Spring 2017 Capsule Wardrobe Challenge Part 1

Spring 2017 Capsule Wardrobe Challenge

In today’s post, I am doing a Spring 2017 capsule wardrobe challenge with only wardrobe essentials. With spring in the air, clothing companies and fashion bloggers are luring us to buy their newest arrivals: floral dresses, pastel tops and lace rompers. Everything looks so feminine and fresh. Who doesn’t want to buy the latest spring styles? To help you resist the urge to impulse shop this new season, I created 10 different outfit ideas with only wardrobe essentials. I hope this post will inspire you to stay true to your own style, wear your existing clothes more often, and shop responsibly!

Related: Shopping Tips: 10 Ways to Resist Shopping Temptations

You don’t have to follow trends to look stylish

Last year, I decided to purged out my closet, and now all I have left are mostly wardrobe essentials, functional workout clothes, and statement pieces that I absolutely adore.

Related: Style Advice: How to Purge Your Closet?

Doing this has made me realize that we really don’t need to follow trends to look stylish.  Wardrobe essentials are the building blocks of a great style. With proper pairings and tasteful mix-and-match, you can still turn heads with only wardrobe essentials.

To prove my point, I only selected wardrobe essentials to complete this Spring 2017 capsule wardrobe challenge, with one exception on the pink pleated skirt. Most people should already have these clothes in their closet. If you don’t have these wardrobe essentials, I highly recommend you to purchase them next time you go shopping.

Spring 2017 Capsule Wardrobe Challenge

Here, I have 2 outerwear, 2 bottoms, 3 tops, 2 pairs of heels and 1 purse:

  1. A Trench Coat
  2. A Black Leather Jacket
  3. A Chambray Shirt
  4. A Pleated Skirt
  5. A Pair of Black Denim
  6. A Black Top
  7. A White Top
  8. Black Heels
  9. White Heels
  10. A Black Purse

You can easily find these clothes in the mall. But if you would like to know what I own, you can see the pictures below or refer to the links at the bottom.

Note: Some of these clothes are old and sold out, and so I substituted with similar items from the same brand.

10 Outfit Ideas

With these 10 wardrobe essentials, you can create more than 10 different outfits and wear them to any day and night activities.

Outfit #1: Black Leather Jacket + Black Top + Pleated Skirt + Black Heels + Black Purse

Occasion: Date Nights

Spring 2017 Capsule Wardrobe Challenge

Spring 2017 Capsule Wardrobe Challenge

Spring 2017 Capsule Wardrobe Challenge

Spring 2017 Capsule Wardrobe Challenge

Outfit #2: Black Leather Jacket + Black Top + Black Denim + Black Heels + Black Purse

Occasion: Clubs/Bars

Spring 2017 Capsule Wardrobe Challenge

Spring 2017 Capsule Wardrobe Challenge

Spring 2017 Capsule Wardrobe Challenge

Outfit #3: Trench Coat + Black Top + Pleated Skirt + Black Heels + Black Purse

Occasion: Networking Events

Outfit #4: Trench Coat + Black Top + Black Denim + Black Heels + Black Purse

Occasion: Business Casual

Outfit #5: Chambray Top + Pleated Skirt + White Heels

Occasion: Brunch

Outfit #6: Chambray Top + Black Denim + White Heels

Occasion: Movies

Outfit #7: White Top + Pleated Skirt + White Heels

Occasion: Dates

Outfit #8: Leather Jacket + Chambray Top + Black Denim + Black Heels

Occasion: Concerts

Outfit #9: Trench Coat + Chambray Top + Black Denim + White Heels

Occasion: Shopping

Outfit #10: Trench Coat + White Top + Black Denim + White Heels

Occasion: Happy Hours

I hope my outfit ideas inspire you to stick to what you already have in the closet and be creative with your clothes!

Related: Style Advice: Why I Wanted to Build a Minimalist Wardrobe

If you need more motivation to shop less, I encourage you to do a Spring 2017 capsule wardrobe challenge like me!

Do you have any questions about these two outfits, or my Spring 2017 capsule wardrobe challenge? Leave me a comment below.

Smile and style on!

SK


Spring 2017 Capsule Wardrobe Challenge

Wardrobe Essentials

Burberry Sandringham Mid-Length Heritage Trench Coat

ALLSAINTS Harland Leather Biker Jacket

Madewell Slim Ex-Boyfriend Shirt in Chambray

Vince Camuto Pleat Midi Skirt

RE/DONE High Rise Ankle Crop

Reformation Alessandra Top

Reformation Mango Top

SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Black Suede Pumps

Stuart Weitzman ‘Nudistsong’ sandals in White

Chanel Classic Small Double Flap Bag

5 Comment

  1. Melanie says: Reply

    Love that you’re doing the 10×10 challenge! A lot of other bloggers doing the challenge don’t have feminine/sexy styles so it’ll be cool to see your spin on it. Can’t wait to see the rest of those outfits!

    1. SK says: Reply

      Thank you, Melanie! 😀 2 new outfits on the way this weekend!

  2. Mengjun says: Reply

    I like your capsule wardrobe challenge! I think you not only maximize the versality of each item but also create different looks (night vs day looks, sexy/dressy vs casual looks) that fit into all the occasions. I find it very useful and it inspires me to create my own list of essentials (probably substitute heels with flat for ease of walking ;P )

  3. Jenna says: Reply

    O.m.g you are so inspiring. I have similar items in my wardrobe but I have too many clothes and so I tend to wear same clothes every week. You look super great in ur styling!!! Thank you for the post

    1. SK says: Reply

      Aww Jenna! Thank you so much! I know exactly how you feel. I recommend you to purge your closet first. After you really trim down your closet, you will see what you really love and discover your style! Let me know if I can help you with anything! 🙂

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