An Elegant Summer Capsule Wardrobe

Since summer is upon us and closets are being revamped for the warmer weather, I thought it would be nice to share my elegant summer capsule wardrobe with you.

Everything is under $100 (although not collectively, obviously) and you can slowly build your summer wardrobe so that you have 8-10 essentials that you can rotate all summer long. Remember, a capsule wardrobe isn’t mean to be a strict rotation of clothing all year round. You can make it seasonal and the point is not to be purchasing impulsively – because you’ll have all you need!

My personal summer wardrobe is loosely based on the items below, with the addition of a few very vintage pieces I like to reward. I don’t like to think too much about “what to wear” – I just like to be comfortable, especially when it’s hot out. So when you have staples that you can always go back to, you’re never stuck with trying to find a perfect dress for a lunch outdoors.

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Strappy Midi Sundress

Straw Handbag

53mm Round Sunglasses

Woven Straw Panama Hat

Embroidered Cover Up Tunic

Stripe Cotten Camp Shirt

Striped Eyelet Full Skirt

Sleeveless Cotton Chambray Shirt

Blue Bandana

Wedge Sandal

Highwaist Skinny Jeans


What is your favorite item from this capsule? Leave a comment below with your thoughts!

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  1. Tonya wrote:

    These are all cute. The shorts are my favorite, they look so comfy!

    Posted 6.14.19 Reply