My first summer capsule wardrobe is ready to go for Summer 2017…better late than never right? I’ve been experimenting and trying combinations I hadn’t thought of before. I’m also still learning, so that’s my excuse for taking so long to get it together…
These 24 items (plus shoes, jewelry and purses) can make an entire summer capsule with 9 weeks of unique outfits – that 63 outfits!
I shared the first week of outfits here.
I’m excited to share more weekly outfit posts over the next several weeks as well. I am also working on writing down the steps I used to create this summer capsule to share soon. It was actually way easier than I thought it would be. And while I did end up buying a few pieces to round out my wardrobe, they are pieces that I love and I think will last for years.
I didn’t count shoes (6 pairs), jewelry (3 necklaces) or purses (4), but even if I did, that is still only 37 items total. I still can’t believe that I can wear these 63 different ways – and I love ALL of them.
One thing I have found is that sometimes what looks cute in pictures of items of clothing laid out together doesn’t look quite the same when I’m wearing them. But even if I find a few of those, I still have a lot of options to choose from.
Take the Wednesday outfit – green shorts and polka dot blouse. I’ve had the top for years, and the green shorts I found in a local resale shop a few weeks ago. Then I saw a picture on Pinterest showing a similar combination, and I think it really does work. Maybe I’ll get brave and take a picture of a few of the outfits while I’m wearing them to share later (hey, I’m looking to be a minimalist, not a model!).
I’m already excited to try the same process on my fall wardrobe!
Here are the 24 items in (or similar to) my summer capsule:
- Blue Cold Shoulder Top
- White Cold Shoulder Top
- Gray Bell Sleeve Top
- Black Twist-Front Tee
- Coral Top
- Oxford Top
- Striped Tee
- Gray “Grateful & Thankful” Tee
- Sports Tee
- Navy Polka Dot Top
- Chambray Shirt (LOVE this shirt, see lots of ideas for it here)
- Beige Polka Dot Top
- White Tee
Two Jackets and Two Dresses
- Denim Jacket
- Utility Jacket (pictured jacket is sold out, so linking to a similar one)
- Tee Shirt Dress
- Cold Shoulder Gingham Dress