The Art of Capsule Wardrobes: Spring Edition

This spring, let's put together a wardrobe that’s easy to mix and match, but still adds a spring to your step. Each item is thoughtfully chosen to work wonderfully whether you’re keeping it casual or dressing up for something special. They are selected based on their functionality and ability to complement other items.

The core idea behind capsule wardrobes is to focus on a few versatile pieces that you love to wear, which has the welcome benefit of simplifying your daily decisions. Less time spent deciding what to wear is always a win. Plus you're reducing your own personal waste and minimizing the harmful impacts of fast fashion on our planet. 

Planning Your Capsule Wardrobe

Versatility is key when selecting these pieces. Each item, from a basic tee to a linen blazer, is chosen to last and adapt to multiple settings.

Step 1: Assess and Clear Out Existing Items

That shirt that you haven’t worn in over a year? Toss it out. Those pants that no longer fit you? They’ve got to go. No longer like the look of a certain pair of shoes? Why are you hoarding it? Get rid of items that you know you will not be using again. This declutters your space and gives you a clear idea of what you truly need. Donate, sell, or recycle the discarded clothes responsibly.

Step 2: Choose a Spring Color Palette

Focus on light and neutral colors that reflect the season's warmth and freshness. Shades like soft beige, pastel blues, and light grays work well and offer excellent mix-and-match potential. These colors not only lighten your look but also maximize the versatility of each item. For example, our Spacedye Mustard Linen Shirt is perfect for adding a touch of subtle color while remaining flexible enough to pair with various outfits.

Step 3: Select Foundational Pieces

Your capsule should include foundational pieces that are both functional and fashionable. Start with basic tees and light jackets that can transition from cool to warmer weather comfortably. Items like the Sandcastle long-sleeve shirt, made from cotton and linen, offer breathability and style. Add a couple of trousers and perhaps a versatile blazer that can dress up any outfit for unexpected formal occasions.

And since spring weather can be unpredictable, a shirt/jacket hybrid is an asset. A piece like the Beige Houndstooth Shacket provides the perfect balance of warmth and style without being too heavy. This particular one is made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton. You can also include polos and henleys like the Polar Night Henley and the Whitesand Polo. These are awesome for layering and can smoothly switch from a laid-back daytime feel to a more polished evening look.

Step 4: Completing The Look

When it comes to shoes, loafers are great for a smart-casual look. Sneakers work for more relaxed settings. And if they are made from materials like recycled or ethically sourced leather, then all the better. Don’t forget to accessorize! Sunglasses and hats will shield your eyes from the sun and add a splash of flair to your outfit. And whether you’re going with a classic baseball cap or a trendy fedora, make sure it ties in nicely with the colors and overall aesthetic of the wardrobe.

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