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A Fiercely Feminine Summer Capsule Wardrobe

by: Nadia Beeman | @NadiaBeeman

Summer has finally arrived and its time to take inventory of our closets. One very effective and fun way to get yourself ready to rock your summer favorites is to create your very own capsule wardrobe. For those new to the concept, a capsule wardrobe is a mini wardrobe created from your own closet by choosing your favorite interchangeable and unforgettable pieces.

The piece count in your typical capsule can range from fifteen pieces into the thirties– however, we believe you can achieve a well-rounded capsule wardrobe with as little as twelve pieces. This challenge saves time and money, and it simplifies your life – how wonderful would that be? Creating a capsule wardrobe is not about what is easiest to wear; it’s about pressing repeat on your favorite pieces. If done correctly, your capsule can redefine your style all summer 2016.


Black and White Capsule


White blouse

Chicwish white top

Lace shirt

H&M ankle jeans
$25 – hm.com

High heel shoes

Black and white shoes

Prada leather handbag

There are several “methods to the madness” when you look from one person’s wardrobe to another. Remember to account for outerwear, tops, bottoms and shoes and every item should be something you love.

Here are three hard and fast rules to follow when creating your summer capsule wardrobe.

  1. Organize your closet by season.
  2. Rework your closet down to twelve interchangeable items.
  3. Wear these twelve items for the next 2-3 months to save space, time and money throughout the year.


Capsule Wardrobe


V neck top

Wolf sweatshirt

Dolce Gabbana bustier top
$445 – mytheresa.com

H M wide leg trousers
$22 – hm.com

High waist skirt
$160 – jades24.com

H&M strappy shoes
$29 – hm.com

Red purse

Kate Spade gold tone watch
$245 – saksfifthavenue.com

Kate spade bangle

Vanguard red lens glasses

Nars cosmetic
$33 – liberty.co.uk

Draper James lip pencil

Hypoallergenic eye makeup

Kate Spade travel kit

Nars cosmetic
$22 – harveynichols.com

$1.70 – e-mages.eu

Sounds crazy?  Believe us, there are plenty of testimonials by women proving how simplifying and limiting their wardrobe created their strongest looks. Deciding what items make the cut is probably the most difficult part of the process.  If it’s a statement piece that, while wearing alone, makes you feel sexy and can also be layered with a dress, it’s a keeper. If a good quality block heel can take you from day to night, it definitely makes the cut.

Camo Shoes Capsule Wardrobe


Yves Saint Laurent green blouse
$610 – net-a-porter.com

Fleur du Mal bustier top
$290 – farfetch.com

Barbara Bui leather jacket
$295 – vestiairecollective.com

Grey jacket
$2,125 – viviennewestwood.com

Balmain skinny pants
$2,665 – stylebop.com

Milly leopard skirt
$320 – theoutnet.com

Yves Saint Laurent leather booties
$685 – farfetch.com

Valentino brown bag
$2,465 – neimanmarcus.com

M2Malletier green handbag

Diane Kordas star earrings
$1,570 – saksfifthavenue.com


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