Sometimes fashion can just get out of hand. Do you know what I mean? Girls spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars on clothes that last for a season and then get donated the next. Women have closets overflowing with clothes and yet wear the same seven outfits on repeat. Hours are spent digging through drawers looking for a specific shirt that hasn’t been seen in months.
Do you resonate with any of this? Fashion doesn’t have to be this crazy! Simplicity and fashion can absolutely go hand in hand. Of course this looks different for everyone. Some women love capsule wardrobes while others would rather choose a color scheme to build their closets on. Some women love layers while other bloggers focus on the perfect pair of shoes. I invited some amazing bloggers to share with you their favorite spring outfits and fill you in on what simplicity in the wardrobe looks like for them!
It’s hard for me to keep track of multiple accessories in one outfit, making sure they match or don’t get in the way of being an active mom with a baby that grabs everything that dangles! This is the reason I hardly wear jewelry. I keep things simple by using my actual clothing as statement pieces such as a bold colored skirt or printed top.
A trench coat is your ultimate Spring piece. I love how a simple trench can really make a look feel complete. I wore my classic trench with a white tank, gold necklace and denim. These are classic pieces you probably already have in your closet, pulled together with the trench coat. To add a little color to my simple Spring look, I added a bolder lip color, just for little pop!
Katie from Always Katie
Simplicity is super-important in my wardrobe, especially in this season of my life. I’m a new-ish mom to twins, and I don’t have the time, energy, or brain space to come up with awesome, creative outfits… plus, the spit-up is real. 😉 So, I stock my closet with great basics and neutrals that can be mixed and matched into tons of classic, simple outfits and I focus on soft pieces that let me move very freely. This lets me change just one piece instead of a whole outfit when I inevitably get messy through the day, and removes some of the stress of having “nothing to wear.”
I love having a minimal wardrobe. In fact, my husband owns more clothes than I do! To keep my spring wardrobe simple, I mostly buy pieces that mix and match easily. That looks like a lot of black & white stripes, pink everything, and simple styles that can dress up or dress down.
Ahhhh Spring, my second favorite season… a close second to Fall. I love that without the extreme temps of Summer you can comfortably wear and style your favorite pieces. No need for tons of layers or embellishments, the clothes can speak for themselves!
Angie from Chasing my Halo
I add simplicity into my spring wardrobe by picking one or two versatile signature pieces that I identify with the season. A floppy hat or a peasant top can be worn with many different outfits and give them an extra pop of spring without much effort.
When I wear a print, I like to keep my accessories simple, but cute! A small earring, solid color shrug, or nude bag can go a long way this Spring. Wearing prints can be fun, as long as they are not overdone with loud, complicated accessories! Simplicity is best!
I’m all about basics that I can wear throughout the changing seasons. Layers, t-shirts, chambray, skinny jeans… these are my staples. But I like to keep it interesting by incorporating a funky print, accessory, or color in a way that’s seasonally appropriate. I find an otherwise neutral outfit gives a thoughtfully-added conversation piece the opportunity to shine.
I love the simplicity that comes with a spring wardrobe. As much as I love cozy sweaters and boots, there’s something so refreshing about being able to throw on a flowey dress and sandals and call it a day! There’s a lot less fuss and struggling with perfectly matching a bunch of different layers in the spring. And since I wear fewer items at a time, that means I can stretch my capsule wardrobe even farther!
I incorporate simplicity in my wardrobe by trying to have some great spring pieces like this kimono. It screams Spring to me, and it can go with so many different outs, I know I’ll be wearing it again and again come this Spring!
I’m learning to spark joy by simplifying my life and style by only wearing what I love. Sometimes that means accidentally wearing what doesn’t bring you joy…
Monterey, CA where I live, never really leaves Spring temperatures. But, this year we are having some crazy El Nino weather that makes having a set routine tough. I like to keep things simple. One way I do that is to reuse items all year long. I have styled these Madewell overall so many ways over the last few months. For warmer days I pair a lace t-shirt over them on cooler days I pair a long sleeved tee under them. I find that by having a few key pieces I don’t have to think so hard in the morning on what to wear.
One of the things I value most in my wardrobe is comfort. If I’m not comfortable I’m probably not wearing it unless I’m at a formal function. After comfort is simplicity. I don’t go for really fancy clothes. Most of my clothes are a solid color with one accessory being more colorful than the rest.
Simplicity to me in regards to fashion, is about carefully choosing key pieces that will be versatile enough to wear in different ways. When shopping, I try to be mindful of choosing basic pieces that I can then add my own personality to by adding in accessories with color or patterns.
Simplicity in dress is something I like! I’m not one for lots of accessories. An outfit doesn’t have to be extravagant to look fashionable. For my spring wardrobe I choose solid colored shirts, fun skirts, and capris. All items mixed to get different looks.
I am a simple person. I ADORE fashion. I may not be the best at fashion but it’s one of my favorite things on earth. Thinking up outfits and bringing them to life and expressing myself through them is perfect. I love to keep my outfits simple yet unique in my own way.
I think it is beautiful and simple to incorporate pops of color into any wardrobe. Balance high and low style pieces and put a big smile on your face. You are guaranteed to be a hit this spring!
Simplicity is my middle name! Ok, not really, but sometimes I feel like it should be. I’m a jeans and t-shirt kind of gal, but love finding t-shirts that are more shirt-like, but still comfy, it that makes sense, and this shirt is exactly that. It’s also perfect for layering, which is a must for spring!
My Springtime wardrobe is all about layers, versatility and of course the obligatory pop of color. I live in MI where the “Spring” weather can be all over the map. A neutral jacket with a fun pattern gives a little bit of personality and while still allowing the texture and color of the shirt to dictate the dressiness of the outfit…
I incorporate simplicity into my wardrobe by focusing on quality over quantity. If I get something new, something old has to be donated or given to a friend. I don’t need an over flowing closet – in fact that type of thing only stresses me out more. When items can mix and match & every item is loved and makes me feel my best, than no day is a bad outfit day!
Having an overflowing closet kind of makes me want to curl up in a ball. I’d much rather have a smaller collection of clothes that I love and know fit me really well. I pair those pieces with one or two pieces of jewelry – usually earrings and sometimes a necklace – and my look is complete!
As a mom of 4 little ones ages 7 to 2, simplicity is key in my daily wardrobe. My favorite go to trick is to add a pop of color to a simple outfit by adding a cardigan or colorful shoes. It is amazing how easy it is to add color with just this one wardrobe item, and if you are keeping your closet paired down, you can just buy a few cardigans in your favorite colors to keep you feeling bright and fun all spring and summer.
The way I bring simplicity to the fashion area is by using things I find in my closet. Layering is a key part of my wardrobe. Being from the midwest, Spring can be cloudy and chilly, so layers provide warmth, add uniqueness, and allow my outfit to incorporate a fun and practical look.
When it comes to my spring wardrobe I have a tendency to carry over pieces from the winter. I live in Minnesota so our spring is either hot or cold (still winter or pretty much summer) so I make sure that the things that I have will carry pretty much all through the year which keeps things simple and creates a kind of capsule wardrobe (without meaning to). I like to purchase simple pieces, I have three kids so I have to choose things that can be spilled on or are easy to carry babies in. I try to minimize all of the tugging and booty showing as much as possible too and pick things that layer easily or give good coverage.
I like to keep my spring wardrobe simple by using pieces that can easily be dressed up or down. As a mom and wife I like to be able to have great quality pieces in my closet that don’t cost a ton of money, but that can be easily dressed down for a day at the park, or dressed up for a date night, or a Sunday morning at church! I think having versatile pieces is the key to an easy closet!
Where I live spring is incredibly unpredictable – one day it may be 70 degrees, and the next day it may be snowing (really, this just happened last week). To keep it simple when the weather is such a roller coaster, I take my favorite summer dresses and layer them with sweaters, button up shirts, or jackets. Maxi dresses are great because I can even wear leggings under them on chilly days. By using layering I can still feel like it’s spring, but I’m warm too!
What’s your key to simplicity in your spring wardrobe?
Which of these outfits is your favorite?
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