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Summer 2020 Capsule Wardrobe

With the warmer weather rolling in, I’ve started to rotate my capsule wardrobe to be geared towards summer. Here’s what I’m taking out of storage, my recent purchases and DIYs:


Right now I have 9 tops in my closet but I did recently purchase 3 because 6 didn't seem like enough for my sweaty self during the summer months. My white loose T and red wrap top are some of my oldies that I love bringing out year after year. I keep my tops pretty basic and I generally prefer higher necklines and tops that cover my back.



In terms of bottoms my 3 pairs of pants are year-round staples but I also am taking my skirts out of storage. I'm not a huge fan of wearing shorts but I have 2 pairs at the moment. The denim ones used to be pants (but a quick DIY transformed them) and the black pair is made of a trouser material. Both pairs are a little tight on me at the moment so they might be saying farewell pretty soon.


I absolutely love wearing dresses and I have 3 (+1 jumpsuit) in my closet right now. I wore all of these last year too, but in the winter I decided to get the black dress altered from a midi length to a mini length (simply because the longer length didn't flatter my height). Now that the dress is shorter, I love it and can't wait to wear it all summer long!



I'm currently working with 3 pairs of shoes that are... surprise surprise... all black! What can I say, I like basics! I'm not a fan of summer shoes normally so this is a category that needs work (specifically because my black flats aren't the most comfortable shoes in the world).


Recent Purchases

I purchased the same wrap skirt I had from Aritzia in another colour! I love the silhouette and wore the rust-coloured one so much last summer that I decided to purchase it in a brown colour called "nutmeg".


I also made a purchase from an Etsy shop called Eloise & Lily. The shop owner makes all her pieces in Ontario, so I love that I’m supporting a fellow Canadian! Her pieces are all made from linen and I love the simple, easy silhouettes. I picked up the t-shirt in the colour Natural, and the full review is available: here!


Mostly, my wardrobe needed tops so I added 3 new ones this summer. For some reason I hate buying tops (maybe because I'm so picky with the fit of them) and so I seem to always be lacking in that category. I like my tops to have higher necklines (normally), covered backs and sleeves (if possible) so I can wear them to work without an extra layer. I do like details like buttons, however, the puffy sleeved trend that's going on right now is not my jam.


How is your summer capsule looking this year?!


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