I didn’t get round to creating a capsule wardrobe for winter this year, but with the stores filling up with spring wares, I thought it was probably time to skip ahead to spring, anyway!
Last year’s spring capsule was based on a nautical theme, using all of the things I tend to associate with spring fashion. This year, I’ve decided to create a very minimal capsule wardrobe instead, using just 16 pieces to create the kind of capsule that will either provide the building blocks for the rest of your spring wardrobe, or perhaps provide inspiration on how to pack for an upcoming trip.
As with all of the capsule wardrobes I’ve created for this series, I have to add the disclaimer that there’s no such thing as a “one size fits all” solution to dressing. The items in this capsule are designed to provide the basics from which you can start to build your own personal style: they’re not designed to suit all people, or all situations, so if the colours or styles don’t work for you, I hope you’ll view this collection as inspiration to create your own!
Inside the minimal capsule wardrobe:
For this capsule, I’ve drawn on some of the spring classics, such a trench coats and cropped pants, and added in just a couple of bits of colour to a mostly neutral palette. As always, the key to creating a capsule wardrobe is to avoid including any “orphans” (i.e. items which can only be worn one way, or with specific other pieces), and to make sure everything can be mixed and matched.
Here are some outfits I’ve created from this minimal capsule wardrobe: