Summer 2016 Capsule Wardrobe

June! You're here!

Summer weather has already arrived in Tennessee, and it's classically hot and humid. Sure, I've included jeans in my summer capsule, but they'll see a lot less of the world for the next few months!

At the end of this summer I have decided to leave behind a seasonal capsule wardrobe in favor of a year-around capsule concept.

This just means that, because of capsule wardrobes, I've finally sort of determined what my style is. Over the past year I've learned a lot about how to shop and, more importantly, how to not shop.

I've become better at finding holes in my wardrobe first and filling them, keeping stress-shopping and impulse purchases at bay.

I'm grateful for what I've learned. And maybe one day I'll feel the need to return to the original structure of the capsule wardrobe, but for now I'm excited to see what happens with a more free-flowing concept in my closet.

Anyway, here are my picks for the coming three months!

First, the rules:

What counts:

Tops
Bottoms
Dresses
Outerwear
Shoes

What doesn’t count:

Underwear/Socks
Workout Clothes
Pajamas
Accessories
Cocktail/Special Occasion

BUY IT:

The following list links many of my items to similar, ethically made ones I found online, though I did link directly to the pieces that are still available from their ethical sources!

sleeveless chambray | striped tee | black tank | jean shorts | grey shorts
dark wash skinnies | black skinnies | beige maxi skirt | chambray dress
cognac romper / different color | grey jersey dress | black swing dress
lace tunic | white tee | beige tank | grey tee |  | khaki trousers |
chambray tomsblack flats | leather sandals | dressy sandals