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Spring Capsule Wardrobe 2018

Spring Capsule Wardrobe for Moms 2018

If you’re trying to trim down your closet or clothing budget then today’s Spring capsule wardrobe for moms is a post worth reading.   I say for moms but really it’s what many would consider Spring weekend outfits.  As a mom I don’t get dressed up very often so my everyday style is weekend wear!

The idea of a capsule wardrobe is to group versatile, basic wardrobe pieces that can be restyled in many outfit combinations.  Nordstrom has closet staples in everyone’s budget so all of the pieces I’m sharing today are shoppable on the same site!  I tried to pick quality pieces that wouldn’t break the bank in case you’re just getting started with the concept.  I included my sizes on each item (I generally wear XS or small in tops and size 2/26 in jeans) but Nordstrom also offers helpful sizing guides for each item on their site!

Spring Capsule Wardrobe 2018

Spring Capsule Wardrobe for Moms 2018

First – Declutter Your Current Closet

In order to easily access your favorite wardrobe staples you need to clear out the clutter.   There are so many ways to do this, but I like to set aside a few hours at a time rather than just dive in all at once.    TRY ON any items in question.   If you haven’t worn something in the last year, there’s probably a mental block that’s keeping you from getting rid of the item.   Did you splurge on a sweater you didn’t end up loving?   For me that makes it harder to let go!   But do it – it clears up space for pieces you do love.

Donate or sell the clothes you don’t love.   I have a charity closet sale on my blog’s Facebook page if you want to shop what leaves its home in my closet.

Use Pinterest To Be Inspired and Organized

I use Pinterest all the time for outfit inspiration (you can follow me on Pinterest if you do the same).   I group my outfits seasonally since I almost always wear casual outfits.   You might add additional outfit groups such as “Holiday Style”, “Party Style” or “Work Wear” depending on what occasions you dress for.

Look at your boards and pick up on patterns.  Mine are full of denim and restyled basics.   I am a t-shirt lover but I like to restyle my most versatile tees with vests, over bralettes, or by knotting them.     What basic pieces show up on your seasonal boards over and over?   While I love and wear boyfriend jeans, I wear skinny jeans more often….so if I had to pick a favorite I consider my skinny jeans more essential.   There are no rules, so it’s not like you can’t have boyfriend jeans, but today’s post is about restyling my best Spring basics.

Make A Shopping List

I find I have to make written list.   For some reason I cannot tackle things the same way with a mental or electronic list.  I am most effective putting pen to paper.

Make a list of 4-5 items you consider essential from each of these categories:

  • Tops
  • Bottoms (include dresses here)
  • Shoes
  • Accessories

Feel free to add more to certain categories based on your lifestyle, but shoot for pieces that can be styled several ways.

Pieces I Chose For My Spring Capsule Wardrobe 2018




Please link to the nude heeled sandals here until a tech issue is fixed when clicking from the image below.


I’m sharing a dozen outfit ideas from my Spring capsule wardrobe by restyling each pair of pants and the dress 3 different ways.

White Skinny Jeans Spring Outfits

spring capsule wardrobe 2018 - white skinny jeans outfit with knotted striped tee and sneakers on pinteresting plans connecticut fashion blog

spring capsule wardrobe 2018 - restyling white skinny jeans with a chambray shirt on pinteresting plans fashion blog

spring capsule wardrobe 2018 - white skinny jeans spring outfit with white camisole and casual spring blazer on pinteresting plans fashion blog

Distressed Skinny Jeans Spring Outfits

spring capsule wardrobe 2018 -skinny jeans spring outfit with utility jacket and converse sneakers on pinteresting plans fashion blog

spring capsule wardrobe 2018 - casual spring outfit with skinny jeans and a blue knit cardigan over a white tee shirt on pinteresting plans connecticut fashion blog

spring capsule wardrobe 2018 - skinny jeans with heels and casual blazer for a spring date night outfit on pinteresting plans fashion blog

Linen Joggers Spring Outfits

Spring capsule wardrobe 2018 - linen joggers outfit with heels on pinteresting plans connecticut fashion blog

spring capsule wardrobe 2018 - linen joggers outfit with casual blazer on pinteresting plans connecticut fashion blog

Spring capsule wardrobe 2018 - athleisure outfit with linen joggers and converse sneakers on pinteresting plans fashion blog

Shift Dress Spring Outfits

spring capsule wardrobe 2018 - casual spring dress outfit with chambray shirt around the waist on pinteresting plans fashion blog

spring capsule wardrobe 2018 - shift dress with sneakers and utility jacket on pinteresting plans blog

spring capsule wardrobe 2018 - spring shift dress with heels on pinteresting plans blog




Free People Intimately FP Adella Longline Bralette  – I am bralette obsessed and this one is my number 1 pick.   I have it in 4 colors in size small.   I did an entire post on bralette styling tips if you’re interested.
Steve Madden Stecy Sandal  these are the perfect nude sandals to take any outfit from day to night.   I size up a half size in these.
Treasure & Bond Canvas Baseball Cap  perfect to throw on when you can’t muster the mental strength to wash your hair.
Polaroid 59mm Polarized Sunglasses  these are similar to the sunglasses I am wearing.
BaubleBar Aimee Y-Choker  I wear this necklace more than any other necklace I own.   People always ask about it.  It’s simple but makes a statement.
Givenchy Small Crystal Stud Earrings   these are my everyday earrings.   Simple, polished, timeless!
Nixon ‘The Time Teller’ Watch, 37mm  this watch is similar to the one I am wearing.
Converse Chuck Taylor(R) ‘Shoreline’ Sneaker  I just LOVE my white Chucks and they wash surprisingly well.
FitFlop Halo Sandal   These are new to me – my mom insists FitFlops are the most comfortable sandals so I am giving them a go for Spring.
Rebecca Minkoff Slim Regan Leather Hobo  I had been searching for a bag that converts from shoulder to crossbody in this neutral color.   This bag was a bit of a splurge for me, but I had been looking for so long and knew I’d use it everyday so I’m glad I grabbed it.  When I’m with my kids I wear this as a crossbody, out to dinner I wear it as a shoulder bag.


Caslon(R) Linen Jogger Pants  I’m wearing XS in Olive.  These are so cute for travel or with heels on date night.   Size down if between.
Articles of Society Sarah Skinny Jeans  These jeans have a LOT of stretch but don’t get too baggy.   I have them in my usual size but if you’re between sizes I’d size down.   These jeans are a lower rise than I normally wear so if you like a high rise skinny jean consider these Madewell jeans.
Topshop Jamie High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans   These jeans run small.  I sized up to the next size above what I normally wear.   They’re ankle jeans – I am 5’11” so they hit me above the ankle.


Levi’s(R) Four-Pocket Military Jacket  Wearing XS, a utility jacket is a 3 season piece for me!
Caslon(R) Textured Cardigan  Wearing XS, this cardigan also comes in pink and gray.
Lush Hailey Crepe Dress  This basic dress can be styled SO MANY ways and comes in lots of colors.
Madewell Classic Ex-Boyfriend Chambray Shirt  This top is similar to the Caslon shirt I am wearing that sold out.
BP. Button Front Camisole  The perfect cami – can be worn day or night.  The straps are adjustable in length.
Madewell Whisper Cotton V-Neck Pocket Tee  I went with the size small (I’m usually XS or small) because I knew I’d want to knot this tee.
Olivia Moon Gibson Tie Sleeve Knit Blazer  Wearing size XS – this is THE COMFIEST blazer.   Feels frumpy because it’s a sweatshirt but looks chic.
Lush Raw Edge Side Slit Tee  a great basic tee – I’m wearing XS.

Below you will find a PINTERESTING image if this Spring capsule wardrobe is something you’d like to save to Pinterest.   If you prefer, you can PIN any specific outfits above as well.

spring capsule wardrobe for moms 2018

I’d love to hear what you guys think of capsule wardrobes!   Is such a condensed closet something that’s reasonable for you?   If you like capsule wardrobes I’d be happy to create more – seasonal, workwear – let me know what interests you!!  I always like when I can jump on and tell my husband I’m “doing work”.

If you can handle even more shopping I also wanted to mention I put together some “looks” that are being featured on Nordstrom’s website (EEEEK, fan girl moment!!).   They’re outfit ideas by occasion:

Thank you to Nordstrom and ShopStyle for sponsoring this post.

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  • Holly
    April 18, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    What a great post!! Love it. Thanks for the style inspiration.

    • Rachel
      April 19, 2018 at 9:22 pm

      Thanks Holly 🙂

  • Maria
    April 18, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    Officially inspired! I am so tackling my closet this weekend

    • Rachel
      April 19, 2018 at 9:21 pm

      AW!!! Good luck. It’s a lot of work but you will get to enjoy the rewards for a few month at least 😉

  • Nicolette
    April 18, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    I love this post. Wow so informative and so many pictures. And thanks for styling all the pieces on total fan girl moment.


    • Rachel
      April 19, 2018 at 9:21 pm

      thanks Nicolette! I too am a nordstrom fan girl 🙂

  • Emily
    April 19, 2018 at 1:18 am

    I have been loving your posts lately… it’s like your reading my mind on the content I’m interested in! I’d love to see more capsules. I can’t quite keep it that minimal, but I do love the idea of a few pieces styled different ways!

    • Rachel
      April 19, 2018 at 9:22 pm

      Thanks Emily!!! I think I’m going to bite the bullet and do a workwear capsule even though I don’t wear workwear :). I hope it helps some others. XXOOXO

  • amanda
    April 19, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    such a great post! I love that you picked so many affordable pieces that can easily be mixed and matched!

    • Rachel
      April 19, 2018 at 9:22 pm

      Thank you so much Amanda!!!!

  • Tabitha
    April 19, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    Great post! These are great tips when cleaning out your closet and figuring out you style. All your outfits are gorgeous!


    • Rachel
      April 19, 2018 at 9:23 pm

      Thank you so much Tabitha!!

  • Crystal
    April 19, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    This post is awesome! Has so much good information and visuals to help start create a spring capsule and congrats on the Nordstrom outfit ideas!! Excited to see what’s next 🙂

    • Rachel
      April 19, 2018 at 9:23 pm

      Thank you so much Crystal!!!

  • Chris
    April 20, 2018 at 2:46 am

    I know how much work you put into this post, and it shows! Awesome job.

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  • Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams
    April 24, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    Liking all the pieces in this post! Especially that pink blazer! Pinned!!

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    • Rachel
      April 24, 2018 at 6:25 pm

      thanks so much Amanda!!!

  • Jessica
    April 27, 2018 at 10:59 pm

    I love this post—I’ve seen so many capsule wardrobes that don’t show how to style the pieces together, thank you for doing so! Also, love the casual outfits!

    • Rachel
      April 28, 2018 at 3:31 am

      thank you so much Jessica!!! I really appreciate the compliment. I’m glad you stopped by!!

  • Su
    April 28, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    Thank you so much, you look LOVELY 🙂

    • Rachel
      April 29, 2018 at 12:29 am

      thank you!!!

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