I’m excited for this post because I’m going to bring you behind the scenes in my Spring capsule wardrobe planning and show you what I have purchased so far, as well as give you my free guide I created that helps you start one of your own! Let’s dive on in!
First, let’s talk about how I go about figuring out what I want to wear for the warmer months where I live (basically April-October here in the South.) I know I like to wear two uniforms: denim cutoffs or ripped denim + a tank/graphic tee/pretty blouse, and a dress + cute sandals + pretty jewelry. That’s my comfort zone and what I reach for time and time again. So when I go to shop I look for pieces that work within these uniforms, and then I stick to the colors I like to wear most often (usually neutrals, with some small pops of color.) There are some outliers that I’ll add in for fun (maybe a patterned pair of palazzo pants, or a frilly skirt), but 95% of my capsule are clothes I can wear over and over again and style a bunch of different ways. It is also REALLY HOT here, so I need to feel really comfortable and not be fussing with extra clothes or accessories!
*sorry in advance for my dirty mirror…;)
I love these two dresses! I’m probably obsessed with them? I love a really simple, basic dress to wear for the summer months. I don’t want them to be fussy or hard to wear, and I like if they can transition from errands with the kids to a date night (if I ever go on one lol.) I bought these during Old Navy’s 40% off sale and I fell in love with both of them. These aren’t exciting buys, but they will be worn multiple times a week and become true workhorses in my closet. I also love a white dress as well, I am lookng at adding this maxi dress to my collection, and I have one very similar to this that I have worn and loved for two years now! This olive colored dress is on its way to me from Target, too. I can’t wait to try it on.
Target has been KILLING it lately in the shoe department. My favorite brand there is the Universal thread one! I picked up these shoes because I know they will go with EVERYTHING, and I love having multiple, inexpensive shoe options to switch things up. As you can see, I really like neutral shoes, they really go with everything. They are all TTS, I am wearing a size 8.
Stella and Dot just came out with their March arrivals, and I LOVED them. I was sceptical at first about their clothes, but after ordering a poncho a couple of months ago I am sold, they are SO good and sell out constantly. I ordered the Carlie versatile poncho in Navy and the Addy versatile poncho in light gray. I think these will both look great both with jeans and cutoffs (one of my uniforms), I ordered a size small and was thrilled with the quality when they came in the mail. I also ordered the reversible Botanical chandelier earrings (top right in middle picture), and the palm print earrings.
You can shop them all HERE, or just comment and I can help you (I am a Stella + Dot stylist!) I am truly obsessed with their jewelry first, and clothing second, and bought continuously each season from my friend before just signing on as a stylist. I LOVE Stella + Dot! Also, can we discuss the cuteness of their camo clutch? The lining is also SO CUTE!
I have been eyeing these Madewell ripped skinnies in the color Black Sea for a YEAR. I truly believe in investing in basics when you can. I had a cheaper pair of black denim for a while and decided to invest in these as I know the quality is amazing and these will last me for years. I am wearing my typical size 27 and they are snug, but wouldn’t size up. These are worth the money, I promise. Also wearing the cute Free People sandal dupes!)
Target tees, Only $8!
Simple tee shirts to go with everything! I love a great, simple v neck tee. I don’t really believe in investing in these. I spend about $8 on these tee shirts and think the fit and quality is amazing, and I never worry of they get stained or messed up. They are a great basic and I wear them several times a week. I often buy white and gray/black. I buy the size small and they are true to size
I seriously wear denim cutoffs almost every day of the week in the summer. I am always on the search for a great pair, and my sister-in-law turned me on to this brand of shorts. American Eagle has a great brand of jeans and shorts called Next Level Stretch (remember these pants I wore all winter long?) I ordered 3 pairs of their midi length shorts in a size 8 (I alays size up in this brand, I typically wear a size 4-6 everywhere else) and they fir AMAZING. I love the length, too, I don’t like super short shorts or having to pull at them every time I stand up. I returned one pair as I didn’t love the color, but kept this pair (wearing above) and this pair.
And these shorts! I saw them on a blogger in Instagram and instantly fell in love. I ordered them in this olive color and in the chambray color and I LOVE them. I ordered a size up as I always do in this brand (medium), and they fit great. They are lightweight and look great with a simple tank or tee. I will wear these all Summer long.
So that’s it for now! I still have stuff from last season that will carry over into my capsule. I am on the lookout for a camel tote bag, some neutral wedges, and maybe some fun printed palazzo pants? I like to grab a couple of things at the beginning of the season, then wait a couple of months and see what gaps I have noticed and shop from there to fill them in.