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Creating A Stylish Spring Capsule Wardrobe

A capsule wardrobe is a great way to have outfits at the ready while minimizing the clothes – and confusion – in your closet. Use these tips to create your stylish spring capsule wardrobe.

Choose simple basics that you can build on by layering and accessorizing.

A capsule wardrobe is a curated collection of clothing items that are versatile and can be mixed and matched to create a multitude of different outfits. The concept behind the capsule wardrobe is to have fewer pieces overall, but to make sure that you have items that all work together, and that you love to wear. Read on to create a stylish spring capsule wardrobe.

Back to basics..

First things first, think about the staples you’ll need. You’ll want items that can be dressed up or down, and can take you through various daytime & evening events. Neutrals are a great starting point for your wardrobe staples.

One of the most important pieces to have in your spring capsule is a good pair of denim. On trend and versatile, you can dress them up or down – go for a mid-rise in a light denim wash. For dressing down, a classic white t-shirt and a pair of sneakers will take you out for brunch on the patio, layered with a cozy sweater & fedora for those chillier mornings. To carry it into evening, dress up those jeans and tee shirt with a blazer and heels and you’re ready to step out for shopping & cocktails with the girls.

A pop of colour adds interest to jeans and a simple tee shirt.

Add a spark..

A great dress is an essential part of a capsule wardrobe. Choose a neutral shade for a classic look. Or pretty things up a bit in a pale pastel to add a splash of colour to your wardrobe. Make sure you can dress it up with the blazer, and that it also works with other layering pieces.

Shoes are one of the most important parts of a capsule wardrobe, because they can change an outfit from day to evening in a few minutes. Best investments: a light pair of sneakers, a pair of neutral sandals, and a pair of bright or printed flats that work with your denim, skirts and dresses. This keeps your capsule simple and stylish. Don’t be afraid to choose bright colours or patterns to add some personality to your outfits.

Just do you..

The power of a statement accessory can’t be exaggerated. To change from casual to dressy in a snap, jewellery can be packed in a purse, ready when you are. Sunglasses are another piece that can dress up an outfit indoors or outdoors, and are also easy to pack along. Don’t forget a hat … Adding one or two stylish hats to your capsule wardrobe can update an outfit on the fly.

The idea is that all of these items will mix and match seamlessly to give you the perfect capsule wardrobe for this season. Before you shop, sort through your closet for basics that work together. Then go out and find some fun pieces to accentuate your style!

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