Here’s something to see you through the weekend, it’s my Summer capsule wardrobe! I’m really pleased with this capsule and excited to share a little about it with you : )
In total it consists of 31 pieces, a few less than previous capsules, however I feel with the addition of more dresses I have plenty of options available to me. Here’s a breakdown of what the 31 pieces consists of:
- 13 tops
- 5 bottoms
- 4 dresses/jumpsuits
- 2 jackets
- 7 pairs of shoes
Of these pieces, 13 were carried over from my Spring capsule, 6 were pulled from storage and 12 were purchased new.
I know 12 new pieces seems incredibly high, but I feel it’s justified as I was seriously lacking in Summer clothes. Summer is my least favourite season to dress for as I hate having to get my legs out but needed to be comfortable, so I’ve added a few new dress options which will be cool on the hotter days without having to bare too much skin.
I kept the colour palette neutral, with lots of whites, greys and blacks, and added a bit of colour through similar warm tones of pinks and burgundy. As I mentioned in my Summer inspiration post, there’s a lot of influence from the boho style with lots of off the shoulder, lace and denim. Materials wise I’ve stuck to what I love – lots of cool linen and cotton to see me through the warmer months.
Jumpsuit. This recent purchase has fast become a favourite of mine, it’s so easy to throw on but still look pulled together, and next week I’ll be sharing a few ways to style it up!
Linen tees. Of the t-shirts I’ve included, 4 are 100% linen or linen mix, which has to be my favourite fabric for Summer. It’s lightweight and cool, and I find the loose shapes to be super flattering for me.
Metallic trainers. These were another new purchase for Summer. Based on how much I love and wear my Converse, I felt it was time to branch out and include another pair of trainers. The metallic shade is subtle and easy to pair with everything I already owned. They certainly add a fun element to my shoe selection!
Almost everything I’ve included in this capsule is plain, with the exception of a printed dress, kimono and stripe and band tees. I find plain colours easier to style and throw on, but I’d still love to include a printed top, and although I’m now on a shopping ban after my 12 (!) new pieces, if I happen across one during the next few months, I won’t be hesitating to add it into the mix.
Overall I’m really happy with my selection. I’ve got a wide range of styles so I know I can confidently throw together a super bohemian look, a super casual look, or something somewhere in between, which is what I felt was lacking from my Spring capsule.
Now it’s your turn! Feel free to share your Summer capsules in the comments, I love to see what others have chosen to include in theirs!
I can’t wait to start sharing Summer outfits with you all, so see you here next week where we’ll kick things off with a Style Series!