This is just Part 1 of a plus size spring mini-capsule wardrobe.
Is this a capsule? Probably not. A “mini-capsule?” Um, who knows. Lol.
These are just the two “starter” outfits plus white denim versions.
But many more variations coming your way!
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As Always, a Disclaimer
Let me preface this with what I regularly say when creating a capsule: I am NOT a minimalist.
If you’re looking for a minimalist capsule, I’m not your girl.
I am an unapologetic clothes horse. Every closet in my house, plus a spare bedroom, plus half of my dining room, are full of clothes! (I need an intervention.)
So this is a collection of ‘mix and match’ outfit ideas for spring casual wear.
Look 1 Details
I was inspired to create this little mini-capsule-collection-thing while working on a list of spring essentials.
A trench coat is one of the first items on my list.
I found this perfect classic double-breasted trench and it’s on sale!
So of course it would sell out before I could even get the first post of this series up!
But don’t worry, I found some alternatives:
Plus Size Trench Coats
I included a navy striped short-sleeved sweater. I love the mitered striped on the raglan sleeves.
But any navy striped tee will also work!
Life is Short, Wear Stripes
But, if you’re unsure about stripes, please read this post “Are horizontal stripes REALLY making you look fat?,” written by Melissa at Suger Coat It.
She explains, “No, horizontal stripes won’t make you look fat. Only being fat makes you look fat. And you know what, that’s okay.”
I think Melissa does a fantastic job of breaking down this outdated “rule” regarding plus sizes and stripes.
Plus Size Ultra High Rise Straight Leg Jeans
In the first two looks, I show distressed straight-leg jeans.
Go here to read about Abercrombie’s fatphobic history if you’re interested in this controversial brand’s attempt at redemption.
A&F now offers select items in sizes up to a size 24, or a size 37 in their jeans.
Plus Size Ultra High Rise Straight Leg Jeans Sizing
The sizing is similar to J.Crew in that their jeans come by waist sizing (vanity), so check the size chart below to see which size you are.
These particular jeans come in 4 inseams: extra short (26.5″), short (28.5″), regular (30.5″), and long (32.5″).
These jeans also come in a “Curve Cut,” which as you can see from the chart above, has more room in the hips.
This cut will work better for pear shapes.
I haven’t tried any of their jeans because they don’t make my size.
But, go here for a review and more sizing information.
A Case for Distressing
For these looks, I chose distressed jeans. I hear a lot, like “a lot” a lot, of complaints about “hole-y jeans.”
And I can understand wanting to look polished and age-appropriate, I do!
But, in some cases, the distressing helps keep things from looking too “stuffy.”
Remember, that “biddy-factor” I talked about when wearing tweed?
The same applies to conservative ensembles.
Because the rest of the outfit is so classic and classy, one trendy piece, like distressed jeans, will make you look cool rather than “too old” or “too much.” Trust me!
As long as you don’t have much skin showing through any holes, you’re totally appropriate. I swear!
I thought I’d also mention the featured lipstick is my favorite.
The orange-y coral lip is “Corail Dolman” from YSL.
I layered it over a lip stain (one of my favorite ways to wear these).
I readily admit they are bougie AF and totally break the budget. But they are amazing!
They’re 65% oil and feel amazing on the lips! Not to mention they smell fantastic.
Plus, the packaging is so gorgeous that I actually bought a lipstick holder, like this one, to display them.
And I just can’t say enough great things about them!
While both are similar, they aren’t even close to the decadence of the YSL ones.
Plus Size Spring Mini-Capsule – Distressed Jeans 1
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Plus Size Spring Mini-Capsule – Distressed Jeans 2
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Looks 3 & 4 Details
In the second two looks, I swapped the blue denim for white Mom jeans.
Everything else is the same.
Plus Size Spring Mini-Capsule – White Jeans 1
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Plus Size Spring Mini-Capsule – White Jeans 2
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