Simple Summer Capsule Wardrobe

Ah, summer. It’s my favorite style season because it is so laid back. Simply step out of the shower, put some gloss on your lips, throw on a sundress and sandals and you are DONE. Minimal prep time means more time for cocktails on the patio, blowing bubbles in the backyard, and going on family bike rides—the things that REALLY matter. So if you are like me and prefer a relaxed summer style, check out my Simple Summer Capsule Wardrobe for Moms.

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What is a capsule wardrobe?

A capsule wardrobe is a mini wardrobe made up of a small amount of versatile items you LOVE to wear. Capsule wardrobes are seasonal and include inter-changable pieces and layering options that make one simple item look new when worn in different ways.

Why are capsule wardrobes great for moms?

Because they make shopping and getting dressed SO MUCH EASIER. Once your closet is trimmed down to what you love and feel beautfiul in it is easy and fun to get changed out of your pajamas (even during quarantine).

Also, when you stick to your capsular wardrobe budget you have money left over to spend on what REALLY matters to you—whether it is a down payment on a house or a date night cash stash. With a little bit of prep work, creating a Simple Summer Capsule Wardrobe is the ultimate summer hack for moms.

How many pieces should be in a Simple Summer Capsule Wardrobe?

Fashion experts state that your capsule wardrobe should have 37 items in it, but being a laid back summer and all, I recommend between 30 and 40. Obviously you want to choose items that are flattering, comfortable, and empowering on you, so items that work for some may not work for others.

However, I can say with complete confidence that each and every mom should include these 15 essentials in their Simple Summer Capsule Wardrobe:

Wide brimmed hat

Knot headband

Stacked bracelets

Heart Shaped Sunglasses

Fannie Pack

Gym shoes



Graphic tee

Jumpsuit/ Utility Suit

Colorful Cardigan

Jean jacket

Pleated skirt

White jeans

Cut off shorts

What makes these fifteen pieces essential for your Simple Summer Capsule Wardrobe?

Because they are budget-friendly, mix and match easily, and are perfect for moms who will be spending most of their time chasing after their kiddos. Most of these items are from Target (I especially love their “A New Day” line and “Universal Threads” lines) and feel free to add a few splurge items in there, such as the Sam Edelman sneakers that I am sporting.

Here are three easy and comfortable ways to style a graphic tee (this cute one from Evereve is on-trend since we are still under quarantine):

  • Active Look—Pair with cut off shorts, gym shoes, long cardigan, fanny pack, and knot headband to keep your hair out of your face while you are out exploring.

Now that you are dressed for the occasion, here are my tips on how to have the BEST. SUMMER. EVER. whether you choose to go out exploring or are sticking closer to home.

Happy Shopping!


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  1. Catherine says

    These items are gorgeous and so versatile! I also have a few standard items that I mix and match – I just need to add a wide-brimmed hat to my wardrobe.

  2. Jess says

    That polka dot skirt is to die for! I just bought a few pieces this week for my summer wardrobe. Can’t wait to mix and match them…feels like a new outfit every time!

    • Amanda says

      Aww, thanks so much. I’m all about simplifying life as much as possible–starting with my closet!

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