Spring is right around the corner, and sadly it’s time we leave our fluffy sweaters and turtlenecks to rest. Springtime can sometimes be too confusing because of the unpredictable weather changes. Now it’s raining, and five minutes later it is sunny. These sudden shifts might mislead and frustrate people because they never know how to dress when going outside appropriately.
Springtime, or any seasonal changes in general, is also hard for fashion enthusiasts since their capsule wardrobes might not satisfy their needs anymore. The thought of adding new pieces brings a sense of guilt and seems like breaking a fundamental rule of the capsule wardrobe concept. But even if a capsule wardrobe is designed to last a prolonged time, it does not mean that it will stay the same every season.
Top 5 Ways to Update Your Spring Wardrobe
Our style evolves at the same time as we do. Our outfits reflect our personality, which means it is perfectly normal not to feel the same towards the wardrobe built a year ago. A capsule closet’s true beauty and functionality are that you can modify it as you wish, as long as the base is consistent. A change of season is the perfect opportunity to reflect on your style and how you can refresh it to match your improved self.
To ease this process and provide a guideline for your fashion metamorphosis, we prepared a set of tips on updating your wardrobe for the upcoming spring. Here are 5 ways to update your spring wardrobe.
Don’t shy away from fun accessories.
As effective as capsule wardrobes are, sometimes you might think it is a bit stiff. But that is not true at all! As stated previously, the point of a capsule wardrobe is to reflect who you are and your personality. Adding colorful accessories, bead jewelry, and other non-conforming items can be the spice of the whole outfit. For example, crazy sock designs combined with a monochrome outfit can be aesthetic and comedic relief.
Review your current wardrobe
Before rushing into buying every piece that you find interesting, first, you should look into what you already have. Use your favorite pieces from every category of clothes as a guideline, and do not forget the base of your capsule wardrobe. Another aspect that you should consider is the color palette of the whole closet and the color palette you want to have this spring. For example, as an addition to the neutral colors, you could add some of the season’s most popular shades, like soft lilac, salted caramel, or sky blue, or use an additional accessory like Pit Bull caps.
Once you have finished reviewing your closet, it is time to plan the additions. For this step, the internet will be your best friend since it provides a ton of inspiration. Sites such as Pinterest allow you to create your own board of references that you could use later in the purchasing phase.
Another great feature of the internet is that it allows you to take different tests to discover your aesthetic based on personality questions. If you do not find those quizzes accurate enough, you can take a look at the primary sources of inspiration in your life, like a celebrity, and analyze their spring outfits.
Closet spring cleaning
Now it’s time to take real action. After you get the idea of how you want your spring outfits to be, it is time you decide the fate of the clothes you already have. Start by taking everything out and sorting them into piles: donate, keep and repurpose. The first two categories are pretty self-explanatory, but the repurpose pile is made of clothes you think you can somehow modify to fit with your updated spring wardrobe. If you get attached to clothing easily, and it is hard for you to decide, simply use the KonMari Method and keep the pieces that “spark joy.”
Of course, buying a whole new wardrobe is a bit absurd and pointless if you want a capsule wardrobe. However, you would be amazed at how simple it is to update your old wardrobe by simply adding a few new things. Instead of throwing away all of your clothing items, you could just replace the essential pieces. These “key pieces” are universal and bold products that you can combine in many different ways and get a new look. A trench coat, for example, may transform a tasteless look into a classy outfit. A pair of eye-catching shoes that go with everything is also a great example. Don’t forget, the keyword for this category is quality over quantity!