Spring Capsule Wardrobe: Key Staples to Wear this Season

Spring Capsule
Fashion Jackson Spring Capsule Wardrobe

A new season means a new seasonal capsule wardrobe, and I am beyond excited to share my 2022 spring capsule wardrobe with you all today! We kicked things off in the fall with my fall capsule wardrobe, and you guys loved it and shopped it so much, there was no way we couldn’t curate this next one.

I don’t discriminate against any season; there are particular clothing items that are special to each season and always have me looking forward to getting dressed. Spring, though, might be my favorite behind fall. I love any excuse to layer, and spring is rich with opportunity in that department! Shop all the looks below or on the dedicated Spring Capsule Wardrobe Shop Page!

Real quick, though: if you’re not 100% sure exactly what a capsule wardrobe is or what items should be in a capsule wardrobe, here’s a brief refresher. A capsule wardrobe is a limited, meticulously hand-picked selection of versatile clothing pieces that can be paired together in an endless amount of combinations. Capsule wardrobes are often built with classic, timeless silhouettes and styles (read: no trendy, of-the-moment clothes here) and consist mainly of neutral colors like black, white, tan, gray, and maybe one or two seasonally appropriate colors for a special pop (in this case, olive!).

Creating a capsule wardrobe is a smart move for so many reasons. First, it saves you money because you’re not as tempted to go out and buy something new or trendy for every occasion that springs up. Second, it encourages you to dig into your creativity and put together new looks with staple pieces. Third, it cuts your “getting ready” time in half because you only have so much to choose from and know your spring capsule wardrobe color palette like the back of your hand!

All that said, I am sharing my personal spring wardrobe essentials for 2022 with you today. Whether you’re working from home or back in the office, a stay at home mom, a woman over 40 or 50, or just looking to update your wardrobe, I’m going to show you how to build a checklist for your spring capsule wardrobe and help you nail it! I can’t wait to see how you build your own spring capsule wardrobe using mine as guidance. Happy shopping and happy spring!

To shop the looks below, tap/click the collages for all product details.

Layering Tops

There’s a lot to be said for a really well-made ribbed tank top for spring. This one by Treasure & Bond is a personal favorite of mine. I love the fit, the racerback, and how easy it is to tuck into a pair of jeans or even a skirt, throw a blazer or jacket over, and have a great outfit. It shows off your shoulders and natural waist so well.

A well-made, high-quality, perfectly-fitting white tee is a non negotiable for every capsule wardrobe, no matter the season. This particular white tee is the best I’ve ever owned—I have a backup just in case! Spending the extra on such a versatile basic like this is important in building your capsule wardrobe.

Having a well-fitting black and white striped tee in your 2022 spring capsule wardrobe will lend itself to countless cute outfits. A striped tee is versatile enough to go with jeans, shorts, skirts, and literally any outerwear you pair with it. Love this one.

Essential Jeans

White jeans are an absolute must on your spring capsule wardrobe checklist! These Charlotte High Rise straight jeans by Citizens of Humanity are the best white denim I have ever owned. They are so flattering, sturdy, and high quality. Cannot recommend these enough as you’re building your spring closet. Read more about them in my denim guide here!

Light wash jeans (also here) for spring are a no-brainer. My favorites are the Perfect Vintage straight leg jeans by Madewell. They have stretch which make them so comfortable to wear all day. They really are perfect and the light wash is the perfect shade as well!

Shorts

I love denim shorts as much as the next fashionable gal. I also love non-denim shorts so I can have options and play around with looks. My top pick for an iconic denim would have to be AGOLDE’s Parker Long Loose Vintage shorts (I don’t think I took these off last spring/summer. I might’ve even slept in them!). For a non-denim short, I love these super high waisted tailored pleated shorts from Express. They are so cute and such a nice option to have for a date night if you’re not feeling denim or skirts at the moment!

Shoes

Okay, let’s talk about must-have spring capsule wardrobe shoes for 2022. 

First up, sneakers. My obsession with sneakers reached an all-time high over the few years. That said, choosing just one star for my spring capsule wardrobe was hard. But I landed on my newest obsession: Isabel Marant’s Beth velcro leather sneakers. What more could you want than velcro sneakers in the spring?! And these are just as comfortable as they are gorgeous.

However, spring is all about showing a little more skin, so sandals and slides are in the spotlight. I love my Hermes sandals, but these alibi sandals in cognac leather from Tuckernuck are classic and go with literally everything, and much more affordable! For a more elevated sandal, I cannot recommend The Drop’s square toe, two strap high heeled sandal enough. They are so comfortable and completely true to size. I already have them in black, neutral, toffee, and white. Seriously super flattering and comfortable!

Slide mules are my two favorite words put together. I love the coverage up front with a flirty heel in the back. Not to mention, they’re insanely comfortable and easy to take off and put on in a flash. Jenni Kayne’s version is an investment, but worth every dime. Use code JACKSON15 for a discount.

Lastly, the slingback. I literally live in my Chanel slingbacks when spring rolls around. They’re the perfect style for transitional weather and look incredible with both a business professional outfit or date night look.

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  1. Rachel said:
    Posted 4.5.22 · Reply

    This. Is. Brilliant.
    Thank you!