Minimalist capsule wardrobe (casual spring outfits)

Ciao, welcome back to my blog! Today I will share my best casual spring outfits with you, what I am enjoying wearing daily, and my favourite colour palette for Spring.

Since I embraced minimalism, my main focus has been finding my signature style and what I believe looks good on me. Therefore, I build a minimalist capsule wardrobe for every season, using 80% of non-seasonal items (basic t-shirt, jeans and some accessories) and adding 20% of seasonal items to keep my look interesting (to know more about my minimalist fashion must-have for the perfect summer capsule wardrobe click here)

I like to have a pretty neutral colour palette for practicality reasons, but it is definitely possible to have a super colourful capsule wardrobe (to know more check this article)

I love minimalist outfits: clean cuts and shapes, versatility, comfort and style all merge perfectly when applying minimalism to your wardrobe.

My minimalist capsule wardrobe for spring can be divided into two different styles: my current obsession for black and white outfits and what' left of my previous love for preppy outfits.

I kept some of my old favourites preppy items because they are still in good conditions as well as being easy to style in a more minimal/edgy vibe.

All the items in this post are old, but I have listed some available alternatives and my favourite items here.

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Black & white

One of the hottest trends for spring 2021 and a classic colour combo in many capsule wardrobe for women that never fails to be stylish and modern: black and white.

It is an ideal colour palette when building a capsule wardrobe for work and it is also the most popular capsule wardrobe list for beginner minimalists as it is a low effort style that doesn't require fashion skills.

I like to break it down with denim and gold jewellery to make it less severe. and more up to date.

It is amazing how many different outfits you can create when having interchangeable items that work together perfectly.

I also love to inject some personality into my otherwise very plain look by adding a printed accessory or a detail (such as my snake boots, my zebra bag...) to elevate the whole outfit.

Black & white outfits

My boyfriend's shirt, worn as a jacket with my doc martens boots.

Silk blouse with a cream jumper over the shoulders and my loyal snake boots are a perfect pair.

Silk blouse + leather jacket + zebra bag + denim + suede pointed boots = current favourite "going out for drinks" look.

A silk blouse can be dressed down with jeans and trainers for a casual yet chic look.

The power of good quality, long-lasting basics is huge, especially when wearing many black and white items. Nothing looks sloppier and unkempt than faded black or greyish white.

To know more about my tips to always look on point, check this post)

Playing with textures is also going to make your look much more vibrant, despite the simple colour palette.

Mixing the soft knitwear with denim, leather, silk and adding a print or a pattern is crucial to avoid a very dull outfit.

White silk shirt paired with a black jumper, jeans and snake boots for a workday.

Weekend vibes for this edgy and comfy outfit.

Monochromatic outfits are always the chicest, in my opinion. A total black look with a pop of white is an effortless way to achieve a stylish look in seconds.

A blazer always makes any sort of outfits smarter: even raw hem jeans and white trainers. Lifesaver!

My favourite spring outfit: high waisted tailored trousers paired with a black and white striped top and leather cropped jacket to highlight my waist. Winner!

I have always been a jeans gal, however, I am more and more drawn towards tailored lines and trousers lately ( I am getting old!) as I found them easy to style both up and down and very comfortable.

Neutral preppy

The major neutral trend is the perfect occasion to restyle and refresh some old pieces of clothing that I bought when I was in my preppy phase.

I used to love preppy clothing and the "good girl" look when I was in my late 20ies.

Back then, I invested in a few expensive items that are still in amazing conditions right now and that I like to wear every now and then to spice up my current love for minimal outfits.

My cotton Ralph Lauren cardigan and sweaters are very old (more than 6 years!) but they are still very functional for my spring summer wardrobe, especially here in the UK where the weather is very unpredictable. Having them handy is crucial for unexpected chilli winds or a midday shower!

Neutral colours are super easy to restyle in several ways, and I find them perfect for the weekend, when all I want is to chill out and relax wearing comfy clothes but still feel put together.

Preppy outfits

I really admire French women's style, so I try to emulate their way of wearing preppy items: they would usually add a basket bag, a pair of jeans and red lipstick.

To know more about styling a spring cardigan check this article

Spring in London can be chilli: that's my go-to outfit for the rainy days.

Check coat and total navy look + white trainers.

All neutral mood:

Grab all your neutral items, mix them with denim and a printed accessory: that's the perfect recipe for a stylish neutral look!

Check out here my best outfits wearing a trench coat.

This is a kind of in-between look that I really like: black and white, minimal outfit with the addition of a Parisian style accessory to make things interesting.

Jewellery is a fundamental part of my everyday outfits and I never leave the house without it, this help to make it smarter and more expensive-looking.

And there you have my best spring minimal outfits using black & white and preppy clothes!

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