Spring Wardrobe.

I’ve had a couple of Magpie Mail inquiries asking for thoughts on a spring capsule wardrobe. To be perfectly honest, I’ve never done a “capsule” wardrobe though I admire those with the restraint to do so. I tend to invest in good basics (I invest specifically in jeans, shoes, cashmere, and feminine dresses) that I wear for seasons and seasons, and then pepper in trendier finds at lower price points. I would be nowhere without J. Brand white jeans, for example, which I wear year-round. Below, going to share some basics worth investing in (items I would buy and wear for years on end — note that some of these are reasonably priced at around $100 but that I will 100% wear for many years to cone) and then share some trendier pieces to mix in:

Spring Wardrobe Investments.

WHITE JEANS

PASTEL TODS (THERE IS ONE PAIR LEFT FOR $136 HERE)

CASHMERE TEE

STUTTERHEIM RAINCOAT (ON SALE!!! LOOK FOR LESS HERE)

BROCK COLLECTION FLORAL BLOUSE (MINE SEE ABOVE — YOU CAN GET MY EXACT STYLE ON THE REAL REAL!!!)

CASHMERE CABLE KNIT SWEATER

PAMELA MUNSON LAS OLAS BAG

A SHOWSTOPPING SPRING DRESS: LOVE THIS BROCK, THIS ZIMMERMANN, AND THIS AJE

CHANEL CAPTOES OR FLORAL AQUAZZURAS

TRENCH (BURBERRY IS LUSTWORTHY BUT I THINK I WILL GO WITH THIS ONE FOR NOW!!!)

WHITE MAXI (YES YOU CAN WEAR WHITE BEFORE LABOR DAY — ALSO LOVE THIS $158 STYLE WITH A LITTLE MORE SHAPE TO IT)

CLASSIC SHIRTDRESS (LOVE THIS ONE IN THE WHITE WITH THE COLORFUL TRIM)

Spring Wardrobe Steals + Trends.

FLORAL DROPS ($66!)

SMOCKED TOP

AGOLDE JEANS (SEEN ABOVE)

ZIMMERMANN-ESQUE WHITE EYELET DRESS

PUFF SLEEVED DRESS

BOTTEGA-ESQUE SLIDES

PINK RUFFLE NECK BLOUSE (OR THIS LONG-SLEEVED VARIATION)

PEARL TRIM SWEATER

RAFFIA MULES

RUFFLED/RIBBED SWEATER

GINGHAM PUFF SHIRT

STRIPED MIDI DRESS

PLEATED WAIST BELTED PANTS (IN PINK OR IVORY)

ORGANZA BLOUSE ($35 AND SEEN ABOVE)

P.S. Party girl.

P.P.S. To the boy at the 23rd street stop.

P.P.P.S. Exercises in tedium.

2 Comments

  1. Mmm, I am in the same style boat when it comes to spending more on basics (definitely jeans, shoes, outerwear, and bags, since they get the very most wear!) and peppering in trendier, lower-price-point pieces. Love this philosophy!

    I have a pair of neutral mules similar to the ones you posted and I wear them SO much in the spring & summer. I also love the smocked top! I tend not to gravitate towards pastels in my clothing (they always wash me out) but I love love how they look on other people! xx

    1. I think it’s a savvy approach to buying clothes, too, though I will admit that I splurge on the randomest things every now and then (have a particular problem with shoes — like, I DO NOT NEED ANY MORE SPECIAL OCCASION SHOES OKURRRR). xx

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