You Only Need 8 Pieces for a Complete Spring Capsule Wardrobe

Four different seasons with four ever-changing sets of style trends can threaten to burn a hole in even the savviest shopper's pocket. Well, fear not, because you have it on good authority (from, well, us) that this spring's wardrobe reshuffle needn't take more than eight carefully picked items. Yep, you can get your spring style entirely on point with items that you already have in your wardrobe. 

From the coat of the season to the trainers you'll wear forever, these are the pieces you'll need for your spring capsule wardrobe, and they all work beautifully together. Even better is you might own a lot of them already so this will be a good opportunity to remind yourself of the pieces you might have forgotten about. Keep scrolling to see the concise and effective spring wardrobe that will do all the hard work for you, and shop our favourite pieces for each of the elements.

1. Trench Coats

We hate to put a damper on things, but you'll probably still need a coat for spring, and there's really no other choice than a trench coat this year. Chic detective vibes incoming.

2. Puff-Sleeve Dress

We all know that spring and dresses go together like winter and shearling, and this season, puff-sleeve styles are reigning supreme. Wear them with tights and boots until temperatures rise. 

3. Lightweight Suiting

Capsule Wardrobe For Spring: @monikh wears a lightweight suit



While we still adore heavier fabrics like velvet and wool, there's nothing quite as satisfying as slipping into something lighter come spring. Right now, there are plenty of linen and cotton suits to choose from. 

4. Ankle-Grazing Culottes

Capsule Wardrobe For Spring: @ada_oguntodu wears culottes



While jeans are an integral part of any springtime wardrobe, we're a tad fatigued of them, having worn them daily since October. For spring, when it's warm enough to bare your ankle, we'll be investing in chic culottes. 

5. Wear-Everywhere Canvas Trainers

Capsule Wardrobe For Spring: @livpurvis wears canvas trainers



Undeniably classic, canvas kicks will go with just about every spring outfit you can throw at them. We particularly like Liv's pastel pile-up. 

6. Denim Midis

Capsule Wardrobe For Spring: @sylviemus_ wears a denim midi skirt



This '90s wardrobe staple is back on the agenda. Though mini iterations will reappear in the summer months, for now, keep your hemlines long and pair them with basic jersey tops like the minimalist style icon Sylvie Mus. 

7. Top-Handle Bags

Seeing as our hands have been plunged firmly into our pockets for the last few months, one of the first things we do come spring is switch out our crossbodies for chic top-handle bags. 

8. White Blouses

It's still too soon for short sleeves, so ease yourself out of your roll-neck with a pretty white blouse. Then, when temperatures really begin to soar, swap your strides for a breezy linen skirt. 

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Opening Images: @slipintostyle, @thatsaleaf, @lucywilliams02, @monikh

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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