I can’t believe I’m almost half way through wearing my spring capsule wardrobe! I never would have guessed I’d get this far. Mostly because I can easily get distracted and switch to other projects. I guess thats the beauty of a capsule wardrobe. Once you start getting rid of anything and everything that won’t go into your new wardrobe, there is no going back. You can’t, there is nothing else for you to go back to! But I’m rambling. Today, I just want to give you my spring capsule wardrobe update.
TRAVELING WITH MY SPRING CAPSULE WARDROBE
I started my capsule wardrobe on March 1st, two days later we were on a plane headed to Europe. We spent a month traveling through Madrid, London, Paris and different parts of Switzerland. Honestly, I was quite nervous to start right before we took such a long trip with so many different climates.
When we arrived in Madrid, at like 4 am, it was freezing cold! Later that day, it was so sunny we didn’t need our sweaters or jackets. I tried to layer and make the mostof my 2 cardigans I had. To be honest it was hard to dress for the changing weather in Madrid with only 2 cardi’s. When we got back to Cuenca, I included this Old Navy cardigan.
In London, we expected it to be cold and maybe rainy. We were right about it being cold — we were pretty much always wearing our coats. Which I loved! Do you remember how I said I really wanted to buy a trench coat for my spring capsule wardrobe? (I said it here) Well, what better place to buy one than in London where Burberry started it all. Not that I bought a Burberry trench coat. They’re beautiful, but I just can’t afford one. Anyway, my trench coat was an investment piece that I hope to wear through this season and many more.
Paris — started out cold but got warmer towards the end of our time there. With my new trench coat around me there were no other clothing pieces needed or desired. But, I had also mentioned that I wanted to add some flats. In my opinion, there is nothing more classic and essential than a ballet flat — which Parisians are famous for. I purchased mine in a neutral shade to incorporate into my current capsule and summer one too. I hope.
Switzerland the weather was nothing but perfect! Gimmelwald had temperatures below freezing and on one of the days, it snowed! I got good use out of my thermals there.
At the beginning, I had chosen Keds as my main walking shoe. However, after looking at them in more detail I decided to swap them out for this pair. They are simply more comfortable and simple. They are also more versatile for outfit pairings. I walked all over Europe in these and my feet never hurt. I’m glad I switched them out.
Overall, my spring capsule wardrobe passed the functionality and travel test. I was comfortable, it was very easy to get dressed in the mornings, and nothing needed to be ironed or dry-cleaned. Plus, I can honestly say, I loved every outfit!
Have any of you felt the need to do a spring capsule wardrobe update? Let me know, I’m curious to learn why. If you’ve blogged about it leave me a link down below in the comments.
I’m really having a lot of fun styling and making each outfit look new. A minimal lifestyle definitely suits me.