Can you believe it? Spring is almost upon us!
And with the arrival of spring comes a new capsule and a recap of my winter capsule. I had mentioned previously that I wasn’t quite ready for my spring capsule. And while that was true when I wrote it, all of a sudden I was just… ready (it doesn’t hurt that it’s supposed to be in the 50’s this week).
SO I’ve decided to wrap up my winter capsule and start curating my spring capsule. I’ll still be doing another week of winter outfits, and then next Monday I’ll reveal my capsule!
To be honest, this has been my best capsule so far by a LOT… BUT I’m uber excited about my spring capsule. You guys. I think I’m finally figuring things out and I’m learning to be confident in what my TRUE style actually is and not what I think it is/think it should be. You know what that means? Happy dance!
The three things I learned this capsule were:
- It’s okay to be a little bit hipster. For the longest time, I have tried to disassociate myself with that word because sometimes I get annoyed with the hipster culture as a whole. That is in no way the hipsters’ fault… I just sometimes find myself wanting to reject a trend JUST because its trendy. I guess that’s the strong will in me. BUT I definitely am drawn to that style so I’m learning to embrace it. It’s silly to not dress the way that I want to just because I don’t want to associate with a trend. Silly.
- I like my hair and glasses because they add interest to my overall aesthetic. I’ve always worn contacts and had pretty tame hair (except for in college… you don’t want to know how many hair colors I had in college), but I’m learning that I actually really love that my bangs and glasses spice things up a bit. I think that they fit seamlessly with my wardrobe and I love that. I guess what I’m trying to say is that I feel like my overall look is a lot more cohesive than it ever has been.
- I really like simple, easy clothing that has a bit of an edge. I LIKE having a wardrobe full of basics and I like that I’m beginning to have a small collection of pieces that spice up those basics. This winter capsule had that formula more than my last two and I was much happier with this capsule. That’s pretty good evidence to me of it’s success.
With that said, there were some clothing items that I included that I could have done without:
- My flared denim. I wore these jeans zero times. Which is funny because I wore them loads during my fall capsule. I just wasn’t feeling them for some reason.
- Two blazers. I LOVE both of the blazers I have, but with my lifestyle I only really need one. I probably will keep my red one to wear for fancier occasions (I think it would be perfect over a LBD), but hang onto the black one for more everyday wear.
- Knee high boots. I’m just over that trend. Is it a trend? Either way, I wore them once and hated the way I felt the entire time I was wearing them. I ALMOST sold them before my winter capsule, but then decided to keep them because I “should” have a pair of knee high boots. But who says so? I just prefer ankle boots and I am now accepting that fact and owning my decision.
I’m really trying to streamline my spring capsule so it’s only full of pieces that I absolutely love… but you know what? Even if it’s not perfect that’s okay. I’m not here to be perfect, I’m here to be real.
I can’t wait to share it with you on Monday! I’m also finishing up a new version of my planning guides so if you’re a current subscriber be on the lookout for that. If you’re not a current subscriber, make sure to subscribe so you can get access to these free guides as well and start planning your spring capsules!
Let me know what you’ve learned this winter as well and when you’ll be starting your spring capsules!
Until next time,