Saturday, July 23, 2016

Minimal Summer Capsule Wardrobe

Minimal Summer Capsule Wardrobe

Hey Guys, here's the requested minimal summer wardrobe capsule. These are the absolute basics for effortless summer dressing with chic:

First up, shirts: 
  1. Plaid: is great for layering on cool summer evenings and for adding a bit of edge, bonus if it has a long hem. Later in the day, it looks great tied around the waist or to your bag.
  2. Blouses: basic white, blue and demin button downs are a lightweight summer essential. To keep things interesting look for one with ruffle, stripes or lace detailing. 
  3. Stripes: a striped top is an eternal classic and adds a bit of French chic and a nautical vibe. Opt for blouses and tees in varying styles and hem lengths.
  4. Graphic Tees: another summer staple is the graphic tee, a casual-cool essential. Go for something you like (like the Starwars one above). If you are going for a band tee, try to pick one with a band you actually listen to. It's not summer if you don't pass at least 5 girls in the street wearing Guns and Roses or ACDC tees. 
  5. Solid Colour Tees: white, grey, maroon or navy, a solid colour tee is a great outfit starter piece. Find colours that suit your skin tone and build your collection from there.
  6. Sweatshirt: (in terry, not fleece of course) is a great summer evening or early morning layer. It also looks quite chic tied at the waist.
  1. Black midi dress: also known as glorified pyjamas, a black dress is an essential to throw on and go and still look put together.
  2. Shirt Dress: If your can find one suited to your height, the shirt dress is a perfect lightweight summer outfit. For the rest of us tall ladies, the shirt-tunic will have to do.

  1. Black Pencil Skirt: my absolute most essential basic and I have loads of them. It goes with everything, is super comfy and can be dressed up or down. My current favourite is the double lined HM tee-shirt-feel skirt and it comes in grey as well. Linked Here
  2. Denim Skirt: another summer classic, bonus if it's distressed or fringed. The same goes for denim jackets and shirts.

  1. Neutrals rule for summer and (everyday really) so white, tan, navy, creme and black are the most basic bags to rely on. A metallic is always great, as is a classic bag like the Louis Vuitton above. 
  1. Sandals: as seen above, slides, lace ups and gladiators in metallics and neutrals are easiest for a simple look.
  1. Chokers: a black round the neck style or a metal cuff style works well to add a bit of polish.
  2. Bracelets: though not shown, beaded and braided bracelets are great for adding a carefree summer vibe.
  3. Sunglasses: a large round style works well on every face shape and a wayfarer or aviator style is great for mixing things up.
  4. Baseball Caps: though not pictured, a baseball cap can make a basic outfit. Rep your city or team (Toronto!, Blue Jays, Raptors) or pick a classic one (I love my Yankees & Dodgers caps respectively)

Thats all for now guys, have a lovely week!


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