A capsule wardrobe is a wardrobe full of items most importantly that you love, but that can also be mixed and matched with each other for a number of different outfit combinations.
This can also be made according to the season. After many months of colder weather we’re finally starting to feel the heat and dust off those BBQ’s. Now is the perfect time to start investing in that summer wardrobe you’ve always wanted. From cool linen to airy maxi dresses, summer outfits are all about keeping cool and comfortable whilst still feeling confident.
What Is A Capsule Wardrobe?
A capsule wardrobe are pieces you love to wear but provide numerous amounts of outfit ideas that work well with each other. Including tops, dresses, shorts and everything in between, these pieces can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. You can shop knowing that even in years to come these styles are just as trend-led and appropriate every time you get them out. So keep reading to discover our tall wardrobe essentials that can become the staples of your capsule wardrobe.
How to build a capsule wardrobe
First it’s time to pull out your entire wardrobe and give it that refresh you’ve been putting off for so long! Including your shoes and jewellery. You will need to categorise each piece into the 4 categories below:
- Must-keep: A piece that you would wear tomorrow, or one that you constantly reach for and happy to continue wearing.
- Maybe: This is for the i don’t know’s. Pile them up and keep them to one side. If you go to reach for them throughout the summer then you put them back in the wardrobe. However, if you forget about them entirely its time to bag them up and donate.
- Simply no: If it doesn’t fit anymore, or it’s something you couldn’t see yourself wearing this year – add to the donate pile.
- Swap out the season: If you haven’t done so already it’s time to swap over to your summer wardrobe. There’s no need to keep you chunky turtlenecks and scarves in easy to reach places. Bag them up and store in a safe place for next autumn/winter.
Only after you’ve completed this process will you be able to find any gaps in your wardrobe. Gaps that can be filled with pieces that can be worn in a multitude of ways. Check out our summer capsule wardrobe below!
Summer Capsule Wardrobe 2023
Summer Capsule Wardrobe Outfit Ideas
Peplum tops are making a comeback, and this top is an absolute must-have for your capsule wardrobe. Its extra-flattering detail and effortless elasticated waist make it the perfect choice for a summer outing. Pair it with relaxed denim shorts, heeled sandals, and your favorite accessories for a dreamy afternoon brunch look.
Floral dresses a timeless staple that you can have in your summer wardrobe for years to come. Refresh your wardrobe with this stunning midi dress adorned with floral prints. Perfect for a dinner date in the evening or pair with trainers and a denim jacket for a day out in the park. Featuring short sleeves, a V-neckline in a tiered layout, this dress falls elegantly at a midi length. Ideal for the upcoming season, match it with high heels and gold accessories for a complete look.
Upgrade your capsule wardrobe for the upcoming season with this must-have linen skirt. Crafted from a comfortable woven material, it showcases a button-up front and falls perfectly at midi length. To achieve a hassle-free summer ensemble, just team it up with a cami top and heeled sandals. Perfect for a summer BBQ, you can also pair this skirt with a basic tee and a denim jacket for a more casual look.
A knitted vest can easily be layered with a linen shirt or denim jacket depending on the weather. A versatile and effortless piece, look to this outfit inspo for a casual weekend moment. Pair with denim shorts and ballerina pumps for a weekend running errands.
Look to this outfit inspiration for a comfortable yet sophisticated look you can take to work and beyond. A pair of linen trousers is a must-have for your summer wardrobe. They’ll keep you cool on your commute and can be paired with a mix or match linen blazer for a lightweight look you can wear with confidence.
Be inspired with even more styles with our new in clothing. You can shop confidently knowing all of our clothing has been handcrafted for women 5’8″ and above to flatter your height.
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