Spring 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 😊