A few weeks ago, I posted that I wanted to try doing a capsule wardrobe. I gave it a go for a few weeks (I did it halfway through the Spring cycle) and I LOVED it! Who knew that having just a few pieces to choose from would simplify my wardrobe stress by so much.
I’ve always been one of those people with an overflowing closet because 1. I’m not a super trendy person, which means that I can wear most of my wardrobe for many years and 2. I loved having lots of options to choose from. But now that I’ve simplified and donated a LOT of clothes, I really feel a lot better about my closet and what I’m wearing every day. I know that I’m wearing something I LOVE and feel great in, not something that looks pretty good and I really only bought because it was on sale.
I’ve compiled my summer capsule wardrobe for the next three months (June, July, and August) and here is what I came up with!
Casual sandals (flip flops)
Black and tan dressy wedges
Nude wedges (mostly for work)
Teal pencil skirt
Black paperbag skirt
Leopard print pencil skirt
Pink ankle work pants
Gray ankle work pants
Light chambray button down shirt
Teal short-sleeve button down
Royal blue t-shirt
Printed green sleeveless popover
Ruffle-front black tank (dressy enough for work)
Black and white polka dot shell
Peach ruffled button down
Black boxy blouse
Navy short-sleeved lace top
Navy peter-pan collar blouse
Dark green boxy blouse
Black flutter sleeve blouse
Navy casual jersey dress
Grey fitted dress (for work)
Navy and white short-sleeved wrap dress
There you go! I’m putting together some pictures and outfit ideas for another post, but I hope this is helpful in putting together your own capsule wardrobe for summer! Note that I did not include certain items in my 37 (swimsuit, accessories, exercise clothes and tennis shoes, and specialty items like cocktail dresses). All 37 items were picked from things I already own- I didn’t have to shop for ANYTHING! My wallet is so happy right now!