spring capsule

There are many things I can say about this capsule, but I’ll let the clothes speak for themselves first. A ton of my clothing is thrifted, so I’ve linked and shown similar styles when needed. My spring wardrobe includes: 19 tops, 10 bottoms, 3 dresses, 4 jackets, 6 pairs of shoes, 3 purses, 2 scarves, and a hat. All of the outfits I share are made up of these 48 items! Remember – I own other items I do not count in my 48 (#notinmy48: pajamas, workout clothes, out-of-season clothing in storage).

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dressy (row 1): cream silk top | white band collar blouse | sleeveless lace blouse (similar shown) | navy sleeveless blouse | gray drape blouse | black peplum top | floral blouse
semi-casual (row 2): open front cardigan (mine is the dark gray version) | sleeveless button up | sleeveless chambray | oxford | pink tunic tank  | coral pullover sweater
casual (row 3): muscle tee split-neck tee | graphic tee | boyfriend tee | striped tee | black tunic (similar)
spring bottoms
pencil skirt | kahki trouser | bootcut jean | black skinnies | white skinnies | army pant | dark skinnies (similar)| “boyfriend jeans” (similar) | distressed shorts | linen skirt
 Spring 2016 Capsule Wardrobe: Dresses & Jackets
 dresses: pencil dress (mine) | sleeveless shift dress (similar) | striped midi dress (mine)
jackets: blazer (mine is Theory via thredUP, but I love this one, too!) | moto jacket (similar) | utility jacket | denim jacket

 

Spring 2016 Capsule Wardrobe: Shoes & Accessories

shoes: converse | peep booties | d’orsay flats | flip flops | yoga sandal | trainers
accessories: pink scarf | magenta tote | panama hat (one of my favorite purchases!) | blue scarf (similar) | gray tote | reversible tote (love this!!)

 

thoughts so far

I decided to add some dressier items after I experienced my winter capsule being way too casual. I’m wearing some of the dressy pieces (like these booties or the shift dress) even more than I thought I would, so I’m glad I followed my gut!

Also, I know from experience that neutral colors make it easier to mix-and-match to create many looks with just a few items, but a monochromatic wardrobe gets boring for me, personally. To keep things FUNctional, I added some “near neutral” color (like navy), and decided on splashes of coral pink, since that color tends to compliment my skin tone. I found this great Pin for building color into your wardrobe white still keeping things cohesive and versatile (hint: three or four neutrals + two “near” neutrals + two statement colors). If you aren’t sure how to begin, check it out!

 

I haven’t been able to spend time on the blog lately (without sacrificing time from my job or family), but I still plan on sharing outfits here from time to time. If you want to see more frequent updates, PLEASE come follow along on Instagram. I’ll be showing how I build outfits and mix up some unexpected combinations with these 48 pieces!

 

Until next time,

xo

Katie

 

 

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