I’m sharing 7 Core Closet Essentials that you’ll need for your closet this Spring!
January is almost over and you know what that means…Spring is just around the corner! Where I live, we start having Spring weather toward the end of February. So, in just a few weeks for some of us we’ll be creating our Spring capsule wardrobes! Yay, I’m so excited!
With every capsule wardrobe we create, we depend on our Core Closet Essentials, which are the building blocks of the capsule. I absolutely love and depend on my Core Closet Essentials. If you’re not familiar with a Core Closet Essential, it is a basic, like a tee, jeans, skirt, top, any clothing item or shoes that can be worn with just about anything. The best Core Closet Essentials are the ones with solid, neutral colors, like black, navy, white, ivory, beige, camel and brown. In my eBook, The Essential Capsule Closet: The Complete Capsule Wardrobe Guide, there is an entire chapter about Core Closet Essentials, with a checklist of the ones needed for a capsule wardrobe. There is also a visual guide with convenient shopping links in case you are missing any from your wardrobe. This eBook is an 80-page handbook that shows you how to create your own custom capsule wardrobe, complete with step-by-step instructions, 30 outfit ideas (for a whole month), 20 color palettes, worksheets and LOTS MORE!
By using these Core Closet Essentials in each capsule wardrobe, we not only save money but we look great too! I’ve saved $1,000’s by using my essentials each season. That has prevented me from continually having to buy new clothes…that would be expensive! Whenever you buy any Core Closet Essentials, be sure “buy and invest”, which means to buy a well-made item, made of quality fabric. Try the item on to make sure it fits just right and it will be comfortable too. About half of my Core Closet Essentials I’ve had for about 2 to 3 years and they still look great, some look brand new.
My go-to stores for investing in Core Closet Essentials are J Crew, J Crew Factory, Nordstrom, Loft, Banana Republic, Gap, Old Navy and Target. I listed Old Navy and Target last because I’m picky about what I buy there as investment pieces. I found an ivory cable sweater from Old Navy that I love and also bought this striped scarf recently, which is the perfect color and length. I like Target’s blazers, like this bi-stretch twill blazer, career skirts, like their bi-stretch twill pencil skirt, and items like that the most. Investment jeans brands I love are DL1961, Paige and AG, as those are my favorites.
For a complete guide to Core Closet Essentials, with a checklist and convenient shopping links for each in Regular-Size and Plus-Size, get your copy of the eBook, The Essential Capsule Closet: The Complete Capsule Wardrobe Guide.
Here are 7 Core Closet Essentials you’ll need for your closet this Spring:
#1. White Tee
Depending on your weather where you live, you may need either a short sleeve or long sleeve tee. A white tee will go with just about everything in your closet. You can wear it casual or even dress it up with a skirt and a 3rd layer.
#2. White or Ivory Blouse
You’ll need a versatile white or ivory blouse for Spring. Opt for a simple, feminine design, which will last you for years. Just like the white tee, it can be worn casual or dressy.
#3. Striped Tee
I have this exact short sleeve striped tee from Boden and love it. I bought it last year and have worn it countless times!
#4. Skinny Jeans (Medium Wash)
You’ll definately need a pair of medium wash jeans to wear all Spring. Having jeans in a wardrobe is a necessity, especially a medium wash, since the color is just right, not too light and not too dark.
#5. Utility Jacket
A utility jacket is a great essential to add to your wardrobe for Spring!
#6. Denim Jacket
You’ll look great wearing a denim jacket with pants or skirts and with dresses too this Spring!
A trench coat is a perfect lightweight layer to wear in the Spring.
To get the complete guide to Core Closet Essentials, with a checklist and convenient shopping links for each in Regular-Size and Plus-Size, get your copy of the eBook, The Essential Capsule Closet: The Complete Capsule Wardrobe Guide.