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Spring capsule wardrobe 2022: essentials & checklist

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When it comes to capsule wardrobes, spring is definitely one of my favourite seasons to dress for (only topped by autumn, of course). When the weather is sunny and the temperatures are mild, it just somehow gets easier to let your true style personality shine through. You can be a bit more creative with layers when the weather starts warming up – you can even lose some of those heavy winter layers and really show off the cool outfits you’ve been wearing underneath! 

For my spring essentials (what I like to call my “key pieces”) I like going for breathable materials such as linen, cotton and TENCEL and it’s probably also no secret to you guys when you look at my checklist above (which btw, you can download and use for inspiration right here), that I’ve been dying to wear more colour this year too. Don’t get me wrong, I love my neutral basics and I find them quite important for a timeless minimalist wardrobe as they are easy to mix and match. But wearing even just a bit of colour can have such a big impact on your mood, especially when you choose colours that not only bring you joy but that actually also make you look amazing. And lord knows, I think many of us need that mood booster from time to time. So maybe this year, why not try going for a few of those core basic items you love so much, but simply in a fresh, spring appropriate colour to keep things a little more current?

DK: Når det kommer til capsule wardrobes (eller en minimalistisk garderobe generelt), så er forår helt klart en af mine yndlingsårstider at klæde sig på til, kun toppet af efterår, selvfølgelig. Når vejret er solrigt og temperaturerne milde, så bliver det på en eller anden måde bare nemmere, at lade din stilkerne og personlighed skinne mere igennem. Du kan være lidt mere kreativ med lag, når vejret bliver lunere – og så er det jo super befriende, at kunne smide nogle af de tunge vinterlag og virkelig vise alle de fine outfits vi har haft på indenunder frem igen.

Når foråret rammer foretrækker jeg generelt, at gå efter garderobeklassikere i åndbare materialer såsom hør, bomuld og TENCEL, og det er nok heller ingen hemmelighed for jer hvis I ser på min tjekliste ovenfor (som du btw kan downloade og bruge til inspiration lige her), at jeg også har haft mere lyst til, at iføre mig farver i år. Misforstå mig ikke, jeg elsker mine neutrale basics, og jeg finder dem ret vigtige for en tidløs og minimalistisk garderobe, da de er nemme at sætte sammen på kryds og tværs. Men det kan virkelig have stor indflydelse på dit humør at bære bare en smule farve, især når du vælger farver der ikke kun gør dig glad at se på, men som faktisk også får dig til at se fantastisk ud. Og helt ærligt, så tror jeg mange af os har brug for det humør-boost fra tid til anden. Så måske er det i år du skal prøve, at lade nogle af dine garderobeklassikere være i farve?

How many items for a spring capsule wardrobe?

Usually my capsule wardrobes contain around 35-40 items which has turned out to be quite the magic number for me over the past 6-7 years. However, if you’ve followed me for a while you will also know that my capsule wardrobe is never more “set in stone” that I can’t change it up in the middle of a season if something isn’t working or if I feel like something is missing. I’m not talking about going on a mid-season shopping spree here. I’m simply referring to the lovely little act of going through my storage boxes (aka shopping my own wardrobe) and making little tweaks here and there. Sure, if something unexpected comes up, like shrinking one of my favourite wool jumpers to kid’s size during a wash, I am “allowed” to make new wardrobe investments or replacements. The most important thing is – and I say this to clients all the time – that there has to be a coherence between the contents of your wardrobe and the contents of your life. When you do that kind of math, the number of items you should or shouldn’t have in your wardrobe will come naturally.

That’s also why (if you’re a regular here on my blog or on my YouTube channel) you’ll probably recognise a lot of the items I’ve brought out from storage this year, if you watch the video in the bottom of this post. Some of them I haven’t worn for a couple years, but with my shift in mindset this season and my courage to wear more colour again, it’s like I’ve gotten new clothes; only I haven’t spend a dime. I’m also doing a no-buy challenge this year, so keeping purchases on an absolute minimum is of course the core of that exact challenge, and with that I’ve taken the whole “shopping my wardrobe” a little extra literally this year.

DK: Normalt indeholder mine capsule wardrobes omkring 35-40 items, hvilket har vist sig at være et ret magisk tal for mig i løbet af de sidste 6-7 år. Men hvis du har fulgt mig et stykke tid vil du også vide, at min garderobe aldrig er mere “set in stone”, at jeg ikke kan ændre den midt i en sæson hvis noget ikke fungerer, eller hvis jeg føler, at der mangler noget. Jeg taler ikke om, at tage på speed shopping midt i sæsonen. Jeg refererer ganske enkelt til, at tage et kig i mine opbevaringsbokse der huser alt det tøj jeg har, som er uden for sæson (altså, at shoppe min egen garderobe) og lave små justeringer hist og her. Selvfølgelig, hvis noget uventet dukker op, som ved en fejl at krympe en af mine yndlingstrøjer i uld til børnestørrelse under en vask, så “må” jeg gerne foretage nye garderobeinvesteringer eller udskiftninger. Det vigtigste er – og det siger jeg til mine klienter hele tiden – at der skal være en større sammenhæng mellem indholdet i din garderobe og indholdet i dit liv. Når du ser sådan på det, så vil antallet af stykker tøj du bør (eller ikke bør) have i din capsule wardrobe mere eller mindre give sig selv.

Hvis du har fulgt min YouTube kanal i noget tid, så vil du sikkert kunne genkende mange af de items jeg har hevet frem fra gemmerne, når du ser videoen i bunden af indlægget. Nogle af dem har jeg faktisk ikke brugt i et par år, men med mit skift i mindset denne sæson og mit mod til at iføre mig mere farve igen, så er det som om jeg har fået nyt tøj; helt uden at bruge en krone. Som bekendt har jeg kastet mig ud i et købestop i år, så at holde indkøb på et absolut minimum er selvfølgelig kernen i netop dén udfordring, og med det har jeg taget konceptet at “shoppe min egen garderobe” lidt ekstra bogstaveligt i år.

Core spring essentials

Now, I’m not going to make a list of “spring essentials every woman should own” simply because I believe personal style is (and always should be, in order to be truly sustainable) reflected on you, your life and your personality. Thus, the “essentials” will look different for all of us. Copying someone else’s capsule wardrobe entirely (instead of simply getting inspired by it) is probably one of the biggest capsule wardrobe mistakes you can make. Having said that, if I had to name a few of my own core essentials for spring, I’d have to highlight my trench coat for one, because it’s perfect for transitional weather and I just never get tired of wearing it. The same goes for my biker jackets – both the classic black one I keep in my wardrobe all year round and then my beige biker jacket which I think is a lovely, light alternative for spring. Oh, and spring is all about getting those ankles out! I love cropped leg jeans and trousers, always have and always will. And they look great with white sneakers, classic loafers (another great classic for spring) or even ankle boots all through the year really, but spring is that time where you can actually rock the cropped trouser look without freezing off your ankles. And then like I mentioned above, a couple basics in spring colours that suit my colour type like a pale blue, blush pink or dusty olive which all go well with my soft/cool/light colouring, is another great way to keep your basics looking fresh. Other than that I can’t wait to be able to wear classic shirts and my go-to jeans, blazer and tee combo on repeat; all without having to wear a thousand layers on top. 

With the 30 basic items and the additional 10 spring key pieces on my checklist above, I feel like my spring capsule wardrobe has truly captured my style personality and my mood for this season. Personal style is not about following trends, however keeping things current is key and so I of course pay lots of attention to styling and general wardrobe care these days. The right set of styling tools for your style personality can make a huge difference for your daily outfits! If you’d like some inspiration exactly on how to keep your outfits looking fresh and current (without shopping) then check out this video I made recently.

With that, I wish you all a lovely start to the spring season. I hope the sun will be shining loads on all of you. Hopefully I’ll see some of you over on Instagram, where I’ll be sharing lots of spring capsule outfit ideas!

DK: Jeg har ikke tænkt mig, at præsentere en liste over “forårsklassikere enhver kvinde bør eje”, simpelthen fordi jeg tror på at personlig stil er (og altid bør være, for at være virkelig bæredygtig) afspejlet af dig, dit liv og din personlighed. Derfor vil “klassikerne” se anderledes ud for os alle. At kopiere en andens capsule wardrobe fuldstændig (i stedet for blot at hente inspiration derfra) er nok en af de største capsule wardrobe fejl, du kan begå. Når det er sagt, så vil jeg gerne nævne et par af mine egne favoritter her. Min trench coat er selvfølgelig én af mine personlige forårsklassikere, fordi den er perfekt til overgangsvejr, og jeg bliver bare aldrig træt af at have den på. Det samme gælder mine bikerjakker – både den klassiske sorte jeg har i min garderobe året rundt og så min beige bikerjakke som jeg synes er et dejligt, let alternativ til foråret. Åh, og bare ankler! Jeg elsker jo cropped jeans og bukser. Og de ser lækre ud med hvide sneakers, klassiske loafers (endnu en fantastisk klassiker til foråret) eller endda ankelstøvler hele året igennem, men foråret er den tid, hvor du faktisk kan rocke de cropped bukser uden at fryse om anklerne. Og, som jeg nævnte ovenfor, så er et par basics i forårsfarver der passer til min farvetype såsom en lyseblå, sart pink eller støvet oliven, en anden god måde at løfte det hele lidt. Udover det glæder jeg mig til, at kunne iføre mig mine klassiske skjorter og mine yndlings jeans, blazer og t-shirt kombinationer på repeat; alt sammen uden at skulle have tusindvis af lag ovenpå igen. 

Med de 30 basis items og de yderligere 10 forårs “key pieces” på min tjekliste ovenfor synes jeg, at min capsule wardrobe for foråret virkelig har fanget min stilpersonlighed og mit humør for denne sæson. Personlig stil handler ikke om at følge trends, men det er vigtigt at holde det hele up-to-date og derfor er jeg selvfølgelig meget opmærksom på styling og generel garderobepleje i disse dage. Det rigtige sæt stylingværktøjer til din stilpersonlighed kan gøre en kæmpe forskel for dine daglige outfits! Hvis du gerne vil have inspiration til præcis, hvordan du holder dine outfits friske og aktuelle (uden at købe nyt), så tjek denne video, jeg lavede for nylig.

Med det ønsker jeg jer alle en dejlig start på forårssæsonen. Jeg håber, at solen vil skinne lidt ekstra på jer alle. Forhåbentligt ses vi ovre på instagram, hvor jeg kommer til at dele masser af forårs capsule stil inspiration.

Love,
Signe xx

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The Comments

  • Heidi Glaus
    20. March 2022

    Looks great 😍 many thanks for the inspiration

    Question 😅 how do you tuck in your oversized shirts and tops?? I never were something tucked in but would like to try out. But especially under skirts or skinny jeans i am struggling

  • Ida Emilie
    23. March 2022

    Hvilken modell er de nye jeansene dine med full lengde? Takk for masse god inspirasjon.

  • Susan Van Meter
    25. April 2022

    Signe what size are your new boxy blue and white tees from organic basics? Sizing is tricky and returning things to find proper size can be wasteful. Thank you Susan

  • Erin
    9. May 2022

    Hi Signe, I love this thank you! Do you have any tips on what to do if you have a separate work wardrobe where the pieces aren’t crossed over into my casual weekend wardrobe or evening out outfits? Do have double the pieces or have 2 smaller wardrobes, I work 5 days a week, 3 in the office, 2 at home ( loungewear obviously lol) thank you x

  • Laurie
    4. June 2022

    I can’t believe I haven’t found you until now! Wow, brilliant styling.