My (Entire) Spring Capsule Wardrobe
Happy Friday! We made it through the week, which means this is the day I get to show you all the items used in my Spring Capsule Wardrobe Week with thredUP! And surprisingly, there really are not too many pieces.
Thank you to everyone who read the posts this whole week – I had a ton of fun putting everything together for it. To be completely honest, this week is generally what my week looks like for outfits…Not these exact pieces, necessarily, but the whole mixing and matching of pieces is what I mean. This is why I am not one of those all-star bloggers who posts every day. If I were to put every outfit I wore during the week up on the blog, you guys would probably get a bit tired of seeing the same pieces over and over again. I’m constantly re-wearing my skirts, jeans, dresses and tops..but styled in different ways. And I do show this on the blog, but I try to space it out a bit. 🙂 (I can’t exactly have a gigantic wardrobe because of the way my husband and I pick up and move at a moment’s notice, click here to read more on that.)
But anywho, let’s talk about all these lovely versatile pieces you saw this week! This is what my entire spring capsule wardrobe consisted of:
My Spring Capsule Wardrobe:
1 cardigan, 1 dress, 1 scarf, 1 necklace and set of earrings, 1 pin, 1 watch, 1 skirt, 1 pair of capris, 3 pairs of shoes (whoops!), 1 purse
Just a reminder of what a capsule wardrobe is…a capsule wardrobe is made up of versatile pieces you can wear for just about any occasion. And as I had also mentioned throughout the week, the majority of clothing items in my spring version were from the awesome second-hand site, thredUP! I was able to get a cardigan, dress, silk scarf and a designer maxi skirt (which I’ll be featuring at a later date)..for $50! Isn’t that awesome? $50 for essentially an entire spring wardrobe!
The key to this spring capsule wardrobe was having a solid colored cardigan that went with many items I already owned. I had also selected this dress from thredUP for my capsule wardrobe because I knew it was a fit and print that I would want to wear and would also be easy enough to mix and match. I know that sounds obvious, but I do find myself accumulating dresses that I like, but I don’t necessarily want to wear them all the time. Being aware of the types of clothing you are comfortable in is also key to building a lasting capsule wardrobe. As is selecting solid-colored items or patterns that are not too overpowering. I prefer to go a little crazy in the accessory department, so I that’s why I would personally keep my capsule clothing pieces a bit more muted. I could have gotten away with just using my nude pumps too for all of these outfits, but I just couldn’t help myself from using some of the crazy shoes I own. (Whoops!)
And the photo below is my favorite combination of these pieces. Again, I just love novelty accessories! Haha.
To see this outfit’s post, click here.
If you would like to see the entire outfit posts from this week click on these links: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4.
Do you have any tips for building a capsule wardrobe? And which was your favorite looks from this week? Let me know in the comments!
Where to find it:
Cardigan: c/o* thredUP
Scarf: c/o* thredUP
Dress: c/o* thredUP
Skirt: Chicwish (similar)
Necklace: Etsy (similar)
Jon Snow Pin: MightyPop
Purse: c/o* NewChic (Similar here)
Floral heels: c/o* Machi Footwear (Similar here)
Pumps: Amazon (similar)
Panda Flats: ModCloth
Watch: c/o* Pink Basis (Sold out. Similar here.)
Or shop these similar items:
*c/o = courtesy of, meaning the company gave me the product to be used on my blog, and I did not pay for it. All opinions are my own, and I am not being compensated for a positive review.
Hey Lindsey – I love how you have combined these pieces in different ways. My favorite look has to be the one with the floral dress and ice cream purse. I have serious outfit envy on that one 😉 Hope you are doing well!
Thank you so much, Jen! 🙂
Finally have some time again, so I’m now going through all these outfits post that I’ve been seeing on IG! 🙂
It’s really cool that you get to be creative about your fashion everyday and actually wear it. For me, on workdays, it stops at the second part. 😛
So you can understand how excited I am that this weekend will be warm and sunny! 😀
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Aw, thank you so much for using your free time to check out my blog, Natassia! 🙂 I’m glad you’ll have some warm weather this weekend! (It’s supposed to snow all weekend here – oh joy!)
All the looks have a lot of personality for being build off a handful of pieces! My favorite thing to add to a capsule wardrobe is black and white striped skirts, shirts, or dress (pick one, any one) because the go with everything and add a lot of interest.
Thank you so much! Black and white striped pieces are definitely something I need more of in my wardrobe! I completely agree that they add a lot of interest and are very versatile. 🙂
I like the fact that your capsule outfit has this pretty floral dress and fun pair of panda flats in them. It’s so important to have some flair you can throw into the mix at a moments notice along with basics. I also just wanted to say that I really enjoy visiting your blog and reading your posts even if I don’t get to it as often as I’d like. Have a Happy Easter dear and keep smiling! You have such a beautiful smile:)
Thank you so much, Joanna! You made my day! I love your posts too! 🙂 I hope you had a wonderful Easter too!
Love this idea, Lindsey!! I definitely could never do the capsule wardrobe as in only having 30ish pieces but I like the way you did – having a few basics you can mix and match. But you aren’t restricted to those items!
Lee – leethrifts.com
Thank you, Lee! I like to think I could restrict myself to a 30ish piece capsule wardrobe…but I know I would get a too bored if I didn’t have a few quirky pieces too. 🙂
I think all the outfits are beautiful, and I have to say you did a really good job mixing it up with such few items. I’m very impressed.
My favourites are the two with the nude pumps. The outfit with the skirt is really elegant, and the one with the dress is really summery and gosh I miss summer.
Hope you will have a wonderful Easter!
Aw, thank you so much, Mona! I do like those nude pumps too…they are super comfy, haha. I hope you are having a wonderful Easter too! 🙂
They’re all so fun! I almost can’t tell that there’s repeat pieces! Happy spring and happy weekend! XO
Thank you so much, Lauren! 🙂
It’s all so good! And Johnny Snowcone is something I need in my life!
Thank you so much, Johnna! I think every Game of Thrones fan needs a Jon Snow cone in their life, haha! 😉
This was such a great series! It’s amazing that you built all those outfits from these simple pieces. And I love how affordable they are. I really enjoyed this and I’d love to see more capsule series in the future!
Aw, thank you so much, Lili! That’s so wonderful to hear! I will definitely be doing more capsule series in the future. 🙂
I love how colorful all your pieces are! Perfect for spring & summer! — SC at http://www.samanthachic.com
Thank you so much, Samantha! 🙂