The Capsule Wardrobe is a downsized version of a wardrobe, filled with only the essentials. In this style guide we will show you our must-have pieces and explain why their versatility makes them the ideal additions. As you undergo spring cleaning, and possible closet refresh, keep this guide and our tips in mind to start the new season off right.
Bodysuits are the ultimate basic. They can be paired with virtually anything: shorts, jeans, and skirts of all different lengths. Having a staple bodysuit is vital this spring. We recommend keeping it neutral and letting other aspects of the outfit take control.
2. Statement scarves
Scarves are a must-have because of the endless ways they can be worn. In your hair, on your bag, as a shirt, around your neck, the list goes on and on. Having a statement scarf makes any look infinetly more fun, and pairs flawlessly with the more inoffensive pieces found in a capsule wardrobe.
3. Statement Sunglasses
Having a staple pair of sunglasses elevates any and every outfit. If you’re going to protect your face from those harsh UV rays, you may as well look good doing it. When you have those springtime blues, styling oversized sunnies are our favorite way to stay confident and still look put together.
4. Bold Minis
If you want to stun in big, bold prints, short hemlines are the way to go. These mini skirts and shorts pack a big punch in a small amount of fabric. Bold minis are essential in a capsule wardrobe because of their surprising versatility. Balance out the look with a more neutral top, or be daring with a striking cutoff.
5. Bomber Jackets
Bomber Jackets are a staple that never go out of style. While we love the classic khaki or green look, a neutral tan color pairs well with a more colorful top. Pick up a cropped bomber to transition from cooler weather to a more agreeable spring.
6. Ballet flats
When downsizing your wardrobe ballet flats are a must-keep. They are comfortable, cute, and much more wearable than a pair of heels. While they definitely have stronger moments of popularity, stylists in the know understand they will never go out of style.
7. High Waisted Jeans
High-waisted denim is the unparalleled combination of casual, comfortable, and flattering. It looks good on every body type and can be worn in all kinds of weather. Partner your favorite pair with a bodysuit, crop top, or chunky knit sweater for the quintessential spring look.
8. Lug Soled Boots
Lug Soled Boots edge up any outfit. Pair them with a colorful mini skirt, or a simple pair of jeans, and they always manage to look good. While some may think the excellent traction of these boots means they are only a winter boot, they are sorely mistaken. These classic boots are meant to be worn all year long.
9. White Sneakers
If you look in your closet there is no doubt you will find a dirty pair of white sneakers that need to be upgraded. Possibly the most classic footwear, white sneakers go with anything and everything, making them a very necessary part of a capsule wardrobe.