What is a capsule wardrobe?
Creating a capsule wardrobe is about having a finite number of clothing items per season that you absolutely love. Though it takes some pairing down (most capsule wardrobes include only a few dozen clothing items), it's really about gaining freedom, flexibility, and quality of life.
By clearing out the closet clutter and only keeping high-quality, well-fitting, interchangeable clothes you love, many women have found been converted by the capsule wardrobe lifestyle. The capsule concept is popular among ladies who are tired of "too many clothes and nothing to wear" or who want to be more responsible consumers. Capsule wardrobes are also frequently used by long-term travelers, since living out of a suitcase is the epitome of a set wardrobe.
Capsule Wardrobe Resources
Featured on The Oprah Magazine and The Today Show website, Courtney Carver is one of the first female bloggers to bring this trend to the masses with her Project 333.
Cladwell Guide is another great online resource and app for those who want to "live a bigger life with a smaller wardrobe."
Our Capsule Wardrobe Challenge
Using the Step By Step Guide to Building a Spring Capsule Wardrobe and referencing Spring fashion trends, we took up the challenge to compose the perfect Spring capsule wardrobe for Clark & Mayfield women. Our original 2016 Spring capsule wardrobe can be found at the bottom of this post, and our ideas to freshen it up for 2018 are featured above.
Spring 2018 Trends
What's hot for 2018? Some of the fashion trends this Spring to watch for are:
- Asymmetrical necklines as well as square necklines
- Pastel colors like lavendar, and the combo of pink and red together
- Dark denim
- Black and white polka dots
- Multi-color/rainbow patterns
- Windbreakers and fanny packs are coming back!
- Straw hats
- Fringe and feathers
What's fun about a capsule wardrobe is that it's ever evolving and can be adjusted for each season. We've used these new fashion trends as inspiration to look for new pieces that will freshen up our capsule wardrobe.
New pieces to add to your capsule wardrobe for Spring 2018
To get an up-close look at each item on Etsy or ClarkandMayfield.com, check out the links below:
Black and white polk dot 3/4 ruffle sleeve top, Crushable straw sun hat, Clark & Mayfield Reed laptop handbag, Long sleeve wrap top, Multi-color Caftan Dress, Olivia knit pleated dress, Double gauze tunic dress, Podo color block pleated top, Double gauze long sleeve shirt and pants in black or yellow, Black skinny pants, Full-zip personalized wind breaker rain jacket, Blue print pleated top, Clark & Mayfield Stafford Pro laptop handbag, Greek leather sandals, Leather hand-made flats, Hand-stitched leather slip-ons
Below is our original capsule wardrobe example, based on the 2016 look, "Urban Idealist." You can start with the classic pieces from this wardrobe, then pick and choose a few new items
"This woman is up on the news, above the trends, and too busy affecting change to respond to any inane meeting requests. You can tell by that casual twist in her style that she doesn't lose touch with what really matters in her life..." - by InStyle Fashion Trends 2016 Report
Scoop-neck camisole in navy, Striped chiffon blouse, Shawhuaa loose-fit tank top in light grey, J. Crew pop-over shirt in Oxford blue, Krochet Kids pocket tee in grey, Silk chiffon blouse in white, J.Crew summerweight sweater in peach, Krochet Kids The Nellie infinite scarf in white, Himmeli gold earrings on Etsy, Hexagon bracelet set on Etsy, Morrison crossbody tablet bag in black (close out sale!), Alder leather laptop carry-all bag in blue (close out sale!), H&M circle skirt dress, Uget belted trench coat in khaki, Doublju hooded cardigan in blue, 3/4 sleeve blazer jacket in black, KUT from the Kloth skinny jeans in white, Lee's Ruby Boyfriend Jeans, Love Tree Women's linen pants, black midi stretch skirt, Carlos Santana tan leather Brie boot, Ralph Lauren sneaker in white, Steve Madden women's Eleanorr lace-up flat, Fayale leather loafers in black
What will you put in your Spring capsule wardrobe this year?