Over the past month I’ve been asked lots whether i’ll be doing a Spring Capsule wardrobe again after working with a capsule wardrobe for a whole year and changing each season.
It’s lovely to hear that so many of you took bits and pieces from my capsules and created your own with similar pieces.
For me there is something super satisfying about parting with your hard earned cash for a piece that you know will work hard for you. This is like my life motto, i know i bang on about it all the time, but not wasting my money on silly wear once pieces is important to me, and doing the Capsule Wardrobe for a year really brought that home to me.
But this year I made an executive decision to not create a structured capsule. The one thing i found about Capsule wardrobes is that it is quite rigid and i found myself sticking with neutrals to play it safe, which i think is quite a common thing when limiting yourself to, say, 38 items. Every item needs to be utilised to the max, and sometimes colour is a gamble.
For me, I really missed playing with colours. I love a pop of red as much as I love my first born, a zap of yellow is an instant cheer up remedy, and who knew a big green coat would prove to be such an asset in getting dressed each day (both for its snuggliness and its style).
I have also loved rediscovering my style:
Block bold colours; Pops of Red, yellow and sometimes pink on a base of neutrals and jeans.
I’ve discovered i’m not a big fan of patterns other than the classic stripe (of which i could quite happily live in!)
So I’ve veered away from the rigidity of a Capsule wardrobe but am working with my small wardrobe and with key pieces that i wear over and over again happily.
And the proof is below in my daily Insta outfits.
Just linking to the pieces made me soon realise how much i wear them all! I’m actually shocked at how many pieces have been worn practically continuously.
You will see below as the listings for each outfit contain links to the same items over and over again.
The award for most worn items are these pieces:
Shoes: Leopard print loafers and white sneakers
Coats: Trench, pink biker and black biker.. with an honorable mention to my green coat and yellow jacket
Tops: The embroidered top of dreams, Yellow sweater and stripes.. all the stripes!
Bottoms: Panelled jeans, Wide leg trousers, Levi 50’s and cropped flares
Accessories: Red bag (most worn), my black circle ring detail bag, and a little yellow and navy bag also, and tassel earrings.
I also know that when the weather decides to warm up a bit, i will be donning my white jeans, wearing more dresses and less jeans, and my mules will be on repeat. But so far, spring has been bloomin’ chilly.
I hope this helps if you’re looking to inject some colour but worry that it won’t be a valuable piece for your wardrobe.
Great neutrals can partner so well with colour, its just learning to mix the two happily together.
And it just goes to show, you don’t need a Capsule wardrobe to get the full wear out of all your clothes. I have a small wardrobe that works hard for me, and I’m enjoying it immensely.
Yellow Jumper: Hush: Try this for similar
Leopard Loafers: Mango: These from Dune look good!
Trench Coat: H&M: Great option from Asos
Gingham Shirt: Laura Ashley: Topshop option here
Black culottes: Shopbop: These are really great option
Stripe Dress by Maison Scotch
Blank NYC Jacket: This is SUPER similar
Black Madewell Tshirt
Khaki Jacket: H&M last year:
Next Embroidered peasant top: Cant find online:
Black Mules: Primark: Try these from Boohoo
Next Khaki embroidered chinos (sale buy for £8.00)
Next Top: Alternative from Monsoon
Navy lace up’s: Boden 2 years ago: These are practically the same and a bargain
Next Chino’s: Try these for a khaki chino
Laura Ashley Coat (sold out) Try this
What have your Key Spring pieces been so far this season?