My Summer 2018 Capsule Wardrobe

It’s that time again! Summer is pretty much here, and with the change in season comes a changeover in my capsule wardrobe. I was really feeling a very minimalist style and colour palette for the summer season. You’ll see that black is back in full force after trying to inject a little more colour in my spring capsule. In this article I’ll be showing you all of the items in my summer 2018 capsule wardrobe. I’ll also include some outfits that will hopefully give you some inspiration on how to style the pieces and put it all together.

My Summer 2018 Capsule Wardrobe

summer 2018 capsule wardrobe

My summer capsule wardrobe is made up of 40 pieces, including accessories (but not intimates, swimwear or active wear). Many of these can be found in my basic capsule wardrobe. For the most part, I already owned a lot of these items, however I did do a small refresh at the beginning of the season and picked up a few new pieces. These are:

  1. Graphic band tee – I’ve wanted one of these for a while, but had so much trouble finding them in the thrift stores. Plus, I wanted it to be a tee of someone I actually like and not just some random band. So I picked up this one from Lana Del Rey’s online store featuring her latest album and tour dates. She’s my absolute favourite artist and I’m so glad I ended up getting this! Unfortunately it looks like it’s sold out now on her website.
  2. Taupe crew neck sweater – I was looking for a really cozy, casual crew-neck sweater and loved the colour of this one. It’s so soft and fits like a dream – it’s exactly what I was looking for!
  3. Jumpsuit – This is something that was missing from my wardrobe. It’s such a versatile piece – it works well dressed up (I already wore it once to a wedding), or dressed down over a tee with sneakers.
  4. Black Converse hi-top sneakers – I love my white Converse so much and have had them for years, so I finally decided to get another pair. This time I went for the classic black, and I got the hi-tops so they’re a little bit different than what I already own.
  5. Mules – I had wanted a pair of mules for a really long time, and found these ones from Joe Fresh. I’m actually not a huge fan of their brand, and wish I had gone for purchasing a more ethical/sustainable option. But, you live and you learn! I love these ones from Nisolo – obviously these are more of an investment, but they are worth considering if you can afford them and want to buy a high-quality product from an ethical company.

Since everything else has been in my wardrobe for a while, most of them are no longer available. However if you’re interested in a particular item, let me know in the comments and I’ll do my best to find a link to something similar for you!

Outfit Inspiration

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Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram to see how I style this capsule in person. And, let me know which outfit is your favourite in the comments below!

Thanks for reading,

Emily

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    • Thank you! The jacket is from Zara and the maxi dress is from Aritzia. Both are a few years old now though. Levi’s has similar denim jackets and I love that they’re a sustainable company. I can’t find anything similar for the dress right now but Aritzia usually has similar styles so maybe keep an eye out for their summer line!

    • I just replied to your email as well! But I’ll list it here too in case anyone else has the same Q. The joggers and tees are mainly from Aritzia – I’ve shopped there a lot in the past and love their quality. But those pieces are probably no longer available. I’d recommend looking at Everlane – their prices are good, I’ve shopped their before and the quality is also excellent. Plus they’re a sustainable and ethical company which is great. Here are a couple similar options:
      Stripe tee, Joggers
      I hope this helps!

  • Hello! Love the post and styles! I am petite 5’ 2” and really struggle to find comfortable and yet stylish maxi dresses such as those in your awesome summer capsule( what brand are those?). Do you have any suggestions for petite maxi dresses?

    • Hi Annie! Thank you so much 🙂 the maxi dresses shown here are from Aritzia. Unfortunately, I am super tall so I almost have the opposite problem of having to find dresses that are long enough! My only suggestion is to find something that fits your body and then perhaps have the length altered – if you’re handy with a sewing machine you could DIY it, or it’s likely an inexpensive and quick fix at a tailor. Good tailoring is always worth it if you’ve found the right piece. I hope that helps!!

  • Just found your blog on Pinterest and love your great ideas. Your capsule wardrobes are very versatile, timeless and also ageless. Most of the items can work for older gals, like me. I would have to switch out the short-shorts for Bermuda shorts as those are more my style these days! As far as the graphic tee, I still have some from my concert days back in the 70’s & 80’s! They still fit, too!

    • Aww thank you, your comment is too sweet! That’s amazing about your authentic tees, such good memories as well as a trendy piece 🙂

    • That’s great! I think the thing about minimalism is that it’s not a competition to see who can have the least stuff – it’s more about finding the balance that works for you and eliminating excess or what doesn’t bring value to your life.

  • Thank you Pinterest!!! I’m so happy to have found you. 🙂
    We travel lots and I am trying to downsize my wardrobe. Love your style. Very inspiring.
    Where are the jeans from?!?
    Thank you

    • I’m happy you found me too! Thanks so much 🙂 The blue denim pair are from AGOLDE, they are the Jamie fit and made sustainably. They’re my favourite pair of jeans in my closet, I wear them all the time! The white ones are a super old pair from Joe Fresh (probably about 10 years old now! I’m amazed I haven’t spilled on them yet haha.)