel comfortable and confident. When you’ve curated your spring looks, learn what pieces to include in your summer capsule wardrobe!

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