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. 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 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.
Silk Cami: I have this gorgeous sustainably made cami from Cuyana and it’s so effortless with jeans, a linen skirt or denim shorts. If you’re looking for something work appropriate this silk shell is chic and simple.
Linen Skirt: I love this linen wrap skirt from Sezane which would be so cute to dress up or down (great for stylish work from home attire). These linen shorts are really chic too and if you’re looking for a more relaxed style these are great. I also love Eileen Fisher’s organic linen wide leg pants.
Leather Sandals: I did a lot of research before I chose sandals for this capsule and ultimately landed on 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. My other favorites are the Gala sandal from Sam Edelman (in saddle leather). I’ve had them for 3+ years now and they are so comfortable and still in great condition.
Jean Shorts: The AGolde Dee are some of my favorite denim shorts but they’re pretty much sold out everywhere right now. They’re super flattering, insanely comfortable and provide just the right amount of coverage (fit tts). This style looks good too and could always be cut a tiny bit shorter. This pair from RE/DONE looks cool and flattering too.
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 have the sidestroke and the oasis. I love the ruffle backflip too.
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 is such an easy everyday piece for summer. I also love this flowy mini version. If you’re more of a jumpsuit kinda gal this washable vegan silk jumpsuit from Summersalt is so comfy.
Cotton Tee: This sustainable and ethical brand makes great tees and this one is the perfect neutral, super soft, and affordable (I recommend sizing up). I’m also a big fan of the organic cotton tees from Sezane. Alternative Apparel also has lots of cute styles.