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Spring 2017 • Capsule Wardrobe

Spring Capsule Wardrobe | Kitty Cotten
Welcome to my first ever capsule wardrobe! My spring capsule is made up of 40 pieces, which will last me from March to May, and the kicker – no shopping in between capsules.

After some reflection into my shopping habits I was shocked by how much time I spent shopping for clothing. Shopping, well mostly browsing, because I’m pretty good with my money, had become almost a hobby for me. When I was bored or stressed, I’d go shopping.

Even in my downtime I was clicking off into online shops from instagram or youtube or whatever social app I was thumbing through, and adding things to shopping carts, kind of just for fun, I guess. I rarely bought the stuff, it was like virtual window shopping.

Spring Capsule Wardrobe | Kitty Cotten Spring Capsule Wardrobe | Kitty Cotten

Someone I used to shop with often was my little sister, Kimberly. That was just something we did to pass time if we wanted to hangout but didn’t know what to do. We went to the mall or some cute shop in uptown we’d seen on instagram. Funny thing is, both Kimberly and I had this capsule awakening you might call it right around the same time.

So, in solidarity we each started a capsule wardrobe. It’s be awesome doing this alongside my sister (she’s blogging about it too – go check her out!). It’s kind of like having a workout buddy. We snapchat our outfits to each other in the mornings and lend our sisterly support a needed. It’s great!

I’m really excited to start this capsule wardrobe journey. My goal is do it for a full year – spring, summer, fall and winter. What drives me most with this capsule wardrobe is pulling my desire for continuos consumption, having a well thought out cohesive wardrobe will just be an added bonus. I want to live a life where I’m not (or minimally) affected by the constant push of consumption for new, shiny things. I want a life full of life not more stuff.

Here’s a look at my spring capsule wardrobe. It might be on the bigger side for a traditional capsule, but I live in Minnesota and the weather here is very unpredictable during the spring months, so taking that into a account I landed on 40 pieces – 9 short sleeves, 13 long sleeves, 4 sweaters, 2 dresses, 2 light layering jackets (I’m not a cardigan or blazer person), 1 vest and 1 maxi skirt.

Spring Capsule Wardrobe | Kitty Cotten
ROW 1 // white tee, graphic top, white blouse, stripe tee

ROW 2 // stripe tee, gray tee, olive tee, cream & tan tee

ROW 3 // stripe crop top, stripe button-up, off-the-shoulder top, white blouse (option 2)

ROW 4 // gray long sleeve, navy stripe long sleeve, off-the-shoulder stripe top, stripe long sleeve

ROW 5 // gray button-up, bell sleeve top, plaid button-up, olive long sleeve

ROW 6 // blush long sleeve, coral long sleeve, floral dress, olive dress

ROW 7 // gray sweater, cream sweater, gray sweatshirt, cream turtleneck

ROW 8 // denim jacket, olive linen jacket, tan vest, maxi skirt

ROW 9 // white denim, girlfriend jeans, distressed denim, distressed denim raw hem

ROW 1O // medium wash denim raw hem, medium wash denim, dark denim, black waxed denim

Spring Capsule Wardrobe | Kitty Cotten
I think I’m going to learn a lot from my initial capsule, like what types of pieces I wear often and what pieces I only worn a few times. While writing this post, I’m about 2 weeks into this capsule and I’m already seeing where I have holes – mostly the layer pieces, maybe I need learn to like cardigans – and where I have excess. But, right now I’m not worrying about that. I’m focusing on what I have in my closet and learning to get creative! Wish me luck!


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  • Paty pats
    March 26, 2017

    Good luck in your first capsule! Loved your pieces! I’m just jumping on doing my first capsule as well! :) Paty from @ahappiercloset

  • Alyssa
    March 27, 2017

    Can’t wait to see what you come up with, your style is always so cute!