Spring is a season of change, renewal, and new beginnings. It's a time when the weather starts to warm up, flowers begin to bloom, and we start to shed our winter layers. If you're looking to refresh your wardrobe for the new season, a spring capsule wardrobe is the way to go.
Aday loves capsule wardrobes because they make your life (and closet!) simpler. A capsule wardrobe is a collection of essential clothing items that can be mixed and matched to create a variety of outfits. We're going to let you in on four essential pieces you need for a spring capsule wardrobe that can take you from layering for lingering winter weather to instantly ready for spring!
Our pick: Aday's Rule Breaker Blazer
A lightweight blazer is a versatile piece that can take you from the office to dinner with ease. It's perfect for layering over a blouse, shirt, or dress. Blazers can also be dressed up or down depending on the occasion, and add an extra layer of warmth for the early days of spring where unexpected cold spells can try to ruin your warm weather outfit. You know you'll get a lot of use out of a blazer, because it goes with everything. For warmer days, pair it with a t-shirt, midi skirt and sandals. This will look effortlessly cool, yet still professional. For colder days, layer it over a dress with some thermal leggings.
When looking for the right lightweight blazer for your spring capsule wardrobe, there are a few key factors to consider. First, the fabric should be breathable and lightweight for easy layering. Look for a blazer with a relaxed fit that can be worn over a variety of tops, from t-shirts to more formal blouses. Choose a versatile color such as black, navy, or beige, which can easily mix and match with most of your other clothes for maximum versatility. Finally, pay attention to the details such as the lapel and buttons, which can add a touch of sophistication to your outfit.
White Button-Up Shirt
Our Pick: Aday's Something Borrowed Shirt
A white button-up shirt is a classic wardrobe staple that never goes out of style. It's a versatile piece that can work in almost every outfit, and can be worn year-round. For spring, pair it with a lightweight cropped pants, and accessorize with statement jewelry.
There are so many white button-ups to choose from, so here are some tips for picking the perfect shirt to add to your spring capsule wardrobe. The fit should be tailored and flattering, avoid the extremes of too tight or too oversized. These are trends that will fade, leaving you to replace your capsule wardrobe essential more quickly. Look for a shirt made of a high-quality fabric that is durable and comfortable to wear.
"I carry extra weight in my tummy, and this shirt is still so flattering!" - Elise J., Verified Aday Customer
The more comfortable your shirt, the more excited you'll be to wear it over and over again. It's also important to consider the length of the shirt; it should be long enough to tuck in but not too long to wear untucked. If your white button-up checks all these boxes, it will be a timeless wardrobe staple perfect for adding to your spring capsule wardrobe.
Our pick: Aday's Turn It Up Pants
A tapered pant is a must-have for any spring capsule wardrobe. They look polished, and are comfortable in warm or slightly colder weather. This transitional nature makes them the perfect base for all your spring outfits. For warmer days, pair them with a tank top and sandals. For cooler days, they look great with a sweater and loafers.
"I used to live in t-shirts and jeans, now I just wear my Turn It Up Pants." - Jessica N., Verified Aday Customer
Fit is everything when it comes to tapered pants. Here are a few things to keep in mind to ensure a flattering fit. First, consider the rise of the pants; a mid-rise or high-rise will create a more polished look. The waistband should fit snugly but not feel restricting, and the pants should have a slightly relaxed fit through the hips and thighs before tapering down to the ankle. Pay attention to the length of the pants too, which should hit just above the ankle. Last, but not least consider the weight of the fabric and the color; a lightweight fabric is more comfortable for warm months, and while black is a classic, a lighter neutral like sesame or khaki will give you a spring feeling that is still very versatile.
An everyday jacket is essential to a spring capsule wardrobe because it's both functional and stylish. Whether you're stuck in a cold office or needing an extra touch of formality for after work social events, a spring jacket will add sophistication and a layer of warmth to any outfit for any occasion. For colder days, wear it everywhere you go. For warmer days, just set it over your office chair in case someone cranks up the AC.
When shopping for a spring jacket, consider the length, and opt for a shorter style that hits at the waist or hip. A classic trench coat may be too long for warm days, and a cropped jacket won't help you if you're feeling chilly. While denim or leather jacket are staples, try to look for a fabric like scuba, which adds a touch of formality while still being functional. And of course, make sure your jacket has substantial pockets for all your essentials.
Our Pick: Aday's Up In The Air Jacket
Don't forget accessories! Accessories will elevate your spring capsule wardrobe and make it feel fresh and new. Look for versatile pieces that can be paired with a range of outfits and that you'll wear even once spring has turned to summer. A classic leather belt is a great investment piece that can cinch in a blazer or dress, creating a flattering silhouette. Oh, and don't forget about sunglasses, which can protect your eyes and add a touch of glamour to any outfit. Or, if you're looking for a capsule wardrobe that needs no accessories, and is already built for you, check out Aday's Everyday Capsule.
A spring capsule wardrobe is all about giving you options that work for any weather. By investing in these 4 pieces, you'll have a variety of outfit options that can ease you out of cold winters and make you excited to go out and explore in the spring sunshine.