Summer Capsule Wardrobe Update – Summer 2018

Since I’ve got myself organised, I’ve been sticking pretty closely to a capsule wardrobe. I have a pretty limited colour palette – navy, white, pink, grey – and I’ve come to know the styles that I feel most comfortable in at the moment.

Last Summer, I invested in my Summer wardrobe – it was the first Summer in a few years that I wasn’t either pregnant, breastfeeding or broke, so I felt that I deserved it. I loved my maxi skirt, my loose cotton tops – but then, Summer never really happened. Muggy and overcast was about as good as it got.

This Summer, we’ve had a real heatwave. We’re a month into some really warm weather and I’ve actually needed some more Summer clothes. I’ve invested in shorts, vest tops and yet more maxi skirts (well, just one to be honest). This dress from Next  has been invaluable – on the beach, in the garden and out and about.

So this week, I’ve put together a selection of similar items to those currently in my wardrobe, using the navy, pink and white colour palette. I’ve been wearing brown leather sandals day in day out, and it’s worked really well for me. Once I finally get my youngest potty trained, I’ll be investing in a cute leather and straw bag for the Summer months.

Top Row, Left to Right:

Navy and White Striped vest

Pink striped t shirt from Fat Face

Floral diamond vest from Fat Face

White camisole top from Fat Face

Second Row, Left to Right:

Navy vest

Striped Bardot Top from Fat Face

White vest

Blue and white patterned top from SeaSalt

Third Row:

Coral Shorts from Fat Face

Pink and white striped jumper from Seasalt

Cream jumper from Fat Face

Fourth Row:

Chambray dress – find similar from Next

Maxi dress from H and M

Floral dress from Seasalt

Fifth Row:

White linen trousers from Crew Clothing

Patterned Trousers from H and M

Navy maxi skirt with paperbag waist from Mango

There’s a lot in there from Seasalt and Fat Face as I really like that surfy, beachy style, and I find they are a bit more forgiving on the tummy than other brands! So many of these pieces transition really well from Summer to Autumn, and as they are a fairly ‘classic’ style, they will last well.

The more ‘fashiony’ pieces – the maxi skirt with the paper bag waist and the maxi dress in particular are lovely, and will definitely stand the test of time.

You can find loads more ideas, including a whole capsule wardrobe board if you follow me on Pinterest.

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