Mindful Spring Shopping + My Capsule Wardrobe Inspiration

My 2018 Spring Capsule Wardrobe Inspiration

My new favorite jeans that I’ve been wearing on repeat / the perfect white tee that I’ve had for years / minimal gold hoops that are so light I forget I’m wearing them


How is everyone’s week? I’m currently in San Francisco, which is where I’ll be for the next five days and I have to tell you – even though I’ve got a new outlook on winter, its no secret that being able to bask in some sunshine and see fresh flowers blooming left and right is so good for the soul. So I’m taking full advantage each and every day and spending as much time outside as possible.

Back in the midwest, we keep getting teasers of spring followed by a flux of snow which is a tad confusing – especially when it comes to wardrobe planning.  You all know I’ve fallen madly in love with the concept of capsule wardrobes. Fall went off without a hitch, winter was (..is) a success, but spring.. I’ve been smitten with building up inspiration for this season of warmth and new beginnings. (that was cheesy, but you feel me right?)

One thing I’ve been doing a lot of this winter is taking notes of internal changes that are happening. That might sound strange and like a lot of work, but it’s really paid of and has been bringing a lot of calm into my life; an example has to do with my personal style.  I used to be the queen of wearing black – like I wore it pretty much every day, no contest.  And then after a while, I realized that a lot of my black clothing was going untouched. Other than my leather leggings that make a frequent appearance and my high waisted black jeans and new favorite t-shirt, my dark colored clothing just isn’t something I’m gravitating towards.  If you saw this, then you can tell there’s been a change in inspiration when it comes to my wardrobe ;)

Since I’m always trying to spend wisely and invest in key pieces (are you so sick of hearing people say that?), I wanted to make sure that I knew exactly what I was looking for when it comes to colors and fabrics. I won’t wear something if it isn’t soft, as you all know – so paying attention to these details are crucial, so take notes of the colors that bring you peace and comfort and the fabrics that feel good on your skin. If you pay attention, you can find out what you gravitate towards each day, and that’s your answer. For me, it’s a palette. It’s not just one color. I decided to make a color board to keep on hand for reference and just for visual stimulation.

My 2018 Spring Capsule Wardrobe

I’m also paying more attention to where I’m buying from. I’ll be honest and tell you that yes, I’ll probably still buy the occasional Target item or a constructed piece from Zara (because, yum), but I want my closet to start feeling good, not just looking good.  I’d also like to keep it super streamlined – which means including a lot more jumpsuits and two piece sets. The whole purpose of having a capsule wardrobe is to lessen the choices that you need to make each day. So being able to grab just one piece and be done? That, to me, is ideal.

So while my capsule for spring isn’t quite ready yet, I wanted to share my inspiration. Plus share some of the pieces that I’m leaning towards. I also highly recommend this practice for any of you who are either new to starting your own capsule wardrobe. or for those of you who feel stuck and are in a style-rut.

MY SPRING CAPSULE WARDROBE INSPIRATION

My 2018 Spring Capsule Wardrobe

Tops 

The perfect white tee (as photographed above + here’s a similar one) / Peplum top / Simple mocked turtleneck / Wrap top / 100% Human tee / Button down tank

Bottoms

The best “every day” jeans / Linen pants  / Denim pants / Linen crop pants

Jumpsuits / Dresses

Botton up jumpsuit / Cut out jumpsuit  / Linen two piece jumpsuit / Two piece button down dress

Shoes

Slip on mulesSuede statement mule / Natural weaved espadrilles / Gray clogs / Woven slip ons White sneakers (my favorite)

Accessories 

Modern statement earrings / Gold hoop earrings (as photographed above) / Circle basket tote  / Small leather cross body / Simple necklace 

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