Spring Capsule Wardrobe: The pieces you need 2023 | Alara Style

Spring Capsule Wardrobe: The pieces you need

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Build a spring capsule wardrobe with these versatile pieces to elevate your personal style by blending closet staples with modern and fashion forward picks.

Building your spring wardrobe

Spring is here, and it’s time to give your wardrobe a fresh update. A capsule wardrobe is a collection of versatile, timeless pieces that can be mixed and matched to create a multitude of outfits. By investing in quality pieces that can be worn in different ways, you can achieve effortless style without breaking the bank.

In this blog, we’ll take a look at the classic pieces to add to your spring capsule wardrobe. Whether you’re looking to elevate your workwear, weekend wear, or casual coolness, this guide has got you covered!

Transitional Jackets

The difficulty of building a spring capsule wardrobe is that spring weather can be constantly fluctuating between warm and cool. Not great when you are trying to dress appropriately for the day! This is where a transitional jacket comes in and makes it super easy to layer.

Classic Trench Coat

woman wearing beige trench coat with white tank top and leather pants
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A classic trench coat is a closet staple that isn’t going out of fashion. It can be worn over dresses, pants, and skirts and create a streamline look. These coats are perfectly oversized to allow you to layer, but they also provide just the right about of warmth and coverage if you decide to wear a tank top.

Opt for neutral colors like beige or navy to get the most our of your jacket, and pair with sneakers or ballet flats or a causal looks, or heeled boots for a dressy option.

Denim jackets

woman wearing sweater dress and denim jacket with a belt bag
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Denim is a wardrobe must have, and a denim jacket can be a great addition to a spring capsule wardrobe. Whether you choose a classic blue denim or a more modern style in a different color or pattern, it is a piece that can elevate any outfit while also providing practical benefits.

Although many might gravitate towards a leather jacket, I believe the denim jacket is a better light jacket for the spring season. Save the leather jacket for Autumn/ Winter!


woman wearing black top and skirt with classic black blazer and sunglasses
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If you’re looking to elevate your spring wardrobe, blazers are timeless pieces that can add a touch of sophistication and polish to any outfit. They can instantly take your outfit from simple, to chic because the shoulder pads add structure and definition to the look.

I absolutely love wearing a blazer in spring because you can swap out a thicker sweater blazer with a thinner one when it starts to get warmer. The perfect transitional jacket and a great spring capsule wardrobe must have.

Spring season tops

When putting together your spring style , it’s important to make sure you have versatile tops because basics are the foundation of a spring capsule wardrobe!

White tee & blouse

woman wearing white shirt and beige wide leg trousers

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Investing in a white tee is a no-brainer if you want to upgrade your springtime wardrobe. It’s a versatile and timeless piece that can be worn for any occasion. Opt for a high-quality tee made from durable fabric tailored to fit you perfectly.

With a white tee, you can effortlessly rock a casual spring outfit with jeans and your favorite pair of sneakers or elevate your style for a night out with a midi skirt and heels. The same goes for a white blouse. Pairing it with skinny jeans or pants can add sophistication to your outfit.


Woman wearing turtleneck tank top with wide leg trousers

Photo: @reona

Your capsule collection wouldn’t be complete without a turtleneck in your wardrobe. When creating a spring capsule wardrobe, try and include lightweight turtlenecks because you can always layer them under blazers or sweaters, or can be worn on their own.

To make the most of these versatile pieces, choose a turtleneck in a neutral color like black or gray, and don’t forget that you can wear turtlenecks with short sleeves.

Lightweight sweatshirt

woman wearing sweatshirt, short and sneakers

Photo: @whowhatwear

A lightweight sweatshirt is a comfortable and stylish spring capsule wardrobe option for those cooler spring days. A lightweight sweatshirt is a great option as it starts to get warm but it is still a bit chilly.

The great think about a sweatshirt is that you can style it over your shoulders if the weather becomes warmer which adds to your spring otufit.

You can pair a striped sweater with denim shorts and sneakers for a casual look, or dress it up with a midi skirt and ankle boots.

Skirts and dresses

Skirts and dresses are a must for your spring capsule wardrobe. They make choosing outfit ideas super easy and go with various shoes such as heels, sneaker, ballet flats or combat boots.

Slip dresses

woman wearing orange slip dress with lace blouse and heels

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A slip dress is a must-have for any spring capsule wardrobe because they are the perfect layering dress. Depending on your style, you can layer them over different textured or patterned tops, pair a sweatshirt over the top, or even a cropped blazer for a sophisticated spring outfit.

Slip dresses are a great way to add a feminine touch to your spring wardrobe. They can come in many lengths, materials and patterns; however, choose a midi-length slip dress in a pastel or neutral color for a classic look. A floral design is also great for spring.

Long & Midi skirt

woman wearing denim midi skirt with a black jacket and black combat boots

Photo: @zaliaatelier

Midi skirts are a timeless style that can be worn throughout the year. With their longer length, they are perfect for the spring season when you may need extra warmth. They are also incredibly versatile: Pair them with a sweater for cooler days or a breezy blouse for warmer weather.

In this new season, a denim midi skirt is a must in your spring closet. Even those denim is a more casual material, pair it with a crisp white button-down shirt and pumps for a business-casual look.

Shirt dresses

woman wearing white shirt dress with white heels

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Shirt dresses are a great addition to your spring capsule wardrobe. They are a simple yet stylish option that doesn’t require much effort but can look chic if styled right. Pair it with loafers and a structured bag for a chic and sophisticated look.

They are also easy to dress down for a more casual look. Either pair it with casual shoes or try a denim shirt dress with sneakers and a crossbody bag.

Jeans and pants

Jeans and pants are the backbone of any capsule wardrobe and can still be worn during the warmer spring and summer season.

Cargo pants

woman wearing grey cargo pants, pink shirt and pink heels

Photo: @girlsharestips

Cargo pants have been on-trend for several seasons now and are a great spring capsule wardrobe buy. They tend to be made from breathable fabric, making them a good transition piece. You can style them with a simple tank top and throw on a cropped bomber jacket on cooler days.

You might associate cargo pants with more casual outfits; however, wear a shirt and heels with them, and you can dress them up.

Wide leg trousers

woman wearing wide leg pants with black blouse with bell sleeves

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Spring is my favorite season to start wearing wide leg trousers. They have a unique silhouette which can make any outfit stand out but they are comfortable and airy, making them ideal for spring unlike skinny jeans or leggings!

To build the ultimate spring capsule wardrobe, opt for wide leg trousers in neutral colors so you can mix and match

White jeans

woman wearing white jeans, brown sandals, and green sweater

Photo: @lefashion

White jeans are a classic staple that every wardrobe needs, especially for spring. White is a summery color and is a neutral that can go with so many clothes in your closet, and especially white jeans.

They can act as a blank canvas to add color and patterns to. For example, pair your white jeans with a bold t-shit or sweater, or go all white and add color with bright color accessories.

Spring capsule wardrobe conclusion

A spring capsule wardrobe is a great way to achieve effortless style without breaking the bank. By investing in quality pieces that can be worn in different ways, you can create a versatile wardrobe that will last you for seasons to come. Remember to prioritize quality over quantity, and choose pieces that reflect your personal style. Happy spring shopping!

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