Spring and Summer Capsule Wardrobe
Seeing this is my first time building a Capsule Wardrobe it seemed to take me forever to finalize my choices, but by-god I think I did it!
I only made some small changes in the final draft, so here is the final product of this year’s Spring/Summer Capsule Wardrobe. Drumroll please…
I am not a capsule wardrobe blog, so there was quite a large learning curve to this process since I had to start from scratch.
I did a lot of research beforehand to find which avenues were best and what steps I should take to get it done right. I actually ended up downloading a capsule wardrobe planner app called Stylebook that is going to be really helpful for future use.
I have since then moved on to Photoshop to build my capsule wardrobes.
The time invested in photographing my clothes and organizing everything as I went along was tedious but now that it is done I can see the full potential of this app for future seasonal capsule wardrobes, daily outfit planning, and travel packing lists.
I took it really slow going through my closet this time because I had a lot of wardrobe purging to do, and I will admit it was hard letting go of things.
It was like a super cathartic, counselling session in which I came out feeling better, lighter, and more positive.
My wardrobe budget was pretty small this year.
It has been a year of unexpected purchases and expenses and we are still playing catch up from it.
I decided out of necessity that this capsule would be built with my already existing wardrobe which in everyday life is the realistic option for most people.
I think it would kind of defeat the whole minimalist wardrobe idea if you ran out and bought a new wardrobe.
I did end up spending $30 at Sheinside for two pieces but aside from that it was built from items that I have bought gradually over the last 7 years.
In my finalized list I decided to cut out the flare jeans I originally intended on buying but didn’t end up purchasing.
I’m short and in order to wear flares I need to wear heels or wedges with them to make them fit right in length.
I can’t really see myself sporting high shoes that often so it seemed a waste of money to me.
I switched the green drapey blouse for a gauzy pink blouse, and I chose rain boots for a pair of shoes instead of a fancier pair of heels since I tend to walk out in the rain more often than I need to dress up in heels.
If that changes I have a pair in storage I can swap out.
The result was a 38 piece capsule wardrobe that will all transition well into a fall capsule or rotating capsule.
Below are all the pieces and where to buy them and/or similar items within the same price range that I listed right underneath each section.
Capsule Wardrobe Breakdown
That’s it! I had so much fun with this I wish I could get a job doing this for other people. I can’t wait for next time.
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UPDATE: I recently had to switch up a couple of items in my capsule due to fit and comfort. This is my Updated Capsule Wardrobe.
UPDATE #2: My new capsule for fall/winter is finished and now up on the blog.
UPDATE #3: My 2016 Capsule is now posted and can be found here. It has changed to a year-long capsule vs a seasonal.
UPDATE #4 This post is older so a lot of the items below are sold out in stores. I have updated many of the links with like items in similar price ranges.
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