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Budget Friendly Summer Capsule Wardrobe

July 26, 2021

By:

Erin Schrader

It’s that time again! We’re right smack dab in the middle of Summer which means it’s time to bust out a new seasonal capsule wardrobe! And this time around, we’re making it as budget-friendly as possible, while still including pieces from our favorite retailers. If you’ve been following along for the last few years, you’ve probably seen another capsule or twelve on the blog [peep ’em all here] and if you’re new here, you may be thinking “what the WHAT? A capsule wardrobe? Girlfriend, speak English please.” I get it, I’ve been there – a clueless girl about what in the world a capsule wardrobe is. Have no fear friend, a capsule wardrobe explanation is here!

WHAT IS A CAPSULE WARDROBE?

If you aren’t familiar with what a capsule wardrobe is, I’ll quickly explain – a capsule wardrobe is where you take several pieces (15-20) that all work together within your wardrobe to interchange and get creative with. The point behind a capsule wardrobe is to minimize the number of items you have on hand while maximizing the number of ways you can wear each piece. From a creativity standpoint, it’s awesome – a capsule wardrobe will force you to be more intentional about making sure all items work together in multiple ways, which really will make you feel like you have a closet full of options with just a few pieces! This not only creates a lot less headache and time in the morning when deciding what to wear but also saves you money as well. I think we can agree that we like saving on all of the above.

HOW TO BUILD A SUMMER CAPSULE WARDROBE

For our Summer capsule wardrobe, we went with a light and airy color scheme while keeping the basics neutral to ensure their longevity in your closet! For this capsule, we included a few lightweight dresses [and a skirt!] to keep you cool during those warmer days, a classic denim jacket for breezy summer nights, two pairs of shorts, my go-to swimsuit, and few tops to mix and match! Of course, we couldn’t forget the accessories and included two summer-ready bags and decided to keep things simple with two basic pairs of shoes that are sure to be staples in your wardrobe! With just a handful of items we were able to come up with over 40 different looks that are perfect for all types of weather, occasions and [hopefully] events that Summer can bring. Curious what pieces we chose for our capsule? Here you have em’!

MEET THE PIECES IN THE SUMMER CAPSULE WARDROBE

Tops & Jackets:

Bottoms:

Dresses & Skirts:

Shoes, Swim, & Accessories:

THE SUMMER CAPSULE WARDROBE *DRUMROLL PLEASE*

FIRST UP, CLASSIC DENIM SHORTS

NEXT UP, LIGHTWEIGHT PAPERBAG SHORTS

A SUMMER STAPLE, WHITE DENIM SKIRT

NEXT IS A LIGHT & AIRY T-SHIRT DRESS

AND A LIY FAVORITE – THE MIDI DRESS

A MUST-HAVE MAXI DRESS

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