Good morning, savvy savers. I know, I know, this post is a little late. But hey, life happens! Though we are in the full swing of the Spring season, it’s still a great time to discuss Spring plus size capsule wardrobes. So today I wanted to share with you all my finished Spring 2017 Capsule Wardrobe.
Just a few things to know about the creation of this capsule:
- This capsule contains 34-pieces.
- This is a plus size capsule, but each piece could easily translate to a smaller, more petite capsule.
- I no longer work in a corporate setting. So my capsule no longer includes casual office attire.
- I live in the deep south, which makes for mild, breezy mornings and warmer afternoons.
- My capsule goal is to have each item in my closet work with at least three other items.
- I don’t follow arbitrary numbers rule for my capsule wardrobe.
- Jewelry, including my necklaces, earrings, and wedding bands, are not counted in my capsule.
- I will only be taking my money envelope/clutch with me this coming season.
- Also not included: two pairs of prescription glasses, a travel umbrella, and my various canvas totes for the library, groceries, and the weekend farmer’s market.
My current capsule wardrobe is built upon basic, year-round minimalist staples. All staples which will remain in my closet year round. This current capsule reuses several pieces from my Fall and Winter 2016 capsules. So this season I only needed to add a few more pieces to make for room for seasonally-appropriate outfits. Making this particular season’s capsule heavily reliant on three quality pairs of denim pants and numerous warm weather tops.
While I am continuing my healthy living journey with PCOS, which necessitates the need for continued weight loss, I am looking to wear loose, simple layers that allow me to feel comfortable but yet still allow me to accentuate my style with seasonal, stunning color. I will be wearing all casual attire this season, including meetings, church functions, community activities, and date nights with my husband.
This capsule reflects my current minimalist lifestyle and my plus size frame. The beautiful woman who proudly wears a size 16 (this is my year of truth so I’m going to be proud of the skin and body I am in). This capsule reflects my personal taste alone and is meant to only give others an idea of what may work for their own minimalist capsule wardrobe.
So, without further ado here are my capsule wardrobe pieces:
- Basic white tank top
- Basic white tee
- Basic Black tee
- Cents of Style Life is Beautiful tee
- Basic White Poplin Dress Shirt
- Tan Cashmere Sweater
- Grey Tunic Sweater Dress
- Green Crochet Cacoon Sweater
- Gray Polka Dot Sweatshirt
- Cream Merino Wool Short Sleeve Sweater
- Cents of Style Baby Doll Coral Tunic
- Cuffed Ripped Jeans
- Tuxedo Dress Jeans
- Dark Rinse Jeans
- White Capri Tights
- Gray Palazzo Pants
- Dark Rinse Capri Jeans
- Dark Rinse Jeans
- Khaki Capris
- Linen Wide Leg Pants
- Pink Fleece Pea Coat
- Khaki Trench Coat
- Black Biker Boots.
- Smokey Mary Janes
- White Espadrilles
- Coral Slides
- Snake Print T-Strap Sandals
- Robins Egg Converse (Not Shown in Closet Shot; ordered not arrived)
- Sloggers Midsummer Gardening Clogs (Not Shown in Closet Shot; being cleaned)
- New Balance Cross Trainers (Not Shown in Closet Shot; ordered not arrived)
- Adidas Sandals (Not Shown in Closet Shot; ordered not arrived)
- Lucky Charley Rainbow Clutch
- Queen Bee Wax-Lined Zero-Waste Tote
- Pure Periwinkle 6-Pocket Money Envelope System Clutch
So, that’s it, folks! There is my capsule wardrobe for the several months. I am super excited by its simplicity and comfort. I am also looking forward to a more simplified, relaxed capsule this coming season. These pieces reflect lifestyle. minimalism is quality. The fewer pieces you own, the more often they will be worn. Not only that, you want a piece to last more than one or two seasons, you want to build a life wardrobe.
Overall, the one thing I tried to focus on in terms of this capsule, and minimalist clothing capsules, is quality. Each piece in this capsule will last more than one or two seasons. This is more than a seasonal capsule, this is part of my life wardrobe. These pieces are easy to launder at home. These pieces bring joy to my life and ease to my mornings, especially since my baby Sassy helped me pull everything together! She has always been one to be able to spot pieces that are frump-free and fabulous. Which is truly all I could ask for!
So, everyone, I hope this post will be a good reference in helping you to establish an affordable, easy stylish wardrobe this Fall and Winter. I encourage you all to look into creating your own version of the capsule wardrobe as well.
Here’s to being comfortable in all your own clothes,