Your Spring Capsule Wardrobe: 9 Pieces for Spring's Tricky Weather

Spring can have a mind of its own; some days are sunny and warm with a lovely soft breeze, while other days can be harsh, cold, and rainy. The daily (and let’s be real, sometimes hourly) change of weather patterns can make it hard to dress for the day and even harder to feel self-assured in your style choices. These 11 items will power you through this season feeling confident that you’re ready for any kind of weather spring might throw at you.

 photo via  Design Darling

photo via Design Darling

1. A classic raincoat

Investing in a quality rain jacket is so worth it. They aren’t in one season and out the next and can be one of the longest lasting elements of your wardrobe. This Topshop jacket has total Annie James from Parent Trap vibes and this packable Joules raincoat is perfect for unpredictable weather. With a hood, deep pockets, and a flattering cut, the right raincoat will not only protect you from the elements but will make you look (and feel) put together, no matter the weather.

 photo via Hunter

photo via Hunter

2. Stylish matte rain boots

A pair of classic ankle-cut rain boots are cute enough to wear even on a sunny day. Styles like these from Sam Edelman come in a variety of colors to match any style and will keep your feet dry all day long. A matte, ankle-cut style will prove to be more versatile than classic tall rain boots, especially if you’re heading into the office or want to toss them in your bag for a quick outfit change.

 photo via  S  hoshana

photo via Shoshana

3. A versatile umbrella

April showers may bring May flowers, but you still have to get through the showers and sometimes, a hood just isn’t going to do it. Having an umbrella at your disposal is critical during these rainy days of spring. Luckily, keeping an umbrella on hand isn’t too tricky when there’s so many varieties of colors, patterns, and sizes to fit your needs. A classic bubble umbrella like this one from Urban Outfitters will give you ample coverage from the rain. If you’re in the market for something that is small enough to fit in a bag so you can easily carry it around for those unexpected spring showers, consider this sunny yellow compact umbrella.

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4. A denim jacket

With the changing temperatures, it can be hard to know what kind of outerwear to put on when it can be so chilly in the mornings but warm in the afternoons. A denim jacket is perfect for spring’s tricky weather; it can be easily dressed up or down and could even fit underneath a raincoat as an extra layer of warmth. You can go with a classic number like this one from Levi’s or try a colorful twist on the classic with this H&M denim jacket that comes in white and three pastel colors.

 photo via  Alicia Tenise

photo via Alicia Tenise

5. A floral blouse

A pretty floral pattern can make the dreary weather seem so much more cheerful. This blouse from H&M is sure to brighten your day, and comes in several springy patterns to choose from.

 photo via  Gal Meets Glam

photo via Gal Meets Glam

6. A lightweight scarf

Scarves are an easy accessory that serve multiple purposes, including jazzing up a plain outfit and bringing you a little warmth on cool mornings. Old Navy has a bunch of inexpensive, lightweight scarves that come in a multitude of springy patterns.

 photo via Lace and Locks

photo via Lace and Locks

7. This sleek midi dress

A midi dress is a great spring dress option as it covers a bit more leg for those windy days. Pair with some booties, flats, or wedges for a put together look this spring. This Forever21 dress in a popping tomato red will give you confident, bold vibes and its versatility will carry you from day to night. For a different style, this Abercrombie button front midi comes in three springtime colors.

 photo via  @taza

photo via @taza

8. A straw hat

For a weekend picnic or even just walking to class, this fun, floppy straw hat from Old Navy will protect you from the mightier sun rays of spring and add an adorable flair to any outfit. A straw hat will carry you through the summer months as well for trips to the beach or pool!

 photo via Urban Outfitters

photo via Urban Outfitters

9. Geometric sunglasses

These hexagon sunglasses will add flare and function to any spring outfit. Easy enough to throw in your bag, you can grab them for when the sun finally decides to peek out from behind those clouds.

 

 photo via  Old Navy

photo via Old Navy

Bonus: a new adult lunch box

Accessories can make a huge difference in our mood throughout the day; why not treat yourself to a fresh new lunch box to bring a little joy the next time you pack lunch for school or work? This one from Old Navy comes in a lemon print that will not only keep all your food fresh and cold but will definitely not give you middle school vibes.