Spring Capsule Wardrobe for Fast Easy Mornings

Inside:  Why is getting dressed so hard??  Here’s how I’m using a spring capsule wardrobe to make getting dressed and picking outfits fun again.  Plus a bonus download so you can start your own capsule wardrobe.

My Spring Capsule Wardrobe

Why is getting dressed so hard! Or maybe I should say, why is getting dressed in something other than sweats and yoga pants so hard???

Back when I was fresh out of college in my first job, I had sort of a uniform for work. Not a real uniform, mind you, but a set of blouses, pants, skirts that for the most part all could be mixed and matched. Add some black and navy pumps, a couple of jackets, and I was good to go.

I added things and subtracted things according to the seasons, but it was pretty easy to get dressed in the morning (assuming I had pantyhose that were clean and didn’t have runs! That is not something I miss at all!!)

Casual Friday was actually fun because you could pull out your cute tops, sweaters, and jeans and mix things up a bit.

My Spring Capsule Wardrobe

Fast forward to today…… My workdays in a corporate environment are no more. I’ve gone from stay at home mom to part-time engineer and now I’m a freelancer that gets to work from home each day. Thus, my love of yoga pants and sweats.

But lately, I’ve been trying to spiff things up a bit and I’ve been testing out the idea of a spring capsule wardrobe.

Tip: Want to start your own capsule wardrobe but don’t know where to start? Download my free Capsule Wardrobe Checklist to get rolling.

Capsule Wardrobe Checklist

What is a Capsule Wardrobe?

A capsule wardrobe is simply a mix of tops, bottoms, layers, and accessories that all go together. Kind of like my fresh out of college work wardrobe.

The difference now is I am building my spring capsule wardrobe out of casual, but still presentable pieces, so I always feel pulled together.

Why would you want to start a capsule wardrobe?

  • Because you want to look great and feel pulled together every day
  • To hit the “easy button” every morning and get dressed without thinking
  • To stop buying things that you never wear and just sit in your closet.
  •  It makes packing for travel a breeze.
  • You want to simplify your fashion life.
  • To spend less on clothing and really love what you wear.

Five simple steps to your best capsule wardrobe

  1. Think about your style – go to Pinterest and take a look. Are you classic, minimalist, athletic? Do you need a work wardrobe, outfits for date night or just fun casual clothes? Your capsule can be whatever style you most love.
  2. Pick a base color -usually black, navy, or brown.
  3. Pick a couple of neutrals that compliment your base color like grey, white, tan, ivory. Then pick a couple of accent colors that are flattering to you.
  4. Clean out your closet and pull out those things that fit you, that you feel great wearing, and that fit your style.  Those things will be part of your capsule.
  5. Print out my Capsule Wardrobe Worksheet to see what you already have, and what you need to add to your wardrobe.

The great thing about building a capsule wardrobe is that you probably have a lot of foundation pieces already tucked away in your drawers or closet. (I had gray jeans, blue jeans, white jeans, white and grey t-shirts, a couple of cardigans and a chambray long sleeve shirt already.)

A capsule wardrobe is something that you can build over time, just buying a couple of pieces every season. Because you’ll be buying pieces with a plan in mind, you’ll actually wear them instead of pushing them to the back of your closet or donating them next time you clean out your closet.

I have found that having a capsule wardrobe plan actually helps me when I go shopping.  I am less drawn to the wear-once trendy items because I’m thinking about how they will fit in with the clothes I already have.

A Peek at my Spring Capsule Wardrobe

This is me on a day where I was in and out of the car running errands. Nothing fancy, just grey jeans, a white T-shirt, navy cardigan and a cute neckerchief. But I felt great going both to Home Depot as well as Nordstrom. I even got a couple of compliments and that always feels great!

My Capsule Wardrobe Outfit

If you’ve been feeling a bit frumpy and not fashionably pulled together, starting a capsule wardrobe can pull you out of that funk.

It makes getting dressed a snap and feeling good about the way you look a daily occurrence again. After all, we’re fun and fabulous, aren’t we?

Next season, I’m even going to try a 10 x 10 challenge where I wear 10 outfits made from only 10 items.

How do you manage your wardrobe? Have you ever thought about giving a capsule wardrobe a try?

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