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Summer Capsule Wardrobe: 14 Pieces, 9 Outfits


Summer clothing hangs from rolling rack

Back in the spring I committed to building a capsule wardrobe of core pieces to base the majority of my outfits around. I got so sick and tired of stuff taking over my life; stuff I accumulated from impulse or under the influence of stylish fellow blogger. I am not immune to their powers, and to this day I am still weak for the right piece at the right price. Buuuut I have really curbed my "heart eyes shopper" habits and formed new habits in favor of more intentional, purposeful shopping.


And today you get to see it in action! (Like literally...here's a video of all these looks live and thriving in my living room.)


For this video/post, I took 14 pieces -- old and new -- to create several outfits from. Nine, in fact. (I originally miscounted and said eight but oh ho! I have nine, how 'bout it!) And these 14 pieces include shoes and accessories! Here are all the pieces I used in this post and in my style video. You can find items details in the outfit descriptions below!


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I really want this to demonstrate how a few key pieces can create the versatility we all desire in our closets. And, perhaps inspire you to 'shop your closet' and rethink some pieces you've had for awhile! For instance, the yellow skirt, striped t-shirt, lace-up sandals, and straw bag are all over a year old. Why are they still stylish today? Because they're classic in terms of style and silhouette, and they fit like a champ.


Here's a rundown of all nine looks created from my summer capsule wardrobe. If you want to see them "in real life" moving and shaking on a real body, check out the companion video to this post.

Madewell floral smocked top, yellow maxi skirt, Target round straw bag, floral scarf, summer outfit idea, capsule wardrobe, wardrobe stylist and fashion blogger

FLORAL TOP // MAXI SKIRT // HEELED SANDALS // STRAW BAG // SCARF

Summer capsule wardrobe outfit, Madewell smocked floral top, Free People patti cropped pants, floral head scarf, lace-up sandals, wardrobe stylist and fashion blogger

FLORAL TOP // WHITE PANTS // SCARF // LACE-UP SANDALS

Summer capsule wardrobe outfit idea, Madewell floral smocked blouse, Abercrombie ripped high-waisted denim shorts, white Converse sneakers, wardrobe stylist and fashion blogger

FLORAL TOP // DENIM SHORTS // SNEAKERS

Summer capsule wardrobe outfit idea, Madewell floral smocked blouse, cropped flare jeans, lace-up sandals, panama hat, wardrobe stylist and fashion blogger

FLORAL TOP // CROPPED JEANS // HAT // LACE-UP SANDALS

Summer capsule wardrobe outfit idea, Madewell floral smocked blouse, cropped flare jeans, Target round straw bag, GG designer dupe belt, Madewell Kate heeled sandals wardrobe stylist and fashion blogger

FLORAL TOP // CROPPED JEANS // BELT // STRAW BAG //

HEELED SANDALS

Summer capsule wardrobe outfit idea, striped t-shirt, cropped flare jeans, floral neck scarf, panama hat, Madewell Harper mules, wardrobe stylist and fashion blogger

STRIPED TEE // CROPPED JEANS // MULES // HAT // SCARF

Summer capsule wardrobe outfit idea, striped t-shirt, Abercrombie ripped high-waisted denim shorts, white Converse sneakers, wardrobe stylist and fashion blogger

STRIPED TEE // DENIM SHORTS // SNEAKERS

Summer capsule wardrobe outfit idea, striped t-shirt, Free People Patti cropped white pants, GG designer dupe belt, Target round straw bag, floral scarf, Madewell Kate heeled sandals, wardrobe stylist and fashion blogger

STRIPED TEE // WHITE PANTS // BELT // STRAW BAG // SCARF //

HEELED SANDALS

Summer capsule wardrobe outfit idea, striped t-shirt, yellow maxi skirt,  lace-up sandals, wardrobe stylist and fashion blogger

STRIPED TEE // MAXI SKIRT // LACE-UP SANDALS


Getting dressed during the summer is about the easiest it gets all year. Throw on a dress and go...or pre-style your capsule pieces to grab when you're on the go! What's your go-to, every day outfit in the summertime? Do you stay within a small range of styles or do you like to branch out depending on your mood? I think I fall into the latter category as long as I'm not hot!


Thanks for coming by The Tony Townie today! Your time, support, and shares are all so very appreciated! And don't forget to watch the video of all these looks in action!


xxBrooke


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