What’s the weather like where you are? If you’re heading into summer, you’re probably thinking about summer outfits that are lighter, brighter and breezier to wear than your spring clothes.
You can think about lighter, natural fabrics to keep you cool. Summer is also the perfect time to play around with some fun prints.
I’ve partnered up with Nordstrom to select a summer capsule wardrobe that will have you look fabulous throughout the summer. Nordstrom is your one-stop shop for everything you need.
Below, you’ll find the perfect summer capsule, whether you’re just planning for day-to-day, packing for a vacation or you’re planning a summer event like a picnic or lunch with friends.
KUT from the Kloth Helena Denim Jacket – FRAME Knotted Roll T-Shirt – Treasure & Bond Button Front Skirt – See by Chloé Mini Hana Leather Bag – Sam Edelman Bay Cutout Slide Sandal – Tory Burch 52mm Rectangular Sunglasses
As part of your summer tops, you’ll definitely want a t-shirt. You don’t have to opt for a plain t-shirt though as they can be boring or unflattering. Look for one with a knot or some ruching for a slightly different look.
For your capsule you’ll want a mix of sleeveless and sleeved tops. When choosing a top with sleeves, choose lightweight sleeves to offer some coverage while keeping you cool.
When it comes to jackets for summer, you’ll want options that can add a little extra warmth on cool evenings or when there’s a breeze, or perhaps when you’re stepping into an air-conditioned buildings.
Styles to choose include:
- a blazer to add an element of formality to your everyday looks;
- a denim jacket to add a casual flair;
- draped styles,
- or you can think about using your ruana as a cover-up for your day-to-day outfits rather than saving it for the beach.
Summer pants and shorts
A pair of white jeans is ideal for creating countless looks during the summer, and you’ll definitely want at least one pair of shorts. Choosing a mid-length option will be flattering.
I’d also add some print. You can see that the print pants below match the vest top you saw above. You can wear them together to create the look of a jumpsuit, or as separates. Plus, I couldn’t resist adding the pants with the fish print, which would be perfect for your summer vacations.
Summer dress and skirts
Even if you are usually to be found in jeans and pants, summer is the perfect time to get out of your comfort zone and wear a dress or a skirt instead. Choose from on-trend midi or maxi styles and flattering wrap or shirt dresses.
Summer shoes and sandals
Time to get your feet summer ready! You’ll want a choice of flat and heeled sandals for summer, as well as some comfy sneakers that you can walk or sightsee in.
Kate Spade New York Flower Ruana – FRAME Knotted Roll T-Shirt – Wit & Wisdom Ab-Solution Denim Shorts – ECOO Soft 7 Mono 2.0 Sneaker – Tory Burch Ella Canvas Tote – Nordstrom Stripe Trilby Fedora – Tory Burch 52mm Rectangular Sunglasses
When it comes to your summer accessories, opt for a mix of practical and stylish options. Choose sunglasses and a hat to keep the sun off your face. You can give your outfits a summery feel by choosing bags with tassels, texture or prints.
Tory Burch Ella Canvas Tote – See by Chloé Mini Hana Leather Bag – btb Los Angeles Ella Crossbody Bag – Nordstrom Stripe Trilby Fedora – Tory Burch 52mm Rectangular Sunglasses – LA MENO Onyx Beaded Pendant Necklace – Madewell Stone Collection Set of 3 Necklaces – Akola Camila Drop Earrings – BaubleBar Oriana Hoop Earrings
Your summer outfits together in one capsule
Below, you can see the summer clothes, shoes and accessories together in a capsule of outfits. You can easily switch the jackets around to create diferent looks. Any of the tops would go with the white jeans and shorts.
Do you have a favorite look from the ones below?
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What are your favorite summer outfits to wear when the weather warms up? You can let me know in the comments below.
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