What Is a Capsule Wardrobe?
If before we get into this you’re like… wait a minute Rachel, what’s a capsule wardrobe? Let me explain. The idea of a capsule wardrobe is to group versatile, basic wardrobe pieces that can be restyled in many outfit combinations. The goal is to minimize your wardrobe with pieces that mix and match AND ALL LOOK FABULOUS. Not only are you buying less, but the pieces I’m sharing today and budget friendly. Many of these items are high-quality, timeless pieces that will work for years to come.
For this year’s summer capsule wardrobe, I’m going with all Amazon fashion finds. I am no doubt a fan of neutrals, but neutrals are your best friend when it comes to capsule wardrobes! They are flexible and can be worn tons of ways and with many pieces.
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Let’s start with tops. My first pick were these basic tanks because they are so versatile. They come in every neutral color you could possibly need as a year-round closet staple. Another versatile piece is the white button-down shirt. You can wear it as a swim coverup, layered over a tank or tie it in the front and pair with shorts. Same with the blue button-down shirt.
Also included in tops is this sweater tank. It’s made of a thicker material so it looks and feels higher quality and will last you for many seasons. I also had to add white tee. Lastly for the tops, even summer needs a good slouchy knit cardigan. It’s perfect for summer nights.
SHOP SUMMER CAPSULE TOPS
Moving onto bottoms, every summer wardrobe needs a classic pair of jean shorts in a nice medium wash. I also included a pair of dressier summer shorts and a pair of linen shorts (they both come in a lot of different color options). Whether it’s summer or winter, you can never go wrong with a pair of classic wash denim. And lastly, a pair of wide leg linen pants is a must-have for summer. You can also wear them as swim coverup bottoms.
SHOP SUMMER CAPSULE BOTTOMS
To cover all the bases, I included three dresses in three different lengths – mini, midi and maxi. I have the mini dress and white maxi dress. I’ll share pictures below. They both fit true to size (size small in the blue and 0/2 in the maxi dress).
SHOP SUMMER CAPSULE DRESSES
SHOP SUMMER CAPSULE SHOES
Last but not least, accessories!! I don’t like to overdo it with accessorizing. Not only can it weigh down an outfit, but having too many accessories in your closet can quickly feel like clutter, so I stick to the basics. Every capsule wardrobe needs two bags – a small crossbody to carry just the essentials and a straw tote bag. I have these rattan earrings that come as a set of 4. I alternate between them all through summer.
SHOP SUMMER CAPSULE ACCESSORIES
Amazon Summer Capsule Wardrobe Outfit Ideas
What are some of your must-have pieces for the summer? Thank you so much for stopping by!!!