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How To Create A Summer Capsule Wardrobe

By Vaishali Valecha

Updated - Oct. 25, 2019 5 min read

Is your wardrobe flooding out with clothes that you no longer seem to reach for? Do you feel your wardrobe needs a de-clutter? Well, if the answer is a big yes, then you need to minimize your collection to the absolute necessary by creating a capsule wardrobe. We present to you a list of all the key items that you need in your summer capsule wardrobe for 2019. These pieces will help you create multiple outfits combinations and you'll never run out of closet space either!

 

1. White Shirt

A must-have in everyone's closet, a white shirt can be your life saviour when you can't seem to resort with any other outfit. Investing in a good quality white shirt can take your fashion game to the next level. Be it a basic button-down style or a fancy one off-shoulder one, you can style it in numerous ways. A mid-length skirt, paper bag waist pants, basic pair of denim, shorts, as a blouse with lehengas or sarees, the choices are endless.

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2. Sunglasses 

Tiny retro sunglasses from the '80s might be their moment right now, but a timeless pair of oversized frames will never lose their allure. You can throw a pair of sunglasses and take your look from drab to fab! It is also your best friend for the days you want to hide away that late night hangover. On those lazy days when you wish to make no efforts, A pair of oversized sunglasses with a bright pop of colour on your lips and you'll be set to take on the day.

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3. Swimwear

Shopping for swimwear can get a little tricky, but it needn't be a headache! Be on a lookout for classic monokinis in vibrant shades, go bold with neon and be on trend. If you're comfortable in showing off that belly then bikinis should be on your shop list. High waist bikini bottoms will provide a definition to your booty and help suck in those extra inches on the belly area. Choose from the evergreen florals, basic solids, prints or geometric patterns to add a li'l pizzaz to your swimwear. 

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4. Skirt 

Your summer wardrobe cannot be complete with the addition of a skirt. Be it petite or curvy, a long skirt is perfect for all body types. It adds a sense of whimsy when you walk. Whether you team it with a simple T-shirt or a silk cami, a pretty midi skirt is a great summer solution. It is a comfortable garment and allows your legs to feel free, unlike a pair of skinny jeans. A nice mid-length is perfect for a formal setting while a long one is great for brunch with the girls and a short/mini one is best for a clubbing night. 

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5. A Pair Of Heels 

Heels are a women's best friend. They are amazing for your posture and make your legs look great! When you need to amp up your look, add a pair of heels! From sexy stilettoes to comfy wedges, there are several options to choose from. They look elegant and sophisticated. Now, strut in confidence and make a statement.

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6. Lacy Silk Camisole

A silk or satin lace cami will add an oomph factor to your outfit. It is great paired with high-waisted denim, trousers or tucked into midi skirts. You can never have too many silky strappy vests in your wardrobe.

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7. Wide-Legged Trousers

A pair of lightweight trousers in linen or breathable cotton is going to be your saviour. It will feel comfortable in the scorching heat of summers. Perfect for a day to night transformation outfit when paired up with a satin blouse, from the busy office meetings all the way to a fancy dinner in the night. This season, look for flattering high-waist, paper bag waist and wide-leg styles.

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8. A Cover Up

A great holiday cover-up doesn't have to be a kaftan or a kimono, it could be an oversized linen shirt or a long-sleeve dress - anything that protects you from the sun's rays. It is going to give you a layer of coverage if you're not too comfortable in chilling around in a bikini outside the water. It will also add a fashion statement and keep you snug and warm once you step out from a swim in the sparkling sea.  

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9. A Pair of Tan Sandals

While it's fun to play around with sandals in vibrant, summery shades, a pair of well-made, tan leather sandals will stand the test of time. Tan is another classic shade that goes well with almost all outfits. So, when you're in a doubt whip those tan sandals out!

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10. A Straw Bag

The perennial straw bag works well in the city as much as it does on holiday. Add your essentials before you step outside the house and stash it inside your bag. Choose one with leather or canvas straps for added comfort. A spacious one in which allow you to squeeze your towel when it comes to beach time.

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So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and de-clutter your wardrobe to the absolute minimum and make your life and morning outfit choices easy. Let us know in the comments below which of these key items stayed in your summer capsule wardrobe. Until then, PEACE!!!


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FAQ's

Question: What is the benefit of creating a capsule wardrobe?

Answer: Creating a capsule wardrobe will help you declutter your wardrobe from all the unnecessary items. The concept of creating a capsule wardrobe constitutes keeping absolute important items that will help you curate multiple outfits and combinations. It will leave space for newer pieces in your closet.

 

Question: Which fabric is best for the summer season?

Answer: Cotton, Georgette and Linen are best and breathable.

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