With the sun shining brightly and the daffodils peeping their heads above the soil, it really does feel that little bit more spring. And with spring, comes a host of spring capsule wardrobe possibilities.
I know it is cold out there, and I know that wooly jumpers still reign supreme in our daily style, but I feel bright and optimistic for warmer days and lighter fabrics.
As regular readers already know, my capsule wardrobe experiment has been a resounding success and I’m determined to keep the minimalistic ideals that I have been following over the past month through to spring with me.
Yet there are a few items that I really do wear to death, and, as the weather warms, a few items that will be retired; my beautiful chunky knit from & Other Stories will simply be too warm for many days and so a very minor wardrobe refresh is in need.
Not to be frivolous, I have kept track of the items that I’ve worn a lot the past few months and noted down when I crave an item not currently in my capsule and wheedled this down to three items to see me through the transitional period.
I wear a blazer to death – quite literally.
I like them to make a statement, to be slightly oversized yet remain sharp in their tailoring. I love to pair them with jeans and sneakers for a casual vibe, or tailored trousers and heels for workwear.
I will probably be unpacking a few of my old faithfuls but there is always room for a new in my life – especially as many of those I packed away in January are, perhaps, getting to the end of they shelf life.
The Day-to-Night Dress
A dress can be so versatile and versatility is exactly what I want from my spring wardrobe.
I crave a dress in a classic, timeless shape that can be worn year-round; paired with tights and knee-high boots in winter, natural tights and ankle boots in spring, and sandals & bare legs come summer.
I have spring travel plans, as well as a few spring parties, and so hope to make the most out of whichever piece I buy.
The Tailored Trousers
Like most of you, I spend more time working than not and denim isn’t always office appropriate.
A smart pair of tailored trousers that can be easily adapted for a range of occasions are staple to my wardrobe and, for spring, I’d like a little more vibrancy in this essential. I’m drawn to vibrant colours or checkered patterns that will lift my spring capsule wardrobe from its winter gloom … I’m not sure which way I’ll lean yet, but be certain to keep an eye on this in the coming weeks.