Colorful & Affordable: The Capsule Wardrobe You Need for Spring

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Spring is right around the corner. I don’t know about you, but I need a little color. I need a simple way to brighten up my wardrobe without having to think too much about what goes with what (a typical problem for those of us who tend to wear ALL black ALL day). A capsule wardrobe is an easy way to create foolproof combinations that make getting ready (not to mention packing!) a breeze. But if I’m being realistic here (boo)…it’s also got to be affordable. So when JCPenney reached out, asking our thoughts on their Spring line, I dove right in.  They’re quickly becoming one of my favorite places to go when I need a little wardrobe refresh.

ps. Every single one of the pieces I chose are now on sale!

How to Build a Spring Capsule Wardrobe

I started with a couple pairs of jeans (they’re at the core of any good capsule wardrobe, right?) in lighter washes and on-trend silhouettes. I added a pretty patterned blouse, a bright top, and a denim-colored blue button down for a monochromatic look. To keep it easy, the bag and and sandals are nude and I added an oversized denim jacket to layer over everything. I finished by adding some fun pieces (like oversized sunglasses, statement earrings, and bright sandals) that can be mixed and matched to change up the looks.

The secret to easy outfit-making — building a capsule wardrobe! I'm eyeing bright, affordable outfit ideas from JCPenney to wear with my fav jeans.

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1/ sunglasses: I love the cat-eye shape and the rose-gold mirrored lenses.

2/ feather earrings: Nothing quite says statement like feathers.

3/ bag: The color goes with everything and it’s big enough to hold diapers, wipes and even a change of outfit for your little guy — and the front pocket is the perfect size for your phone!

4/ blue sandals: These come in a ton of colors, and I love the cork heel detail — you seriously can’t beat the price of these!

5/ nude sandal: The same shoe as the blue ones, but in a perfect neutral color.

6/ striped top: A super-lightweight top that’s perfect for Spring and Summer — with nursing-friendly functional buttons.

7/ high-waisted jeans: Wide-leg jeans that are comfy and flattering, these run fairly tts (but you could probably go down a size if you have a smaller waist/bigger butt). May be short on taller girls.

8/ yellow button top: Also in stripes and other solid colors. I love how soft this top is.

9/ kick crop jeans: Run tts, but may be a bit short on taller girls (I’m 5’4″ and didn’t need to trim them!).

10/ knot front top: Also in a pretty pastel pink, white and black. The back of this shirt is stretchy for comfort.

11/ denim jacket: Pretty much my favorite denim jacket of all time . . . oversized without being huge, and goes with everything.

 

Outfit Idea One: High-Rise Wide-Leg Jeans & A Patterned Blouse

Wide-leg jeans can be hard to wear, but these come up high enough to define the waist and look more flattering on curves. I knotted the blouse right above the jeans to give the outfit more shape and highlight the waist without showing too much skin. (The top is nursing-friendly!)

The secret to easy outfit-making — building a capsule wardrobe! I'm eyeing bright, affordable outfit ideas from JCPenney to wear with my fav jeans. The secret to easy outfit-making — building a capsule wardrobe! I'm eyeing bright, affordable outfit ideas from JCPenney to wear with my fav jeans. The secret to easy outfit-making — building a capsule wardrobe! I'm eyeing bright, affordable outfit ideas from JCPenney to wear with my fav jeans. The secret to easy outfit-making — building a capsule wardrobe! I'm eyeing bright, affordable outfit ideas from JCPenney to wear with my fav jeans.

top (xs) | jeans (size 7) | bag | shoes | sunglasses | jacket (xs) | earrings

Outfit Idea Two: Jeans & A Bright Top

I’m loving bright yellow right now so this top was an easy choice. The buttons aren’t actually functional, so it’s not necessarily nursing-friendly, but I love the tie detail and how soft and comfy this top is. Adding blue shoes and feather earrings made the whole outfit a little more playful.

The secret to easy outfit-making — building a capsule wardrobe! I'm eyeing bright, affordable outfit ideas from JCPenney to wear with my fav jeans. The secret to easy outfit-making — building a capsule wardrobe! I'm eyeing bright, affordable outfit ideas from JCPenney to wear with my fav jeans. The secret to easy outfit-making — building a capsule wardrobe! I'm eyeing bright, affordable outfit ideas from JCPenney to wear with my fav jeans. The secret to easy outfit-making — building a capsule wardrobe! I'm eyeing bright, affordable outfit ideas from JCPenney to wear with my fav jeans.

 earrings | top (xs) | jeans (6) | bag | shoes

Outfit Three: Denim Monochromatic

Monochromatic looks are my favorite. I love that this denim on denim look isn’t too matchy-matchy, but all fits together. (Long live the Canadian Tuxedo!) I can leave the top of the shirt unbuttoned for a sexier look, and love that this outfit is also nursing-friendly.

The secret to easy outfit-making — building a capsule wardrobe! I'm eyeing bright, affordable outfit ideas from JCPenney to wear with my fav jeans. The secret to easy outfit-making — building a capsule wardrobe! I'm eyeing bright, affordable outfit ideas from JCPenney to wear with my fav jeans. The secret to easy outfit-making — building a capsule wardrobe! I'm eyeing bright, affordable outfit ideas from JCPenney to wear with my fav jeans. The secret to easy outfit-making — building a capsule wardrobe! I'm eyeing bright, affordable outfit ideas from JCPenney to wear with my fav jeans.The secret to easy outfit-making — building a capsule wardrobe! I'm eyeing bright, affordable outfit ideas from JCPenney to wear with my fav jeans.

denim jacket (xs) | top (xs) | jeans (6) | sandals | bagearrings

 

Shop My Colorful & Affordable JCP Spring Capsule Wardrobe

 

XOXO,
Scotti

photo credits: Redfield Photo

A huge thank you to JCPenney for sponsoring this post!! I love being able to find stylish and affordable pieces to keep my wardrobe on-trend without breaking the bank. As always, all product choices, thoughts, and opinions are my own. And readers, thank you for your continued support. It doesn’t go unnoticed, and is so very much appreciated!

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