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Spring Clothing Essentials: My Spring Capsule Wardrobe 2022

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I’ve condensed my wardrobe quite a bit these last few months. As someone who tries to live a more simple & clutter free life, I felt like a closet declutter was well overdue. Check out my 30 Items You Don’t Need in Your Wardrobe to get some decluttering inspiration. If you are familiar with Courtney Carver’s book & minimalist challenge, Project 333 – she talks about having less clothing to choose from will allow you to let go of decision fatigue & realize you don’t need tons of items to feel like you have plenty to wear. Today, I wanted to inspire you & share with you my own capsule wardrobe & the spring clothing essentials I recommend. Over the years, I’ve learned it’s important to have a strong collection of basics as they are the bones to your outfits. From there, you can add a few unique pieces to express your own style / personality. Without further ado, here is my spring capsule wardrobe for 2022…

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A Crisp White T-shirt

In the spring, I always like to make sure I have one new white t-shirt. Most of the time, I get either one or two seasons out of a white t-shirt, & need to replace it after that. Currently, I have two styles of white t-shirts- one basic crew neck ribbed t-shirt from the A New Day brand at Target & a longer white t-shirt from The Loft that has shorter sleeves that are in between a t-shirt & tank. It’s important to pick styles that work for your body type.

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Other Neutral T-shirts to add variety…

I’m a huge fan of neutrals. Along with a crisp white t-shirt, I also have a black version of the A New Day brand, a grey t-shirt from J crew & a navy blue t-shirt from the Universal thread brand at Target. Most colored items are in a more muted / neutral color palette. Some other great options include – blush pink, olive green, beige, camel, or brown.

Variety of Styles & Textures

Within those tops, make sure you have a variety of styles & textures. As much as I love a basic t-shirt -I’ve learned having a few silk blouses, bodysuits & even light nits expand the verticality of an outfit. In the spring especially – the weather can be all of the place. So, some days, I’m still wearing sweaters or cardigans to keep warm. For example, in my specific capsule wardrobe, I have this mid length grey cardigan from The Loft that is light weight but can keep my shoulders & arms warm on those brisk days. I also LOVE having a white, black & grey bodysuit in my wardrobe because of the countless ways you can style these items. You can dress them up for a night out on the weekends & also pair it with a blazer for workdays. When I was decluttering my wardrobe, I noticed I want to add a few more button downs & flannels [ as I have none at the moment].

Pops of Florals

I recently added a floral long sleeve top from Loft to add a bit of spring vibes to my wardrobe. Although for the most part, I stick with neutrals & basics – I like having a few unique pieces here and there.

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A Good Fitting Pair of Jeans

My favorite brand of jeans are the Topshop Jamie jeans. I have them in dark wash, light wash & black. I personally have gotten away from white jeans [ but if you enjoy that look – it’s also a great shade for the spring time].

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Faux Leather

To add a bit of spice to your wardrobe, I recommend a pair of black faux leather pants or leggings. In my capsule wardrobe, I have a pair of black faux leather leggings from Abercrombie. They really turn a basic look more sexy & unique. I’ve worn them with heels & a silk blouse for date night & also with ankle boots & a sweater for a family dinner.

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Mules, Sandals & Sneakers

I’ve been wanting to build my shoe collection this year. I think there are a few spring staples that would create a multitude of outfits. My Sam Edelman white sneakers have been my favorite for every season.

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In the spring, they pair nicely with long maxi dresses, jeans & shorts. Some other great essentials are neutral mules & sandals. I have two pairs of Sam Edelman sandals in brown & black that I wear constantly in the spring time.

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Maxi or Midi Dresses

I typically save shorter sundresses for the summer but in the spring, I love wearing maxi dresses or mid length dresses – especially if they are floral in pattern. I’ve considered trying the trend of wearing nits on top of my dresses. In my capsule wardrobe, I have a few maxi dresses – one white with blue flowers [ very Santorini esque style ] & this lavender one with yellow flowers I want to wear on Easter. As a minimalist, I still love experimenting with colors & patterns. And the longer length of these dresses still keep me warm during those more chilly days.

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Bright Long Sleeves

Since spring can be a rather transitioning season with the weather. I love still wearing longer sleeved tops & knits in the spring. But to brighten up my look after a cold, long winter – I have added a pink sweater t-shirt from Zara & a coral sweater from the brand A New Day at Target. I also still love wearing my beige long sleeves that I wear in the fall in winter in the warmer months too.

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These are essential during the spring because they are great layer pieces on top of t-shirts & tanks – especially in the evenings as it get’s colder. You can dress them up or even wear them around the house along with lounge / athleisure wear.

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43 thoughts on “Spring Clothing Essentials: My Spring Capsule Wardrobe 2022”

  1. I love it! I use a capsule wardrobe as well. I was inspired by The Project 333 Wardrobe challenge and have been doing it almost 2 years now. Life is so much simpler with these pieces without the visual clutter in my closet. Great post!

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  2. I’m a huge fan of floral tops and maxi dresses. I’m working on decluttering my wardrobe and getting rid of stuff I’ll probably never wear again.

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  3. Fab suggestions here! I really love lots of neutral colours – you can never go wrong with a white t-shirt – and I’ve always wanted to get some leather pants but I’ve never been bold enough to! Perhaps now is the time. Thanks for sharing x

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  4. I’ve only just discovered the greatness of basic white tees! And I live in thick, pastel cardis.

    Enjoy the spring! I will be getting my cosy jumpers and jackets out myself, since it’s going into autumn in the southern hemisphere πŸ™‚

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  5. I really love the idea of a capsule wardrobe but never got to really declutter my wardrobe as I get quite emotionally attached to them, but really want to try! It sounds like a great challenge to take on x

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    1. a tip i have for you is if the emotional attached items aren’t items you wear, you can store them separately in a basket & then after a few months, you can go through the basket & see what you really want to keep.


  6. I have been wanting to create a capsule wardrobe for a very long time now as I’m starting my minimalism journey, but I had no idea how could I do it! This post was extremely helpful for me. It’s going to be a quite a challenge for me but I’ll try! πŸ˜€ I have already took some notes while reading it. Thank you so much for sharing it. x Penny /

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    1. baby steps! start by seasons if that helps. you could even try flipping your hangers around & when you wear something, put the hanger the other way. at the end of the season, you can see what you didn’t wear & declutter accordingly. good luck!


  7. I love hearing about other minimalists’ wardrobes & declutters! I have really honed in on my wardrobe in the past year, and I feel like it’s finally helped me to realise my personal style much better. I too love neutrals, but I’ve also realised that the fabric is really important to me as I have sensitive skin. I find that when I do need to replace something, I now know the colour palette and fabric I need as well as which brands fit my shape best. It makes for much simpler shopping!

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  8. I think my wardrobe is missing a strong collection of basics, especially neutral t-shirts, which would come in handy when creating various outfits. I found a good fitting pair of jeans and then proceeded to buy them in different colours as well. Nothing beats a sturdy pair of good quality jeans that will last years.

    I don’t know if it’s trendy, but one spring/summer time essential in my wardrobe is my denim jacket. I’ve had it for years; it’s lightweight and has a lot of pockets. 😊

    Thank you for sharing.

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  9. I don’t think I’ve ever worn a pair of sandals, mainly because I’m not a fan of my feet, and also I’m a bit of a goth. Your white t-shirts don’t seem to last long, how come you only get two years out of them?

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    1. they don’t always wear out that quickly. it’s just a rule of thumb i have for white t’s because they can turn yellow etc…i always make sure they look fresh before the new season.
      some white shirts i’ve had for 5+ years.

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