Capsule Wardrobe key items | Spring & Summer 2015

For this capsule wardrobe, there are a few key items that I’m extremely excited about and would love to share with you guys! Below are some new addition for my spring and summer wardrobe. I really love them all and hope that they would be helpful for those who are looking to add a few pieces in their wardrobe!

  1. Zara TRF Leather Jacket with Zip (similar here)
    I’ve been searching, searching and searching for this jacket ever since I saw it on Claire’s leather jacket video (also in love with the music), after searching all over the internet, going through many ups and downs and almost giving up on trying, I found one for $95 on eBay! It was such a bargain I could not believe my eyes when I first saw the listing. The jacket arrived a few days ago and it’s as dreamy and amazing as I imagined it to be! Though it might be a little too warm now that we’re a little far into spring and closing in on summer, I’m so excited to have it for the fall, winter, next spring and so on!
  2. Free People Sunchaser Shoeboot
    I finally bit the bullet and got these beauties! And honestly, even though the reviews online are not all great, personally I love them. I love the beautiful, complicated details on the shoes, they’re one of those statement shoes that as soon as you put them on, they elevates your overall look. And I also like how easy they are to get on and off with the zipper on the back.
  3. Lou & Grey Windowpane Mesh-Trim Tee (similar but solid color here)
    I got a size S which is 1 to 2 sizes larger than my usual size because that was the only size left, but I really love the flow of it and the windowpane patter is not overwhelming like some of the other options I’ve seen since it’s only at the front torso area. It is also extremely comfortable like all the other Lou & Grey items.
  4. Lou & Grey Duo Tee 
    I used to be scared and can almost say I felt negatively when it comes to buying white clothing, I thought it will get dirty too easily and the upkeep is going to be obnoxious. After so many years of wanting white but avoiding getting them, I finally gave in and got a white tee. I really love the mix material and the bottom shirttail flows so beautifully! White really is a great color for the warmer weather because it makes you feel so refreshing when you wear it.
  5. Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed Suede Sandal 
    This has been on my mind since last year, but since I wasn’t really sure how I would like the style, I got a similar style/cheaper pair on Zara to test out the water first before investing a lot of money on a real pair. I actually didn’t wear the pair from Zara other than trying it on at home and for blog pictures because the color was a little too out there for what I wanted. I ended up selling that pair on Poshmark and getting a pair of Birks to replace it, and I’m so glad I did. They’re so comfortable and the neutral color and relaxed style is exactly what I was looking for!
  6. Lou & Grey Tees (also love this and this)
    I don’t really have a lot of short sleeve tees other than a few I got from Target years ago that are at the end of their life, so after studying my wardrobe and seeing what I’ve been reaching for the most this past few weeks, which are all Lou & Grey tanks and light weight long sleeves, I decided to get a few short sleeve basics from Lou & Grey to add to my collection (yes I’m obsessed). I really love the quality of their shirts and the color for this spring is just too cute. Spicy orange anyone?
  7. TOMS Majorca Suede Bootie
    This pair is simply amazing. They’re on trend, stylish and so so comfortable! I spotted these on Nordstrom a while ago and when they were doing their triple points event, I immediately grabbed them. Even with the 2.75″ heel they are still very easy to walk in, and the perforated detail is gorgeous and make wearing them in the warmer months bearable. If you get one new pair of footwear this season, get these!
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Capsule Wardrobe key items | Spring & Summer 2015

Capsule wardrobe update | Spring 2015

Some of you are probably wondering what is happening with my capsule wardrobe challenge, and no I haven’t forgotten or abandon it, right now I’m just kind of stuck because the weather here is still a little chilly and can go down to the 40s some days, so I’m still using most of the pieces from my winter capsule wardrobe.  On top of that, I’ll be moving out of my current apartment by the end of April, so I’m trying to start packing things up and refrain myself from purchasing any new items till I move.  But I promise I will give you an update on my capsule wardrobe once I’m moved!

This spring, I’m focusing on a few things – Layering pieces, comfortable shoes, versatile jackets, some good quality basics and a few “basics but not so basics”.  There are a few new items I already acquired, and a few that are on my shopping list after I move, but I’m beyond excited!  I think I’ve slowly figured out what works for me and what doesn’t, with the help of listing items I haven’t wore/used in 6+ months, or items I just don’t love on myself on Poshmark, it helps me define my personal style even more.  There are a few items that were mentioned at the beginning of my blogging adventure that I think no longer suites me, but I’m learning from my experience!  Just like what Caroline from Un-Fancy always says – How fascinating!

Seeing how my style has changed and evolved though the year, especially after I sign myself up with the capsule wardrobe challenge makes me realize what’s important and necessary and what’s not.  I’m really enjoying pairing down my wardrobe, and hopefully in the near future I will have one that will only need to be updated when I need to replace one of the current items.

Capsule wardrobe update | Spring 2015