Last month I shared about a style concept that majorly appealed to me: the capsule wardrobe. With already limited clothing options this summer thanks to pregnancy, I thought this season would be a perfect one to do a trial run, so I weeded out everything that either doesn’t fit at the moment or I’m not really loving and came up with 40 items that will make up my summer wardrobe.
Typically, the capsule wardrobe would include shoes as well, but I’ve chosen not to include them. The number of clothes you include and which items you exclude (i.e. fitness gear, shoes, etc.) are ultimately a personal choice—the goal is simplicity and that can look different for everyone. Now, for a quick rundown of what I chose…
TOPS // 12 PIECES
It should come as no surprise to those of you who are familiar with my personal style that these tops are all neutral. I can’t help myself! I find it so much easier to mix and match when I’m working with my favorite core colors: black, white, grey, and olive. From these tops, five are borrowed from my very kind friends who had no use for maternity wear this summer, two I already owned, three were purchased and one was given to me as part of a summer style collaboration.
long grey tank / striped peplum / white tee
DRESSES // 16 PIECES
Dresses are taking up a very large chunk of my wardrobe this season simply because they are the most comfortable and the most practical with my growing belly. The selection is a mix of maxi dresses (all of the ones that are cut off at the bottom), mid-length dresses and some shorter ones. There are a couple that may need to paired with pants or leggings as I grow, eventually playing the role of tops. Again, I chose a very simple color palette, tossing in a bit of color with the tribal print maxi and the little blue dress.
BOTTOMS + OUTERWEAR // 12 PIECES
This was a fun place for me to add in some pops of color—namely through my cardigans. I chose several blazers, which work nicely with dresses, shorts and pants alike. My bottoms are extremely versatile in order to work best with the tops I chose: pants in black and white, and shorts in black and denim.
Would you try a capsule wardrobe for the summer?
P.S. If you love this concept, you absolutely must follow the Un-Fancy blog—it’s where I got the idea and I’m completely obsessed with it!!