Harriet Wheeler

Freelance Stylist and Writer



An Editor's Summer Capsule Wardrobe Wishlist

When it comes to summer dressing, finding something to wear for the heat and humidity can be hard work, but a capsule wardrobe is the key to style success. Create a capsule wardrobe of just a handful of classic and versatile pieces that are wearable, but more importantly rewearable, and you can make endless outfit opportunities. Let’s be honest, when it’s hot, you don’t want lots of options, you want your go to pieces that will not only make you look good but save you time getting ready everyday.

We’ve narrowed down our top five items that we recommend to be in everyone’s summer capsule wardrobe for seamless day-to-day dressing.

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Summer Co-Ord Sets

A co-ord is a summer wardrobe essential; you get one look but you get three outfits in just one outfit. You can wear the set together, wear the top with your favourite pair of shorts or wear the trousers with a shirt or simple vest top - the possibilities are endless. A co-ord makes dressing effortless, plus you won’t mind wearing the pieces over and over again because you can make so many different looks.

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Neutral Tops

No capsule wardrobe is complete without a basic, neutral top - trust us, you will be living in it this summer. Whether it be a black, white or striped top, they’re a great way to stay cool on those hot days while also giving you an option to layer in the cooler evenings with a blazer or cardigan. Tuck into a pair of jeans, tailored shorts, or a skirt, or even wear under a suit and style with heels or flats, you can create so many chic outfits.

Summer Tops

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Summer Dresses

Nothing works harder in a summer capsule wardrobe than your sundress, especially since you only need one item of clothing to complete your outfit. Everyone needs a dress that isn’t too clingy and that can work well for casual daytime outings, and then can be dressed up for more formal occasions like the races or weddings. Opt for embroidery or bold prints as these can be dressed up or down with heels or flat sandals.

Summer Staple Dresses

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Lightweight Jackets for Summer

It wouldn’t be a typical English summer without a spot of rain or cooler temperatures, so a lightweight jacket is must for every wardrobe. Take an elevated approach and choose a neutral and cropped style, that way it will go with lots of pieces in your wardrobe. Wear with a straight leg jean, or a cotton or linen midi dress and trainers to maintain a summery look, whilst being prepared for unpredictable weather.

Summer Jackets

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Tailored Shorts

A pair of tailored shorts are a great alternative to dresses on warm and humid days. This season, tailored, shorts are a must have. Longline designs great to wear for the office, and can easily be paired with a classic t-shirt or racer vest top, a blazer, and flat sandals or for work. Clean tailored shorts can also be styled with a button up blouse or bodysuit for an elevated look perfect for the hottest days.

Summer Shorts

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