A 12 Piece Edgy Minimalist Spring Capsule Wardrobe

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I have reached the point in my fashion journey where I can start to see when transitions are taking place, and it allows me to acknowledge and guide them.

This works especially when it comes to small wardrobes and capsule wardrobes, which are not necessarily the same. It all depends on what your end goals are.

Did you know that you can have a capsule wardrobe or multiple capsule wardrobes built within a larger wardrobe?

Many people who are scared of purging or downsizing their wardrobes will often implement this, or use it as a trial run to see if it suits their lifestyle.

An example of a capsule wardrobe within your wardrobe is to build separate wardrobes to reflect different style aesthetics.

A lot of us are still working out our personal style, and having mini wardrobes can help you to get a better understanding of what your style may be.

I find the three adjective method to work for me and helped me to streamline my closet, but many of you still struggle with this or are just starting your journey and are a little confused about how to start.

In the recent months, I have noticed a shift in my style.

Not to the point of reevaluating my three style words, but more of those words shifting in a way that has one word coming out stronger in many outfits.

My three words are classic, casual, and unexpected, but I think my modifier might be gravitating towards minimalist.

I don’t really know how to describe it but I find myself really feeling good and right in monochromatic and dialed back looks like this one from the other day.

I still love a good statement piece like a vintage animal print coat, or bold colour shoe or bag. This won’t change, it’s just the way that it is put together may lean towards more minimalist.

For instance, my animal print coat isn’t going to reflect the mob wife aesthetic when I wear it. That’s just not my style.

Or I will wear my bright shoes with a monochrome outfit to give them that unexpected vibe and make it more me.

Style tip: Those green sneakers in the monochromatic outfit linked above are the Adidas SL 72 which are a reissue of an archived style.

They have been predicted to take over the Samba this season.

I also ordered them in the brown version. The green is men’s, the brown is women’s but they are a unisex shoe so you just need to pay attention to the sizing chart.

They are set to come back in stock next Thursday morning if you want a pair. You can go to the site and set yourself a reminder.

Now on to the spring capsule wardrobe.

A 12 Piece Edgy Minimalist Spring Capsule Wardrobe

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Red Shirt | Vintage Jeans | Earrings | Grey Tote | Aviator Jacket | Pink Ballet Flats | Denim Shirt | Red Flats | Red Socks | Gold Heels | Animal Print Tote | Slip Dress | Kick Flares | Muscle Tank | Bermuda Shorts | Navy Blue Sweater | Black Jeans | Necklace | Mules | White Button Up | Sunglasses | Black Handbag | Sweatshirt | Sneakers

What is a capsule wardrobe?

A capsule wardrobe is a concept in fashion that focuses on a minimalist approach, aiming to streamline wardrobes to include only essential, versatile pieces that you love to wear.

Typically, a capsule wardrobe consists of a limited number of items, often around 25 to 50 pieces, including clothing, shoes, and accessories.

I like to only use a number when it applies to clothes and then use shoes and accessories to give us the most looks as possible.

I’m a shoe person though, which is something new that I discovered about myself.

See? Your style is a continuous journey. There is no final destination.

In a capsule the items are carefully selected to mix and match easily, allowing for a variety of outfits that can be assembled for different occasions.

The idea is to maximize the number of outfits that can be created from a minimal number of pieces, thus reducing clutter and decision fatigue while ensuring a cohesive, stylish appearance.

Wardrobe fatigue is real, and it is often the reason behind a lot of the issues that you may have within your wardrobe.

The concept encourages thoughtful purchasing and sustainability by focusing on quality over quantity, promoting the use of well-made items that can last longer and transcend seasonal fashion trends.

Okay, so that is the gist if I have to summarize it in a handful of sentences. I find that if I delve too deep then it gets repetitious.

So feel free to browse my archives because I have talked about it in greater detail a lot over the years.

Let’s now discuss the style edgy minimalist, which is kind of what I was talking about above with my style having a bit of a shift.

Edgy isn’t a word that I use for myself but I have had a lot of people describe it that way.

I think of it more in terms of unexpected, because I like to add things that aren’t always an expected pairing, but I can see where some may see edgy.

Style is very personal so everyone will have their own interpretation.

No one will interpret style words the same way.

What Does Edgy Minimalist Style Mean?

Edgy minimalist fashion style is a distinctive approach to minimalism that incorporates bold, avant-garde elements into a streamlined and simplified wardrobe.

Unlike traditional minimalism, which often focuses on neutral colours, clean lines, and timeless designs, edgy minimalism plays with textures, unexpected silhouettes, and subtle yet striking details to create a look that is both understated and daring.

For me this means searching out vintage pieces from authentic 90s designers to incorporate into my wardrobe.

I recently bought this Helmut Lang blazer that I am very excited to arrive. Never underestimate the impact that one perfect piece can make on both your wardrobe and style.

Utilize the secondhand market to find these treasures.

Vintage Levi’s in an oversized relaxed fit is my go-to jeans. I have tried a million pairs of jeans, but I keep going back to these.

I love vintage 501s, but my favourites are the 505s. Give them a try, in a men’s vintage model because I feel you will be converted. They are a gamechanger to a small wardrobe.

Who needs 20 pairs of okay jeans when you can have two pairs of spectacular ones.

Another few things to keep in mind when putting together a wardrobe to reflect edgy minimalism aesthetic are:

Trying monochromatic colour schemes. While staying true to the minimalist ethos of a restrained palette, edgy minimalists might experiment with deeper or unconventional hues, like charcoal, navy, or even deep greens and reds, alongside the classic black, white, and grey.

I have been on a navy blue kick lately so I incorporated that, but added a pointy red flat for that extra bit of colour.

Incorporating bold textures or fabrics materials such as leather, metallic finishes, and unique knits or weaves adds depth and interest to simple silhouettes depending on the time of year.

I added a faux leather cargo Bermuda shorts which is both unexpected and edgy, and Bermuda length shorts are huge this upcoming season.

Edgy minimalism often features garments with asymmetric hemlines, deconstructed details, or unconventional layering, offering a modern twist to classic pieces.

Like the classic button up with contrasting cuff, the ruching on the muscle tank, or the bold shoulder sweatshirt.

The kick flares that I included are from Everlane, they are a fantastic spring pant option that will carry you through summer, and they are the much less pricey version of the super trendy High Sport Kick Flares that you may see around.

I have added these to my spring wardrobe. I’m not into the capri trend but I do like this cropped kick flare trend paired with oversized tops and flats.

I am absolutely not paying $1000 for a pair of pants, so I found a version that has a similar vibe. Spanx also has a version in a few different colours.

Small details can make a huge impact.

Try statement accessories. While accessories are used sparingly in this style, when they are included, they make a statement.

This could be through geometric jewellery, bold shoes, or avant-garde bags that stand out against the simplicity of the clothing.

I love a fun handbag.

Edgy minimalist fashion is about expressing individuality and a bold aesthetic without excess.

It’s for those who appreciate the principles of minimalism but want to push the boundaries with their personal style, creating looks that are both refined and striking.

This wardrobe is for those that are drawn to minimalistic vibe, but need that extra something that is missing. Most capsule wardrobes that you see online tend to stick to basics and minimalism.

It’s hard to find one that reflects personal style. Small wardrobes don’t mean boring. You can infuse a small wardrobe with the right personality that will work for you with a little planning and creativity.

Edgy Minimalist Spring Outfit Ideas

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A white background with 12 outfits for A 12 Piece Edgy Minimalist Spring Capsule Wardrobe.

Red Shirt | Vintage Jeans | Earrings | Grey Tote | Aviator Jacket | Pink Ballet Flats | Denim Shirt | Red Flats | Red Socks | Gold Heels | Animal Print Tote | Slip Dress | Kick Flares | Muscle Tank | Bermuda Shorts | Navy Blue Sweater | Black Jeans | Necklace | Mules | White Button Up | Sunglasses | Black Handbag | Sweatshirt | Sneakers

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Sara is the founder and creative behind livelovesara. A George Brown College Fashion Styling Graduate, she provides advice on finding your personal style regardless of age and budget. She is always on the hunt for the perfect wardrobe piece and is a vintage and thrifting enthusiast who can't wait to share her newest finds. She is also trying to learn French.

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