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Have you ever wanted to explore having a spring capsule wardrobe?

Do you wonder what is meant by a spring capsule wardrobe?

A collage of some of the items in the spring capsule wardrobe.
Here is an example of the first outfit in this spring capsule wardrobe. I'm wearing a black jacquard coat and tote with white jeans and a black tee. My scarf is white with black polka dots. My loafers are silver.

Black Jacquard Coat, Tote, White Jeans, Silver Loafers, Polka Dot Scarf

A capsule wardrobe is a minimalist wardrobe with a limited collection of versatile pieces. The items fit your lifestyle and body and transcend trendiness. The purpose of a capsule wardrobe is to make it easy to create different outfits. This allows you to shop less and more intentionally. By selecting fewer, better-quality items, you will practice sustainability and love the pieces you curate.

Starting a spring capsule wardrobe is a wonderful way to simplify your clothing choices and create a more intentional and versatile collection.

Like most of us, I have many black and white items in my closet.

Some basic items include my Talbots perfect white shirt, a black cotton cardigan, a black blazer, white sneakers, and black pumps.

As noted in my last post, “What to Wear on Easter? Dress or Pants?”, I recently purchased this terrific black and white jacquard Mac coat for Easter. I’m excited to show you several fun ways to incorporate this piece into my spring capsule wardrobe.

At first blush, the jacquard coat might seem too memorable of a piece to qualify for a spring capsule wardrobe.

But, with a capsule wardrobe, the best pieces are classic, time-tested styles and patterns. A jacquard pattern falls squarely in the category of a chic, timeless one.

Let’s take a look at a few outfits for my (mostly) black and white capsule wardrobe:

In this post...

Spring Capsule Wardrobe

Outfit #1: Black Jacquard Coat, Tote, White Jeans, Silver Loafers, Polka Dot Scarf

Here is an example of the first outfit in this spring capsule wardrobe. I'm wearing a black jacquard coat and tote with white jeans and a black tee. My scarf is white with black polka dots. My loafers are silver.

Black Jacquard Coat, Tote, White Jeans, Silver Loafers, Polka Dot Scarf

This first outfit combines multiple black and white pieces in a sharp look. I took a crisp white-edged black tee (nice longer-than-usual sleeves for those who are sensitive about their arms) and added white stovepipe jeans. The J Crew Factory jeans are stovepipe and very comfortable to wear all day as they have a bit of stretch.

Here is an example of the first outfit in this spring capsule wardrobe. I'm wearing a black jacquard coat and tote with white jeans and a black tee. My scarf is white with black polka dots. My loafers are silver. I'm standing in the doorway to my patio.

Black Jacquard Coat, Tote, White Jeans, Silver Loafers, Polka Dot Scarf

I added silver loafers (similar, here in platinum) that have been remarkably versatile in my wardrobe. Lastly, I added the black jacquard coat, tote, and a polka dot scarf.

Here is an example of the first outfit in this spring capsule wardrobe. I'm wearing a black jacquard coat and tote with white jeans and a black tee. My scarf is white with black polka dots. My loafers are silver. I'm standing in the on my patio with my back to the camera so you can see the pretty pleat on the back.

Black Jacquard Coat, Tote, White Jeans, Silver Loafers, Polka Dot Scarf

Check out the pretty inverted pleat in the back of the coat. I think it is flattering and gives extra armroom when driving.

Here is an example of the first outfit in this spring capsule wardrobe. I'm wearing a black jacquard coat and tote with white jeans and a black tee. My scarf is white with black polka dots. My loafers are silver.

Black Jacquard Coat, Tote, White Jeans, Silver Loafers, Polka Dot Scarf

It might seem like too much pattern, but that gets toned down by the solid tee and white jeans.

Spring Capsule Wardrobe

Outfit #2: White-Edged Black Tee, Wide-Leg Jeans, Scarf, Loafers

In this look I am wearing the same tee and scarf as the first look, but I changed into dark wash wide-leg jeans and cream loafers.

White-Edged Black Tee, Wide-Leg Jeans, Scarf, Loafers

The second look involves a quick switch of pants and shoes. I popped on dark wash wide-leg jeans and cream Sam Edelman loafers. Again the tote works as would a solid black purse. I am wearing the same black tee with white edging as in the first look.

In this look I am wearing the same tee and scarf as the first look, but I changed into dark wash wide-leg jeans and cream loafers. Here is a close-up of the loafers.

Jeans, Loafers

Here is a close-up of the Sam Edelman loafers (similar, here).

Outfit #3: Jacquard Coat, Tote, Black Pants, Green Bateau Neck Top, Pearls, Black Pumps

In this third look, I am wearing the same black jacquard coat and tote, but now I am wearing black wide-leg knit pants and black pumps, Then I added a green bateau neck top and a multi=stranded necklace of pearls.

Jacquard Coat, Tote, Black Pants, Green Bateau Neck Top, Pearls, Black Pumps

If all this black and white seems too much of a good thing, try this terrific green bateau neck tee under the black print coat. (The tee comes in several other colors.)

I changed out the shoes to black pumps and for pants, I wore these very affordable and comfy black knit drawstring full-leg pants. These pants are part of a 2 piece sweatsuit set! I loved the drape of the pants and the fabric is very luxurious! The price is such a terrific value! Of course, you could also wear black trousers like these.

I added a multi-stranded pearl necklace (only $26.50!) to add a bit more zhush to the look. I love the versatility of the tote.

In this third look, I am wearing the same black jacquard coat and tote, but now I am wearing black wide-leg knit pants and black pumps, Then I added a green bateau neck top and a multi=stranded necklace of pearls. Here I am standing in the doorway.

Jacquard Coat, Tote, Black Pants, Green Bateau Neck Top, Pearls, Black Pumps

Outfit #4: Black Blazer, Tote, Jacquard Knit Top, Jeans, Cream Loafers

In this fourth look, I am wearing a black jacquard knit top with a Johnny collar and a black blazer. My pants are wide-leg dark wash jeans and my loafers are cream leather.

Black Blazer, Tote, Jacquard Knit Top, Jeans, Cream Loafers

This look perfectly combines old and new black and white pieces to create another look.

I took a black blazer from my closet and added a jacquard knit top with a Johnny collar.

In this fourth look, I am wearing a black jacquard knit top with a Johnny collar and a black blazer. My pants are wide-leg dark wash jeans and my loafers are cream leather. Again, I am wearing the coordinating tote.

Black Blazer, Tote, Jacquard Knit Top, Jeans, Cream Loafers

I loved the gold buttons on the top, so I added a gold watch and bangle. The tote coordinates with the top and the dark wash denim jeans tone down all the jacquard patterned pieces.

I completed the look with cream loafers. Sam Edelman makes moderately priced loafers in a wide array of patterns and colors. I find them very comfortable on my tender feet.

Below ⬇️, please see all the pieces in this blog and other great black, white, or black-and-white pieces to add to a spring capsule wardrobe. Let me know your favorites in the comments.

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Happy April!

XO,

Dr. Julie

PS Here are a few more posts for you to enjoy:

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What to Wear in Chicago in Spring

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