How to Create a Spring Capsule Wardrobe

If you find yourself struggling to find something to wear or you’re more environmentally conscious about the world of fast fashion, knowing how to build a spring capsule wardrobe can help you make changes to your shopping habits.

A spring wardrobe will include classics that you revisit every year, including men’s spring shirts and women’s white statement tops. All you need is a little Joe Browns’ know-how to help you find the pieces that make you feel fabulous!

So why not build your ultimate capsule wardrobe for the spring season? Here are some top tips and recommended statement pieces from our team at Joe Browns.

What is a Spring Capsule Wardrobe?


Overall, the idea of a spring capsule wardrobe is pretty simple. It entails a limited amount of clothes, shoes and accessories that can be mixed and matched for multiple occasions and looks, that you also never get tired of wearing. Capsule wardrobes usually change each season but some pieces are versatile enough to be worn all year round.

 

Depending on your style, your spring capsule wardrobe could range from as little as 10 pieces to as high as 60. However, it is best to focus on quality over quantity — you’ll want to love every single piece!


For the Person Who Wants to Save Money


A spring capsule wardrobe is perfect if you want to fight the urge to buy more clothes — especially those trend-led pieces that will end up at the back of your wardrobe, the tag still on!

 

A spring capsule wardrobe of high-quality pieces that you love and will wear regularly will stop you from going out and buying something new for every occasion. Think of the money you will save! Changing your spending habits with a capsule wardrobe is more environmentally friendly, too, as you are more likely to keep your clothes for longer.

For the Person Who Wants to Save Time


Do you find yourself stressing over what to wear each morning? Do you always say you have nothing to wear yet have a wardrobe stuffed full of clothes? It's easy to grab the same pieces each day because they are comfy, but having a capsule wardrobe for each season will help you find the perfect outfit for any occasion quickly and without stress…

 

Creating a spring capsule wardrobe of pieces that all work well together for a range of situations will allow you to wake up, grab an outfit and be ready for your day in the sun in no time. Getting dressed in a morning has never been easier!


How to Build a Spring Capsule Wardrobe


Starting a spring capsule wardrobe can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. The best way to start is to go through your wardrobe and donate or recycle any items you haven’t worn for a long period of time. Next, you should start by building up some basic, statement pieces, from white t-shirts to the classic denim jean. A top tip is to make sure each piece is high quality and fits you perfectly so it will last you for years.

 

The team at Joe Browns have put together six classic pieces that should be in everyone's spring capsule wardrobe.

6 Spring Pieces for Every Woman's Wardrobe


1. Patterned Maxi Skirts


The first spring capsule wardrobe must-have is a classic, floaty maxi skirt. On those days that are just too hot to wear jeans, you can slip on a colourful, unique maxi skirt with a basic white or black vest and sandals. This stylish, fun outfit will keep you cool whilst giving you a standout look for brunch dates and day drinks.

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2. Floral Dresses


You can’t go wrong with having a spring floral dress in your capsule wardrobe! It’s the perfect morning pick-me-up piece that every woman needs. Whether it’s a maxi or a midi, a floaty floral dress will become your ideal day to night dress for all outdoor spring events. Styled with sandals or heels, or paired with a leather jacket for cooler evenings, a floral dress is a truly timeless piece for your wardrobe.

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3. White Summer Tops


In your spring capsule wardrobe we recommend you have a couple of basic white tunics and tops. These are easy to throw on in the morning with your denim shorts or maxi skirts. It's best to grab a couple of these in white and even in various colours, such as black, blush and navy. These can be paired with so many looks ready for idyllic sunny beach walks and evening strolls.

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4. Swimwear


It’s spring, so of course you need a statement piece of swimwear ready for spa breaks, long swims and splashes in the sea! Every year there are always many different swimwear trends and dozens of patterns to choose from. When building your spring capsule wardrobe, it’s best to have a simple bikini or one-piece that goes with everything and never goes out of style.

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5. Denim Shorts


A statement in every capsule wardrobe is a pair of denim shorts, ideal to throw on when popping to the shops or over your swimwear when heading down to the beach. Denim shorts can be paired with just about anything, from basic white tees and sandals to a funky floral shirt and trainers. The options with denim shorts are endless so they should be a staple item in your spring capsule wardrobe.

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6. Summer Jackets


A jacket is one of the most stylish ways to layer up on a breezy summer evening. From unique leather jackets to funky floral prints, you really can add the wow factor to your capsule wardrobe. Pair a stand out jacket with classic jeans or a spring dress and watch the compliments roll in.

Joe's Essential Denim JacketJoe's Essential Denim Jacket

6 Spring Pieces for Every Man's Wardrobe


1. Polo Shirt


To start off your men’s spring capsule wardrobe we recommend you grab some super versatile polo shirts. From black, white and navy blue, every man needs some basic-coloured polos. Polo shirts are ideal for every spring occasion, dining out, strolls on the beach and Sunday brunches. They will end up being your most worn pieces for years to come and you will never tire of wearing them. 

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2. Swimming Trunks


These are a spring necessity. Get out and grab yourself a couple of pairs of swim shorts, whether they are a simple black or blue pair or even a vibrant patterned pair, swimming trunks are great for taking a dip in the pool or lounging on the beach.

 

Fresh And Funky Swim ShortsFresh And Funky Swim Shorts

3. Graphic Tees


There’s certainly a place for plain t-shirts but, to step up your style, consider adding a unique graphic tee to your spring capsule collection. Unusual designs give you the platform to showcase your personality. Whether you’re into animals, biking, music or exploring the great outdoors, you’re bound to find a graphic t-shirt that suits your style.

 

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4. Light Pair Of Chinos


For those spring nights dining out or for semi-formal outdoor events, chinos should be a staple in every man's spring capsule wardrobe. They look great paired with a linen button up shirt and a belt as they look a little smarter when compared to your everyday denim shorts or jeans. Here at Joe Browns, we think chinos are the ultimate spring capsule wardrobe must-have!

 

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5. Spring Floral Shirt


Finally, every man needs a patterned floral shirt this spring. Adding a bit of colour to your summer capsule wardrobe, floral shirts are light and comfortable to throw on at any time of the day. Whether it's a long or short sleeve floral shirt, paired with some simple denim shorts, you are sure to look cool this spring.

 

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6. Stylish Shorts


Men’s shorts are a spring essential, keeping you comfortable during the warmer months. Shorts can be so much more than a necessity, though - they can be a real fashion statement. Denim, cargo or printed shorts look effortlessly stylish. Enjoy strolling along the sand or through the city streets looking and feeling cool.


For more tips on how to create your seasonal capsule wardrobes and to share your spring looks, follow us on our Facebook and Instagram.

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