8 Essentials For a Timeless Spring Capsule Wardrobe

8 Essentials for a Timeless Spring Capsule Wardrobe

As the winter frost slowly gives way to the gentle warmth of spring, it’s time to replenish our wardrobes with a carefully curated capsule collection. You know, the list of those tried-and-true wardrobe essentials that you can count on no matter the weather (which can be really unpredictable during the spring). For me, those have always been a trench coat, a pair of flats (either slingback-style flats or loafers), as well as a versatile tote/hobo bag. Are these basic? Sure! But hey, I didn’t say that a spring capsule wardrobe shouldn’t include trends or color either! Quite the opposite actually: it definitely should! It’s just that prior to adding those you should really focus on sorting out the essentials, as those are the pieces that you are going to be building your looks upon.

Below, find the list of the 8 tried-and-true essentials that I personally rely on for my spring capsule wardrobe.

Spring Capsule Wardrobe
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1. White tee

The Organic Cotton Crew Tee Everlane
Everlane The Organic Cotton Crew Tee. Media Credit: Everlane

Ask any fashionista and she will tell you that a white tee is the cornerstone of any capsule wardrobe. And it truly is, with its simplicity allowing for endless styling, whether you are dressing up for a formal event or dressing down for a casual day out. Though my personal favorite way to wear a white t-shirt during the spring is with high-waisted straight-leg jeans and loafers!

2. Black Slip Dress

Skims Fits Everybody Long Slip Dress
Skims Fits Everybody Long Slip Dress. Media Credit: Net-a-Porter

The black slip dress effortlessly transitions from casual to chic, making it a true wardrobe essential. This spring, layer yours over a white tee for a casual day-time look, or wear it solo for a sophisticated evening ensemble. Oh, and don’t forget a pair of trendy pointed-toe slingbacks!

3. 100% Linen Shirt

100% Linen Shirt Mango
Mango 100% Linen Shirt. Media Credit: Mango

Tuck it into the jeans, pair it with tailored shirts, or wear it casually over a t-shirt, there’s truly no wrong way to wear a linen shirt during the spring and summer season. Plus, linen’s breathable and lightweight nature ensures comfort even on the balmiest days.

4. Oversized Blazer

The Frankie Shop Bea crepe blazer
The Frankie Shop Bea Crepe Blazer. Media Credit: Net-a-Porter

As spring temperatures fluctuate, an oversized blazer becomes the perfect layering piece. This spring, throw it over a simple tee or a slip dress to instantly add structure and polish to your outfit. Not even to mention that a blazer is going to transition seamlessly from professional meetings to weekend gatherings.

5. Straight-leg Jeans

Agolde Criss Cross high-rise straight-leg recycled jeans
Agolde Criss Cross High-Rise Straight-leg Recycled Jeans. Media Credit: Net-a-Porter

Whether combined with a white tee for a laid-back vibe or dressed up with an oversized blazer, straight-leg jeans strike the perfect balance between style and comfort. Hence why everyone should own a pair for their spring capsule wardrobe. I personally recommend investing in mid-wash or light color denim for spring, as it ensures a fresh and vibrant look.

6. Trench Coat

The Row June belted cotton-gabardine trench coat
The Row June Belted Cotton-Gabardine Trench Coat. Media Credit: Net-a-Porter

As the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers. Be prepared for the unpredictable spring weather with a timeless trench coat. Whether worn over a slip dress for a chic evening out or paired with straight-leg jeans for a casual day look, it is going to add a touch of sophistication to any outfit while keeping you shielded from the unexpected weather changes.

7. Slingback Flats

Jacquemus Duelo embellished leather point-toe slingback flats
Jacquemus Duelo Embellished Leather Point-toe Slingback Flats. Media Credit: Net-a-Porter

For those moments when heels feel like a bit too much, slingback flats step in to save the day. Effortlessly blending elegance with comfort, these stylish flats will make for a fabulous addition to your spring capsule wardrobe, pairing fabulously with everything from straight-leg jeans to slip dresses.

8. Hobo Bag

Bottega Veneta Hop medium intrecciato leather tote
Bottega Veneta Medium Hop Bag. Media Credit: Net-a-Porter

With its slouchy silhouette and roomy interior, the hobo bag makes for a perfect accessory to complete your spring capsule wardrobe. Though I ain’t gonna lie: a big reason for why I’ve included the hobo bag on this list also lies in the fact that it’s one of the trendiest silhouettes of the moment. Spotted on every major SS24 runway, from Bottega Veneta to The Row.

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