It always helps me to visually see what I’m working with in my closet in order to make adjustments. For this capsule, I put away anything that wouldn’t carry over into summer.
Then I made a list of everything that was left.
I separated it into three categories: super casual, slightly less casual, and slightly fancy.
My life is:
80% super casual (watching my toddler and working from home)
15% slightly less casual (client meetings, photographing people)
5% slightly fancy (weddings, date night, girls night out)
So it makes sense that my closet should follow those ratios as well.
But I realized that my closet is about 50% casual and 35% slightly fancy, and 15% fancy stuff.
The amount of life opportunities to wear anything that’s not super casual for me is very small – which is why I don’t end up wearing about 35% of what’s in there!
I don’t know if this logic makes sense, but it seemed to help me when trying to plan this capsule. I decided to give myself some grace, and I’m not counting the number of items this season. It was too restrictive for this artist. I also bought a bunch of casual jersey tees from Free People, as well as low-rise bottoms.
My summer inspiration is a mix of modern + bohemian. I like the minimalism of plain white tees and linen pants, but I also need a little grunge this summer. I’m loving my new Bowie tunic and shredded jean shorts.
These are my summer outfit recipes I’m going to be working off of :
Some new pieces I’ve added :
plus these :
Here’s to summer. I’m all about it.