How to Shop a Classy Spring / Summer Capsule Wardrobe
Do you want to know how to shop a classy spring and summer capsule wardrobe so that you have chic outfits without even trying? Well look no further. Theses pieces are elegant, affordable, shoppable, universally flattering and match absolutely everything. The aim is to fill your closet with these basics that will match absolutely everything. What else could you want?
You can shop a classy spring and summer capsule wardrobe by buying classic pieces in neutral colors like black and white. Pair opaque tops with thick straps and button ups with high waisted pants and shorts. Opt for flattering and timeless wrap skirts and shirt dresses at knee, midi and maxi lengths.
1. Sleeveless Tops
When the temperatures increase, you can still look elegant with sleeveless tops with thick straps that cover your bra straps. You’ll need classic tanks and button ups in both black and white.
2. Short Sleeve Tops
T-shirts are a classic that you need in your spring / summer capsule wardrobe. You can either go for a more casual cotton or fancier chiffon material depending on your preference.
You’ll need a variety of blouses and button ups to match any one of your outfits. Neutrals and classic patterns like a blue and white striped shirt match everything and won’t go out of style. A linen shirt is great on hot days.
4. Long Sleeve Shirts
Long sleeve shirts are another great staple. There are numerous classy, high necklines you can choose from, like crewneck, v-neck, mock neck, etc., as well as looser or tighter fits depending on what you prefer.
5. Lightweight Sweaters
Depending on where you live, you might still have chilly nights or days during the warmer months. A lightweight sweater is a great layering and transition piece for your spring / summer capsule wardrobe.
High Waisted Bottoms
A pair of black and white shorts are a must. They look the most chic and classy when they’re high waisted, loose around the thighs and long enough.
Having a few pairs of jeans in a variety of styles (and colors) will help you to always have something to wear for those super casual warm days.
8. Carrot Pants
Carrot pants, especially high waisted, are just the most elegant and flattering style of pants to wear. They’re also super comfy. That’s why you’ll need them in all of the neutral colors.
9. Wide Leg Pants
Wide leg pants are another great, universal type of pants that everyone needs in their capsule wardrobe. They look even better with a crease in the front.
You’ll need different types of skirts to go with any occasion. Of course you can change up the colors to match your personal palette, but black is the most flattering, universal and matches everything
Spring and summer are the perfect times for beautiful, elegant dresses. Wrap and shirt dresses that are midi / knee-length tend to be most versatile for your little black / white dresses, while floral and neutral maxi dresses are timelessly chic.
Layers are practical and add an extra, classy touch when done right. Long pieces like loose blazers, cardigans and ponchos instantly elevate any outfit.
There is nothing that a trench coat or leather jacket won’t match in your entire capsule wardrobe time and time again. ‘Nuff said.
You’ll need plenty of minimalistic sandals (the less straps, the better), pointy toed flats and loafers for your spring / summer capsule wardrobe. Get each in nude (in your skin tone) and black as well as white sneakers, and you’ll absolutely be able to pair anything (pun intended).
All you’ll need is black and nude (in your skin tone) when it comes to your heels too. Opt for block heels, which are the most wearable, but of course you can go for thinner heels if you dare.
Cover Photo Credits: Alex Shaw
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