I have to say that my summer capsule is the most tricky one to get organized. Dresses, shirts and sandals all over the place. New and old in a mix, and much bought because it was cheap or a pretty pattern, not because it goes well with the rest of the clothes. The last two summers I´ve been holding back on my shopping and just trying to evaluate and use what I already own. I have already cleaned out some pieces that just didn´t feel right, and I am now starting to feel comfortable with my capsule closet this summer. In this post you´ll find my best tips on how to organize your summer closet.
Pick a color spectrum
I think that summer should be allowed to be all about color. I love to capture the blue of the ocean, or the pink from the flowers. However, I have come to realize that you should not mix too many colors in one capsule – it quickly becomes hard to work with and limits the use of each item. My recommendation is to go for about 3 colors that work well together, apart from the basics, like white. Make sure they´re the same shade (don´t match neon with pastel, for example). I´ve gone for pink, blue and green for my summer capsule.
Must-haves in my capsule closet – summer
If I have to pick my absolute favorites in my summer capsule, they would be:
- Shorts – I have one pair in jeans and one pair in khaki
- Linen suit – brand new and I´m loving it already, my only regret is that I didn´t get it sooner
- A maxi dress – I love the boho style in summer, and my turquoise one gets lots of compliments
- A jumpsuit – preferably something that goes well at the beach as well as the summer party
- Caftan – this is one of my most used items, and I feel so pretty in it every time!
Shoes and accessories
The shoe issue, even harder than picking out the clothes. I think that I have finally managed to decide what I need and use the most in summer – my every day picks have spoken loud and clear. When writing this I have just recieved a pair of white espandrillos, something that I have missed alot. I am so happy with them, and now my shoe collection feels complete.
Apart from my standard jewelry I like to add some boho style pieces in summer – my brass rings and my necklace my mother in law got me at Mallorca. I´m alsp happy with my vegan and ethical bikini and scarf/blanket.
Even though I am quite happy with my summer capsule so far, there are a few pieces I´m missing:
The perfect summer dress. Flowy, floral print in the perfect color, leangth and fabric. The hunt continues.
A skirt. I don´t have any at the moment, and I think I´ll look for an A-shape design, preferably in linen or organic cotton.
What are your must-haves in your summer closet? Is there something you´re looking to add to it? Please feel free to comment below!