A Casual Capsule Wardrobe for Summer

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Summer has officially arrived, and I’m excited to share today’s post with you! Back in April, I asked my newsletter readers what kind of content they wanted to see next, and a whopping 57% said they wanted a casual capsule wardrobe for summer.

I offer virtual styling services and have put together a few custom capsule wardrobes for clients in the past. One of my goals this year was to start creating digital styling products, so this was the perfect opportunity for me to make that happen.

I’ve been working hard behind the scenes to formulate an everyday casual summer capsule e-guide and am excited to give you a sneak peek today.

What is a Capsule Wardrobe?

A capsule wardrobe is a collection of timeless pieces that you can mix and match to create a variety of outfits. The idea is to simplify your wardrobe, reduce decision fatigue, and ensure that you always have something stylish to wear.

Why You Need a Summer Capsule Wardrobe

You might think that a casual capsule wardrobe for summer seems restrictive, but it can actually help you figure out what clothes work for your lifestyle and let you personalize your wardrobe. They help with the constant “what am I going to wear today” conundrum and make getting dressed easier. Instead of filling your closet with trendy pieces, you’ll only wear a few times, the idea is to invest in everyday basics that you can mix and match. It’s the perfect way to look stylish with minimal effort.

A capsule wardrobe also:

Simplifies Your Life – With fewer pieces in your wardrobe, you’ll spend less time deciding what to wear and more time enjoying your summer.

Saves Money – Investing in a few high-quality items means you won’t constantly have to buy new clothes.

Eco-Friendly – A casual capsule wardrobe promotes sustainability by reducing the need for fast fashion.

Versatility – Pieces are designed to be interchangeable, giving you countless outfit combinations with minimal items.

When putting together the summer capsule, I wanted to focus on casual, everyday style in neutral tones. I curated 19 key pieces (10 tops, seven bottoms, one jumpsuit, and one dress) plus four pairs of shoes, two hats, two handbags, belts, and jewelry. You’ll be amazed at how many different looks you can create with 19 pieces — the capsule includes 76 outfit ideas!

Plus, I’ve added shopping links if you don’t already have the pieces in your closet. When you’re shopping, buy pieces of the highest quality you can afford within your budget so they last for the long haul.

You can purchase and download the everyday casual capsule wardrobe by clicking on the icon on the top right of my blog or clicking here.

A Sneak Peek at the Everyday Casual Summer Capsule

Here are a few of the key pieces in the casual capsule wardrobe for summer. I chose a neutral color palette that was easy to mix and match. Mixing tops, bottoms, dresses, and accessories allows you to easily rotate through different looks that are fresh and fun all summer long. The capsule includes a few accessories, but by using all of the accessories in your arsenal, you can further change up the looks without adding more clothes.

sample everyday casual capsule summer

Sample Everyday Casual Summer Outfits

I brought three outfit storyboards to life so you can get an idea of what types of outfits are inside the casual capsule wardrobe for summer.

Outfit #1: linen blouse, black maxi skirt, espadrille sandals

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everyday casual summer outfit

Outfit #2: tailored vest and shorts, black tee, cognac sandals

casual capsule wardrobe summer
casual capsule wardrobe summer

Outfit 3: striped knit tank, linen pants, cognac sandals

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everyday casual summer outfit

The Benefits of an Everyday Casual Capsule

Less Stress: With fewer clothes to choose from, getting dressed in the morning becomes a breeze.

More Space: Decluttering your wardrobe frees up space in your closet and your mind.

Consistent Style: A capsule wardrobe ensures you always look put-together and stylish.

Easy Packing: When it’s time for a summer getaway, packing is a cinch. You already have everything you need to create multiple outfits.

Get The Summer Capsule Wardrobe

Are you ready to take the stress out of getting dressed? I have a 50% discount code that will be active for the next week (through June 15th). Download the everyday casual summer capsule wardrobe HERE and use code SUMMER at checkout.

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