Last Updated on July 18, 2021 by Shevy
What Is A Summer Capsule Wardrobe?
A summer capsule wardrobe is made up of cute casual outfits that you love to wear all summer long. It consists of essential summer outfits and accessories that does not go out of style such as basic tees, shorts sandals and sundresses.
Building a summer capsule wardrobe for summer is a lot easier than most people think.
Your main goal should be finding the clothing items that can be easily mixed and matched to make cute outfits, and most importantly, can be worn on repeat.
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For each season, you can have a capsule wardrobe which is like a subset of your actual closet.
The main purpose of having a summer capsule wardrobe is not having to stress over what to wear.
What Are The Benefits Of Having A Capsule Wardrobe For Summer?
- No time is wasted on picking and choosing outfits
- It’s much easier to remember what clothing items you have and put them to use
- You save money by only buying the essentials
- They are statement and timeless pieces which means they can be used repeatedly
- You can actually enjoy dressing in the clothes you love
- No stressing over latest trends and trying to keep up
How Do You Build A Summer Capsule Wardrobe?
To build a summer capsule wardrobe you are going to need a mixture of clothing and accessories that you like and would want to wear all summer long. So the first thing you would need to do is to make a list of what you need and the color scheme of choice for your capsule wardrobe. Once that is done, you will need to source the items online or in store from your preferred retailer.
Where To Shop For Cute Casual Outfits For Summer:
- Nordstrom Rack
- Forever 21
- & Other Stories
- Urban Outfitters
What You Need To Build A Summer Capsule Wardrobe – 2021 Outfit Ideas
To build your summer capsule wardrobe you will need the following essential clothing items:
- Basic Tees
- Graphic Tees
- Denim Jackets
Essential Accessories You Need To Build Your Summer Capsule Wardrobe
- Straw bags
Now that you’ve made a list of items that you need and have identified your favorite retailers, its time to get starting with putting together and creating your capsule wardrobe for summer. I’m going to itemize all the essentials but you can choose which ones to include. So let’s get started!
Try adding some colours like pink, blue, taupe, gray, yellow, striped or even a fun graphic tee. Classic tees can be paired with jeans, skirts and shorts to make some of the best casual summer outfits.
Spice things up a cowl neck style satin camisole top with crisscross back straps. Pairs nicely with shorts, a mini skirt or long denim jeans depending on your mood.
This camisole can be worn on its own for a more casual look. Or under an oversized shirt or lightweight cardigan for an evening out.
No matter the season, your wardrobe won’t be fully complete without a nice striped t-shirt. This ruffle sleeve striped t-shirt makes a great summer wardrobe staple!
When it comes to jeans you may want to have one or two pairs in blue and black. This 90’s boyfriend jeans is indeed a summer capsule wardrobe staple!
The amazing thing about denim pants is that they are a great investment as they can last you for many years.
You would want to have at least 1 or 2 pairs of shorts in a material that you’re comfortable with.
That would also allow you to have more styling options and be able to interchange them to create some cute casual summer outfits.
You don’t only want to have a few basic tees but also incorporate some cute blouses. I love this white button-up tiered puff sleeve blouse that would go well with a pair of denim shorts.
When it comes to cute summer dresses there is no limit in terms of how much to include in your capsule wardrobe. But you’ll want to have a variety of choices in terms of prints, lengths and colours.
In addition to having a few pair of jeans, you’ll want to also add 1 or 2 pairs of loose fitting trousers. It will come in handy for those days when you are not feeling to wear close fitting jeans.
I love this pair of high-waisted crop flare pants with tassel trim at the hem.
ACCESSORIES YOU MAY INCLUDE IN YOUR CAPSULE WARDROBE FOR SUMMER
You only need to have one or two summer bags that can be used interchangeably with all outfits in your summer capsule wardrobe.
Preferably one for everyday use like this … and another to use at the beach or pool, like the Marc Jacobs The Tote Bag.
I am not a big fan of wearing hats but they come in very handy during the summer months when outdoors. They are essential for protecting your head from the sun on beach and pool days.
Since bucket hats are in this summer I was able to find a few should you be interested in that style. First there is this Burberry bucket hat, then this one from Madewell and finally this Vans bucket hat.
Quay Australia is one of my favourite sunglasses brands and they are perfect to wear on any given sunny day. They make some of the most affordable, luxury-look sunglasses you can find on the internet.
They are chic, feel and look expensive and they really do take your cute summer outfits to another level. Whenever I wear my Quay Australia sunglasses, I get a lot of stares, compliments and questions about them.
If you want the designer look without spending too much money, I highly recommend getting them (cheaper alternative here).
I personally love the the signature GG Gucci belt as its perfect for all occasions but it doesn’t have to be designer.
Capsule Wardrobe For Summer – Checklist
Summer Capsule Wardrobe Items Listed In The Above Graphic From Left To Right
- Taupe T-Shirt
- Striped Tee
- Blush Crewneck Tee
- Taupe Satin Top
- Long Sleeve Floral Blouse
- Cowl Neck Satin Camisole
- Blue Espadrille Wedge Sandal
- Beige Sam Edelman Ankle Strap Sandals
- Mayari Birko-Flor Birkenstock Sandal
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Remember, in making your summer capsule wardrobe, it doesn’t have to be a black and white summer capsule wardrobe. You can mix and match with fun colours and prints. Additionally, you can turn it into your spring to summer capsule wardrobe.
Good luck creating your own capsule summer wardrobe and be sure to tag me in it. If you have not yet downloaded the FREE summer capsule wardrobe 2021 e-book you can do so HERE.0