I recently ordered two items from JCrew -- both pricey: cropped high-waisted jeans, and a pinstripe jacket. Keeping either or both of them would have meant forgoing other shopping for some time, so today I decided to do the right thing: actually build my spring/summer travel wardrobe capsule to see if I can afford these items. And the answer? No. I don't need those jeans (my recent Uniqlo jean purchase was perfect, and I don't love how these fit, and they are expensive) and the pinstripe jacket, while wonderful, is not where my workwear need is. So both expensive items are going back, allowing me to add to my workwear wardrobe as needed.

My spring/summer travel workwear wardrobe is small -- most of it is laying on my bed below:

3 pairs of trousers (long black, long navy pinstripe, cropped navy -- plus a pair of cropped b/w houndstooth I am unsure about)
not here, but I can wear my JBrand bootcuts also in some cases
3 jackets (navy Reiss, grey BR, navy/white JCrew -- plus a black BR that I don't wear)
2 dresses that I should wear more (black sheath bought recently for a funeral, blue/olive print JCrew)
5 long sleeve button downs (white, navy, 2 light blue, lt blue print silk)
1 short sleeve top (white scuba peplum)
4 sleeveless (b&w print, grey, navy/citron print, white/grey print that I am unsure of)
3 pairs of heels (grey cage sandals, black open-toe booties, wine okalas -- but calf-hair, so only spring)
2 pairs of flats (black D'orsay, black and white print fabric pointy-toe)

I think I need:
1 light pair of pants
2-3 more tops, preferably short sleeve -- what color?????
1 pair of shoes -- colored block-heeled sandals?

I also have a VC striped skirt which I may wear more this spring. I have a love/hate relationship with it as I tend to be more tailored.

I would love to hear comments on these outfits, suggestions for outfits, suggestions for additions, etc. Thank you!

ETA: Angie made some great suggestions for additions, and I have added some Finds below. Let me know if you like any of them.

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