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Creating A Capsule Wardrobe Part 2

Happy March! Now that we are heading into Spring, I wanted to expand on my post Creating a Capsule Wardrobe Part 1, by showing you how I incorporate different accessories and accent pieces into my wardrobe to liven up the daily building blocks. Because I wear so many basics, I rely heavily on accessories and accent pieces for color and pattern. Spring is the perfect time to begin a capsule wardrobe by going through items you haven’t worn in a long time and figuring out what classic pieces and fun staples you would like to start bringing in.


Shoes are probably my favorite item in my closet. I am just starting to invest in quality flats, heels and boots as well as including some less expensive colored heels that I will only wear on certain occasions. As with all my other clothes, neutrals are far superior, but I also like a fun print like leopard or a great texture. As for accessories, I have a bit of an obsession with straw hats and gorgeous sunglasses. I have talked about how sunglasses are an item I don’t mind spending money on, as I keep them for years and I can always tell the difference in coverage and quality with a really nice pair.

Shop Shoe: (Top Row) 1, 2, 3, 4 (Middle Row) 1, 2, 3, 4 (Bottom Row) 1, 2, 3, 4

Shop Hats: 1, 2, 3, 4 Shop Sunglasses: 1, 2, 3, 4


A majority of the shirts I own are either solid or striped. It doesn’t matter if it is a button down, a soft blouse or a t shirt, I find when building a capsule wardrobe working with solid or striped shirts gives you a lot of outfit options. Where I really like to wear prints is in my dresses and jackets. A great printed jacket works wonders over a white t shirt and jeans. I have a bit of a jacket obsession, but I have paired them down a lot recently and my main staples are a classic leather motorcycle jacket, denim, military and printed bomber.

In the warmer months I live in dresses and that is the one area I like to have a lot of options, but catered to my lifestyle. I hate lists that say “the ten dresses every woman needs in her closet” because we don’t all have the same body type or attend the same functions. I can without hesitation say I have never worn a sweater dress or a sheath dress in my life. They don’t look good on me and I would never have a reason to wear them. I also don’t own a fancy gown (hello rent the runway) or dozens of little black dresses. I gravitate towards flowy sundresses and comfortable solids. It is about finding a few options that you will actually wear again and again and having a couple that you love reserved for special events.

Shop Jackets: (Top Row) 1, 2, 3, 4 (Middle Row) 1, 2, 3, 4 (Bottom Row) 1, 2, 3, 4

Shop Dresses: (Top Row) 1, 2, 3, 4  (Middle Row) 1, 2, 3, 4


  1. Lindley Schneider

    March 2nd, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    Chrissy- where’d you get the dress hung up in the first photo! I love it!

  2. Anastasia

    March 2nd, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    Another amazing post, Chrissy! I love your roundup of dresses soooo much. Don’t ever stop this series!

  3. Chrissy McDonald

    March 6th, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Thank you Anastasia! You know I love my dresses! There will definitely be more to come!


  4. Chrissy McDonald

    March 20th, 2017 at 2:25 am

    Hi Lindley!

    I just saw your comment, It’s actually a super cheap jumpsuit from Marshall’s!

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