Sunday, 13 July 2014

Summer Capsule Wardrobe

I have picked up a few basic pieces over the last few weeks, instead of doing a haul post I thought I would put a few outfits together and do a Summer capsule wardrobe with the pieces I got, alongside some older accessories. In total I have 16 pieces from which I have put together 26 combinations to create outfits. These outfits will take you from the beach to shopping in town to a night out!

I have chosen three colourful accessories to give the outfits a pop of colour. The chunky statement leatherette and metal necklace  is limited edition from New Look Summer 2014.
I bought the Orange Tory Burch hand bag two years ago in Vegas (S/S 2012) this has a detachable long cross body chain strap. If you choose to detach the strap it can be used as a large clutch.
The pink Fendi handbag is basically a large wallet with a long chain strap.
 I have also chosen a pair of KG by Kurt Geiger beige suede sandbank ankle boots (these are approximately two years old) but there are  lots of similar pairs of boots available at the moment on the high street .I have also chosen a pair of White Ox Plimsoll Converse runners Link!, perfect for more casual days!

I bought both of the above Sandro tops about a month ago, they're now heavily discounted in the sale.
The top on the left is a nude colour with a white leatherette panel around the bottom. The panel weighs the top down slightly so it sits perfectly. It has also got a large cut out in the back -Link!
The top on the right is a black and white silk top with some lace detail Link! perfect for a night out.

The Vest on the left is from the H&M basics range, it's ideal for wearing loosely tucked into jeans or shorts for a casual look. Link! The white blouse on the right is from Zara (Summer 2013) It is really light weight making it ideal for Summer. I like to wear it with the sleeves rolled up.

I picked up this top is from H&M in April, it has sheer panel across the decolletage area and sleeves as well as long the bottom of the top. It is quite a boxy loose fit. I like to wear it with jeans or even a pair of thick black leggings. Unfortunately I couldn't find this online, however I did find something similar Link!

The above item on the left is a knitted jacket/cardigan from H&M it's black and white with metal chain detailing on the pockets and along the front edges of the jacket I bought it in April so hopefully it's still available.
The piece on the right is a leather jacket from Maje, It is a putty colour, I picked it up about two week ago in the sale. I think this jacket is ideal for the colder days (there's a lot of them in Ireland!) and  the colour is perfect for Summer. Link!

Both pairs of jeans above are Topshop Joni jeans.  I discovered them recently, when I was looking for a white pair of skinny jeans that didn't cost a fortune. I have bought them in black, blue and white, I love them. They're high waisted, tight, stretchy, skinny jeans. They're available in three different leg lengths 30" 32" and 34". Link! (blue pair) Link! (white pair)

I picked up the above black leggings from Zara, they're thick and opaque, which means they can be worn as trousers. They have elastic panels inserted in either side of of the waist band making them stretchy and comfortable to wear.
I picked up the above pair of mint green shorts from H&M a few weeks ago. They are medium rise, stretchy cotton shorts. Link! perfect for the beach!

I have mixed and matched the pieces to create some outfits.below.

Please note I purchased all of the items mentioned. The above links are not affiliate links.
I hope you have enjoyed this post and found it useful!



  1. This post is absolutely amazing! You created so many outfits with cute basic pieces and I loved every single one of them. The Joni jeans and your leather jacket are gorgeous!

    1. Thank u so much Fabi, I'm glad u liked it x

  2. That Tory Burch bag is gorgeous. Xx

    1. Thanks Ella I love using it in the summer x

  3. That leather jacket and tory burch purse are to die for! Really like how you showed all the different outfits!!



  4. great post ,really like it:)
    keep in touch xoxo

  5. Gorgeous pieces! I love the silk top!

    Emma x

  6. I am loving that pink Fendi handbag!!! I just love how the color pops :) Also like that leather jacket :)

    Arianne |

    1. Thank you so much Arianne, I'm glad you liked it :)

  7. This is such a great post! You've got such classic pieces. I had a huge clear out of my wardrobe the other day and I'm in desperate need of some capsule clothing items. Thanks for the inspiration hun x


    1. Thank you Sarah, I'm glad you liked it and found it useful x

  8. Now that's a really cool post! I think I might incorporate the idea into some outfit planning when travelling. Thanks!

    Lucija xx

    1. Thank you Lucija, I'm glad you liked it. I hope it helps you plan your outfits :)