/ 28 March 2015 / 10 Comments
MY SPRING CAPSULE WARDROBE (UPDATED)
Spring wardrobe! This took a while to complete, I tell you! I had a little trouble with envisioning my style this spring. My winter wardrobe was great, but all in all a bit too casual with little dressy options, and I wanted to include those in this spring one. It's still far from fancy, of course, but I do have at least a few outfits that are perfect for a dressier occasion. And a bit more colour too!
As it stands now it's 35 pieces - though I'm still looking to add a couple more tops, a skirt and maybe a pair of shoes if I find the right ones. I'll let you guys know if I do add anything more to it.* My budget is almost non existent so I decided not to wait and just post this "incomplete" wardrobe because I've been wearing it for the past week now and really can't wait to share the new outfits with you :) There are a couple pieces that were kind of just back ups but I'm going to try make the most of them and see how I get on.
I have to say that my number one favourite piece in this wardrobe is the leather jacket - well a faux leather jacket to be precise. I've wanted a black one for years and finally I just thought I may as well go for a faux piece if it's made well enough. Waiting to find the perfect affordable real leather jacket has proved to be a pretty hard task. I wear this one every day and I foresee it appearing in a lot of spring outfits. Sorry not sorry. It makes me feel like the most stylish girl in town (and I let it).
There are so many pieces I love in here, but I'll save the talk about favourites for a rainy day.
Now for some more technical but not at all boring info: where the items are from + similar alternatives will be posted in the individual outfit posts, but if you are dying to know (mildly interested will do too) where some specific thing is from, leave a comment and I'll be happy to assist. Also I'd love to hear what you think of this new wardrobe and if you're doing a capsule wardrobe or a minimal closet kind of thing yourself and you posted about it, leave me your link, I'd love to check it out!
I think that's enough talk for now and let's get the party started!
*Update April 12: I've added this shirt from GAP since.
**Update May 11: I've mentioned up there that the wardrobe was incomplete when I posted it back in March. I've since added a few pieces - like I've planned - and actually took some back up pieces out. I decided to re-upload the image to reflect the real wardrobe I've been wearing for the past two months.
A couple of these pieces only made their way into the wardrobe a few weeks after I started using it, which means I was shopping during my no-shopping period, but because of my budgetary situation and haven't-made-up-my-mind situation I eased up on the rules. Nobody's perfect and my imperfection is that I can be indecisive about little things like these (clothes, what flavour ice cream I want, what shade of pink my blog header should be...). So as a result of this trait, I wanted to wear the existing wardrobe for a little while to identify the holes and purchase things that would fill them, instead of planning the whole thing off the top of my head and regretting some of my shopping decisions later.
This new image is my complete wardrobe - 36 items, that's it. I thought I'd put it up to 38 as that's what it was in autumn and winter, but I really don't need more than 36, it turns out. A short list of pieces that weren't in the original wardrobe image: white blouse, striped tee, denim skirt, floral shirt and black skirt.
You can still view the original image here if you'd like to see the changes :)
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