Fast fashion is wreaking havoc on the environment. Instead of buying trendy items you'll wear sparingly and quickly forget about, here's how to build a spring capsule wardrobe of well-made staples and essentials that will last.
What is a capsule wardrobe?
Simply put, a capsule wardrobe is a small collection of clothing designed to be worn together. It should consist of high quality staple and timeless pieces. It’s recommended to have about 25-50 pieces in your capsule.
Some must-have items for your Spring capsule wardrobe
When choosing items to include in your capsule wardrobe, think well made basics that you like to wear. Look for staple pieces that can be worn with various outfits -- from casual to semi-formal.
Cotton t-shirts and tank tops
You really can’t go wrong with well made cotton t-shirts and tank tops. Before you run out and buy a ton of graphic tees, consider plain t-shirts and tanks in black, white and neutral colours instead. By keeping things basic, you can use the t-shirts in more outfit combinations.
A great blazer
A good lightweight spring blazer is a great addition to your capsule wardrobe. Look for something elegant and simple in black, white or neutral colours. It’s a great piece you can wear to work or out on the town and will be easy to dress up or down.
Who doesn’t love a great pair of jeans? Look for some that fit your body shape in a flattering way instead of going for what’s trending. A well-fitted pair of jeans never goes out of style. Much like the blazer, you can dress up or dress down a pair of jeans with relative ease -- especially if the jeans are on the darker side.
Dress pants or skirts
If you work in an office, or go out to semi-formal locales often, dress pants or skirts are worth including. We recommend buying something well-made and flattering and then taking it to a tailor to ensure it’s fitted to your body just right -- it can make a huge difference.
Comfy knit sweaters
Sweaters virtually never go out of style when you buy well-designed classic cuts like crew neck or turtleneck. If wool makes your skin crawl, look for acrylic or cashmere sweaters for your capsule wardrobe.
Spring weather can be a bit unpredictable. This is where a great trench coat is a solid investment as you can get a lot of wear out of it come rain or shine and it just looks elegant. Go for black or neutral and avoid floor length for maximum wearability.
We hope these tips help you build a great capsule wardrobe this spring.