A capsule wardrobe is important because it maximizes the number of looks you can create with a highly curated collection of clothing and accessories that are meant to be easily interchangeable. By having a capsule wardrobe, you can save time, money, and energy by shopping only once a season. Plus, it helps you avoid spending money on frivolous items that can add up quickly. Not only does having a capsule wardrobe help you define and understand your style more, but it also alleviates the stress that comes with adapting to changing weather, social events, and seasonal trends. So read on below for some of our favorites from our Zara spring capsule wardrobe 2023!
The Elements of a capsule wardrobe
The concept of a capsule wardrobe is simple: it’s a set of items you can mix and match to create different looks. The key elements you should invest in as you build your capsule wardrobe start with a great-fitting pair of jeans, a chic carryall, a practical flat, the perfect blazer, and a button-up blouse. This concept is based on the idea that having fewer pieces allows for more flexibility and creativity when putting together outfits. Some of the chicest people that I know have a dialed-in and edited capsule wardrobe. Basically, having fewer options to play with will encourage you to get more creative with the special pieces that you do have.
The key elements of a capsule wardrobe are pieces of clothing and accessories that can be easily mixed and matched to create a variety of outfits for different occasions.
Playing with the seasons while working within a capsule wardrobe can be fun and easy.
Add some color:
Spring is all about bright and vibrant colors. Incorporate some colorful pieces into your capsule wardrobes such as a bright floral dress or a pastel-colored blouse. I am personally loving my hot pink jeans as my new spring staple from Zara. Or, switch up your everyday blazer with a pastel one to incorporate some spring into your basic capsule collection. Plus, adding in some pops of color via accessories is also an easy way to update.
As the weather warms up, you may need to shed some of your heavier layers. For example, lightweight pieces such as a denim jacket or a cardigan can be easily layered over other items. We really love the denim blazer, it is super versatile and will last you through the Fall.
Swap out boots for sandals:
As the weather gets warmer, swap out your boots for a comfortable sandal or a fun sneaker in a spring color story. This will add a touch of lightness to your outfits and make them more seasonally appropriate.
Bring in some prints:
Spring is the perfect time to experiment with prints such as floral or polka dots. Look for pieces that have a small print or a subtle pattern that can be easily paired with other items in your wardrobe. Also, adding a pretty print blouse can effortlessly Spring-ify any capsule wardrobe.
Spring is the perfect time to add some fun accessories to your wardrobes such as a colorful scarf or a statement necklace. These items can add a pop of color or texture to your outfits without taking up too much space.
Remember, the key to incorporating the spring season into your capsule wardrobe is to keep it simple. Try to choose items that can be easily mixed and matched with other pieces in your wardrobe. I’ve added all of my Zara recommendations to update your capsule wardrobe for Spring in our shared Favorites Album on the Zara site. You can access our favorites by following this link ZARA SPRING CAPSULE WARDROBE and signing into your account to access my picks!
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For more of our favorite Spring fashion favorites, check out our blog post here!
Today we’re discussing the power of building connections after 50 and how I manage to stay active at 70!
As we age, making new connections and friends can be a challenge, especially if you are moving to a new area. I have moved so much during my life that I know just how that feels. You can read a bit more about that here!
As I have gotten older I see social circles that may be dwindling and an energy level that has done that as well. At 70, and having moved to a new area, I know all too well the challenges that present themselves on both fronts.
When I was 65 I ended a large building project and I was faced with the problem of what to do. Without a raison d’être I was rudderless and bored. We all need to stay active and involved to be healthy in body and soul.
That’s when I started my journey into Social Media and discovered all the challenges and benefits it has brought me.
Making Friends with the Younger Generation
I love youthful energy and all the excitement it brings and I feel a real connection with the women of all ages I have met. They are genuinely interested in what I have to say and I am interested in the challenges they are facing.
Don’t discount the impact you could have by sharing your experiences. Shedding a light on a path you may have taken is a gift you should give freely. We all have that time when we have thought “if only I had known”.
There are many ways to make friends with the younger generation, even after 60.
Decide what gives you joy at this point in your life and look for people and groups that inspire you.
Joining a group is one of the easiest and best ways to make meaningful connections, this will help ensure that you meet like-minded individuals who share your passions and values.
You can also look for groups online if there are not any physical ones near you.
Where Can You Go to Make New Connections?
In-person events and conferences can be great places to make new connections. Whether these events focus on business networking or simply meeting new people, they provide the perfect opportunity to introduce yourself and start conversations with strangers who could become future friends or colleagues. Don’t be afraid to strike up conversations with people you don’t know. They are probably shyer than you are. Take that first step. It’s empowering.
If you live in a remote area why not take advantage of online learning? There are many websites offering classes in everything from art to history to computer programming. (I definitely need one of those). Taking an online course allows you to connect with other students who share your interests and goals. Plus, it’s always nice to have someone holding you accountable while you learn something new!
Making new friends after 60 can seem daunting but it doesn’t have to be! There are plenty of opportunities available for those looking for meaningful connections with others of all ages. So join me in making friends with the younger generation.
Don’t talk yourself into complacency. Get out there and make things happen for yourself!
The difference between Success and Failure is Action!
Spring is in the air and you can feel it. There is fresh new life everywhere! From budding flowers to baby showers there’s a reason to celebrate the new season wherever you look. With this next chapter comes a fresh look at Spring style. So today we’re sharing 5 inspired Easter Outfit tips for the weekend!
Spring is the perfect time to let go of heavy darker winter clothes and enjoy the sunshine. It’s also a great season to experiment with fashion trends—even if you’re not sure how they will look on you.
We’ll be incorporating more vibrant pops of color into our wardrobes this spring and summer. And as the temperatures start to rise a little bit, adding whites, pastels, and flowers feels so right.
That’s why I’m loving these outfits: they’re classic, and fresh so you can go out and enjoy the springtime in style.
So here are 5 inspired Easter outfit tips for the weekend to get freshened up for spring:
If you haven’t already, it’s time to pack away your heavy darker fall colors. We talk more about clearing out your closet for spring on our blog The Power of Small Changes in Your Life. I am loving the lighter colored tweed jackets, denim blazers and pastel motorcycle jackets right now for when we need to cover up.
Experiment with colors that are in the same color family (so if you wear red, go for pink or orange). You can also try playing with complementary colors on the color wheel for an unexpected color balance.
Show a little skin – with the winter that we’ve had across the country, it’s nice to finally get some Sun on our skin! Getting a little vitamin D will help with your confidence as the weather gets warmer.