How to Build a Spring Capsule Wardrobe and Spring Packing List

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I’ve written previously about how to use a capsule wardrobe for travel packing, and today I’m sharing some tips on how to build a spring capsule wardrobe. A capsule wardrobe consists of several clothing items and accessories that can be worn interchangeably as a variety of different styles.

Dream it.

The Spring season can be a little tricky. Weather can be warmer during the day and cooler at night, and the chance of rain. I believe it is possible to build an excellent spring capsule wardrobe by properly layering several clothing items, shoes and accessories.

Read More: How to Pack Light with a Stylish Travel Capsule Wardrobe

Spring clothing on floor with text: How to Build a Spring Capsule Wardrobe and Spring Packing List
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Inspiration for Your Spring Capsule Wardrobe

There are some steps to help you build a Spring capsule wardrobe. You will achieve the most success but coordinating a few things before you start buying clothing items.

Spring capsule wardrobe colour scheme examples

1. Select A Colour Palette

When choosing your spring wardrobe, the colour pallet is the most crucial factor. Every item you wear needs to match or work with another for this to work. Start with one must-have Spring fashion piece in your wardrobe, and then choose two complementary colours that work with this garment. So your colour pallet should consist of 3 complimentary colours.

Mix and match items to create looks

2. Make a List of Items You Will Need

With as little as 18-20 individual items, you can create a 2-week wardrobe with over 20 different looks.

  • Four bottoms
  • Four tops
  • 1 Dress
  • 2 Outerwear items
  • Three shoes
  • 2 Bags
  • 1-2 Scarfs or Belt
16 items to include in a spring capsule wardrobe
16 items to include in a spring capsule wardrobe

Turn Your Spring Capsule Wardrobe into a Spring Packing List

This Spring capsule can also be used as a packing list. Great for women planning a trip during those tricky spring months. You may have a combination of sightseeing, special dinners and entertainment during your vacation where you want to look your best.

Then there is the weather. Some days may be warmer and others cooler, and of course, there is always the rain. We hope this spring travel packing list inspires your spring vacation outfits.

20 outfits from 16 items spring capsule wardrobe
20 outfits from 16 items spring capsule wardrobe
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Items You Need to Build Your Spring Capsule Wardrobe

When mixing and matching your wardrobe, you don’t have to compromise on style and colour. Choose complimentary spring tones and items you can comfortably dress up or down. Here is a breakdown of all your spring travel packing essentials by category.

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Capsule Wardrobe Spring Accessories

It’s spring, so expect a little sun to peek out now and again. Remember to bring a hat and sunglasses for super sunny days. The most significant challenge will be with your shoes, depending on weather conditions you may want comfy closed-toe shoes or sandals.


Don’t forget to include some jewelry or a silk scarf to add to your outfits.

Capsule Wardrobe Spring Tops and Sweaters

Your choice of clothing on a spring vacation may be a combination of warmer long sleeve shirts and more relaxed t-shirts or blouses. Add a light sweater and plan to layer to manage the change in temperature.


Capsule Wardrobe Spring Bottoms

The same rules apply for your bottoms as they do for your tops. Again have a combination of items for warmer weather and some for cooler. Skirts and capris pants are ideal for day or night and in warmer or colder temps. A simple pair of tights can help for colder days.


Capsule Wardrobe Spring Outerwear and Shoes

Having the right footwear doesn’t have to be a challenge. Picking the right shoes will also depend on the weather if it calls for a lot of rain you may want to have a pair of stylish rain boots or waterproof hiking shoes. For warmer weather, try some gladiator sandals or a fancy pair of sneakers.


Rain or shine, we hope you have fun when choosing your spring capsule wardrobe. It’s all about preparation and colour coordination. Being able to take outfits and mix and match them for both colder and warmer temperatures and then being ready for rain.

Spring clothing on floor with text: How to Build a Spring Capsule Wardrobe and Spring Packing List
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