Spring is here! Which means… a new capsule wardrobe! Don’t know what I’m talking about? Check out this introduction post to capsule wardrobes.

It contains 5 trousers, 4 sweaters, 2 cardigans, 7 tops, 5 blouses, 2 skirts, 2 dresses, 1 coat and 8 pair of shoes. Let’s take a look!

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Monki culotte / Samsøe & Samsøe jeans / Topshop jeans / Mango trousers / Asos trousers / Cos coat

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Sissy boy sweater / Vintage turtleneck / Studio Ruig turtleneck / Cos cardigan / Cos cardigan / Cos sweater

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Cos shirt / Vintage shirt / Zara blouse / American Apparel shirt / Other stories blouse / Asos blouse

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Zara dress / Vintage dress / Modstrom top / H&M top / H&M shirt / Zara shirt

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Forever21 skirt / Vintage skirt / Zara shirt / Vintage blouse / Vans / Repetto shoes

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Mango heels / Acne boots / Dune brogues / Dune brogues / Dune brogues / Windsor smith sandals

The process

I was so looking forward to creating a new capsule as my winter capsule was a little bit too monotone. With my learnings from last season, I started in good spirit the process of creating this spring capsule. Spring is not an easy season in the Netherlands. It can be as cold as winter and warm as summer. But I already knew I wanted some items, for example the culotte trousers and vans sneakers. For my weekend to Berlin I already bought some items, and also over there we did some shopping.

So I already had a few items but I didn’t start at the beginning of the process. No colour scheme, no activity check, no budget.

Ouch.

That was a bit of a rocky start. Also…

A new job!

Yes, I’ve got a job! This Monday I’ll start and I’m so looking forward to it. Funnily, I immediately wanted to change all my clothes into more mature items. No more mini skirts and funny prints. I started to get more ‘sophisticated’ items. But still, I ignored the process of the capsule wardrobe.

Ouch again.

A capsule wardrobe is not the best method if you want to change your wardrobe. Also, it made me feel a bit rushed, as I had only two weeks to create this capsule. I’m a critical buyer and I felt that I had to get items just for the sake of it, instead that I really loved it.

So I added a new rule. Yes, it’s only my second capsule and I’m already adding rules. The rule is:

One in = one out

As I’m slowly changing my wardrobe I need some extra time to find the right pieces. I also want to invest in some key pieces and I’m trying to make my wardrobe more ethical conscious. There are still some items missing, for example a summer coat, but as it’s still quite cold in the Netherlands I’ll get that when the time is right.

I’m curious to know, have you ever been in a style-changing mode and how fast did that go?

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  1. April 27, 2016

    Haha, blauw is zeker jouw lievelingskleur 😉 Fijn selectie, ik zou het grootste gedeelte ook zo kunnen dragen. Ik vraag me wel af hoe een summer capsule wardrobe gaat werken omdat je kleding dan toch vaak maar 1 dag kunt dragen omdat het zo warm is. Dan zul je dus meer moeten wassen wat misschien weer ten koste gaat van je kleding. Maar ik loop nu wel heel erg op de zaken vooruit natuurlijk. Ik wacht nog even af!

    En gefeliciteerd met je baan!

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