As you’ve probably noticed, minimalism has been gaining traction lately. And for good reason! Who doesn’t want to cut down the time it takes to get ready every day? Having a few precious minutes in the morning to read a book and sip some coffee instead of rushing around and changing your pants five times sounds pretty nice. Plus, simplifying your wardrobe can save you money (we’re looking at you, frivolous impulse buys).
If you haven’t KonMaried your closet yet, what are you waiting for? Whether you’re overwhelmed with chaos or just in need of a little refresh, a closet cleanout can’t hurt. Creating a capsule wardrobe for spring is a great place to start. So without further ado, it’s out with the old and in with only the essentials!
The Jane Way
We’re here to help fill your closet with simple, chic and exceptionally versatile pieces. To make shopping for the essentials easier, we’ve rounded up the 12 best pieces on Jane for your perfect spring capsule wardrobe. Scroll down to see what a capsule wardrobe can look like for you. After all, less can be so much more.
Our Spring 12
The possibilities are endless with these 12 items, but here are here are 20 of our favorite ways to style them.
In Full Swing: Outfits 1-5
1. Swing dress
This comfy swing dress is a standalone staple. It’s super-soft, lightweight and easy to layer, which makes it the perfect item for spring. This dress is great in any neutral so if gray isn’t your color, don’t stress. Throw on your favorite sandals and you’re good to go!
2. Swing dress + blazer
Got a big meeting at work today? Add a white blazer to take this dress from cute and casual to polished and professional.
3. Swing dress + lightweight vest
Dress it down with a green cargo vest.
4. Swing dress + cardigan
Saturday brunch plans? A lightweight cardigan with a felt hat is the way to go.
Bring On the Blue: Outfits 5-9
5. Halter tank + jeans
No capsule wardrobe is complete without a good pair of jeans. We opted for a ripped, high-waisted pair in a medium wash to create a casual look that will take you anywhere you need to go: a quick trip to Target, out to lunch, to the little league game and beyond.
6. Blazer + tank + jeans
Meet your everyday workwear. This blazer-and-jeans combo keeps you dressed up without trying too hard.
7. Halter tank + lightweight vest + jeans
Run your errands in a chic green vest and a functionally stylish fanny pack.
8. Tank + jeans
Simple and chic, this outfit is a classic! You can’t go wrong with jeans and a basic tank.
9. Halter tank + pullover sweater + jeans
This ensemble is comfy enough to lounge around in, plus it’s ready to go out at a moment’s notice.
Here’s The Skinny: Outfits 10-13
10. Skinnies + peplum blouse
For something girly, pair white skinnies with a white peplum blouse. Then tie it all together with a silk scarf!
11. Skinnies + basic tee + navy sweater
Start with white skinnies and add a sweater around the waist in case you face finicky weather.
12. Skinnies + pullover sweater
Take your morning walk in style: slouchy sweater, lace bralette and easy sneakers.
13. Skinnies + pullover sweater + lightweight vest
An outfit made for a chance of rain.
Pencil Me In: Outfits 14-17
14. Pencil skirt + tank
Any way you wear it, a neutral pencil skirt is a must! This look is simple and comfy, but polished enough for work.
15. Pencil skirt + tank + blazer
An outfit for when you mean business. It’s chic and put together, with a little peek of fun.
16. Pencil skirt + tank
Ditch the blazer add a scarf and you’re ready to grab lunch with friends.
17. Pencil skirt + pullover sweater
Turn the pencil skirt around so the cute slit faces front and pair with a pullover sweater.
The Long and Shorts of It: Outfits 18-20
18. Bermuda shorts + tank + lightweight vest
Go sporty without sacrificing style by pairing bermudas with a lightwest vest and black tank
19. Bermuda shorts + halter tank
Perfect for fighting crowds at Costco, this outfit goes out to moms on the move.
20. Bermuda shorts + tee + cardigan
Start with staple shorts, knot a comfy tee and add a breezy cardigan.
There you have it: 20 easy outfits with just a handful of spring staples. Feel free to use whatever accessories you already have to complement your own looks. For this capsule, we used a brown side bag, large cheetah-print clutch, tan fanny pack, dainty gold jewelry, felt hat, oversized sunglasses and a silk scarf.
Remember the key here is to only include items you really love. We can’t wait to see what lovely combos you come up with for your own spring wardrobes. Please share in the comments below!