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Spring Capsule Wardrobe for Work

spring capsule wardrobe for work 2020 with ann taylor

A lot of you loved the spring casual capsule wardrobe so I thought I’d share a workwear one for spring!  While I don’t go into an office myself, I know a lot of you do and I wanted to offer some simple outfit pieces to make getting ready in the morning THAT much easier!

What’s a Capsule Wardrobe?

The idea of a capsule wardrobe is to group versatile, basic wardrobe pieces that can be restyled in many outfit combinations. For this rendition, I am sharing a wardrobe for work.  The goal is to have a closet full (yet more empty) of items that are flexible and can be worn a variety of different ways.  Fewer, but more versatile pieces makes getting dressed in the morning easier!

Shop This Capsule Wardrobe

If you use Pinterest I thought the image below might be a helpful reminder if you have an idea board for workwear or spring outfits.  You can follow me on Pinterest here.

spring capsule wardrobe for work 2020 with ann taylor

Workwear Tops

One of the main essentials to a workwear capsule no matter the season is a button down shirt. There are a several ways to style a button down blouse and what I love about having these in your closet is their versatility.  You can always wear them the timeless way of tucking them into a nice pair of skinny black pants which always looks polished and professional.  

If you want to have a little fun with it, try tying the shirt off at the waist instead.  This gives the same type of silhouette, but just a little variation in the style and is something you can wear into the weekend as well.

This next top is this adorable scalloped sweatshirt.  What I love about this top is the sweatshirt material so you feel like you’re in comfy loungewear, but the scalloped hem elevates the look.  Throw it on with some skinny black pants, and you’re work-appropriate AND wearing a sweatshirt!

Workwear Bottoms

Workwear Outerwear

You could wear this type of blouse with a blazer and black skinny pants. Another variation of the blazer outfit is to just wear it with a white sleeveless top underneath with the matching pants.  I really like this blazer because of the texture! I sized down one to 0 tall in this blazer. The sleeve length is perfect for me, I am 5’11” for reference.

Shoes & Accessories

Outfit Ideas Using This Capsule Wardrobe

spring capsule wardrobe for work outfit ideas 2020

Ok, now we can take some pieces and start to create and recreate new looks!  For example, I took those skinny black ankle pants and the lace-trimmed cami and swapped the sweater blazer for an open cardigan.  I love how this literally creates an entirely new look just by changing the top layer!  That’s what capsule wardrobes are all about!  Versatility, versatility, versatility!

Different ways to style black ankle skinny pants for work in spring

Here’s another example of how just changing the top layer can create an entirely new outfit.  I’ve switched out the open cardigan for a classic trench coat.  Trench coats are musts for spring, especially in your work wardrobe.  They are timeless and make any outfit look instantly polished.  When the weather is all over the place, having a staple jacket like this in your closet is a must.

Different ways to style beige tan trench coat for work in spring

Another look is a fun way to bring some trendy pieces into your work wardrobe.  This leopard puff sleeve top is definitely more of a trendy piece, but when styled in one of the variations below, it’s 100% work appropriate!

Different ways to style leopard puff short sleeve top for work in spring

I hope you found this post helpful in finding some office attire for the next few months.  You can sign up for my weekly newsletter if you don’t want to miss a post.

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  • Alexandra
    February 23, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    Thank you! I love LOFT and have been hoping a blogger would make something like this to really highlight good pieces to mix and match and make getting dressed for work not so difficult!!

    • Rachel
      February 23, 2019 at 7:39 pm

      AW!!! thank you Alexandra!! This post took me a really long time so I’m so so glad to hear it was helpful to you.
      Have a great weekend,

  • Kristie W.
    February 24, 2019 at 12:37 am

    I love how you dressed up the leopard tee for work. All great outfits, several items are on my wishlist now.

    • Rachel
      February 25, 2019 at 1:17 pm

      Thanks Kristie!!
      That top is really cute – thicker knit material and cute sleeves.
      I appreciate you stopping by!!

  • Briana
    February 24, 2019 at 4:46 am

    Work wear is the best for a capsule wardrobe!


    • Rachel
      February 25, 2019 at 1:17 pm

      Thanks Briana!