How To Create A Capsule Summer Wardrobe

No matter what your summer schedule holds – though we hope it’s filled with a lot of alfresco drinks, sunshine-filled getaways and outdoor events –a capsule wardrobe is the perfect way to ensure your off-duty rotation always keeps you feeling comfortable and looking instantly put together. For endless outfit opportunities that will rule the summer, mix and match core pieces that can be worn on repeat. Getting dressed will feel like a breeze this season with our round-up of rewearable summer styles that will ensure your new season capsule wardrobe is as carefree as the summer season itself.

Summer denim

Denim is a true year-round staple and the backbone of our day-to-day style. Delve into different weights, washes, styles and cuts that work well for every season. The jeans-and-top formula is the perfect combination for the changeable British summer. Why not mix washes and silhouettes for a refreshing update? Our trusty Authentic Barrel Leg Jeans feature an array of finishes that will stand the test of time including White and Light Wash that can be effortlessly paired with a crisp blue shirt for chic style. For a denim look that goes beyond jeans, our Leni Dungaree is the perfect blend of elevated and utilitarian, delivering pared-back style with a modern edge. This season’s most in-demand denim update is the maxi skirt, reminiscent of ’90s styles. Our Flo Denim Midi Skirt comes in a rich ivory hue, adding a dressed-up twist to an off-duty staple, style it with a basic ribbed vest and your favourite sandals.

One-and-done dresses

No other season makes a bigger case for the one-and-done styling of a dress. The summer dress is a wardrobe hero and a go-to on those nothing-to-wear days. For a do-it-all vibe our Tie Front Beach Dress can be dressed up and down, perfect for day-to-day city life and getaway dressing. It comes in a rich shade of green and a playful leopard print. Layer it with a denim jacket and choose between strappy heels, white trainers or beach-ready sandals to match your mood. If you’re looking for an investment piece that will last beyond the season, choose a monochrome style that’ll not only look incredible paired with sun-kissed skin but can also be layered with a jumper or worn with boots when the days get colder again. Our Tiered Jersey Midi Dress in bold and vibrant hues or the puff-sleeved Luna Shirred Bodice Midi Dress are both great options. Make a statement and stand out in playful patterns that embrace the sun, like our Flower Diamond Kimmy Dress, adorned with a chic floral print and cut for a mini length that’ll go seamlessly with gold jewellery and comfy sandals for weekend plans.

Easy separates

Basics that can be mixed and matched in countless ways are the building blocks to a capsule wardrobe. Think plain white tees, lightweight jackets and breezy linens that can be dressed up or down to fit your agenda. A staple T-shirt is crucial for warm-weather dressing, a relaxed style like the Emily Ultimate can be layered under a dungarees or lightweight jumper and a loose V-neck option like our Willa V-neck Cap Sleeve Tee will ensure you stay cool on those hot summer days. Shorts are a versatile and comfortable option, a matching set like our Nicola Elasticated Waist Short and Nicola Long Sleeve Shirt will keep you looking put-together whether you are going for drinks in the city or wearing it as a beach cover-up on holiday. Our Authentic Denim Shorts are cut for a flattering mid-thigh length and will go with any top you already have in your wardrobe. Add gold hoop earrings or a straw to elevate the final look. An additional layer will make sure you stay warm when the sun goes down. Choose from a lightweight knit like the Frill Hem Cardigan which can be styled alone or over the matching cami, or a relaxed jacket like the Emma Denim Jacket that can be placed over your shoulders when the sun begins to set.

Sandals for the beach and beyond

Dip your toe into summer with a pair of classic sandals that’ll go with everything. Whether you’re a minimalist or a maximalist at heart, there’s no denying the power of finishing an outfit with a timeless shoe. This season, we see a lean towards ‘90s styles, from colourful mules to chunky platform designs. Our Melany Tubular Heeled Sandals are a must-have for chic summer ensembles, offering all the elegance of a stiletto without the staggering height. Buckle up with the Jemma Triple Buckle Sandals or the Sutton Toe Post Buckle Sandals with jeans, shorts, skirts and dresses – perfect for city-dwellers or those who appreciate functional fashion. If you prefer to add a striking finish to your look, we suggest accessorising your outfit with our colourful and bright Marie Slip On Mules in an array of zesty shades.


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