I am SUPER excited to share my spring capsule with y’all. And I’m especially excited that I’m finally wearing it! Winter lasted a bit too long, in my book. Just when I thought I could pack away all my winter wear mid-March, we had freezing temperatures again. So for about 2 weeks I had an everything-I-own capsule. But things have been consistantly warm so I felt safe packing up all of my winter clothing last week. My spring capsule will officially run March 31, 2016 – June 30, 2016, and it is composed of the following items:
- 1 wrap sweater and 3 blazers
- 9 tops, 3 jeans, and 4 shorts
- 1 pair of tennis shoes, 1 pair of peep toe flats, and 1 pair of sandals
- 1 bag, 1 scarf, and 2 belts
- 2 necklaces (1 not pictured because I was wearing it), 1 bracelet, 1 watch, and 1 pair of earrings
All together, this season’s capsule totals just shy of the normal Project 333 items at 32 pieces. It took me probably 5 minutes to choose all of these items as many of these pieces have been a part of my spring look for years. 9 of the 32 pieces are from Lilly Pulitzer which just shouts SPRING to me. The rest are from my usual shops – J.Crew, Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, LOFT, Old Navy, and Target. I have really been dying to see examples of a color-filled capsule wardrobe. And after scouring the interwebs for years, I’ve found nothing to satisfy my preppy and bright nature. Where is my niche of Lilly Pulitzer-loving capsule ladies? Guess I’ll just have to start my own club and bring all y’all black & grey-wearers to the bright side! 😉
While the process of picking my spring capsule pieces came relatively easy, I still have a few rogue pieces that just don’t see a lot of wear. I love the look of blazers yet I always reach for a cardigan as a cover up. Yet I still managed to load my closet full of blazers over the years. For this season, I removed all of the usual spring/summer cardigans and replaced them with blazers. I will be challenging myself to wear these blazers not only as a cover up when it’s chilly, but as a part of my all-day outfit, as I would with a cardigan. I also find I have trouble wearing scarfs and long necklaces for the entire day. So the same challenge is imposed upon my scarf and long necklace; if I take them off repeatedly mid-day, it’s time to remove these items from my wardrobe. I’m also challenging myself to document my daily outfits. Flat lays can be a good way to introduce a capsule, but seeing the daily outfits is where the inspiration really comes from.
Are you adding any challenges to your spring capsule? Is your capsule full of neons and mom-cut shorts? Want to join my club? 😉 Thanks for reading!