The perfect neutral summer capsule wardrobe… You might find yourself asking why would this be relevant, but you’d be surprised by the number of people who find themselves in a bit of a dilemma when it comes to their summer wardrobe. And that’s completely understandable.
Between weekend breaks, outdoor parties, and hanging out on the beach, I can see why some people find it difficult to find a bit of time to decide what they should wear. Fortunately, having a neutral summer wardrobe can save you from the dreadful hours of complaints in front of your closet every other morning.
This is exactly why today’s topic is about a capsule wardrobe. Having each piece complementing the next one perfectly saves us a lot of time and stress, to say the least.
WHY WOULD YOU NEED A CAPSULE WARDROBE FOR THE SUMMER
- First and foremost, TIME. Those with a capsule wardrobe will spend much less time preparing on a daily basis, which also means that you can spend your new free time doing other things.
- Choosing outfits from a capsule wardrobe also makes you feel more organized and confident, which affects your social and professional life.
- It can also save you a lot of money since you already have all the necessary parts and you don’t have to go to the mall every time you want to attend a particular event.
Investing in a capsule wardrobe may seem expensive at first, but it will certainly pay off in the long run.
Do you work from home and spend most of your time in sweatpants? Do you feel uncomfortable wearing certain fabrics or clothing pieces? Do you usually find yourself attending a considerable amount of events? By identifying the answers to these questions, you can get some guidance on putting together the best capsule wardrobe for your own benefit.
Also, think about your budget and go through your wardrobe, clearing out the clothes you no longer wear and putting your favorite pieces on the front as you can try to add them to your collection.
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THE PERFECT SUMMER CAPSULE WARDROBE PICKS
Wearing a graphic tee is a very playful way to show other people the different things you took a liking in ⎯ your favorite band, or your favorite series, for example.
However, that’s not a necessity.
You can also find pretty tees with flowers, celebrities, movie scenes, or other designs.
For the ultimate look, tuck your white graphic tee into your mom jeans and finish the outfit off with a cool pair of sneakers.
A satin cami is perfect for fancier occasions like your best friend’s birthday dinner or on a hot date.
Try wearing it tucked into a pair of high-waisted jeans or black skinny jeans for an extra sleek look.
Throwing on some gold accessories, like earrings and a bracelet, will elevate the entire outfit.
WHITE BUTTON-UP SHIRT
The white button-up shirt is a must-have item for everyone this summer.
It can be thrown over any outfit for some added warmth on chilly summer evenings without ruining your outfit.
If you like to take fashion risks, wear the white button-up shirt over a small white crop top, oversized mom jeans, and a pair of strappy stilettos.
While you can have a hoodie in your year-round capsule collection, a sweatshirt is essential for your summer capsule wardrobe.
Wear it with your high-waisted mom jeans, sneakers, and sunglasses.
Black shorts are slimming and a tad bit dressier than denim shorts.
Monochrome is in this season so wear your black shorts with a black tank and black sandals.
When it comes to buying shorts, opt for a classic pair with minimal details or puffed pockets.
These can be worn anywhere— to a beach picnic, poolside party, on a tropical vacation, or out on a double date.
They are wildly comfortable and accentuate your slim waistline.
When selecting a shoe to wear with your linen pants, go for a wedge or flat sandal. Avoid wearing sneakers with these unless you really think you can pull it off!
They are perfect to wear with an oversized graphic tee and sneakers or a matching tank top.
A pair of joggers can be worn both inside and outside of your home. They are comfortable and perfect for running errands or heading to school.
For a dressier look, wear them with slides, a bright white tank top, and your straw hat.
Tank dresses are extremely versatile, especially when they are in a neutral color.
You can easily pair it with a denim jacket and sneakers for a casual look, but if you’re heading out to a nice restaurant, wear the dress with a leather jacket and strappy heeled sandals.
Dresses, just like jumpsuits, are a one-stop shop when it comes to putting an outfit together as very little matching is required.
Light linen fabrics are perfect for the warm summer months and will keep you cool in the heat.
You can add a pop of color to the dress by wearing an orange, green, or pink silk headband or scrunchie.
A black dress is always perfect to wear on a first date or to a backyard BBQ.
You can go for a dress with a bit of front detail for a more feminine vibe.
A pair of denim shorts are essential in any summer capsule wardrobe.
They can be dressed up with a black silk tank and black strappy sandals or dressed down with a white tank top and slides.
If you have shorter legs, stay away from longer styles. The shorter the shorts, the longer your legs will appear.
Everyone should have a blue denim jacket hanging in their coat closet.
It can be easily thrown on and will instantly pull together your look.
Denim jacket fanatics should consider having one blue denim jacket and a distressed black denim jacket.
When it comes to jeans, all you really need is one good pair that hugs your curves.
Remember that jeans tend to stretch out a little upon wear so choose a pair that is a little snug when you try them on.
Also, don’t cheap out when buying a pair of jeans as you get what you pay for.
Slide sandals are both dressy and casual and can be worn for extended periods of time without hurting your feet.
When shopping, opt for a neutral color like brown, black, or white, as you’ll get the most wear out of these.
A pair of strappy sandals add pizazz to any outfit, even a simple tank top, and denim shorts.
They also flawlessly match with dresses and mom jeans.
These flats hold the powerful ability to elongate the appearance of your legs, which is why we love them.
A pair of tan flats will add sophistication to your outfit while keeping your feet happy.
The sneakers are an item that your summer capsule connection simply cannot live without.
They can be worn with dresses (mini, maxi, or midi), denim shorts, wide-leg jeans, high-waisted jeans, and even skirts.
Avoid wearing them when it’s raining outside so they remain white.
A colored or patterned hair scarf can take an outfit from a 6/10 to a 10/10.
The accessory can be styled in multiple different ways so that you can always switch it up.
A simple set of gold hoops is really all you need in your jewelry collection.
They are timeless and will never go out of style.
While bracelets are often overlooked when it comes to jewelry, they can sure pull an outfit together.
When it comes to purses, you’ll find that a beige purse matches every single outfit that you’ll have in your summer capsule wardrobe, which makes it a must-have item.
Sunglasses keep your eyes protected from the sun but they also have you covered on days when you don’t feel like wearing mascara.
Try to pick a pair with unique or retro frames.
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