It often seems that pulling together a super dressy outfit can be much easier than putting together a chic and casual look. As we’ve mentioned continuously on this site, it’s those moments when we have too much going on in our closets that we often think “I have nothing to wear!”

It’s almost as if the more items you have in your closet, the more challenging it is to find something to wear.

Before you head out to your local department store or boutique to pick up separate pieces that might wind up in the back of your closet, try shopping your own closet.

We’ve been discussing the capsule approach in quite a few articles (we took a dressy approach to shopping your own closet here and are starting a new series on how to develop a capsule wardrobe for your body shape).

Briefly, the capsule approach allows you to bring together different items from your closet that all coordinate with one another and create endless styling options. Let’s put one together now using items you already own (I challenge you to peek way into all the nooks and crannies of your closet).

Read our ultimate guide to creating a capsule wardrobe that works best for you.

Tops

casual spring tops striped chambray | 40plusstyle.com

Bottoms

casual spring outfits jeans khakis | 40plusstyle.com

Jackets and dress

casual spring jackets dress | 40plusstyle.com

Accessories

casual spring accessories flats carryall boots | 40plusstyle.com

As you can see, you ,most likely already own the foundational pieces of a quality casual capsule wardrobe for spring. The pieces we have chosen coordinate very well and allow us to have quite a few options without being too overwhelmed by one item that requires an entire shopping excursion.

Once you have your basics together, you can give in to seasonal trends or those one off items you’ve been desiring. They can serve as highlights to your looks, or add a completely different spin you would usually not go for. The trick here, is to select 3-5 new pieces (fewer items to purchase means you can invest in high quality items).

Here are five new pieces we added to our closet

White pants | 40plusstyle.com

Here are nine outfits we put together using the pieces above

Casual Wardrobe Looks | 40plusstyle.com

What is your casual go-to look?

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How To Create And Update Your Casual Wardrobe For Spring | 40plusstyle.com

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