For those of you who caught Sunday’s Talbots’ Spring new arrivals capsule wardrobe, this is the companion piece. I debated whether to run the two together in one mega-post, but decided to split them up. Last weekend, I went through Ann Taylor’s Spring new arrivals, and I’ve put together a capsule wardrobe. The name of the game is the same as it was this weekend. From 15 different items, I’ve put 5 different outfits together. The items include:
Here are the rules I tried to follow when selecting items:
Remember, I’ve only provided 5 potential outfits. The beauty of capsule wardrobes is that they can be mixed and matched in so many different ways. Sky is the limit, really. So let’s see what I came up with.
Crocodile Tote | Metro Short | Straw Clutch | Ponte Split-Neck Top | Pleat Front Top | Gingham Swing Jacket | Block Heel Sandal | Suede Mules | Straw Loafer Slides | Essential Black Shirt | Moto Jacket | Crop Pant | Chambray Paperbag Ankle Pant | Stitch Sweater | High-Rise Skinny Jeans
I absolutely love Ann Taylor’s essential shirts. So choosing one was a no-brainer. I imagine most of you have a black button-down and light wash jeans. But what really makes this outfit is the gingham coat and the suede mules. Perfect for a night out. But swap the gingham jacket for the moto one, and you’ll be living even more on the edge.
Simply Spring. That’s all I have to say about our second outfit. Loving the soft elegance of the Ponte split-neck top paired with these chambray paper bag ankle pants. Don’t like monochromatic blue? No problem. Swap the shirt for the white pleat front top, and you still maintain the essence of this outfit. The tan crocodile tote goes with all of the outfits I’ve put together—animal prints and textures are neturals!
Classic white. Cannot beat it. Here, we’ve kept the chambray paper bag ankle pant pants from above but instead paired them with the pleat front top and moto jacket. Don’t worry, the sassiness of the jacket is subdued by the block heel sandal.
I’m so loving these straw loafer slides, I had to include them. They too work with just about any of the combinations above and subdue just about any outfit you could put together from this capsule wardrobe.
This is the first outfit with shorts. Ann Taylor’s metro short is conservative enough for most of us and definitely worth considering if you’re in the market.
If you’re looking for more classic wardrobe ideas, make sure to check out our essential series:
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