Capsule Wardrobe: March

sample capsule wardrobe for transitional / spring weather

Yesterday I promised you some capsule wardrobe posts, so here’s the first one!

Before we go any further, though, a couple of points about this capsule wardrobe:

o1. These are supposed to be “everyday” items, so I’ve not included options for eveningwear, formal attire (suits, etc for work), or anything that has a very specific purpose (rain boots, workout clothes, ect). A capsule wardrobe doesn’t mean covering every possible eventuality within the limits of the capsule – it’s simply a basis to start form, and which you can add to as and when required.

02. Although it’s my intention to do these monthly (or maybe every other month, we’ll see how it goes!), I certainly don’t mean to imply that it’s essential to buy a brand new capsule for every month: again, these are for inspiration only!

03. Some of these capsules have been criticised in the past for being too “boring”: I obviously know I can’t please everyone with these, but I did just want to quickly note that the nature of capsule wardrobes is that they do tend to be fairly “basic”. The items in the capsule are the building blocks of your wardrobe, and because they have to mix-and-match as far as possible, and to work with other items, I find they tend to work best when they’re kept fairly neutral. That doesn’t, however, mean you can’t buy more interesting items to go along with them: people have lots of different approaches to capsule wardrobes, and mine is that just because you create a capsule, it doesn’t mean you have to restrict yourself to ONLY those items. As I said, the capsule is your “core” closet – so feel free to go wild with everything else!

04. I totally forgot to include the gold bag I used in some of the outfits in the main set, but you can find it here!


TOP ROW:  trench  / biker jacket / blue jeans / black trousers  / watch

2nd ROW: brown dressnavy dress / green dress  / camel top / white top 

SHOES: boots  / sandals / flats / scarf

3rd ROW: bag / suede skirt  / pencil skirt / floral skirt

4th ROW: shirt / sweater / white top / grey t-shirt / cami / white sweater

Because March is one of those awkward transitional months where it’s still technically winter, but it’s (hopefully) starting to feel more like spring, I’ve tried to include some transitional clothing items, too, with just a touch of floral print, as a nod to the coming season. In retrospect, I should probably have added a few more sweaters (I think I got a bit carried away by the sun shining in my window this morning, and the knowledge that last March was actually pretty warm here!), but oh well! Here are some possible combinations using these items:

capsule wardrobe outfit combinations


The Ultimate Collection of Capsule Wadrobes

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