The first time I heard the phrase “capsule wardrobe,” I’m 99% sure it was from the lips of Gwyneth Paltrow. And, regardless of how you feel about Goop, there’s no denying the woman is a timeless beauty with spot-on fashion sense.
The more I researched, the more appealing the idea became to me—a capsule wardrobe makes dressing easy without sacrificing style. My Winter Capsule Closet is one of my most-read blog posts to date, so today I’m sharing a Spring Capsule Wardrobe for 2020 with a twist: everything’s under $150.
In this post, I explain what a capsule wardrobe is, share 17 affordable spring essentials and why each is useful as a foundational item, and provide spring outfit inspiration from the capsule.
What is a Capsule Wardrobe?
A capsule wardrobe is a collection of a few essential clothing pieces and accessories that can be worn interchangeably throughout the season. It typically includes a handful of layering pieces, tops, bottoms, shoes, and bags. I liken it to a flexible school uniform; there’s a template of trustworthy items, but you can get creative whenever you have the urge.
2020 Spring Capsule Wardrobe Under $150
1 / Neutral Tote—For everyday errands and work. It’s probably true that all we need to carry is lip balm and our phone, but I’m usually found with my laptop, wallet, healthy snacks, and more on any given weekday. This pebbled leather bag can hold it all for only $62! It comes in black as well.
3 / Nude Crossbody—A crossbody is always my weekend bag of choice because I prefer to keep my hands free for things like coffee, grabbing flowers for the week, and grocery shopping. This feminine Chloe dupe comes in white, black, and powder blue.
4 / Lightweight Sweater—The chunky sweaters are almost ready to be stowed, so we need a solution for chilly office settings and brisk spring mornings. I recommend this lightweight sweater for its relaxed, timeless fit and the sheer number of colors it’s available in!
5 / Jean Jacket—Nothing says spring like piling on layers and saying “wow, this gorgeous day!” at least once per day. My go-to for “light jacket weather” is the jean jacket. Madewell’s denim jacket has been an affordable crowd favorite as long as I can remember.
6 / Trench Coat—A neutral trench is your best friend in spring because it can be dressed up or down and goes with everything (jeans, dresses, skirts—you name it). I chose an Everlane trench coat for the capsule that has stellar reviews, pockets, and rain-ready details like a water-resistant finish.
10 / White Cami—A lace cami is a crucial spring base layer for blazers in the office but can be worn on its own when you’re out and about and the weather’s warm enough. This cami is a tad feminine without overdoing it.
12 / Feminine Blouse—No capsule wardrobe on natalieyerger.com is complete without a feminine top. This blouse under $150 marries three things I love: eyelet details, ruffles, and a mock neck. More feminine spring blouses here.
13 / White Tee—A comfortable no-brainer for under $30. It has a slightly longer hem at the back for extra coverage.
Spring Outfit Ideas
Now that we have our essentials, here are some ideas for pairing them. Click the collage to shop the look.
Spring Outfit 1
Spring Outfit 2
Spring Outfit 3
Spring Outfit 4
Spring Outfit 5
I love showing appreciation for YOU, my readers, so in today’s post I’m doing just that. I’m giving away an item of your choosing from the spring essentials collection to one lucky winner this Friday, February 21!
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