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
- Shadow Spot Leopard Puff Sleeve Pima Cotton Tee
- Pintucked Ruffle Shell Sleeveless Top
- Lace Sleeve Mixed Media Blouse
- Essential Shirt
- Scalloped Sweatshirt
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!
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
- Suede Block Heel Slingback Pumps
- Black Suede Pumps
- Patent Leather Loafer Slides
- Oversized Sunglasses
- Pave Nugget Pendant Necklace
- Tortoiseshell Print Circle Drop Earrings
Outfit Ideas Using This Capsule Wardrobe
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!
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.
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!
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.