Spring Capsule Wardrobe Check In: A Few Outfits

Oh, hey, it’s already the middle of May, which means just a few more weeks for my spring capsule wardrobe. I haven’t done an outfit roundup for this season’s capsule just yet, maybe because the dreary cold and then hot and then cold again weather hasn’t been particularly inspiring, from a sartorial standpoint. At any rate, here’s few examples of what I did with my spring capsule wardrobe:

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Spring Capsule Wardrobe Outfit 1: Casual

So, funny story about this outfit, which is made up of the circle mini skirt from J.Crew and the silk tuxedo blouse from J.Crew. I was walking down the street, to the post office, when I walked by two kids. I guess they were around 12 or so. One of them said to me, “I like your shirt.” So I said thanks, because I am a polite person. Then he said, “psyche” because he is not a polite person.

Snarky commentary from neighborhood kids aside, I like this outfit. Navy and black is a combination I find myself wearing more and more these days, as it’s an easy way to look pulled together, and the navy makes the black just a bit more interesting.

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Spring Capsule Wardrobe Outfit 2: Work

Here’s we’ve got the Holland dress from Boden (spring 2015), worn with the St. Ambroeus jardigan from MM LaFleur. It’s a simple look that is pulled together and professional. I’m not super sure about the gray tights with the green and indigo, but they seem like a better option than opaque black.

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Spring Capsule Wardrobe Outfit: Work 2

Here’s a double dose of MM LaFleur for you. It’s the Toi Dress worn with the Graham kimono. The Toi Dress is up there on my list of favorites, as is the kimono, so I thought, why not wear them together. I was a bit concerned about the greens clashing, but I think they work well together. What do you think?

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Spring Capsule Wardrobe Outfit: Work 3

I wrote about this outfit already, in my post about how capsules don’t have to be boring. But, here it is again in case you  missed that post or just wanted to see it again. It’s a pencil skirt from Banana Republic and a button front, printed shirt from J.Crew Factory. I’m usually disappointed by the quality of Factory, compared to regular J.Crew, but the fit of their button front shirts tends to be spot on. While I’m usually drowning in a 4 from standard J.Crew, an XS from Factory is pretty much a perfect fit.

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Spring Capsule Wardrobe Outfit: Work/Class

I wore this outfit to my first day of French class, back at the beginning of March when it was something like 75 degrees. Hence the bare legs. It’s a silk sleeveless top from Everlane, a skirt from Kate Spade and the jardigan again. It looks maybe a little too pulled together for my taste, and I really don’t know what is going on with that pose.

To be honest, I ended up pulling the Kate Spade skirt from the capsule. I still have it, and plan on bringing it out for the summer. But, it’s been too chilly really not to wear tights (the one day aside), and the skirt is too flippy and lightweight to work well with a pair of opaques.

 

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