My Summer Capsule Wardrobe: 5 Clothing Items I’ll Wear All Season Long

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Summer Capsule Wardrobe: 5 Clothing Items I'll Wear All Season Long | Wit & Delight

Earlier this spring, I went through my closet to assess the clothing I owned. I donated some things and made small fixes on pieces that needed mending. That process has helped me keep my closet organized and get the most out of the clothing I already own. 

As we approach summer, I pulled out some of the pieces I’m most excited to wear in the months ahead.

Today I’m sharing the five warm-weather clothing items that never lead me astray—my summer capsule wardrobe, if you will.

If you like this post, have a look at some of my other recent style posts: The One-Piece Swimsuits I’ll Be Wearing All Summer Long + 4 Shoes I’ll Be Living in This Spring.



Summer Capsule Wardrobe: Mango Overalls
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Why I love them: I found a pair of white overalls from Mango last summer that ended up being in heavy rotation. The exact pair I have is no longer available but Mango has a really similar style, linked here! When it comes to overalls, I love the style, comfort, and how versatile they are for different occasions.

I also have a pair of Jesse Kamm overalls that are really special (I purchased them from Idun and received a press discount). The price point is high but the quality is so good. If you’re interested in searching for them at a lower price, resale sites like The RealReal are a great option to keep in mind!

How I’ll style them: There are so many ways to style overalls. Most often, I like to pair them with a cropped t-shirt or tank top, plus sandals or clogs!

Mango Denim Dungarees (similar to the pair I own) – Above
Jesse Kamm Overalls (purchased with a press discount) – Below

Jesse Kamm Overalls


Flowy Dresses

Summer Capsule Wardrobe: Mille Dress

Why I love them: Dresses tend to be my go-to pieces to wear in the warm-weather months. They’ll forever be a part of my summer capsule wardrobe. You put one on and instantly look put together.

How I’ll style them: Most often, I’ll pair a dress with some sandals, a hat, and a swipe of lipstick and I’m good to go. 

Mille Maja Dress (gifted) – Above
Mille Adele Dress (gifted) – Top hero image
H&M Smocked-Bodice Dress – Below

H&M Smocked-Bodice Dress



Summer Capsule Wardrobe: SKIMS Bodysuit

Why I love them: The SKIMS and Maria Stanley bodysuits I own have a similar shape and are both amazing. They’re so comfortable, very flattering, and supportive. The SKIMS bodysuit comes in a bunch of color options too.

How I’ll style them: I love to wear these underneath an A-line skirt or shorts in the summer.

SKIMS Square Neck Bodysuit – Above
Maria Stanley Bodysuit – Below

Maria Stanley Bodysuit


Oxford Shirts

J. Crew Broken-In Organic Cotton Oxford Shirt

Why I love them: I love a classic Oxford shirt—they’re casual yet chic in the very best way. I tend to prefer a looser fit and often buy them from the men’s section (and sometimes I’ll borrow Joe’s). I’ve also found some really great ones at thrift stores over the years.

How I’ll style them: One of my favorite ways to wear these is over a bodysuit and shorts. 

J. Crew Broken-In Organic Cotton Oxford Shirt (similar to one I own) – Above


High-Waisted Shorts

Summer Capsule Wardrobe: H&M Denim Shorts

Why I love them: I love the cut of these H&M denim shorts. They’re high-waisted and I find them to be really flattering. I bought the black denim wash last summer and there are now two additional washes available! I also have a pair of vintage Levi’s I’ve been wearing for years and love.

How I’ll style them: I’m excited to wear high-waisted shorts with so many things this summer—flowy tops, bodysuits, or tucked-in t-shirts. 

H&M Denim Shorts – Above
Levi’s High Rise Shorts (similar to a pair I own) – Below

Levi's High Rise Shorts

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BY Kate Arends - May 25, 2022


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