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Spring Style Neutrals

Warmer spring weather is finally here and with that I start to get excited for all spring fashion trends that follows. This year neutrals are playing a huge part in the spring trends and what I'm loving about that is that these tones are working perfectly with my dream capsule wardrobe colour palette (see that post here). Lots of tan, camel and beige are paired with white, black, cream and pale blue for the perfect look that is fashion forward and fresh.  Some items I'm loving this season is light wash slim and straight fit jeans, blue linen shirts, cream sweaters and camel leather square-toed mules. I've pulled a few photos from my Pinterest style page that perfectly depict this year's spring neutral fashion trends and linked some similar items below so that you can start to create your own neutral spring wardrobe for 2021. 


Fall Capsule Wardrobe Colour Palette 1

I've always admired capsule wardrobes and dreamed of purging my closet down to just the essentials with a specific colour palette and create various of outfit options from just 30 to 50 items. As we continue to live life in the midst of a pandemic many of us have realized that we actually need less and we have reevaluated what is most important to us. We may want all the options when it comes to fashion but honestly what do we really need? With this in mind, and the change in the season, this is actually the perfect time to clean out our closets, donate, toss or sell items that we no longer wear or need and focus on creating a wardrobe built on timeless, well made pieces that can be mixed and matched and fit with our lifestyle. 

The best place to start to create the capsule wardrobe of your dreams is to begin with your perfect colour palette. Chose 7 or 8 colours that work well together AND truly flatter you. No sense in picking a colour that may seem popular or appropriate for the season but does not look good on you. I picked 7 colours for my fall capsule wardrobe that I believe flatter my skin tone and can be combined to create nearly endless colour combinations. My chosen colours are: camel, black, grey, ivory, navy, blush pink and beige. You might not think pink is a fall colour but when it is paired with the right colour combinations it fits right in to the season (and it is probably the most flattering colour on me, so it made the cut). The other shades in my fall capsule wardrobe are very neutral and can actually work from season to season. If you are going to invest in quality pieces that will last you for years I recommend choosing neutral colours that won't go out of fashion quickly. 

I've created three-colour combinations below using my fall colour palette to show how picking the right colours that work well together can create nearly endless options when putting together an outfit from your wardrobe capsule.  

If you are not sure which colours to pick for your capsule wardrobe colour palette, I recommend finding inspiration on Pinterest and Instagram.  There are so many fabulous outfit ideas on Pinterest within my chosen colour palette and I added some of those ideas below. Just layer the colour combinations to create the perfect fall outfit!  

Fall Wardrobe Capsule Colour Inspiration
Source: Pinterest

So the first step is complete and next I will need to decide which pieces will fit into my capsule wardrobe. Some items from my closet will already work well and some items will need to be purchased. Building a capsule wardrobe doesn't happen overnight, especially when investing in quality pieces. But once you have the core items in your wardrobe getting ready in the morning will be a pleasure and you will always feel confident in your outfit. 

Next up... the core pieces that make up the perfect fall capsule wardrobe. Stay tuned!

Deanna xo


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The basket bag was a fashion trend that was everywhere last year and it's an accessory that is already gaining even more popularity this coming spring/summer season! A basket bag adds a touch of chic to any outfit, whether you prefer boho, feminine or preppy fashion. They come in all shapes & sizes, are often made from rattan, raffia, straw and other natural materials, and they are available at many price points.  Zara has jumped on the trend with this cute raffia basket bag with short handle, this large half circle straw tote with wooden handles and this small raffia basket bag accented with a polka dot scarf. My favourite style is the small round rattan basket bag with long, over the shoulder strap, like this one from Free People. I've found more basket bag styles at affordable prices that you can shop for now and will be the perfect accent to your favourite outfits this spring and summer!

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