Summer is here which means it’s time for relaxed summer dressing!

You want to look stylish, but also stay cool.

You want to look put-together but also get out of the door quickly so you can enjoy the sun, go to a barbecue or a summer wedding and enjoy time with friends.

Please note: this is an older capsule wardrobe. Check out our newest capsule wardrobe for summer here.

What exactly is a capsule wardrobe?

A capsule wardrobe will make it easy to create your summer wardrobe and will give you lots of ideas for your own outfits.

Each capsule consists of 13-15 clothing pieces and various accessories. This summer capsule has 13 clothing pieces + accessories that you can mix & match to create 76 unique outfits.

That will surely have your summer covered! It also makes for a great capsule to take on your summer trip.

Want to know more about capsule wardrobes? Read our ultimate guide to creating a capsule wardrobe that works best for you.

How to use a capsule?

When you purchase items that you can easily mix and match you can create countless outfits for summer.

You can either copy some of our ideas with clothes from your own wardrobe or, add a few items to your shopping wishlist. Below are some outfits in the capsule we created for our style club members.

Summer 2018 capsule wardrobe Outfit 2 | 40plusstyle.com

Here is my interpretation of this look. Similar, yet different but completely suited to my own unique style.

Since I’m currently in The Netherlands, I didn’t have a colorful skirt with me or my pink top, so I swapped the skirt for a gray dotted skirt. I swapped the top for silk top which allows me to do a bit of print mixing.

The shoes are new and I wear then with almost anything.  You can find them in several colors here.

Print mixing with gray and white with silver shoes | 40plusstyle.com

Summer 2018 capsule wardrobe - Outfit 4 | 40plusstyle.com

Richmond 7/8 pants

These pants are your fun in the sun look. They add a dash of color and personality to you summer outfits.

I love the red printed pants but don’t have these. I do have some green printed pants which is what I used for my look. Again, both of these are older items, so I’m just shopping my wardrobe!

The shoes are new (and I wear them everywhere) and you can find them in several colors here.

Printed green pants with white top and silver brogues | 40plusstyle.com

Of course this look can be be perfectly combined with the white jacket too.

Relaxed summer outfit with cropped pants and white jacket | 40plusstyle.com

Why is a capsule wardrobe so useful and so much fun?

There are a number of reasons why planning a capsule wardrobe is so useful and so much fun.

  1. They give you a clear idea of trends and current pieces for the season.
  2. The capsules help you plan your seasonal wardrobe.
  3. They help you learn how to mix & match clothes so you can do more with fewer clothes.
  4. You will inspired with lots of further ideas for outfits.
  5. They help you discover your own wardrobe as many women discover lots of new and exciting outfits in their own wardrobe.
  6. They help you save lots of money as you learn how to do much more with fewer items.

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