Be Super Stylish This SPRING with This Gorgeous Capsule Wardrobe!

Spring Capsule Wardrobe

If you’re a newsletter subscriber, you know that we have EPIC capsule wardrobe graphics seasonally. These handouts that you can download and print, are so helpful visually when it comes to putting together the perfect capsule wardrobe where everything works seamlessly together. When you join our community, you also get access to resources like our Spring Occasions Lookbook which includes 40+ outfit ideas for EVERY event you have coming up this spring. We’ve included outfits for everything from a simple coffee date to what to wear on vacation, to graduations, weddings, pickleball, and more! Check it out HERE.

For those who don’t know what a capsule wardrobe is…it’s basically a collection of essential items that flawlessly integrate together. That means that you can mix and match and wear all of these pieces in a bunch of different ways. I often get questions from you about how to build a capsule wardrobe and here are my two biggest tips…

1) Pick a Color Story – the color story of the capsule below is white, beige, and black with a few color pops built in. Neutrals like white, black, and beige are perfect for mixing in fun colorful pieces.
2) Choose Basics Wisely – make sure you’re spending the majority of your budget on high-quality basics that will last you years and years! Consider your body shape, sleeve lengths, hemlines, and all of the things that help us ladies over 40 feel more confident.

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Spring Capsule Wardrobe Essentials

I tried to include pieces that are versatile so that you can wear them over and over again. This wardrobe is for spring, but it could easily transition to summer! Another thing I want to point out is that you do NOT have to buy new pieces every season. This capsule wardrobe is a springboard for you to create outfits and glean inspiration. You probably already have some similar items in your closet! But, if you’re interested in sprucing up a few of the basics, you can find all of the links to these items below!

Tops & Sweaters

All of these tops and sweaters have flattering and modern details for women over 40. The black raw edge tank is super affordable, and I have it in white and black, I’ve owned the Rails button-down shirt for years and love it, and the black Steve Madden blouse is a wonderful basic to have in your closet. The white and black ATM tees may seem a little pricy for t-shirts, but they last! I also linked similar tees by Madewell below that are under $20 and still a great option, but you’ll likely have to replace them each year.

Dresses & Bottoms

Both of these versatile dresses can be dressed up or down with a few accessory swaps making them great for so many occasions. I own the same or similar washes in all of these jeans and love them! The Agolde denim shorts are a great mid-range option, but my personal jean shorts favorite is this pair by Moussy Vintage which are a little pricier. For tips on how to find your perfect denim shorts, make sure you read this post


This trench from JCrew is new to me and I absolutely love it! I can’t wait to style it for spring. The black Veronica Beard scuba blazer is one of my all-time favorite blazers because you can zip in different dickeys that completely change your look. It is a wonderful basic that will last you for years and years.


You may already have similar accessories in your closet that serve the same purpose as these pieces, but I wanted to share a few fun, fresh options in case you need inspiration!


Impactful jewelry can turn up the volume on any of your basics and make your looks more intentional. Sharing a few of my favorite pieces including this ring by Monica Vinader and these gorgeous hoops by Dean Davidson that I wear on repeat.


If you’re interested in the Golden Goose sneakers, make sure you read my full review with break-in time, sizing details, and more here. I own the closed-toe espadrilles and the Sam Edelman sandals and love both for spring. They run true to size.

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13 thoughts on “Be Super Stylish This SPRING with This Gorgeous Capsule Wardrobe!

  1. Hi there – this may be a strange question. I know that you love Moussy jeans so I tried them on the last time I was in the states and I loved them! The fit was amazing and the denim was so soft and perfectly broken in (I tried on the Clifton Flare). I didn’t even particularly mind the price! Lol! But – I’m a vegan and Moussy seems pretty proud that their label is 100% cowhide leather. Do you have a brand that is similar to Moussy for fit and fabric that you recommend that does not have a leather label? Thanks in advance for your help!

    1. Hi Emily! Another one of my all-time favorite brands for jeans is Mother. I particularly love the style The Hustler. You can take a look at it here: I don’t think they have leather labels, but I’m not sure if every pair has the same label material or not. Hope this helps on your search! ~Erin xo

  2. What other colors do you suggest besides pink (I loathe pink) and black (which ages me)? Would a yellow and navy? Or icy blue and dark green?

    1. Only wear the colors you love and feel great in, Suzanne! Blues, greens, yellows – all are perfect to replace the pinks and blacks that we’ve shown here! The only rule in fashion is to wear what you LOVE and feel your best in. ~Erin xo

  3. Love this capsule – selfishly because I am all about cool bright pink hues! Do you have any outfit combos or style photos that go along with the capsule? You have such great ways of pairing pieces… keep up the great work!

    1. SO glad this was helpful for you, Samantha! Yes, we created a 30 Outfit Lookbook with these items just for our lovely email subscribers! Since you’re already subscribed, I’ll go ahead and email you directly with the link to your Free Resources Library to find it. ~Team Busbee

  4. I love every single item..such pretty pieces. The outwear is gorgeous. I love the moto…especially the color. Thank u Erin and the team 💙 ❤ 💓

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