12 piece spring capsule

Twelve pieces fifteen ways…  a lil’ spring capsule wardrobe I put together for Instagram as part of my ongoing partnership with Buchanan Galleries.

Having lived for almost six months at my Mum’s, since work began on our own place, I can confirm that it is absolutely feasible, and in fact simpler, to work with a capsule.  The trick is choosing the hard workers, the pieces that go the distance and can be styled multiple ways…


THE TRENCH is my favourite of all perhaps because it works through three of our Scottish seasons and this one from Mango is showerproof too.

THE PASTEL SUIT was a surprise for me – I did some spring capsule research and had a wide leg suit on my list but did not really see it working…  until I tried on this one and then I just got it.

THE BLACK TANK and THE BRETON top are staples, the end.

THE RIBCAGE JEANS live up to the hype, truly they do.  High waist, flattering cut, wide leg (but not too wide) and the perfect ankle length for heels or flats without any worries about soggy hems on rainy days – these cult Levi’s jeans have earnt a spot on my wish list.

THE ‘NICE’ TOP has her place because I always feel there is a need for that one top you can reach for again and again when a nice lunch invite pops up or a sunny day surprises you or drinks with the girls demand a ‘nice’ top.  This one from Ted Baker has the most beautiful tie detail to the back and the colour pairs perfectly with, actually, everything else.

THE DENIM DRESS is a twist on the skirt trend but I think it is important to have one dress in your armoury and this one from Phase Eight works for smart and casual occasions.

THE SATIN MIDI SKIRT teams perfectly with the peachy top and could even work as a wedding guest look (’tis almost the season) but it is quite at home with sneakers and a tee.  I just love the colour of this one.

THE EASY WEAR SANDAL goes with everything, lengthens the leg and has an easy walk heel.

THE SNEAKERS that absolutely stole my heart – I wear these babies all…  the…  time.  They are super comfortable, chic and seem to work with almost everything I own.  Consider me a 327 convert.  I know they sell out fast but I can confirm that Schuh have an excellent selection.

THE STATEMENT BAG brings a bit of fun to every look.  Honestly I have had my eye on these Radley book bags (which undeniably are inspired by the Olympia Le Tan version but at a more attainable price) for quite a few seasons now…  and I am very happy to welcome this one to my wardrobe.  The colours are great for spring and she is a real talking point.


Scroll down to see how I styled the pieces a few different ways.  You might find, as I did, that you have most of these pieces in your wardrobe already just waiting to pop out for spring – I guess it is time for me to brave the muddy driveway and the dusty house and dig some of my spring favourites out from the back of the wardrobe…  looks like the builders are running behind schedule and we are going to be living with mum for just a little bit longer…

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khaki trench – Mango
yellow linen blazer – Next

yellow linen trousers – Next
ribcage jeans – Levi’s

breton top – John Lewis
peach bow back top – Ted Baker
black racer tank – Next

denim dress – Phase Eight
satin skirt – Mint Velvet

tan mules – Jones
New Balance 327 sneakers – Schuh

book bag – Radley


1 Comment

  1. David McVey
    17 Aug / 12:42 pm

    What a fantastic collection of spring essentials! The concept of a capsule wardrobe has always intrigued me, and these 12 pieces are spot on. The blend of versatile pieces that can be mixed and matched is a brilliant idea. I’m particularly drawn to the floral blouse and the light trench coat – perfect for those transitional weather days. Can’t wait to revamp my wardrobe with some inspiration from this post! ✨

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