Now that warmer weather has dawned upon us, I feel like I can pretend to be a functioning human being again, yay! In order for me to do that, I’m gonna have to look good for my big return into reality– and how, you ask, am I going to do that? A Summer capsule wardrobe!
A capsule wardrobe is essentially a collection of core items that you can mix and match in different variations over and over again to create several different outfits. The concept centers on a selection of versatile, long-lasting pieces that you absolutely love and will get the most use out of.
Just a quick disclaimer – there is no universally agreed upon number of items to have in a capsule wardrobe! I’ve seen people recommend as little as 20 items, and others as much as 50 per season!
By opting to structure your closet this way, not only are you saving yourself a lot of time getting ready in the morning, but you’re also reducing fashion waste. Choosing to invest in items that will last in your wardrobe is a statement against the culture of fast fashion. Go, you!
With guidance from organizational queen, Marie Kondo, start your capsule wardrobe by clearing out the items that no longer “spark joy” – once you’re left with items you adore, you can see what items you may need to shop! Shop some of my recommendations for your ultimate Summer capsule wardrobe
Shed the heavy layers and switch over to lighter, more breathable fabrics! Having a variety of materials and prints– that are all wearable – will give you lots of options to mix and match.
- Staple Cami Top
- Lettuce Hem Bardot Crop Top
- Zebra Print Shirt
- Cream Knitted T-shirt
- Life on Mars Bowie Tee
- Essential Ava Shirt
- Not Into You Cropped Knit
Whether you want to rock a fun summer dress look or want to layer it with some of your favourite items, you’ll be making heads turn all over the place.
- Oversized Taupe T-shirt Dress
- Chevron striped dress
- Broderie Mini Dress with Tucked Sleeves
- Black Floral Print Button Maxi Dress
- These bottoms are suitable all year round! They’re staple pieces that everybody can rock any season, and with any trend.
- Washed Black Mom Jeans
- Recycled Florence straight leg jeans
- Chord mini skirt
- Like A Lady White Trousers
Layer your outfits with any of these comfortable and trendy items to add a subtle flair and versatility to any of your looks.
You know I love a good shoe! Think of them as loyal companions – guiding you through the many strides of life.
- Nike Outburst Trainers
- Vans Old Skool Trainers
- Red Tassel Sandals
- Toawen Essential Black Sandal
- Billini Goya Heels in Mimosa Linen
- Sophie Faux Suede Heeled-Sandals
Elevate any outfit with a bag. There’s so much you can choose from! From a trusty tote, to a structured cross-body – make smart choices here, as bags, much like shoes, can last for ages.
- Paloya Soft Leather Backpack
- Matt & Nat Vegan Whilem Handbag
- Wilby Primrose Yellow Citibag
- Landwehr Cross Body bag
Everybody’s capsule wardrobe will look different – the key is to choose items that are both appropriate and convenient for your lifestyle! The concept of a capsule wardrobe is redundant if you’re not mindful of the factors that influence your fashion choices; get the most use out of the clothing you love and, more importantly, feel great in. Now go out there and take this season by storm!