Building a capsule wardrobe for the summer is a great way to make sure your closet is full of pieces you’ll want to wear all season long.
Upgrading your selection with timeless summer essentials saves time when getting ready and leaves more funds for weekend plans!
Get set to WOW this season, ‘cos our guide is here to help every step of the way. From shopping for your fashion sense to choosing items you’ll love way beyond summer 2022…
What Fits Into A Summer Capsule Wardrobe?
Your summer capsule wardrobe should feature a variety of pieces to match your summer plans and the weather.
A handful of women’s tops, summer dresses and women’s trousers are our key items, and with plenty of sunny strolls, don’t forget the perfect pair of sandals, flip flops or trainers.
Scroll our guide to get the lowdown on all the wardrobe essentials to start your timeless summer collection.
1. The Understated White Vest
Simple yet stylish, you’ll want at least one women’s white vest in your summer wardrobe. This minimalist piece can be worn on its own, layered with a shirt and teamed with whatever trousers you fancy.
The vest will not only keep you cool during hot summer days but can be worn in an infinite number of combinations. Wonderful!
2. Lush Long Sleeve Shirts
A long sleeve nude or dark-coloured shirt will instantly switch up any ensemble. Go for a preppy look by teaming your shirt with a pair of jeans, or serve your best glam with a sophisticated skirt.
Picking a shirt in a lightweight fabric such as linen or cotton will keep you cool during sunny spells.
3. Timeless Trousers
Wide leg or loose-fit women’s summer trousers are a versatile style that compliment loads of looks. Depending on your vibe, step out in chunky sandals or classic white trainers.
Add the final touches with timeless jewellery and your favourite pair of shades – in our eyes – the bigger, the better!
4. Bag Some Beige Shorts
Grab a pair of nude or beige shorts to soften your summer outfits. A chic pair of neutral summer shorts will work effortlessly with your existing selection of tops and the fave styles we’re loving above!
5. The Throw-On Midi Dress
We can’t get enough of midi dresses. They are perfect for daytime and evening dos, easily transitioned from a casual get-up to a dressy look with the switch of a pair of shoes!
Choosing a dress in a block colour or subtle print is a smart way to make sure your garms stand the test of time, so you can wear ‘em summer after summer.
6. The Bold Black Playsuit
Although it may not be the first colour that comes to mind when you’re putting together a summer wardrobe, a black playsuit is a chic piece that’s quick to put on and simple to work.
Pop on a pair of gold hoops, AKA the dreamiest accessories, to finish up your ‘fit.
7. A Classic Swimsuit
For beach days and trips to the pool, browse our range of women’s swimwear and beachwear for that staple swimsuit.
As ever, we’ve got a neat hack up our sleeves – yes, your one-piece swimsuit really can double up as a top! Just style as you would any other.
8. Summer Sandals
From comfy flatforms to strappy sandals and mules, women’s sandals are a top priority on your summer shopping list.
Whatever your go-to, there’s a stylish pair of sandals for every BBQ or trip to the beach you’re heading to this summer.
9. Everyday Trainers
If sandals aren’t you’re thing, women’s trainers are a fab alternative, providing you that much-needed comfort on sunny walks.
A pair of classic white trainers will match outfit upon outfit – and better still, they are the ultimate trans-seasonal piece you can wear all year-round.
10. Statement Sunglasses
Protect your eyes and feel good in a killer pair of shades. Whether you decide to wear your sunglasses on your head (a hairstyle we’re totally here for!) or for their intended purpose, women’s sunglasses are a must-have for every summer capsule wardrobe.
Take your pick between cat-eye shapes, tortoiseshell lenses and chunky frames – summer 2022 plans incoming!
Check out the Summer 2022 Clothing Guide for more seasonal fashion inspiration.