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Spring Capsule Wardrobe for Midsize Women with Links | Casual Outfit and Work Outfit Ideas

Spring is a season of renewal and rejuvenation and what better way to celebrate it than by revamping your wardrobe? A capsule wardrobe is a perfect solution for you when you want to simplify your life and look your best without having to spend too much time or money. In this blog post, we will explore what a capsule wardrobe is, why it is important, and what items can be included in a spring capsule wardrobe.

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What is a Capsule Wardrobe?

A capsule wardrobe is a collection of versatile, timeless, and essential pieces that can be mixed and matched to create a variety of outfits. The idea behind a capsule wardrobe is to own fewer clothes that you can wear more often, without sacrificing style or comfort. The concept of a capsule wardrobe was popularized by Susie Faux in the 1970s and has gained popularity in recent years as people have become more conscious of the environmental and financial impacts of fast fashion.

Why is a Capsule Wardrobe Important?

A capsule wardrobe is important for many reasons, including:

  1. Saving time: With a capsule wardrobe, you can spend less time deciding what to wear and more time doing the things you love. Because all the pieces in your capsule wardrobe work well together, you can easily create outfits without much thought.

  2. Saving money: By investing in high-quality, timeless pieces, you can save money in the long run. A capsule wardrobe is not about buying the latest trends but about investing in pieces that will last for years and can be worn in multiple ways.

  3. Reducing environmental impact: Fast fashion is one of the largest contributors to environmental pollution. By owning a capsule wardrobe, you can reduce the number of clothes you own, which means less textile waste and fewer resources used to produce new clothes.

  4. Supporting ethical and sustainable fashion: By investing in high-quality, timeless pieces, you are supporting brands that prioritize ethical and sustainable practices. This means that you can feel good about the clothes you wear and the impact they have on the world.

What Type of Items Can Be in a Capsule Wardrobe?

A spring capsule wardrobe should consist of versatile, lightweight, and comfortable pieces that can be layered for cooler days and worn on their own for warmer days. Here are some items that you can include in your spring capsule wardrobe:

1. T-Shirts: A basic t-shirt is a versatile and essential piece that can be worn in many ways. Look for t-shirts made of high-quality materials like cotton or linen, and choose neutral colors like white, black, and grey.

2. Button-Down Shirts: A button-down shirt is another versatile piece that can be dressed up or down. Look for shirts made of lightweight materials like cotton or silk, and choose colors like white, blue, and pastels.

3. Sweaters: Spring can be unpredictable, so it's important to have a few lightweight sweaters in your capsule wardrobe. Look for sweaters made of materials like cashmere or cotton, and choose colors like beige, grey, and pastels.

4. Blouses: A blouse is a great way to add some feminine flair to your capsule wardrobe. Look for blouses made of lightweight materials like silk or cotton, and choose colors like white, pastels, and floral prints.

5. Jeans: Jeans are a staple in any capsule wardrobe. Look for high-quality jeans that fit well and flatter your body shape. Choose classic colors like blue, black, or white.

6. Pants: In addition to jeans, it's important to have a few pairs of pants in your capsule wardrobe. Look for lightweight and comfortable pants like chinos or linen trousers. Choose colors like beige, white, and pastels.

7. Dresses: A dress is an easy and comfortable way to look stylish in the spring. Look for dresses made sustainably that will last you years! You can update your look through the years with accessories.

So many readers ask what the main pieces they should include in their closets are and these are great basics to have on hand! When investing in quality pieces, think about your spring capsule wardrobe. When looking at trendy pieces, think more fast fashion--pieces that won't last years- because they're worth spending more on.

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Until Next time,



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Hi, I'm Erica. I'm a fashion and lifestyle blogger, midsize fashion enthusiast, mom, and wife living a chaotic life. My mission is to help women look and feel their best regardless of their age or size on a budget that’s comfortable for them. Most importantly, what you see is what you get. I believe in authenticity and accepting life's chaos. Follow along to see how I manage my life, UNFILTERED. 

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