Spring Capsule Wardrobe Inspiration

March 21, 2016

With yesterday being the first official day of spring and with seeing the sun again (finally), I’ve started thinking about my spring capsule wardrobe. As I mentioned in my winter capsule wardrobe update (read the post here) back in February I hadn’t really been thinking about Spring unlike my last capsule when I started planning my next at the half way point. I think the cold winter weather had something to do with this, as there was no sign of spring arriving anytime soon. However, over the last couple of days, the sun has been out and everyone is now thinking ahead to the warmer weather. In between enjoying the sunshine (I just with the temperature would start to rise as well), I’ve been busy on Pinterest looking for inspiration for my spring capsule wardrobe.

Outfit Inspiration

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As with my winter inspiration board (read my winter capsule wardrobe inspiration post) I have stuck to pinning outfits I would actually wear. Once again I have kept things really casual – I’m lucky enough to have a lifestyle which allows me to dress pretty casual most days. As you can see I’ve been drawn to really simple outfits, normally based around the classic jeans and a white shirt. I’m loving the look of looser fit distressed denim worn with a button down shirt. It’s so easy to dress this look up with heels and a blazer or keep things super casual with trainers. Remember to follow me on Pinterest to see all of my outfit inspiration boards.
Follow Jen Brownlie’s board Spring/Summer Style Inspiration on Pinterest.

Spring Shopping List

Now I’m feeling a bit more inspired (and ready for a change) I’ve had a good look through my spring/summer clothes which I had in storage. This was a bit like shopping for a new wardrobe, as I put most of these items away, back in October and haven’t seen them since. It has also given me a clearer idea, of what I would like to purchase for the new season’s capsule wardrobe. So my current shopping list is
  • A pair of boyfriend jeans (preferably distressed)
  • A soft white shirt (I have crisp shirt now but would prefer a softer one)
  • Another coloured or patterned shirt (again a soft material)
  • A suede jacket (I love this faux suede one from River Island)

The Transitional Wardrobe

I don’t actually plan to completely change over my wardrobe until the beginning of April, however, the warmer weather has made me want to switch a couple of things up. I spoke about having a slower transition to my spring capsule wardrobe, anyone who lives in Scotland will understand that weather doesn’t suddenly warm up here. We tend to get a couple of warm days alongside much colder days and don’t forget the rain (and the occasional Easter blizzard). This means I can’t just swap over my winter and spring wardrobes on the one day. What I plan to do is have a more fluid transition. So right now I will swap some of my thicker knits (which I hopefully won’t need for a while) for a couple of light weight options. And then in a couple of weeks, I will switch the rest of the wardrobe over, adding in any new purchases.

3 responses to “Spring Capsule Wardrobe Inspiration”

  1. Alice Young says:

    I love the contrast between distressed denim and heels, it looks fab. So glad Spring is finally here, it's been so warm down here in London today!

    The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

  2. Caroline says:

    Love love love your boards and inspiration. 🙂
    Jeans and casual are my main dressing points, daily.. yearly.
    I've picked up a few oversized shorts recently, which are great for dressing up or down. I've also bought a couple sleeveless long jackets/blazers, which I think are great pieces for any occasion.
    Look forward to seeing your purchases and how you style them. 🙂

    Caroline.x
    http://www.notesfromcaroline.com

  3. You have an eye for style!

    My favourites;
    White and black top and blue skater
    skirt
    White top and blazer with dark jeans

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