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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
beautifulhalo.com

Chicwish white top
chicwish.com

Lace shirt
genuine-people.com

H&M ankle jeans
$25 – hm.com

High heel shoes
gojane.com

Black and white shoes
unique-vintage.com

Prada leather handbag
bergdorfgoodman.com

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
zaful.com

Wolf sweatshirt
walktrendy.com

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
maykool.com

Kate Spade gold tone watch
$245 – saksfifthavenue.com

Kate spade bangle
katespade.com

Vanguard red lens glasses
westwardleaning.com

Nars cosmetic
$33 – liberty.co.uk

Draper James lip pencil
draperjames.com

Hypoallergenic eye makeup
sophiescloset.com

Kate Spade travel kit
katespade.com

Nars cosmetic
$22 – harveynichols.com

ETIVAL Blanc
$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
modaoperandi.com

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

 

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