Spring Style – Casual Capsule

October 19, 2016

Capsule Casual Ideas

Spring has felt like it’s been a long time coming here in Perth.  The most recent set of school holidays were a real test due to the crappy weather – & that wasn’t just how to keep the kids happy indoors – it was how to stretch out the slowly waning Winter wardrobe!  I’m so tired of having to throw on a jacket to go out & shoes & socks are really getting me down!

Thankfully, it looks like we’ll be getting a little bit of sunshine at last, so I’m looking at ways I can create a capsule wardrobe that will get me through the Spring months of fairly temperamental weather!  I’ve looked to what I wore consistently over the school holidays to give me inspiration into which pieces I get the most wear out of.

Here’s twelve pieces that help me & will help you build a wardrobe of items you’ll actually wear!  Mixing & matching without a wardrobe full of pieces you never wear.  Use these as a guide & inspiration to make your basics work for you!


A Denim Jacket

A denim jacket will get you just about anywhere.  It’s perfect to wear over a tee or dress & can make a dressy outfit more casual – think a little black dinner dress with sneakers & a denim jacket – perfect for a casual lunch with the girls!  If you’re not a denim jacket kind of girl, a great blazer will work just as nicely.

Decjuba Sienna Denim Jacket $140


Long Line Cardigan

A great alternative to your denim jacket on cooler days, it will soften an outfit & keep you toasty warm!  Pick a soft colour to get you through to Summer.

Decjuba Longline Cardigan $120


The Basic Tank

A singlet, tank or cami – in black, white or grey.  Perfect for layering or dressing up with a statement necklace.

Witchery Curved Hem Tank $40

Curved Hem Tank


A cute flat as an alternative to sneakers is a great option.  I love the summery-ness of an espadrille, especially when they come in pineapple print!  But a bright ballet flat will do the job too!
La Maison de L'Espadrille 324 Ananas Noir

Jersey Skirt

I love a jersey skirt, they’re easy to dress up or down & they’re super comfy.  Get one in a staple colour like black, grey or navy.  A striped jersey pencil skirt would do the job too!

Decjuba Luxe Drawstring Skirt $70

Mini skirt


I seriously could not live without a white pair of sneakers in my wardrobe.  There’s so many on offer, you can spend $10 from Kmart, $200 on Adidas or somewhere in between – take your pick!

Decjuba Genie D-Luxe Sneaker $90



My wardrobe staple throughout the year!  Spring & Summer lends itself to lighter denim & don’t be afraid to try the distressed look!  A pair you can roll up on warmer days, a skinny leg is great to wear under dresses & long tops & the boyfriend style will keep you casual cool – it’s up to you!

Decjuba Portsea Boyfriend Jean $110


Soft Pants

A soft pant will keep you comfy & be a great jean alternative.  Drop crotch pants, jersey or a printed cotton will all work well in the cooler weather & through until the warmer months of Summer.  Versatile with sneakers, sandals or your espadrilles – the options are endless!  These Sportsgirl pants are the perfect colour of khaki to introduce into your staples wardrobe combos!

Sportsgirl Lyocell Jogger Pant $90

Activewear pants

A Basic Tee

In fact, maybe 2 or 3 basic tees, one in each colour.  I’d say white, black & grey to be safe, but a stripe is always a great option.  And if you’re a colour loving gal, throw in a block colour tee that you love.  Don’t forget a graphic tee too – there’s no such thing as too many t-shirts in a wardrobe!!

Decjuba Luxe Scoop Tee $40

T shirt

Boho Shirt

You’ll need a top different to your collection of tees.  A boho shirt is bang on trend & will work with your pants & skirt.  If boho’s not your thing, a classic white or block colour button up shirt will also work as a versatile piece in your wardrobe.

Tigerlily Bacolet Blouse $130




A pair of sandals to get you through the warm weather – choose a pair you love in a neutral shade & they’ll last you all Summer long!  These Mollini sandals are the perfect way to dress up a casual outfit & they are right on trend right now.

Styletread Mollini Navada Tan $200

Mollini Navada Tan


Printed Dress

A print dress will work with just about anything – perfect with sneakers or sandals.  Layer your tank underneath if it’s cooler with a denim jacket or cardigan.  A wrap dress like this one from Katies is perfect for just about every body type!

Katies Printed Wrap Dress $60


Wardrobe staples – do you have yours?  Do you have go-to pieces in your wardrobe that work for you right now?



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