With the new season ahead, it's time to Spring clean my wardrobe.
Step 1: I get rid of anything that I haven't worn in the past 12 months. If I haven't worn a piece in a year, there is a good chance I will never wear it again.
Step 2: I check my basics. My budget can only afford so many pieces per month, so now I need to choose carefully what to invest in.
No need to buy that fancy dress for a wedding happening in 6 months, I will have changed my mind 10 times by then! I need pieces that I can wear now, either as they are or layered and that I know will follow me all season.
The keyword here is versatile, which translates in Volange language as "dress up" and "dress down".
In my Spring essentials, I will include:
My very first item is a pair of denim. I live in my jeans, if I had to choose one piece, that would be it. Denims are great as you can wear them with any shoes from slides to pumps and any tops from white T to fancy blouse.
I also need a fresh pair of white pants. Whether they are chinos, jeans or pants, the white bottoms are a must, especially when the sun shows up. It is so nice to pair your crisp white pants with the right top depending on the occasion.
The white t-shirt: a must have! It is so versatile that it will work with every bottom and every style: beach relax with cut-off jeans, smart casual with black tailored pants, lunch vibe paired with a floral skirt...
The T-shirts with stripes: Not only do they look good but again, they instantly go from smart to trendy once paired with the right bottom.
The neutral camisole: black, white or both. I will layer it with my woolens and as the temp goes up, I will wear it as it is. It is also my go-to piece when I need to dress up but don't feel like it.
The new white shirt: I know I already have a few of them, but having that fresh crisp white one will make me feel like a million dollars in my next meeting.
Because it's still a bit fresh, I need to layer for now. My white cardigan is perfect for that, I can use it indoor/outdoor and it will go well with everything I have in my capsule.
A black cross-body is a must have. It obviously works with everything above and everything else not mentioned here. If you dont already have one, what are you waiting for?