Okay, by popular demand, here’s an all-at-once glimpse at my capsule wardrobe for this spring season! I may have left out a piece or two on photo day if they were hiding in the piles of laundry, and as I said in this post, I like to save a few “cheat” purchases to make throughout the season to keep things fresh and fun…BUT! 90% of my spring wardrobe is shown here in this post, and I’m going to spend the next few weeks sort of breaking it down, styling similar pieces multiple ways and chatting about my must-have pieces from the capsule, especially those items that have lasted me years and years!
If you’re still a little foggy on the point of a capsule wardrobe, you can click [HERE] to see why I’ve been doing these for almost six years now and the easy way I suggest to get started! Ever stood in your jam packed, bursting-at-the-seams closet with your hand on your hip frustrated because you have “nothing to wear”….? YEP. Been there. Capsule wardrobes take the guess work out of quickly getting ready for the day (because you curate a wardrobe that ALL goes together seamlessly), and you’ll always feel beautiful, comfortable and put together no matter which outfit you choose from your capsule (because you took a bit of time on the front end to curate ONLY your favorite pieces that you love to wear)! Truly…it’s been a game changer for me in the mornings, for my budget and how I spend my money, and, although I’m a little less cut and dry, strict strict strict than most professional capsule bloggers, I do honestly swear by the process, the ultimate goal of mindful spending and closet curation, and I think if anything capsule wardrobes are a great way to get a crazy closet/spending situation back to a healthy baseline. 🙌🏻
See below for links to the easy five step method shown above in order to get started, and then scroll down to check out an all-at-once glimpse of my personal spring capsule!
The Cotton Stem Capsule Process
1 – Purge and Pile
2 – Nerd Alert List Time
3 – Fashion Show
4 – How Pinteresting
5 – Pull It Together, Girl!
My Spring 2018 Capsule Wardrobe
Because I know I’ll get asked, I’m going to link by row as many of the pieces from my capsule that I can find still for sale online…just scroll through and click the pic for info! If a particular item is old or sold out, I will include a very similar option for ya. 🙌🏻 These are affiliate links – thanks for supporting me so I can put together series like these for you buddies o’ mine!
SOURCES by row:
For reference, I’m in Oklahoma where the wind comes sweeping down the plains…constantly tricking you into believing spring has sprung, only to send blasts of winter chill when you least expect it. 🙄 Thus, I like to keep a few cardigans and light layers mixed in with my spring capsule. You’ll see above that I’m drawn to neutrals, denim, white, along with pops of soft pastel color and muted patterns and textures to add interest. If you followed the steps on how to curate a capsule like this, you’ll already spot ways to pair up, mix and match and get creative with all of these pieces that were purposefully chosen to GO together. They all work together, which means I can quickly and easily grab an outfit out of my closet and hit the road with my four little kiddos! Easy peasy!
Now that you have a pretty good idea of the look and feel of my personal capsule, hopefully this will help guide you as you begin to create your own. Over the next few weeks, I’ll show you (mostly only Instagram stories…be sure to follow along [HERE] so you won’t miss this series!) how I mix and match the pieces in my capsule, so stay tuned!
PS-Anything you’d like to see styled or explained that isn’t covered in the above section or the capsule how-to series? Let me know what you guys like to see and I’ll try to make it happen to be helpful for ya!