Ah, spring. It’s that time of year when the long winter months of Netflix and popping Vitamin D supplements finally give way to warmer weather and gorgeous spring blooms (and, sadly, the accompanying allergies).
I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for a wardrobe change. Goodbye to wearing 70 layers of winter clothes, and hello to dreamy textures and fresh hues.
Here are my top picks for a timeless spring capsule wardrobe!
1. Wrap/tie cardigan
Cozying up in a wrap cardigan is the socially acceptable version of wearing a bathrobe in public, and it’s super cute, too! I love the effortless, casual look of a wrap cardigan, and the wrap style is very “on trend,” but also timelessly chic. Cardigans that tie around the waist also have the added benefit of cinching in your waist and giving you more shape without losing that comfy cute vibe.
$: This cozy, oversized tie-waist cardigan from American Apparel is on sale!
$$: I just purchased this soft tie-waist cardigan from Grana; it’s made with cotton and wool so it’s both warm and breathable—perfect for this transitional season. Plus, get 10% off your first order with my referral link!
$$$: This chunky knit cropped wrap cardigan from eco-friendly brand Kowtow looks so comfy and will be sure to get compliments on its unique shape (I’m a little weirded out by the racist implications of the word “kowtow,” but that is a conversation for another day). Get $20 off your first purchase at Garmentory (my favorite place to shop indie designers and boutiques online) with my referral link!
2. Silk shirt
So…silk is definitely a bit of a splurge, but a good silk shirt is truly an investment piece! I swear, nothing makes me feel more grown-up and put-together, but also sexy and feminine, than silk. Try pastel or light neutral shades and cropped shapes for spring.
$: For the gal on a budget, I love checking out the lingerie section of the thrift store for silky tanks (even if they’re not real silk, they’ll give you that pretty satiny shine).
$$: Everlane has a great selection of reasonably priced silk tops! I’m in love with this cropped pajama shirt silhouette (I bought it in a pale sage color but it seems to be sold out, unfortunately!) and their V-neck silk camisole (I bought this in white); get free shipping on your first order with my referral link. Grana also has a nice selection at a similar price point, and you can get 10% off your first order with my referral link.
3. Wide-leg pants
This silhouette has been around for a couple of years, and I think it’s a great all-season shape to have in your wardrobe. Paired with a silk top, you’ll look and feel like a million bucks. I love a fresh white, light neutral or pastel color, or light denim for spring!
$$: I just bought a pair of white Everlane wide-leg crop pants, which my friends of varying heights have raved about. For $68, these are quite the steal.
$$$$: The Internet pretty much agrees that the Jesse Kamm sailor pants are the best wide-leg pants out there. Personally, I’m not at a point where I’m willing or able to throw down $400 on pants, no matter how good they’re supposed to make my butt look…but if you can and are willing to invest in these pants, they’re a classic!
Open toe, closed toe, heeled or flat, I love them all! Mules perfectly bridge the gap between warm winter boots and strappy summer sandals, and they’re also versatile enough to take you from the office to the weekend.
$$: Nisolo has a selection of beautiful ethically-made mules, ranging from closed to open toe and low to higher heel. Everlane also has a few nice mule styles. I’m thinking about buying these loafer mules…like, seriously, how cute!!! are they!!!
$$$: Marais has a lovely collection of spring- and summer-ready mules in pastel and neutral shades. They’re totally out of my price range, but a girl can dream!
For more ethical and sustainable spring capsule picks and inspiration, check out my Pinterest board. Let me know what styles you’re excited to rock this spring!
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