WHY YOU NEED A CAPSULE WARDROBE FOR SPRING

The most requested blog post I get revolves around a capsule wardrobe. Today, since it was too cold to go outside and take photos, I decided to tackle this request and explain exactly why you need a capsule wardrobe for spring. A capsule wardrobe is great when you are limited in space or monetary resources. The whole idea behind a capsule wardrobe is that you can mix and match your items to get more wear from them. Today’s capsule spring wardrobe will have many the same elements that you would have in a capsule wardrobe for any time of the year. The difference will be that I will include a few items that might not be warm enough for the fall and winter months.

The other day on the blog, I did a post about ways to look your best. The post had some of the tips and tricks that I use for finding ways to look better in my clothing. Everybody has problem areas, and figuring out how to dress to minimize those areas will help you feel better about your look. Today’s post is how to look your best with limited clothing.

When it comes to a capsule wardrobe for spring, you will want a lot of basics and a few items that add spice. I bet a lot of you already have some basics in your closet. You need to try them to see if they fit you correctly and see if they are stained or have holes. Things that don’t fit need to be donated or taken to the seamstress, and if they are stained, they need to become patches, pillows, or cleaning rags. If they have holes in them, put them on eBay and charge double what you paid for them. LOL!

A White Button-Down Shirt

A white button-down shirt is a basic that is very versatile. It can be worn with jeans, leggings, skirts, and dresses, under sweaters, and as a cover-up over your bathing suit. The trend for this year seems to be the boyfriend or oversized look. This look is casual and great for wearing with jeans and leggings. If you are wearing one under a sweater or in a corporate setting, you will still want to have a slim-cut shirt on hand.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a white shirt, skinny jeans, and sneakers

Boyfriend Long Sleeve Button-Down (I’m wearing a medium)// Mid-Rise Jeans (I’m wearing a size 10)// White Slip-On Sneakers (I’m wearing a size 9)//

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a white shirt, jeans with a large cuff, and flats

Oversized Classic Button-Down Shirt (I’m wearing a medium)// Girlfriend Cuffed Jeans (I’m wearing a size 10)//

Jeans

Jeans are timeless and classic, but the style changes on them at warp speed. Some looks are never going out of style, but they may not be the “trend” of the moment. Right now, the trend is moving toward straight-leg jeans, wide-leg jeans, and crop jeans. And all of them should have a relaxed or loose fit. Don’t worry; boot-cut jeans and slim ankle jeans will never completely go out of style. No matter which jeans you choose to wear, make sure they are flattering to your body type. When choosing jeans, remember that darker wash jeans tend to be dressier than lighter wash jeans.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a pair of straight leg jeans, and open toe boots

NYDJ Marilyn Straight Leg Jeans (I’m wearing a size 10)//

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a pink t-shirt, flare jeans, and boots

Joe’s Honey Curvy Bootcut Jeans (I’m wearing a size 31)// Vince Camuto Pointy Toe Boots (I’m wearing a size 9)

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a red blazer with a button up shirt, straight leg jeans, and red pumps

Animal Print Button Up Shirt (I’m wearing a medium)// Red blazer (Sold out except for size 16) // Straight leg Catalina Jeans (I am wearing a size 8) //

A Blazer and Denim Jacket

I am including two items on this one. One is for dressy occasions, and one is for casual style. Because we are looking at a capsule wardrobe, I will show you blazers that you can wear in multiple ways. Solid colors like black, navy, red, gray, and shades of white will be your best options. I would choose a medium or dark-wash denim jacket since that can be dressed up or down.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a beige shirt, a black blazer, animal print pants, and neutral pumps

animal print skinny ankle pants (I am wearing a size 8) // Drape collar jacket sold out, but I linked to similar ones below // These light beige suede pumps (I’m wearing a size 8 1/2) // leather handbag from Vince Camuto // Elisa short engraved necklace // Jack multi-color crystal gold cuff bracelet // multi-strand necklace //

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a red sweater, a black blazer, black moto leggings, and red pumps

red pullover sweater (I am wearing a medium) // black faux-leather moto leggings (I’m wearing a size large) // Black twill blazer is sold out (I link to similar ones below) // Kaia fat hoop earrings, the Rue long necklace, and the Maggie bangle bracelet. //

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a red blouse with a navy blazer, and a heart scarf

Cranberry v-neck top, (I am wearing a size medium) // navy double-breasted jacket (I’m wearing a size 12) // silk heart-print square scarf // heart hoop earrings // small druzy heart necklace //

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a red sweater dress, a denim jacket, and tall boots

red sweater dress(I’m wearing a size medium) // Vince Camuto Jean Jacket // AVI Gold Hoop Earrings // Ryder Statement Necklace //

Shoes

If you are building a capsule wardrobe, you need a pair of black and neutral shoes and a pair of sneakers. Black and neutral shoes can go with anything. I would suggest one pair be a heel (whatever your feet will tolerate), and one a loafer or flats. If you want to be “cheeky,” then make one of them leopard print.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a leopard print blazer, skinny jeans, and flats

leopard print sweater blazer (limited in size) // KAIA gold hoops // Beckett necklace // link bracelet // Maggie filigree bangle // high-rise skinny ankle jeans from Chicos // shoes are from Dr. Scholls // Vince Camuto Crossbody handbag //

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing plaid pants, and kitten heel pumps

plaid ankle pants (I’m wearing a size 10) // suede kitten heels (I’m wearing a size 9) //

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing argyle sweater, black Spanx pants, and black heels

argyle sweater (I’m wearing a medium, and it is on SALE) // small Maggie filigree hoop earrings // Perfect Black Pant by SPANX (I’m wearing a size large) // Pointy Toe block heels //

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing navy leggings, and sneakers

Navy leggings (I’m wearing a size large) // Sperry sneakers (I’m wearing an 8 1/2) //

T-Shirt

A t-shirt isn’t the most glamorous item, but it is one that can be worn any time of the year. We all need a white tee, preferably one that isn’t see-through. However, I will suggest always wearing a nude color bra with your tee, which will help immensely. I prefer a v-neck or a scoop neck top since those elongate your neck and help you to appear taller.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a white shirt, pink cardigan, black shorts, and leopard print flats

 

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a white shirt, blue cardigan, distressed jeans, and sneakers

Cardigan Sweater

You need to look at your wardrobe and decide what color cardigan would best match your existing clothing. I buy the colors that I like, and that way, they always seem to mix and match. If you are not sure what color you need, you can’t go wrong with black, white, and navy, and I suggest at least one or two colorful cardigans that can go with multiple colors.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a dotted shirt, blue cardigan, flare jeans, and boots

cotton poplin button-up shirt (I’m wearing a size large) // skinny flare cut of these jeans (I’m wearing a size 10) // Davis multi-strand necklace // My earrings KAIA // bright blue long cardigan (I’m wearing a medium and it is still too big)

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a black turtleneck sweater with a bright red waterfall cardigan

turtleneck sweater (I’m wearing a size medium) // waterfall cardigan (I’m wearing a size medium) // dress pants (I’m wearing a size 10)

A Versatile Dress

I did a post about taking one dress and wearing it in multiple ways. That is the goal of a capsule wardrobe. By picking a solid color dress, you can see that it goes with multiple items.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a blue dress with 4 different styles

Leopard Print

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a pink leopard sweater, dark wash jeans, and boots

Fuschia leopard print pullover (I’m wearing a medium)// Joe’s Jeans linked above // chunky heel bootie

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing leopard print heels

 

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a neutral outfit consisting of a leopard print camisole with a denim jacket

animal print scalloped edge camisole (I’m wearing a medium) // denimjacket (I’m wearing a large) // large statement bib necklace //

Gurl’s, there are probably a few things more I should have added, but it is late, and I am tired. Remind me the next time I do one of these posts, that they take WAY longer than a normal blog post. Lol! Joe would insert a whining noise here.

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  1. Gayle wrote:

    Love this post and glad to know I have most items you have listed.

    Posted 2.20.21Reply
  2. Patti wrote:

    So many cute ideas.

    Posted 2.20.21Reply
  3. Sue wrote:

    Have been an email subscriber for 2-3 years.
    Love your laid back personality, and the variety of price points and clothes you show. Your personal stories are fabulous!

    Posted 2.19.21Reply
  4. Nancy M. wrote:

    Wow! I was so overwhelmed by this post! Mind blown! I can see why it was a lot of work. I love what you included, and along the way, I have purchased a quarter of the items you show. What would have been cool is to see everything categorized on a clothes rack; meaning, all tops hung together, all jackets hung together etc. That would take even more work! Ha! I wouldn’t do it either, but for those of us who have unorganized minds craving to be organized, that visual would help!
    Have a great weekend Tania! I LOVE your blog!

    Posted 2.19.21Reply
  5. Liane wrote:

    NYDJ for those who love this brand might find their size on zulily if it’s sold out at the website.

    Posted 2.19.21Reply
  6. Mary Jo wrote:

    Thanks for the capsule wardrobe post Tania. I think I need to organize my closet this weekend. Your suggestions should help me have a better idea of what to keep and what to get rid of!

    Posted 2.19.21Reply
  7. Carol A Rybka wrote:

    Love all the different outfits you have posted here. Gets me inspired to try different things with the clothes I already have with adding a few new pieces

    Posted 2.19.21Reply
  8. Belinda Kenley wrote:

    I love your blog and read it daily – for the past 6 months or so.

    Posted 2.19.21Reply
  9. Cheryl Chovich wrote:

    I love the idea of a capsule wardrobe for travel. It makes it easier to pack less but have many outfit options while on a trip. I would love to see a Spring AND a Summer travel capsule wardrobe where all of the items work together. I look forward to seeing the above mentioned content. Maybe each season feature a travel capsule with updated items available for purchase. Love your blog and look forward to reading it daily

    Posted 2.19.21Reply
  10. Kim wrote:

    Tania,
    I absolutely love you and your blog! 🌻
    Your style is spot on, I love that you shop both high and low end and dress up and down.
    It is always fun to hear your family stories also.
    We are almost identical size wise, so that is a great plus! And your faith writings are truly inspiring, since I do not get to church with the COVID pandemic your writings are truly a gift from God.
    If you do another capsule could you do a summary of items suggested, since it is such a long blog.
    I have decreased my bloggers all faith and fashion down to one in 2021, and you were the one that I felt I related to the most!
    I look forward to your post each and every day! 🌻

    Posted 2.19.21Reply
  11. Laura Burell wrote:

    Really enjoyed your post today. Gave me some good ideas.

    Posted 2.19.21Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Yay!!! I love it when my posts work for everyone.

      Posted 2.19.21Reply
  12. Christy Causey wrote:

    Love your changes over the years. I started following you 4 years ago. Thanks to you I’m not frumpy anymore.

    Posted 2.19.21Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Christy, you are not frumpy and your skin looks amazing!!!

      Posted 2.19.21Reply
  13. Denise Thibaudeau wrote:

    I think you look fabulous in Red. A knockout! Love this post. Wish I had someplace to wear all of these great clothes and your wonderful ways to put them all together! Hope springs eternal!

    Posted 2.19.21Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Denise, I love red now, but I would never wear it when I was younger. That is why I encourage people to try new things.

      Posted 2.19.21Reply
  14. Fiona wrote:

    Great ideas for a capsule wardrobe. Love the leopard print sweater.

    Posted 2.19.21Reply
    • Meredith Wiggins wrote:

      I have been following you for at least 4 years!! Love the capsule wardrobe! Once you have basic pieces, it makes it so easy to mix and match!!

      Posted 2.19.21Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I am glad that you enjoyed the post.

      Posted 2.19.21Reply
  15. Lisa Smith wrote:

    I just recently subscribed to receive your e-mails although I have seen your Pinterest photos for a while – I didn’t know what I was missing by not reading your entire posts….

    Posted 2.19.21Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Lisa, WELCOME!!! I am thrilled that you decided to join the emails.

      Posted 2.19.21Reply
  16. Nancy Scott wrote:

    Everytime you have a post where you are wearing something that is powder blue in color it blows me away! Definitely your color!

    Posted 2.19.21Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Nancy, I’ve always been fond of powder blue also.

      Posted 2.19.21Reply
  17. Barbara W. wrote:

    Love it all!!

    Posted 2.19.21Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I am glad that you enjoyed the post.

      Posted 2.19.21Reply
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