Summer Capsule Wardrobe 2014
It’s my intention to create one of these capsules for each season, using items available at the time, but I have to admit, this one was a little tricky. The fact is, in “real life”, my summer capsule wardrobe would look very similar to the one I created for spring: there’s really not much difference in the weather between the two seasons (or between autumn and winter, for that matter), so it would be easy enough to make the summer capsule stretch all the way to early autumn. Easy, perhaps, but no one wants to wear the same clothes for months on end, so in order to create this summer capsule wardrobe, I’ve taken the liberty of pretending I live somewhere with more distinct seasons: i.e. somewhere you might actually NEED a summer capsule wardrobe!
With that said, this may be a summer capsule wardrobe, but I’ve also tried to take account of those times when the weather’s not so warm, so there are some chunky knits and longer trousers in here too, for chilly evenings, or the odd rainy day. Even when I’m travelling somewhere hot, I’ll always pack a lightweight jacket or summer knit, if only to combat the icy air-con most places use, so I’ve included quite a few layering pieces which can easily be discarded or ignored. And yes, I DID only use two pairs of shoes: well, it IS supposed to be a capsule wardrobe, after all!
Here are the items I used:
And here are some of the outfits I’ve created from this capsule: