The summer capsule wardrobe is here and I’m pretty pumped because that can only mean one thing, summer is coming! There have been two days of sun (that’s a lot at this point given how much rain we’ve had) and everyone and everything is buzzing with excitement.
When I started creating this capsule I wanted to focus on a few things: wearability, sustainability, quality and price point. I recently committed to stop buying this list of fabrics and started the #cleanswapchallenge so it took some time to curate this capsule but I love how it turned out. My goal was to pull together pieces that can be worn together multiple ways and for a variety of occasions. There may be a few things that aren’t on this list (a denim jacket for example) because I’ve already included them in my main capsule wardrobe.
I’m excited to hear what you think of the capsule and I’ll of course be sharing how to style these pieces on my Youtube channel, IGTV and here on the blog. Here’s to a summer of looking effortlessly chic no matter the occasion and focusing more on the moments than worrying about what to wear.
Summer Jeans: I’ve got a few favorite summer jeans but my latest obsession is Boyish Denim. Not only are they a great price point but they are made using sustainable fabrics in an environmentally-friendly, cruelty-free process. Free People has lots of great style options and washes from Boyish.
Silk Cami: You can’t go wrong with this slinky 100% silk sustainably made cami. So effortless with jeans, a linen skirt or denim shorts. Everlane also has a clean silk line with a really cute cami in five colors. If you’re looking for something work appropriate this silk shell is chic and simple.
Linen Skirt: This fitted linen skirt is probably one of my favorite things in the capsule, and I’m normally not even a skirt kind of girl. The lightweight eco-friendly fabric and button detail are perfect for summer to dress up or down. These linen shorts from & Other Stories sustainable collection are really cute too.
Leather Sandals: I did a lot of research before I chose sandals for this capsule and ultimately landed on these leather wrap sandals by beek because of their quality, construction and classic style. The sandals are handmade and I can attest since I ordered them, are incredibly comfortable (fit tts, I got a 7). Truly they needed no breaking in and molded to my feet almost instantly. They also donate 5 meals to children in need for every pair of shoes sold. For more styles check out their collab with Anthro.
Jean Shorts: These denim shorts are so good they’re not in one capsule wardrobe but two (yes included in my regular full capsule). They’re super flattering, insanely comfortable and provide just the right amount of coverage (fit tts). I also really love this style from Everlane, it’s the closest thing I’ve found to the AGolde Dee (fit tts, I have the Worn-In Blue)
Swimsuit: I really love a good one piece and even better when it’s sustainably made. I recommend sizing up with Vitamin A, I typically wear a size 6. Another sustainable swimwear brand with inclusive sizing is Summersalt. I just ordered this one piece.
Straw Hat: This UPF 50+ straw hat is the perfect summer accessory to make any outfit effortlessly chic AND protect your skin from the sun. It also comes with a white band. I’ve had this super affordable style from Brixton for years and it still holds up.
Linen/Cotton Dress: A chic, breezy linen dress made from flax so it’s eco-friendly and sustainably made. The slit and sweetheart neckline made it the ideal summer silhouette. I also love this shorter more fitted version. If you’re more of a jumpsuit kinda gal Everlane just came out with one in three colors and this style from Sezane is so chic.
Straw Tote: From the beach to the farmer’s market and everything in between I love using a straw tote in the summer. This one is super affordable. For something a little more dressed up this style from Clare V. is gorgeous.
Organic Cotton Tee: I have been living in this organic cotton tee. It’s the perfect neutral, super soft, affordable, and an eco-friendly fabric. Mate the Label is another favorite sustainable brand for tees and this organic cotton tee from Sezane looks comfortable and chic.