Working on my Spring Capsule Wardrobe

March 9, 2020

I’ve been working on my spring capsule wardrobe. I decided to build the collection around black and white, such a favorite combination, especially for spring. Plus the palette leaves the door open for fun pops of color here and there as well!


spring capsule wardrobe for women over 40


The New Pieces

INC Curvy Fit Skinny Jeans 

I’ve been on the lookout for a brand that carries curvy jeans that won’t break the bank. I used to love Old Navy curvy jeans, but they’ve discontinued that fit.  (I’ve tried the new line that is suppose to look great on every body … it does NOT!),  This time around I tried INC and I’m loving their curvy fit.  These black skinny jeans are really flattering and have that perfect combination of stretchy, but not clingy. I would order one size down. Here I’m wearing a size 4 and usually I’m more of a 6 on the bottom, sometimes even an 8. (Why can’t the fashion industry standardize sizes for goodness sake?! …)  Anyway, I will return to INC next time I need jeans and try on some more styles!


Dirty Laundry Lisbon Sedona White Boots

I’ve been wanting some funky white booties and couldn’t resist this cute style for a great price.  Super comfy and easy to take care of too.  And I’m always a fan of the easy shopping experience of Zappos.


Karen Scott 3/4 Sleeve Basic Tee

I bought this tee in white, black, and red. And might go back and get another black one.  Size down for sure. I’m usually a small (sometimes a medium) and I’m wearing the XS and have plenty of room.  Anyway, this is the perfect little basic … something I used to always forget to buy!  Buying basics isn’t always sexy, but it’s the glue that holds your wardrobe together!

Have and still love … moto jacket, black and white sunglasses, leather tote:


cute spring look, edgy over 40

pear shape capsule wardrobe

The Capsule Wardrobe So Far

What do you think I need to round out my spring capsule, Dolls? Pops of color? Maybe a scarf?  I’d love to hear your suggestions!

Also on the blog lately, read my tips for dressing for a rock concert over 40 and my review of 100% Pure Cosmetics. And read about a few other spring pieces I’ve picked up so far: comfortable sandals, a linen and cotton cardigan, and a new spring skirt!

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Fun & Fashion,

Dawn Lucy


About the blog: Fashion Should Be Fun is ME talking to YOU, other middle-aged women who are over 40, but not over fashion.  We still want to look beautiful and stylish.  We still want to have fun with trends.  And we don’t need anyone giving us rules, because we’re all different. This is a place for me to share my love of fashion with you, including style ideas, tips, trends, and inspiration. I know how liking the way we look can translate into confidence and energy. I know we have so much life left to live and so much adventure ahead of us. Let’s show the world you’re never too old to have fun and be fierce


  • Reply Lise March 10, 2020 at 7:40 am

    I have also been thinking about a black and white Spring capsule with pops of color, BUT also dark blue denim. Cant do without my denim 🙂

    • Reply Dawn Lucy March 14, 2020 at 3:27 pm

      Yes to always including denim!!

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