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Summer is finally here, and that means it’s time to update your capsule wardrobe for the new season. This summer, focus on fresh and lightweight versions of your capsule staples. We’ve compiled the top seven capsule wardrobe essentials for summer to help you get started.
Those of us who prefer capsule wardrobes usually shy away from loud colors because they are harder to pair with other clothing items. However, summer is a time to have fun, so go ahead and pick up that blazer, skirt, or blouse with a bold print. As long as it contains at least one accent color that’s already present in your wardrobe, it won’t throw off your capsule.
Wicker Tote Bag
Maybe it’s because it reminds us of English boater hats and thatch umbrellas, but there’s something so beach-ready about wicker tote bags. Trade out your standard leather tote for a wicker one, and your wardrobe will instantly receive a summer pick-me-up. Tie a white silk scarf around one of the handles for an extra touch of elegance.
Whether you want to head to the beach or have dinner and drinks, a white boho dress is a summer must-have. While the length is your call, choose something with lace for that summer haze ambience. Pair it with nude heels or flats already in your capsule, and you’re all set.
A good pair of boyfriend jeans are essential to a capsule wardrobe, but they might be too much in hotter weather. Trade them out for a pair of good denim shorts, preferably ones without too many faux rips and tears. A little distress adds interest, while too much changes your look from elegant to grunge.
If you want to add a pop of color to your summer capsule but aren’t ready to add a bold print, go for something smaller, like an accessory. A unique necklace style is a perfect way to change your wardrobe enough that it feels fresh without throwing off the versatility of the capsule.
No list of the top seven capsule wardrobe essentials for summer would be complete without mentioning sunglasses. Sunglasses protect your eyes, and they’re a fantastic accessory that can instantly change the look of your ensemble.
If you plan on going to the beach (and who isn’t?), make sure to grab a black bikini before you go. We suggest black because it fits right in with a minimalist color palette, and it looks flattering on everyone. Think of it as the beach-side version of an LBD; it’s a classic and timeless addition to your summer wardrobe.
Summer is the season for vacations, weddings, and late-night cocktail parties, and your summer wardrobe should have the perfect outfits for these events. We hope this list gives you the inspiration you need to update your capsule for the new season with fun and classic pieces that can take you from the beach to an elegant dinner.