Spring Capsule Packing List

Spring Capsule Packing List

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Spring Capsule Packing List

Another winter has come and gone, and we’re officially gearing up to face the glorious spring and summer days! It also means that we’re digging our spring wardrobes out of storage and swapping our boots for our sandals. The bright colors, lightweight fabrics, and beautiful textures of spring fashion always feel like a reward after a long season of winter wear. With spring and summer come lots of fun trips! That is why I have put together the perfect Spring Capsule Packing List for you.

What Is A Capsule Wardrobe?

The simple definition is that it’s a curated wardrobe made up of versatile pieces you love to wear. Creating your capsule wardrobe should be a testament to your personal style.

A capsule wardrobe consists of a set of tops, bottoms, dresses, outerwear, shoes, and accessories that can be easily mixed and matched together to be dressed up, down, and anywhere in between. It means your closet has less trendy pieces that will only be worn for one season and more high-quality, classic pieces that stand the test of time and can be worn for years. The best part? While it might feel more expensive at the moment, you’ll actually save money in the long run since you won’t be going through so many fast-fashion pieces.

Once you master a starter capsule wardrobe, it can be curated and swapped from season to season. It makes it easy to pack up and take out clothes for the appropriate season because every time you pull them out, they’re just as in style as when you bought them.

How To Build A Spring Capsule

To create a capsule wardrobe, begin by examining your current clothing. Assess each item to determine if it’s an essential piece you want to keep. (More here on how to decide that) Remember to include shoes and accessories when editing your wardrobe.

Then, sort each item into one of four piles:

  1. I love it and will wear it tomorrow: These pieces fit your body and lifestyle, and you’re happy wearing them. Put these back first.
  2. Maybe: These pieces might not fit perfectly, have sentimental value, or you just can’t put your finger on why you don’t wear them more. (If you haven’t reached for it more than once, it belongs in this pile too). Put all of these items in a box and store them in a place that’s easily accessible. If you find yourself reaching for an item, put it back in your closet after; if you haven’t reached for it by the end of the season, keep it in the box to take to donate. This is noncommittal (for now) and allows you to change your mind later.
  3. Hard no: Whether it’s because it doesn’t fit or you just decided you don’t like it, pack these pieces up to donate them.
  4. Seasonal: There’s no need to keep a cashmere sweater next to your summer tank tops. Move all of your seasonal pieces into a storage location that will be easy for you to swap out once the time is right.

Now, look at what’s left in your closet and evaluate what your personal style is and what holes you have. Maybe you’re completely set on jeans, but you could use a new jacket for spring. Now that you have a clear vision of what you’ll be able to pair that jacket with, you’ll make a better selection for what fits your closet. This doesn’t mean you have to entirely forego trend pieces and forever live wearing button-ups and jeans—it just means that when you do purchase trendier pieces, you know that they’ll have a place in your wardrobe and that they’ll get worn.

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Spring Capsule Packing Pieces

White Tee

I always bring a couple of white tees because I find myself wearing them frequently. They are perfect to wear by themselves or layer. My go-to white tee is a cropped, boxy silhouette. I love this Varley tee. It is of incredible quality and so soft. A great look-for-less option is this Everlane tee! 


White Button Down

A white button-down is a hero piece in any capsule wardrobe. With numerous styling options, it can be worn as a light jacket, tied up over a slip dress, or even as a swimsuit cover-up. Its versatility makes it a staple in the fashion world.

Flattering Jeans

A great pair of jeans are an essential piece to pack for vacation. Opt for a comfortable pair that can be worn casually during the day and dressed up with heels at night.

Long Denim skirt

This is a trendy piece that I have been wearing non-stop. It’s pretty much taken the place of shorts for me. Think about styling this skirt with either a button-down, plain tee or a bodysuit with a sweater tossed over your shoulders. Cute flats or heels work with this look. This one from Mango is my absolute go-to!

Slip Dress

A slip dress is a classic, versatile cut that I always make sure to pack. For a casual look, simply layer it with a cozy sweater or wear a tied-at-the-waist button-up top over it and pair it with sneakers. To dress it up, wear heels and accessorize with your favorite bag. This perfect piece easily adapts to changing temperatures through smart layering.

Cotton Sweater

I love to bring a striped sweater and a color-of-the-moment sweater when I travel. These are great for wearing alone or layering over shirts, jackets, and dresses. See the style hack of how to do that here!

Chambray Shirt 

Combine this timeless button-up shirt with your fresh white pieces for an effortless look. With denim on denim being a popular trend in 2023, this outfit is an excellent way to stay on-trend using your spring capsule wardrobe pieces.

Spring Jacket

Denim is a classic choice when it comes to spring jackets. I love this one when going for a white denim. White denim is incredibly chic and offers versatility in styling options!

Jogger Set

A cozy with a jogger set that can be worn as pieces separately or together is always in my luggage! My personal favorite is the Spanx AirEssentials Jogger and matching crewneck. They feel like you’re wearing a cloud and are of amazing quality.

Here is a post where I review the AirEssentials line. Spoiler Alert: It is incredible!  You can use my Spanx discount code FashionedLifeXSpanx for 10% off plus free shipping and returns!

Pajamas You Love

For me, this is anything, Luyna! The quality and fabric are nothing short of incredible.
They just came out with a new washable silk top and bottom set I love! I grabbed the sky blue color in S.
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Linen Pants

Tis the season of linen, and these are my current favorites! Linen pants are my favorite in the spring and summertime. They are lightweight, breezy, and can be styled in so many ways! I’m wearing a two below, which I exchanged for a 0, and they fit much better and are the perfect length!

Swimsuit Coverup

The older I get, the more important my swimsuit coverup is!! I want it to be chic, luxe-looking, and versatile, so I can also wear it out during the day or night. My go-to is anything The Shoreline.
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Going Out Dress

This can be your favorite LBD or LWD.  I always bring this one because not only is it flattering and easy to dress up or down, I literally roll it up in my luggage, and it comes out wrinkle-free!
This beautiful dress is also a favorite piece I always look forward to wearing. The fabric is soft and luxe. Use discount code Herfashionedlife15. 


When it comes to shoes, I like to stick to 3 categories. One great pair of sneakers, neutral and comfy heels, in addition to your favorite spring/summer sandals, to finish out your Spring Capsule! 


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xx Tammy

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