My Capsule Wardrobe for Spring and Summer

Spring and Summer Capsule Wardrobe

A spring and Summer Capsule Wardrobe.

Seeing this is my first time building a Capsule Wardrobe it seemed to take me forever to finalize my choices, but by-god I think I did it!

I only made some small changes in the final draft, so here is the final product of this year’s Spring/Summer Capsule Wardrobe. Drumroll please…

I am not a capsule wardrobe blog, so there was quite a large learning curve to this process since I had to start from scratch.

I did a lot of research beforehand to find which avenues were best and what steps I should take to get it done right. I actually ended up downloading a capsule wardrobe planner app called Stylebook that is going to be really helpful for future use.

I have since then moved on to Photoshop to build my capsule wardrobes. 

The time invested in photographing my clothes and organizing everything as I went along was tedious but now that it is done I can see the full potential of this app for future seasonal capsule wardrobes, daily outfit planning, and travel packing lists.

I took it really slow going through my closet this time because I had a lot of wardrobe purging to do, and I will admit it was hard letting go of things.

It was like a super cathartic, counselling session in which I came out feeling better, lighter, and more positive.

My wardrobe budget was pretty small this year.

Really small.

It has been a year of unexpected purchases and expenses and we are still playing catch up from it.

I decided out of necessity that this capsule would be built with my already existing wardrobe which in everyday life is the realistic option for most people.

I think it would kind of defeat the whole minimalist wardrobe idea if you ran out and bought a new wardrobe.

I did end up spending $30 at Sheinside for two pieces but aside from that it was built from items that I have bought gradually over the last 7 years.

In my finalized list I decided to cut out the flare jeans I originally intended on buying but didn’t end up purchasing.

I’m short and in order to wear flares I need to wear heels or wedges with them to make them fit right in length.

I can’t really see myself sporting high shoes that often so it seemed a waste of money to me.

I switched the green drapey blouse for a gauzy pink blouse, and I chose rain boots for a pair of shoes instead of a fancier pair of heels since I tend to walk out in the rain more often than I need to dress up in heels.

If that changes I have a pair in storage I can swap out.

The result was a 38 piece capsule wardrobe that will all transition well into a fall capsule or rotating capsule.

Below are all the pieces and where to buy them and/or similar items within the same price range that I listed right underneath each section.

Capsule Wardrobe Breakdown

Spring Summer Capsule wardrobe

dressy tank | white t-shirt | white blouse | pullover

Spring Summer Capsule wardrobe

baseball tee | floral kimono (similar) | grey tank | t-shirt dress

Spring Summer Capsule wardrobe

oversized cardigan | grey t-shirt | printed cardigan (similar, similar) | long pullover

 Spring Summer Capsule wardrobe

black tank | band t-shirt | black t-shirt | fitted cardigan | maxi dress

Spring Summer Capsule wardrobe

fitted dress | oversized blazer | wrap dress | leather jacket | maxi skirt

Spring Summer Capsule wardrobe

Imitation leather pants | dressy pants | black jeans | dark denim | distressed denim

Spring Summer Capsule wardrobe

denim shorts | gauzy blouse | light dress | bohemian dress (similar) | bright pullover

Spring Summer Capsule wardrobe

rainboots | leather sandals | flats | booties | converse | motorcycle boots

That’s it! I had so much fun with this I wish I could get a job doing this for other people. I can’t wait for next time.

If you have any questions or concerns leave me a message in the comment box below or send me one via email at [email protected]

UPDATE: I recently had to switch up a couple of items in my capsule due to fit and comfort. This is my Updated Capsule Wardrobe.

UPDATE #2: My new capsule for fall/winter is finished and now up on the blog.

UPDATE #3: My 2016 Capsule is now posted and can be found here. It has changed to a year-long capsule vs a seasonal.

UPDATE #4 This post is older so a lot of the items below are sold out in stores. I have updated many of the links with like items in similar price ranges.

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How to Build an Artsy Summer Capsule Wardrobe
How to Build a Minimalist Capsule Wardrobe
How to Build a Budget Capsule Wardrobe for Spring and Summer
How to Build a Summer Capsule Wardrobe on a Budget

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Sara is the founder and creative behind livelovesara. A George Brown College Fashion Styling Graduate, she provides advice on finding your personal style regardless of age and budget. She is always on the hunt for the perfect wardrobe piece and is a vintage and thrifting enthusiast who can't wait to share her newest finds. She is also trying to learn French.


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  1. Hi. I love your style! But would love someone with experience in styling to give me an idea on what u would use as 24 basics. That would go with your whole wardrobe. Sounds crazy!! Yes but there is a pin that says they can do this but you have to buy her books to find out what these 24 items are. I cant afford that. So am hoping you could give me some ideas. I love all styles of tops. Plain and patterned. Have kimonos. Love and live in baggy hippy pants. Plain and patterned. Live in extreme heat and we dont really have a winter. Just a few cooler weeks. Help!!!

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