10 Perfect Pieces for Your Summer Capsule Wardrobe

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These are my 10 perfect pieces for your summer capsule wardrobe refresh. If you like me are looking for some pieces to add to your closet.

I’m pretty classic with my choices, hence the need for a refresh. My white t-shirts and white blouses can only last for a season. My messy, busy self just can’t keep white clothes stain-free but they are a staple in my wardrobe.

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10 Perfect Pieces for Your Summer Capsule Wardrobe

These are the basics that I have in my capsule wardrobe. It only really changes up each season in small ways. Long Sleeve vs. Short Sleeve | Black vs. Floral | Long Pants vs. Capris |

  1. Basic White T-Shirt – I love the Pure Jill Tee from J. Jill
  2. A Striped T-Shirt
  3. Colored or Floral T-Shirt
  4. Maxi Sundress
  5. Midi Sundress
  6. White button-down Shirt
  7. White or Jean Capri’s
  8. New pair of Jean shorts
  9. New White Tennis Shoes
  10. Wedge Sandals

The t-shirts are mixed and matched with any jeans, shorts, or capris that I have in my closet. A button-down shirt can be worn alone or over any of the tees or a sundress.

I love to wear a crisp white pair of Keds with shorts or a sundress. To dress it up I wear a sandal with a bit of a heel. I find that even jeans can be dressier with a bit of a heel.

Summer Fashions for a Women over 50

I am most comfortable in the summer in a flowy sundress so, over the last few years, I’ve been adding a couple every summer. I can get away with something over my knee if we are heading out on the boat but I think that a woman of a certain age looks best in dresses below the knee.

I also prefer a capri length pant to shorts but there are some times when a short is a better fit for the occasion so then I stick to something that is almost at my knee.

Some might think that my love of Keds is too young of a look for me but I’m comfortable in them. I have very high arches and there aren’t many shoes that don’t hurt my feet.

Comfort for me is key. I can’t enjoy myself if I’m not comfortable. Keywords for my summer wardrobe are flowy, stretchy, and breezy!

Capsule Wardrobe

capsule wardrobe is a collection of clothing that is composed of interchangeable items only, to maximize the number of outfits that can be created. The aim is to have an outfit suitable for any occasion without owning excessive items of clothing. This is usually achieved by buying what are considered to be “key” or “staple” items in coordinating colors. It has been the subject of several popular television series and appears widely in British and American fashion media

Summer Capsule Wardrobe

Along with comfort is convenience when it comes to my clothes. when you adapt the capsule wardrobe method, you’re going to be able to easily put together outfits that work!

Special Summer Clothes

This summer I have a few things that will need special clothes. Annie is getting married and I need an appropriate Mother of the Bride dress. I haven’t even started looking and I have 24 days to go!!!!! Yikes

I’m heading to Atlanta, GA for a bloggers convention and I need some really cute outfits. I have a little bit more time for that but not much!


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  1. Great pieces you shared. Good luck finding the perfect dress!

    1. I actually found the perfect dress on Amazon! Can you believe that? They have everything –

  2. Nice Post! Really like this post. Thanks for sharing.

    1. I appreciate your kind comment. I really enjoy a capsule wardrobe and it feels new and special by just adding a few new pieces each season.