How to: Building a Spring Capsule Wardrobe

How to: Building a Spring Capsule Wardrobe

your full checklist for a simple Spring Wardrobe.

Creating a seasonal key wardrobe is one of my favorite things to do. It's like a sartorial guideline that helps me to keep track of my existing wardrobe + it gives me an idea what new pieces I might need for the season ahead. This checklist also helps me to stay inspired and work within my existing wardrobe.

As you all know I try to reduce my wardrobe and stick to more timeless pieces. This Spring Capsule collection mostly contains of basics + a few trend pieces. I already own a lot from the checklist which allows me to focus on a few higher priced investments (like a new everyday bag) this season. 

Last but not least: I've directly linked to all the pieces that I actually own, in case you guys want to shop the same. And scroll down to the bottom to see my Spring Wishlist, in case you're curious...  

OUTERWEAR

Let's start this Capsule with coats & jackets. This is usually the category where you might already own a lot, since these are all timeless classics. Besides good basics, more about that later, investing in high-quality Outwear willl build the foundation of your (seasonal) wardrobe. And you'll enjoy it for many years to come... 

JEANS & TROUSERS

Love me a Jeans + T-shirt combo! Basically all season long... But also my wardrobe would not be complete without a pair of black, tailored trousers. So versatile. Can't wait to wear them with tanktops and light jackets. 

SHIRTS & TOPS

A basic T-Shirt and a crisp white Shirt are definitely the foundation of any Capsule Wardrobe. They go with absolutely anything, which makes them the perfect layering pieces. Invest in a good quality, since you'll wear these Tops on repeat. 

KNITWEAR

My life wouldn't be complete without a good bunch of knits. It's pretty much my weak spot and I need to narrow my collection down a bit. But a wool jumper or cardigan is just the ideal piece for Spring - you can pair it with Jeans or Tailored Trousers and all of your Basic Tops. Throw a Trenchcoat on top and you're set!

SHOES

Shoes (and bags) are my absolute favorite accessories, since they elevate every simple Outfit. That's why I have quite a lot shoes on my list. But this selections works day and night, for office days and lazy weekends. And most of the shoes can be taken into your Summer Capsule. 

MY SPRING WISHLIST

  1. a new everyday bag (been eyeing this Wandler Bag...)
  2. a Spring Bag (in white or beige) 
  3. an Evening Bag
  4. Black Straight Leg Trousers
  5. a classic Trenchcoat (maybe invest in a Burberry?) 
  6. Toteme Leather Jacket 
  7. a simple Leather Belt 
  8. COS Strappy Sandals 
  9. Minimal Jewelry
  10. THE ROW Slides or/and PROENZA SCHOULER Sandals
  11. One-Shoulder Tanktops
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