Summer '16 capsule outfitsThursday, October 06, 2016
It also meant that I got to wear my favourite summer clothes a lot more than usual. I really enjoyed my summer capsule, and even though I didn't wear every one of my 37 items I still felt that I had plenty to choose from.
Here are some of my summer outfits.
Shorts & Dungarees
These shorts weren't originally in my capsule but I was going to a BBQ and really wanted to wear a pair. It was a glorious day but the denim shorts I had in my capsule weren't appropriate, so I swapped them for these Kew shorts. Being tailored they're smarter and easier to dress up.
I bought these last year in my local charity shop, but this was the first time I'd worn them. They're the perfect length and really versatile. They looked great with a plain black t-shirt for running errands, and equally as nice with a sweater and a clutch bag for an evening pub meal. I'll definitely be wearing these again next year.
Another capsule swap were these dungarees. I discovered that one of my dresses had a broken zip, and so these took it's place. I hadn't worn dungarees in years but now I love them!
Wearing dresses in the summer is so easy, just add shoes, grab a bag and go!
I always enjoy wearing this white dress, it's so comfy but I find that I have to wear accessories with it, otherwise I look like I'm wearing a nightie, I love it anyway.
This Louche tea dress was a clothes swap find, originally from Joy. I find that the tulip sleeves make it nearly impossible to wear anything over the top without feeling bulked up and uncomfortable, so all I can do is prey for good weather and hope for the best. It's too pretty to part with even if I have to wait for the perfect weather conditions to wear it.
As with the Louche dress, this paisley dress is an add-shoes-and-go option, but thankfully I can wear things over the top if needs be. It's the perfect summer dress for me - not too short, high at the neck and with little sleeves. I very rarely show my knees and my shoulders in the same outfit these days.
You can't really see it in the photo but the dress is tiered and I'm tempted to remove the bottom tier to make it a midi dress for next year...
This charity shopped maxi skirt was worn a lot, it was particularly nice for going out, and proved to be versatile enough to wear on hot days and cooler days - the cooler days I simply added a long sleeved top and knee high boots. This will layer up nicely in the autumn with tights and a vest top layered underneath.
Another charity shop find, this maxi skirt is the only yellow item in my wardrobe. It's not a colour I can really wear, certainly not around my face - it washes me out completely, but this skirt has been worn every summer since I found it back in 2012. It's light and comfortable and, again, can be worn with boots and a jumper for extra warmth. I'm keeping this in my autumn capsule too, the colour is just too autumnal not to!
Lightweight khaki trousers are a great alternative to jeans in the warmer months, and especially good when you're not sure what the weather has in store.
Of course there were the nondescript jeans days. I've had a long standing love affair with jeans, and before I started my capsule wardrobes I wore them 99% of the time, they're just so easy. This is the only pair I allowed in my summer capsule and I have to admit I'm looking forward to getting my skinny jeans back now that my autumn capsule is underway.
The end of my autumn capsule will see in a whole year of living with a 37 piece capsule wardrobe, how is it possible that another year is almost over?!