Ah, summer — when the sun beats down, and you want to relax with an ice-cold margarita on a white sandy beach. If you have a cluttered wardrobe, it can be particularly annoying to dig through in summer — especially if it’s unorganized. You don’t want to rifle through winter coats, move those ugly winter boots, and go digging for the perfect outfit to wear.
Luckily, capsule wardrobes work best in summer! That’s because summers usually have consistent temperature (warm to hot) and don’t require as much outerwear. With choosing the right coat, jacket, and rain-boots out of the way, you can focus on choosing fun summer pieces that speak to you.
Here are the foundational pieces in our wardrobe:
Paired with a slouchy V-neck tee or a raw silk camisole, denim shorts are the perfect way to show off your legs and your tan. In order to choose good ones, go for denim shorts without stretch, made of tough rugged material, and don’t be afraid to invest a little money. You should choose a wash and distressing that really speaks to you. Many minimalist stylists opt for a light wash to go with muted pastels.
This skirt is casual enough to be fun, but formal enough to hit an intimate dinner party of friends. Like denim shorts, this piece can be rotated among your tops and accessories while barely breaking a sweat. Just be sure to roll deodorant onto your thighs so they don’t chafe in hotter weather.
Linen Tank in White, Black, or Blush
Linen is a favorite textile of fashion designers everywhere. Light and breathable, it has a cooling effect on the skin. It also drapes softly, giving you a perfectly beachy feel no matter where you go. The silhouette is universally flattering, too. You’ll love wearing this over a camisole or a swimsuit.
Tiered Maxi Dress
Look elegant with plenty of ruffles to go around. A maxi dress allows you to embrace a long, rippling silhouette reminiscent of a sea goddess walking on land. Because you’ll want to wear this in rotation with your other outfits, you can choose a subtle color or pattern that pairs with the rest of your accessories and outfits. Opt for a small floral print or pastel.
When it comes to accessorizing for summer, you’ll want to keep your choices light, fun, and drawing from natural materials. That’s why woven bags made of straw, strappy sandals, and light scarfs are usually used to round off your summer capsule wardrobe outfits.