I’ve woken up to beautiful sunshine all week which has me thinking of spring. The first few signs of spring are starting to appear however the temperature still isn’t spring-like. So, whilst I impatiently wait for the temperature to rise I preparing for my spring capsule wardrobe. This way I can start thinking about spring and will be ready for when it finally arrives.
Last year I made the mistake of switching from winter to spring without really considering the changeable nature of the Scottish weather. Scottish spring can mean gorgeous warm sunny days and freezing cold days the next. There is still a chance of snow well into April and of course the endless rainy days. My spring wardrobe needs to be able to cope with all of this. Which isn’t an easy task for any wardrobe let alone a capsule wardrobe.
To help me cope with the ever-changing weather last spring I introduced a more fluid approach to my capsule wardrobe. This involved keeping a few cold weather appropriate pieces out of storage which I could wear if needed. I plan on doing the same thing again this year. Keeping a couple of cosy knits close by just in case.
Assessing What I Already Have
I’ve pulled all my spring/summer pieces out of storage. I’ve had a good sort through everything I had stored to see if I want to get rid of anything. Before I switch my wardrobe over I want to have a proper clear out being really ruthless with the pieces I’m not wearing. This will give me a good overview of everything I own and help me to identify any gaps I have in my wardrobe.
Yes, this is a boring step but I find it so helpful to give everything a good clean when it comes out of storage. Luckily nothing has picked up any stale smells (or moths) over winter but it’s nice to have fresh clean clothes in your new capsule wardrobe.
I’m thinking about 5/6 pieces from my winter wardrobe which I will keep out of storage right now. I know I will put away my heavy knits but I want to have some lighter knitwear and layering options just in case. These can then be put away with the rest of the winter clothes when the summer arrives.
Making a Wish List
I mentioned in my coffee catch up post that I think I will need to make a few purchases this season. Most of my summer clothes were brought before I started capsuling and really focusing on quality. And unfortunately, they are starting to show wear. I want to take my time with any purchases to ensure I make conscious decisions and spend my budget wisely. Whilst creating my wish list I will be considering my lifestyle, summer plans and how I want my style to develop. I’m not going to pressure myself to have a perfect wardrobe by April 1st but instead, will along myself to make a few purchases throughout the season. I’m at the stage where I trust myself to shop again and know I won’t fall back to my old shopaholic habits.