Spring and Summer Capsule Wardrobe Picks

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Hi Friends! Today we’re stepping out of the DIY zone and diving into something just as fun—fashion! Specifically, we’re talking about how to build a spring and summer capsule wardrobe. With the warmer months approaching, it’s the perfect time to refresh your closet with pieces that are versatile, stylish, and easy to mix and match. Let’s get started!

If you are new to capsule wardrobes, click to view my beginner’s guide to getting started!

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Step 1: Declutter and Assess

Before we bring in the new, we need to make some space. Start by decluttering your wardrobe. Take everything out and sort through it. Ask yourself: Does this fit? Have I worn it in the last year? Do I love it? Be honest! If the answer is no, it’s time to donate or sell it.

Tip: While decluttering, think about the pieces you naturally gravitate towards. This will help you identify your style and what types of items you’ll need in your capsule wardrobe.

Step 2: Choose a Color Palette

A cohesive color palette is the foundation of a successful capsule wardrobe. Stick to a few neutral colors (like white, beige, navy, and black) and add in a couple of accent colors that are easy to mix and match. For spring and summer, consider light and bright shades like mint, or coral.

Amanda’s Palette: My personal favorites are whites and creams for the base, with pops of soft blues or greens. It keeps things fresh and light, perfect for summer.

Step 3: Select Your Basics

Basics are the key to your capsule wardrobe. They’re the pieces you’ll wear over and over again, so invest in good quality items. Here’s a list to get you started:

Last summer, I found a white linen shirt that I wore almost every week. It’s lightweight, breathable, and goes with everything—definitely a capsule wardrobe must-have!

Step 4: Add Some Fun Pieces

Now that you have your basics, it’s time to add a few fun pieces to give your wardrobe personality. Think patterned tops, a statement dress, or a bold skirt. These are the items that will make your wardrobe feel fresh and exciting.

Here are some of my favorite pieces from Amazon, just click the image to shop! They are perfect for the Spring and Summer seasons.

Step 5: Rompers – The Perfect Addition 

Let’s talk rompers! If you’ve followed me for a while, you know I LOVE a good romper. They’re comfortable, stylish, and super versatile. Here’s why you need a few in your spring and summer capsule wardrobe:

Amanda’s Favorites: I love a good denim romper or overalls for both spring and summer. They’re effortless yet so cute and perfect for any occasion! Catch me in one all summer long!

Step 6: Shoes and Accessories

Shoes and accessories can make or break an outfit. For a capsule wardrobe, choose versatile options that can be dressed up or down. Here are some essentials:

Pro Tip: I love a good straw hat for summer. Not only does it protect from the sun, but it also adds a stylish touch to any outfit.

Step 7: Mix and Match

The beauty of a capsule wardrobe is that all the pieces work together. Spend some time creating different outfits from your selection. You’ll be surprised at how many looks you can create with just a few items!

Fun Challenge: Try to make at least 10 different outfits using your capsule wardrobe. Snap photos of each look for quick reference when you’re in a hurry, or curate a Pinterest board of your style inspo! That way if you are stuck on what to wear you can browse and find some inspiration.

Step 8: Maintain and Refresh

A capsule wardrobe should evolve with your style and needs. At the end of each season, reassess your pieces. Donate or sell what you didn’t wear and replace them with new items if necessary.

I’d love to see your capsule wardrobes! Share your outfits with me on Instagram using #ComeStayAwhileCapsule, and let’s inspire each other!

Final Thoughts

Building a capsule wardrobe for spring and summer is a fun and practical way to simplify your life while staying stylish. Remember, it’s all about choosing pieces that you love and that make you feel great. Happy styling, friends!

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