Seasonal capsule wardrobe

Wardrobe 1Spring can be a tricky season to dress for. I find, at least in the UK, that it’s frequently cooler than autumn.

I often see other minimalists writing about having only two capsules – autumn/winter and spring/summer. I see the logic of this but, I find that spring and summer are two very different seasons in the UK. Spring can be very cool and wet and autumn can sometimes be like an extended summer.

So, I stick to the four seasons but there is a huge overlap between them or maybe a nicer way of looking at it is – they blend one into the other!

For this reason, transition clothing pieces are key – I’ve written more about this here – check it out, if you’re interested 🙂

Lately, I have been quite interested in the idea of the year-round capsule wardrobe, with core basics being worn all year long and then more seasonal pieces being added in as appropriate. Given the overlap of the seasons and the fact that I carry so many pieces forward from season to season, this makes a lot of sense to me.

I haven’t taken the plunge on this so far and would need to think and plan it out quite carefully, given our variable climate – but it has possibilities!

If you’d like to know more, there’s a few bloggers who I find write very eloquently about the merits of this – Signe from Use Less,  Audrey from Audrey a la Mode and Jessica Rose Williams.  I get a lot of value from their blogs and they are full of hints and tips to make this work.

Do you stick to seasonal dressing or have you tried the year-round capsule? I’d genuinely love to know if you have and if there are any tips you would share.

Have a great week 😊

  6 comments for “Seasonal capsule wardrobe

  1. April 3, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    It’s sunny at the moment on the Isle of Wight, but it hail stormed earlier with sleet as well *eye roll*, I can’t wait for the season to settle 🙂 you’re welcome, great read as always! X

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    • April 5, 2019 at 7:42 am

      The weather is so mixed at the moment – thank goodness for the transition capsule. Thanks for reading, as always, Lxx

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  2. April 1, 2019 at 12:15 am

    Agreed! In the UK it is difficult to gage on what to wear for the season. Spring is a tough one, but I try to keep out my favourite pair of jeans, and tend to rotate a leather and jeaned jacket, a few maxi dresses or short dresses that can be paired with shorts (for warmth and Incase there’s a unsuspected breeze!) Xxx

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    • April 1, 2019 at 7:53 am

      Hi there, that sounds like the basics of a really practical transition capsule! And I like the idea of shorts under a dress, for those unexpected moments! Thanks for reading, Lxx

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  3. March 31, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    I’m pleased to report, Lol, that after months of reading your blog I have finally begun to reduce my wardrobe – started with the chest of drawers today and it felt great. I really like the idea you talk about here of the year-round capsule wardrobe with core pieces being added to depending on the season. Will definitely be giving that some more thought. Anyway, thank you for inspiring me to begin, it really does feel good.

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    • March 31, 2019 at 9:19 pm

      Hi Julie, that’s such a lovely thing to hear 🙂 I’m so pleased that taking a step has felt great because that’s what it’s all about for me. De-cluttering is not an end in itself but a means to an end. I wish you continued success. This week it’s a chest of drawers – who knows what it may be next week?!! Lxx

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