I haven't come across any blogs that have spoken about capsule wardrobes and I think they're really important! Especially if you're a broke student, like me, aha. Imagine only needing 15-20 items in your wardrobe for summer! Depending on your budget this could be soo cost effective and particularly great if you're going on holiday and need to cut down on luggage. I've created one as an example using blues, cream/whites, black and khaki because then it's easy to transition from summer to autumn and I prefer colour blocking to lots of prints and colours everywhere! Just pick three colours or shades that you love and you know will suit you and base your wardrobe around a key statement piece that will take you from day to night! E.g. a biker jacket if you live in a not so warm place like me or a skater dress if it's 40 degrees outside and you're boiling (i'm jealous, ah).
If I wanted a cheap capsule wardrobe I could pretty much get everything from inexpensive places such as H&M and Forever21 but I just picked whatever was nice and went together. If this genuinely helps you or you just like it then I could do a cheap capsule wardrobe post or a proper summer one filled with bikinis and short shorts! Let me know in the comments, okay?
I also wanted to showcase each possible outfit but then I realised there are literally too many and it might actually be easier to just talk you through it. I don't think these items particularly scream summer at you (I live in London so honestly I'm not a summer person) and capsule wardrobes really go down to basics and a few key pieces.
For casual looks try to layer as much as possible on not so sunny days. For example, you could wear the H&M shirt with the H&M skirt/ tucked into American Apparel disco pants/ River Island boyfriend jeans and when it got a bit colder in the evenings wear the Topshop jumper over the shirt - simple layering. The Topshop tee could also be worn with the Zara denim shirt (unbuttoned).
The playsuit is a favourite of mine because if you were to wear the Topshop jumper over it then it would work as shorts. The H&M skirt could work as a casual or evening outfit depending on the footwear. Of course this works for the dresses too. I could probably go on forever writing a dissertation on the different types of material and their significance but I need to study so I'll let you think about it :-)
It was so hard finding the exact pieces you want but I think after exams I'll definitely be putting together more capsule wardrobes. What do you think, guys? Would you take away a few pieces or add some?