Minimalist Spring Capsule Wardrobe 2022

This blog post may contain affiliate links. I may earn a small commission for any purchases made through these links. Click here for the disclosure statement.

Row 1: Trench / Blazer / Sweater / Shirt

Row 2: Cardigan / Sweater / T-Shirt / Tank

Row 3: Jeans / White Jeans / Pants / Skirt / Belt

Row 4: Earrings / Scarf / Small Bag / Hat (similar)

Row 5: Heels / Flats / Sneakers / Sunglasses

If you’re preparing your closet for spring but don’t know what seasonal staples to invest in, then look no further. In this post I’m sharing my minimalist spring capsule wardrobe 2022 inspired by Scandi style and chic, timeless fashion. If your dream wardrobe consists of anything from Filippa K or House of Dagmar, then this spring capsule wardrobe will hopefully inspire you as you build your spring capsule wardrobe.

Along with my must-have minimalist clothing items for spring, I’m also sharing over 30 outfit ideas that you can create using the suggested pieces. You’ll find everything from tailored trousers and practical pullovers to elegant flats and casual jeans on my minimalist spring capsule checklist. Use this checklist to help you put together endless outfits combinations that look simple, yet chic. 

For more minimalist capsule wardrobe ideas, check out these posts: 

Color Palette

This minimalist spring capsule wardrobe features several pieces in black and white that work as versatile basics. Camel and cream colors are incorporated to create a timeless color palette that allows for some variation.

Capsule Pieces

Shoes + Accessories

  • Belt

  • Sunglasses

  • Hoop earrings

  • Silk scarf

  • Shoulder bag

  • Baseball hat

  • Heeled sandals

  • Ballet flats

  • Sneakers

Clothing

  • Trench coat

  • Black blazer

  • Knit cardigan

  • Striped sweater

  • Solid sweater

  • White shirt

  • White t-shirt

  • Tank top

  • Blue jeans

  • White jeans

  • Black pants

  • Skirt

Outerwear

Trench Coat

A long trench coat is a classic wardrobe staple that will serve you season after season. It’s super practical for cooler spring days when you need some extra warmth without the bulky layers. Although a trench works great in most wardrobes, it will definitely serve you in your timeless, minimalist closet.

Black Blazer

Almost every Scandi fashion girl has a smart and chic black blazer in her closet. Wear it over almost any outfit to keep you warm when it’s chilly outdoors. When choosing a blazer for your spring capsule wardrobe, opt for a lightweight version in a neutral color. Arket makes one of my favorite blazers in an oversized style that you can wear year-round.

Tops

Knit Cardigan

A casual knit cardigan is an incredibly versatile spring essential that you can wear with almost any outfit. It’s the perfect layering piece too; try it over a basic t-shirt on a warmer spring day or under a blazer or trench when it’s cooler outside. If you want to get the most wear out of your cardigan, choose a simple color like cream, white or black. You can also find several options with bold buttons, striped patterns and other unique styles.

Striped Sweater

The spring and summer seasons are the ideal time to sport anything with stripes. A striped sweater is a practical piece to add to your closet. Wear it with tailored trousers and ballet flats for a chic work look or with jeans and sneakers for an easy everyday look.

Solid Color Sweater

Another must-have sweater for spring is a solid color sweater. It’s a super practical item to add to your minimalist capsule wardrobe that you’ll appreciate season after season. You can wear it on its own or tie it around your shoulders for a preppier look. Either way, you’ll be thankful to add this capsule piece to your closet. 

White Shirt

If you don’t already own this wardrobe basic, now is the time to add one to your closet. A classic white button-up shirt is the perfect layering piece that adds a crisp finish to any outfit. Wear it underneath a sweater, layer it over a tank top, or pair it with some trousers for work. The outfit options are endless with this minimalist wardrobe must-have.

White T-Shirt

Another year-round wardrobe basic is a plain white t-shirt. It’s especially useful during the spring months when the weather is variable. Wear it with almost anything to create a comfortable, casual look. There are several different styles of white t-shirts, but my favorite is a slightly oversized crew-neck version in cotton like this one from Mango.

Tank Top

It might not be warm enough to sport sleeveless tops quite yet, but a basic tank top is one minimalist capsule wardrobe essential that is helpful for layering during spring. You can find a range of tanks with square necklines, ribbed detailing and cutaway styles. If you’re not sure what to choose, a classic cotton tank top is the way to go.

Bottoms

Blue Jeans

Blue jeans are a must-have for curating an effortlessly cool wardrobe. Straight leg jeans are one of the most timeless styles worn by so many Scandi fashion girls. The Favourite Cut jeans from & Other Stories are one of my favorites because they’re high waisted, elegantly slim and incredibly comfortable.

White Jeans

If your minimalist capsule wardrobe is feeling a little dark, brighten it up with a pair of crisp white jeans. They make a stylish, yet practical addition to your spring closet. You can wear them with any black top for a bold contrasted look or try them with a white top for a super chic monochromatic outfit.

Black Pants

Although black is not the most “spring” color, it’s one of my favorite shades to wear year-round. It’s also an easy color to sport when you have a minimalist capsule wardrobe, so why not add a pair of black pants to your spring closet? Wear them with a black blazer, white t-shirt, and heeled sandals for a sophisticated work outfit or with a knit cardigan and sneakers for a casual everyday ensemble.

Skirt

On warmer spring days, a mini skirt is a great option to have in your minimalist capsule wardrobe. Even when the weather is cooler, you can easily wear it with tights. It looks incredibly chic with a knit cardigan and ballet flats or a white button-up shirt and block heels. Although I chose a black skirt for this wardrobe, you can opt for one in white, tan or another neutral color.

Shoes

Heeled Sandals

Worn by almost every French fashion girl, a pair of heeled ankle boots are a must-have shoe to transition your wardrobe during the spring months. They’re perfect for cooler days when you want to keep your feet warm without resorting to your chunky winter boots. If you aren’t a fan of heels, opt for a preppy loafer or a ballet flat.

Ballet Flats

A pair of heeled sandals is a must-have shoe for spring, especially as you transition your closet for summer. They easily dress up a casual outfit, which makes them super practical in this capsule wardrobe. Although I love an open-toe version, you can also find closed-toe options like these stylish leather day heels from Everlane.

Sneakers

Another capsule wardrobe essential is a pair of comfortable sneakers. They’re perfect for everyday whether you’re on-the-go or just relaxing at home. For your minimalist spring capsule wardrobe, consider picking up a pair of sneakers from sporty brands like New Balance and adidas or in canvas styles from Veja and Converse. When in doubt, opt for a pair of classic white sneakers. They’re one of the most versatile shoe options.

Accessories

Belt

A belt is not only practical, but it can also help you elevate any look. Try a simple buckle belt in black, tan, or white to add a sophisticated touch to your ensemble. You can wear it with almost any pair of pants or wrap it around a blazer to accentuate your figure. Don’t underestimate the power of accessories to upgrade your spring outfits. 

Sunglasses

Another chic accessory to your spring capsule wardrobe is a pair of sunglasses. Try out different shapes, sizes and colors to find a pair that works best with your facial features and your wardrobe. You’ll see most minimalist Scandi fashion girls sporting black sunnies because they match with most of their neutral looks. 

Hoop Earrings

Keep it minimal when it comes to jewelry. A pair of basic hoop earrings are an effortless way to accessorize without overdoing your look. If you want to learn more about building a simple jewelry collection, check out my post on how to curate your own jewelry capsule

Silk Scarf

A silk scarf is a versatile wardrobe must-have that will add interest to any spring look. Tie it around your bag, your hair, or your neck; there are so many unique ways to utilize this simple accessory. If you want to keep your wardrobe very minimalist, then choose a scarf in black, white or tan, but if you want to add some color to your wardrobe, a scarf is an easy, affordable way to do so.

Shoulder Bag

Save the basket bags for the summer; shoulder bags are the perfect minimalist accessory for spring. If you want to get the most wear out of your bag, choose a simple color like cream, brown or black.

Baseball Cap

Add a sporty touch to your minimalist spring wardrobe with a baseball cap. I’ve seen so many fashion girls wearing these caps with super chic outfits for effortlessly cool style. You can find basic caps in solid colors or with athletic logos. 

Outfit Ideas

Knit Cardigan

 
 

Striped Sweater

 
 

Solid Sweater

 
 

White Shirt

 
 

White T-Shirt

 
 

Tank Top

 
 

Thanks for reading! Which outfit is your favorite?

Previous
Previous

50+ French Girl Finds on Amazon

Next
Next

How to Decorate Your Apartment Like a Parisian