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.

Summer tops

Summer outfit: denim jacket, roll t-shirt, skirt and sandals | 40plusstyle.com

KUT from the Kloth Helena Denim JacketFRAME Knotted Roll T-ShirtTreasure & Bond Button Front SkirtSee by Chloé Mini Hana Leather BagSam Edelman Bay Cutout Slide SandalTory 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.

Summer 2022 capsule wardrobe - tops | 40plusstyle.com

FRAME Knotted Roll T-ShirtDonna Karan New York Sateen Floral Print Halter TopNordstrom Everyday Satin CamisoleOpen Edit Ruched Front Mesh Top

Summer jackets

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.
2022 summer capsule wardrobe - the  jackets | 40plusstyle.com

Theory Linen Blend BlazerKUT from the Kloth Helena Denim JacketAnne Klein Serenity Drape Front JacketKate Spade New York Flower Ruana

Summer pants and shorts

Dress worn with jeans and sneakers | 40plusstyle.com

Caslon Linen Blend ShirtdressPAIGE Claudine Ankle Flare JeansECCO Soft 7 Mono 2.0 SneakerTory Burch Ella Canvas ToteNordstrom Stripe Trilby Fedora

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.

2022 summer capsule wardrobe -  pants and shorts | 40plusstyle.com

PAIGE Claudine Ankle Flare JeansNordstrom Drape Satin Palazzo PantsNIC+ZOE Angle Reef Wide Leg PantsWit & Wisdom Ab-Solution Denim Shorts

Summer dress and skirts

Denim jacket, printed dress and wedge sandals | 40plusstyle.com

KUT from the Kloth Helena Denim JacketEliza J V-Neck Faux Wrap Maxi DressSee by Chloé Mini Hana Leather BagFly London Yery SandalBaubleBar Oriana Hoop Earrings

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.

Dresses and skirts | 40plusstyle.com

Halogen Wrap Woven Midi DressEliza J V-Neck Faux Wrap Maxi DressCaslon Linen Blend ShirtdressTreasure & Bond Button Front Skirt

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.

Shoes and sandals | 40plusstyle.com

Sam Edelman Bay Cutout Slide SandalFly London Yery SandalLifeStride SHOES Tango Wedge SandalECCO Soft 7 Mono 2.0 Sneaker

Summer accessories

Summer outfit for women: ruana, tee, denim shorts and sneakers | 40plusstyle.com

Kate Spade New York Flower RuanaFRAME Knotted Roll T-ShirtWit & Wisdom Ab-Solution Denim ShortsECOO Soft 7 Mono 2.0 SneakerTory Burch Ella Canvas ToteNordstrom Stripe Trilby FedoraTory 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.

Summer accessories | 40plusstyle.com

Tory Burch Ella Canvas ToteSee by Chloé Mini Hana Leather Bagbtb Los Angeles Ella Crossbody BagNordstrom Stripe Trilby FedoraTory Burch 52mm Rectangular SunglassesLA MENO Onyx Beaded Pendant NecklaceMadewell Stone Collection Set of 3 NecklacesAkola Camila Drop EarringsBaubleBar 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?

Summer capsule wardrobe | 40plusstyle.com

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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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Summer outfits to look super stylish when the weather warms up | 40plusstyle.com

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