Spring Capsule Wardrobe: New In
April 11, 2016
For the start of the new season, I’ve done a little shopping to refresh my wardrobe for spring. As I spoke about in my spring inspiration post I’m really into casual relaxed outfits for spring so wanted to pick up some boyfriend fit jeans and casual tees and shirts. I also felt I needed a couple of smarter pieces I could wear to meetings or days I needed to dress up a bit. I did go a little over my target of only 5 new items but after going through what I had packed away I realised I would need a little more. Overall I’m happy with what I’ve picked up, although having started my spring capsule I have noticed one of my lightweight jumpers could do with replacing so I’m on the lookout for a replacement. I’ll keep you posted on that, but today I wanted to share the pieces I’ve picked up for my new capsule wardrobe
Let’s start with the bottoms and funnily enough their all denim. As you probably guessed from my inspiration post I’ve added a couple of pairs of boyfriend jeans. The darker pair is from Topshop and the lighter pair is from Asos. Both are standard sizing which is unusual as I normally have to get petite fit jeans. But I think I can get away with the longer length as these look best rolled up. Can see me keeping things simple with these and styling them with a tee or shirt tucked in, maybe throwing a blazer over.
I also added a spring skirt to my wardrobe as I’ve enjoyed having a few skirts over the winter. I originally didn’t want a denim skirt as I remember wearing them back in the early naughties. I ended up with this one after seeing a really cute navy skirt in Whistles but at £110 I couldn’t justify the purchase. This then led to a search for a more reasonable priced navy skirt, which as it turns out doesn’t exist (the only other I found was in Reiss which cost more than the Whistles one). I found a few denim skirts while searching and after a quick look at outfit ideas on Pinterest I decided it would be the perfect alternative. I think the darker denim and button front stops it from looking like the denim skirt of my youth. Being denim this skirt should be pretty easy to style and will work with most of the tops in my capsule wardrobe.
I’ve mentioned before I wanted to add a couple more shirts to my capsule wardrobe for spring. I find shirts such versatile pieces to have in your wardrobe as they can be dressed up for work or styled casual for the weekend. The red blouse is from Dorothy Perkins and was brought with work in mind but it also looks well styled with jeans. I love wearing red and this is a lovely bright shade. The khaki shirt is a more casual style from Whistles. Khaki is not a colour I normally go for but I actually really like it and it’s the perfect spring shade.
The denim shirt is another Topshop purchase and is to replace my old chambray shirt. I plan on styling this like a cardigan over dresses. I may even give double denim ago but you’ll have to wait and see.
When I pulled my spring/summer clothes out if storage I realised I didn’t have any t-shirts. I wanted to pick up a couple as they are obviously very useful in the warmer weather. I picked up this grey slogan tee from Whistles and it’s the softest t-shirt I’ve ever owned. Really hoping it washes well. The other tee is a classic Breton stripe which everyone needs.
The Sleeveless Jacket
I added this sleeveless jacket back in March as part of my transition to spring. This has turned out to be a surprisingly versatile piece. It’s so easy to throw it over any outfit, making it look like you’ve made an effort.
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