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Spring Capsule 2015

It’s Spring Capsule Time! *cue trumpet fanfare*

whoorl spring capsule 2015

This capsule took me a lot longer to piece together than last season’s…mainly due to the factors I listed in my capsule round-up post, but also because my day-to-day life has really changed since leaving California. Hmm, maybe I should say my day-to-night life? Let me explain. In California, my evenings out were fairly limited…maybe once or twice a month for a date night or drinks with friends, but in Oklahoma, things are very different. I usually have a few nights out a week for various reasons, and I really needed to add some day-to-night pieces to the mix. So, as you will see, additions to my capsule this season were all about tops, tops, tops. Let’s take a look.
whoorl spring capsule 2015

Ink Blot Camisole* ::: Pink Silk Camisole* ::: Black Camisole ::: Deep Purple Tank (similar)

My go-to evening ensemble is usually a blazer or leather jacket with a silk top underneath, however, I didn’t own any nicer tops that were appropriate for really warm weather. I spent a lot of time sourcing tops that I could wear day and night, though, and I found some great ones that fit the bill. (The asterisks denote new purchases.)

Next up, casual tees.

whoorl spring capsule 2015

White V-Neck Tee ::: Pink V-Neck Tee ::: Indigo V-Neck Tee ::: Grey Scoopneck Tee (similar)

I didn’t need to purchase any casual tops for my capsule – my current ones were in very good condition. And as you can see above, my go-to tee is a v-neck workhorse that I own in six colors. Those tees are THE BEST. Wears well, washes well, and I just love the fit. Roomy, but still feminine. I chose three colors for this season’s capsule.

whoorl spring capsule 2015

Watercolor Top* ::: Red Linen Tee* ::: Black Linen Tee* ::: White/Navy Cotton Blouse*

The two linen tees featured above are perfect for day and night, which is why I ponied up and and purchased them on a great promotion. ($27 each!) These two tops were the last purchase during my buying time period, and I felt a bit guilty because they took me above my 5-6 allotted additions for the season. However, I pulled the trigger anyway, so go ahead, JUDGE ME. I found the last blouse in Dallas, and it was absolutely love at first sight for spring and summer. Okay, enough with the buying. As you will see, I am pretty much set in every other category.

whoorl spring caspule 2015

Striped Boatneck Tee (similar) ::: White Button-Up ::: Chambray Button-Up ::: Indigo Tunic (similar)

These casual tops have all been in my closet for quite some time, and I still love them all.

whoorl spring capsule 2015

Black Silk Blouse ::: Red Silk Blouse ::: White Sweatshirt ::: Grey Open-Front Cardigan

Same with these tops – most were in my winter capsule, and I still wear the heck out of them.

whoorl spring capsule 2015

Black Blazer ::: Denim Jacket ::: Cargo Jacket (similar) ::: Trench Coat (similar)*

My existing outerwear options are all solid – didn’t need to add anything, but I did purchase a new trench coat after retiring my decade-old one that was in a sad, sad state. (I bought the new APC trench at Shopbop with credit, so that was pretty fantastic.)

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Distressed Skinny Jean ::: Distressed Boyfriend Jean ::: High-Waisted Grey Skinny* ::: Slim Cropped Pant ::: Black Woven Pant

One thing I learned about myself that will save so much time in the dressing room in the future is that I don’t need to look anywhere but Citizens of Humanity for jeans. When I look through my denim collection, the ones I love and wear constantly are all COH. The quality is fantastic, and the back pocket placement is perfect for my bubble butt. I highly encourage fellow bubble butts to check them out.

I didn’t need to purchase anything new in regards to pants, except for the grey skinny jeans from Madewell. As you might have noticed, there are no white jeans in my capsule, despite trying on every pair known to man. Another lesson learned from capsule shopping – if something doesn’t make you feel fantastic, don’t do it. Before wearing a capsule wardrobe, I would have bought a pair anyway – just to have a pair, even if they didn’t look and feel exactly the way I wanted. But, when you realize that you have a limited amount of clothing to wear for the next 3 months, you see things very differently. The grey jeans were a random try-on, but I love them, and they fill that lighter denim spot for me. Win win.

whoorl spring capsule 2015

Black Skinny Jean ::: Dark Denim Skinny Jean ::: Trench Midi Skirt* ::: Sleeveless Dress (Similiar) ::: Black Silk Dress

The two skinnies are, surprise, Citizens of Humanity, and the dresses are great staples that I love to wear. Very happy to add some dresses and skirts to the mix after the last capsule’s blatant lack of femininity. The trench skirt was a new purchase, and can’t wait to start wearing it.

Things that are changing with this capsule:

1. For now, I am considering this my spring capsule, although it might just carry on through summer as well. I don’t see myself needing to make many additions once summer comes around (probably just switching out jeans for shorts, and replacing outerwear with more dresses I already own), but of course that might change. We’ll see how it goes.

2. You might have noticed the lack of shoes in my capsule. Well, I’m not including shoes in the overall number – I’m not buying any new shoes, but I’m allowing myself to wear all the shoes I already own. Like I stated in an earlier post, it felt kind of ridiculous not to be able to wear shoes that were already in my closet. I dropped the overall number of my capsule from 37 to 33 this season, and I’m feeling good about that number.

Things that are staying the same:

Pretty much everything else. Rules are the same (minus the shoe part.) Taking daily outfit photos on the Whoorl’s Closet Instagram account. Wearing the heck out of my accessories as to not die from boredom. Not shopping until my allotted purchasing time at the end of the capsule season. Answering any questions you might have about the process. (Although many might already be answered here, here and here.) Most importantly, not spending all morning staring at my closet overwhelmed with mediocre choices. Let’s get this party started.

Has anyone decided to jump on board? Or jump ship?

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22 Comments
  • Katie

    April 6, 2015 at 9:10 am

    I love this capsule! Just one question – where did you find the black platform sandal you featured in the preview pic of this capsule? They are just what I’ve been looking for!

  • KateP

    April 6, 2015 at 9:42 am

    I am thinking about taking a stab at this for the next three-ish months. This is the worst time of year for dressing in Michigan, because tomorrow it will be 40 and Wednesday it will be 70. So, I have been spending WAY too much time getting dressed. LOVE that you took the shoes out of it.

    • whoorl

      April 6, 2015 at 12:48 pm

      Taking shoes out is such a game changer! You should definitely try the capsule and see how it goes. (My bet is that you will love it.)

  • Cheyanne

    April 6, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    I’m the LEAST fashionable person ever pretty much (at least 5 people have told me they secretly want to nominate me for What Not To Wear — is that show even on anymore???) but I love your blog and seeing what sort of awesome things you come up with. I live in Southern California on top of it so I feel like all of my clothes are weather appropriate ALL THE TIME. I’ve been thinking of throwing a bunch of random stuff in a suitcase in the back of my closet to see if 1) I miss it and 2) I get more excited when I have less things to wear.

    Thanks for the inspiration! :)

    • whoorl

      April 6, 2015 at 12:48 pm

      Do it! You will enjoy the process!

  • Kristy B

    April 6, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    What size did you get in the Madewell linen tshirt?

    Lovely pieces for spring. You have great taste and style. Always enjoy your posts.

    • whoorl

      April 6, 2015 at 2:37 pm

      Thank you! I got a XS in the linen tops. :)

  • Jennifer

    April 6, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    I have been trying it out for the past two seasons and finally shared mine for spring this year. It’s so helpful seeing examples from different climates, lifestyles, general style etc. I’m really inspired by your choices!! Thank you for sharing your capsule! I’m a fairly new reader so I’m also really excited to check out your instagram this season.

    http://www.teaandcocoa.com/blog/2015/3/16/spring-capsule-wardrobe

    • whoorl

      April 6, 2015 at 4:39 pm

      Thanks for commenting, Jennifer! I’m so excited to check out your capsule too!

    • Patricia

      April 10, 2015 at 9:30 am

      I love your capsule choices! A nice combination of styles and prices (and really cute pieces!)

  • Deb

    April 6, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    Any chance you’d show all your spring shoe options? Need some inspiration for spring in the shoe department!

    • whoorl

      April 7, 2015 at 5:57 pm

      Yes! I will definitely do a post on that. :)

  • taryn

    April 7, 2015 at 9:10 am

    So not exactly capsule related (but am loving this series!) — what kind of undergarments do you wear with the camisoles? After weaning my last baby and spending the winter back in the gym I’m finally excited to show off my arms again — but the girls aren’t what they used to be and I need to reinvest in some new basic basics. Would you wear this with a strapless bra — is there a comfortable one that actually stays up?!

    • Amy Smith

      April 7, 2015 at 12:30 pm

      Taryn, I was going to ask the same question ;D

    • whoorl

      April 7, 2015 at 6:05 pm

      Hi ladies! I wear a strapless bra underneath my camisoles. Two that I like are this one which I wear most of the time: http://bit.ly/1E1QilY

      And this one that plunges down in the middle for anything super low cut: http://bit.ly/1HNUgxB

  • Patricia

    April 10, 2015 at 7:48 am

    I’m all for quality clothing but some of the prices of your items are crazy. Do most of the people you know spend this kind of money on clothing? I work in a professional environment with some well- dressed women, but I know some of them would laugh at a $100+ camisole.

    • whoorl

      April 10, 2015 at 8:21 am

      Hi Patricia,

      Yes, many women spend “this kind of money” on clothing. And many don’t. And that’s okay – whatever works for each individual’s situation. Here’s what I wrote about budget a month or so back:

      “Anyone can create a capsule wardrobe, and price points will vary across the board. However, I do want to mention that Whoorl is not really a frugal fashion website, and that some items I purchase will have higher price points.

      That’s the beauty of a capsule wardrobe – price points can (and will) differ for every person, and remember, I’m just showing readers what’s in my capsule as an example, not trying to persuade you to buy exactly what I’m wearing.
      What I’m trying to say is that yes, you can definitely find less expensive options and create a capsule to fit your budget, but I won’t be sourcing additional budget-friendly options as examples. (I just don’t have the time, unfortunately!) I hope my picks inspire you to find your own perfect capsule-worthy items, though!”

      Also, here are some budget-friendly fashion bloggers that might be of interest to you:

      http://stylecaster.com/budget-friendly-fashion-bloggers/

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  • Amanda

    April 13, 2015 at 6:08 am

    Nordstrom just started carrying Madewell, so if anyone is concerned about sizing, you can order and return since shipping and returns are free!

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