Spring Capsule Staples: The Denim Jacket

“Spring cleaning isn’t just about sorting through things, and getting rid of clutter. It’s about taking stock of who you are. It’s a chance to redefine yourself, to change expectations, and to remember that it’s never too late to recapture who you were, or to aim for who you want to be.”  -Unknown

The temperature is slowly starting to warm up, birds are singing, and there is a promise in the air of springtime - I can feel it!! While I dream of springy days ahead, I've started to take a serious look at my closet and with the help from our last series, I have a better understanding of the pieces I need and the styles I want to wear this season! In our newest series, "Spring Capsule Staples," I have identified five tried-and-true capsule staples that every woman should own and incorporate into her spring wardrobe!

Capsule wardrobes aren't new - in fact a quick search on Pinterest or Instagram and you'll find thousands of examples, tutorials, and self-proclaimed "experts" on the subject. It's fascinating! While I'm definitely no expert, and I don't follow a true "capsule wardrobe," I believe these five pieces are staples that not only look great on every body, but are pieces that most of you already own!

Spring Capsule Staple #1: Denim Jacket

Denim is by far the most versatile and hardest working textile in my closet! This classic is the cornerstone of my wardrobe, regardless of season! Don't own one? My advice is to invest in one with a classic cut, medium wash, and minimal to no distressing. It shouldn't be super fitted or too boxy, and the fading should be just enough to look lived-in! Incorporating a denim jacket into your spring wardrobe is incredibly easy and you'll soon realize it really goes with everything!

Here are a few easy ways to style this iconic Spring Capsule Staple!

With Leggings: Nothing says ease like a classic denim jacket thrown on over leggings and a tunic. The structure of the jacket adds shape to the body without being too conforming, and creates the illusion that you put a little more thought into this casual outfit! It also adds warmth on those chilly mornings and can be tied around the waist for more coverage if needed!

Over athleisure wear: Similarly to pairing your denim jacket with leggings, topping off your athleisure look with this classic, gives your outfit a little more sophistication. You may be running errands instead of running at the gym, but now you look cool and put together while doing it! This is a great time to try a cropped denim jacket, or one with more fade/distressing - depending on your personal style! Don't forget to accessorize!

Dresses & Skirts: Nothing says spring like a flowy and flirty dress or skirt! Unfortunately, due to the fact that Ohio doesn't really have spring until April - a sundress isn't always the most appropriate outfit...until I grab my trusty denim jacket! Styling your favorite sundress, pencil skirt, or maxi with a structured denim jacket does so many wonderful things for you, including creating shape and curves!! The layering of a jacket also creates visual interest, dimension, and coverage for your upper-body if that's something you want or need. Lastly, the addition of a denim jacket is the perfect way to make an outfit a little more casual and fun, this is especially true for workwear or date-nights!

Regardless of your general style, age, or geographic location - adding a denim jacket to your spring wardrobe is a no-brainer! It is sure to be a piece that you can mix and match into multiple outfits and will transition you into spring with ease!

Check back next week for pt 2 of our newest blog series, Spring Capsule Staples!

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