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Summer Wardrobe Staples

It’s officially summer and it’s time to revamp our wardrobes for the warmer season. My summer wardrobe is a carefully curated collection of versatile, high-quality clothing that can be mixed and matched to create a wide range of stylish outfits. It’s all about embracing simplicity, streamlining your closet, and focusing on timeless pieces that reflect your style. When creating a summer wardrobe, starting with a color palette that reflects you is essential. I lean towards light, airy colors such as crisp whites, soft pastels, and muted neutrals. These hues capture the essence of summer and allow for easy coordination and layering.

Key pieces for a summer wardrobe capsule often include breezy sundresses, lightweight blouses, comfortable shorts, and well-fitting jeans. These items form the foundation of your summer looks and can be complemented with versatile outerwear, such as a classic denim jacket or a lightweight sweater for cooler evenings. Investing in high-quality, durable fabrics is crucial when building a summer wardrobe. Look for breathable materials like cotton, linen, and silk to keep you comfortable in the heat while maintaining a polished appearance. Additionally, prioritizing timeless silhouettes over fleeting trends can help ensure that your summer wardrobe remains relevant season after season.

Accessorizing plays a significant role in enhancing the versatility of a summer wardrobe capsule. A few accessories, such as a wide-brimmed hat, a woven tote bag, and sandals, can effortlessly elevate and transform your outfits.  By embracing the concept of a summer wardrobe essentials capsule, you can simplify your daily dressing routine while still expressing your style. With a thoughtfully selected collection of garments and accessories, you’ll find that getting dressed becomes a breeze, allowing you to make the most of the season without compromising style.

 

Denim & Shorts

For denim, you can’t go wrong with straight-leg jeans. They go with just about everything! For the on-trend wide-leg jeans, I would pair them with a classic t-shirt and a sweater over my shoulders for chilly nights.

Skirts

I have been living in the green linen skirt! It has such beautiful movement and the hem has a lovely flounce to it. I paired it with a simple white tank that is featured under tops.

Tops

For tops, I lean towards classic fits: a crisp white tee, a blue and white stripe sleeveless tank, and a classic white button-down. A white tank that can be paired with just about anything or layered under a sweater for those cool evenings.

Dresses

I tend to reach for dresses in loose fabrics for the hot summer days. Nobody wants their clothing clinging to them. The sweetheart neckline dress I’m wearing above and the Julia Amory shirtdress are perfect for all of those special occasion events such as graduations and weddings.

Shoes

I keep it fairly simple with my footwear: a sandal in my favorite raffia material, and a classic white sneaker are my go-tos for everyday. The Larroude sandals and wedges are for when I want a little something extra.

Bags

My summer bags are all about raffia in various shapes from clutches to totes.

Swimsuits

These two classic swimsuits fit all your pool and beach day needs. I’d throw over a cute matching set or one of my favorite pareos or sarongs to complete the look.

You can find all of these and more over on my ShopMy page. You can read about my favorite beach essentials if you’re looking for more summertime must-haves.

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