20 Pieces 20 Outfits - Spring Edition

20-Piece Capsule Wardrobe for Spring
20-Piece Capsule Wardrobe for Spring

Three days into the official spring season 2014 it's definitely time for another edition of the 20 pieces 20 outfits series! If you are a new reader, here's a quick recap of what the series is all about:

To give you a better idea of how all of the different tools and techniques on INTO MIND could be used together to create a complete wardrobe, at the beginning of each season I'll be showing you a stand-alone 20-piece wardrobe, plus 20 sample outfits and my reasoning behind the wardrobe's structure and style concept. If you want to see the last 20/20 edition, click here.


concept

This time around I focused on a warmer colour spectrum with lots of peachy shades and a warm nude as the main neutral. At least here in Europe spring is easily the most fickle season weather-wise, so I tried to create a wardrobe that caters to a wide range of temperatures, with several different sleeve lengths and item categories that can be layered. As for the structure, I once again stuck to my regular formula of four pairs of shoes and slightly more tops than bottoms. As opposed to patterns and embellishments (which were prominent elements in the winter edition), I chose a greater range of shapes and cuts to add variety to the set.

Here's the colour palette and list of elements I worked from:

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colour palette

Colour Palette for Spring Wardrobe
Colour Palette for Spring Wardrobe

elements

Light spring palette. Shades of peach. Lightweight, fluid materials. Boxy, structured jackets. Bright solids. Lots of white. Bare ankles. Shorts. Clean silhouettes. Wedges. Statement footwear. Knee-length daytime dresses. Gold dainty jewellery.


outfits

Here are my twenty favourite outfits that can be created with our twenty pieces:

20 Outfits with 20 Pieces
20 Outfits with 20 Pieces

Where to find the above items

Jackets: Whistles (neutral), French Connection (nude pink). Dresses: Mango (white), Topshop (nude playsuit), Sea (grey)/similar here. Shorts: L'Agence (nude), Rag & Bone (white). Trousers:French Connection (pink), French Connection (grey), Paige (white). Shoes: J.Crew (nude wedge espadrilles), J.Crew (gold wedges), Schutz (salmon pumps), Superga (pink). Longsleeve tops:Equipment (white shirt), J.Crew (peach). T-shirts: French Connection (white/peach), J.Crew (grey). Sleeveless tops: J.Crew (nude cami),Mango (striped).