Tuesday, 12 June 2012

My Ideal Summer Capsule Wardrobe

My Ideal Summer Capsule Wardrobe

My Ideal Summer Capsule Wardrobe by Kamarla 

Hi Belles

I decided to create my ideal summer capsule wardrobe. If the English weather would be kind to us and gives us more sun instead of rain and wind, I would be able to wear nice summery outfits. But were not lucky enough yet so I decided to imagine nice outfits that I could wear *if I had the funds and weather* :)

I styled the outfits in columns for different occasions, but they can mix and match to make other great outfits.

Column 1 - Party/ Clubbing: I chose to go very bold with this look by adding the neon yellow, to keep within the neon trend, and ensure all eyes are on you while you are partying away on the dance floor. The floral print also keeps the look very summery, but also shows a playful side.
Items used:
Neon Biker Jacket - Topshop - £58
Bodycon dress - Miss Selfridge - £35
Clutch - Zara - £19.99
Heels - Garage Shoes - £29.99

Column 2 - Beach babe: I went with a fresh aqua green theme, to keep the look bold and bright, as the sun will be shining down on you and will compliment any skin tone or tan :). The wedge heels will look sexy on the beach to elongate those legs, while also providing great comfort if you decide to take a stroll along the beach front (you can also mix and match the foot wear with Column 3, if you are not comfortable with heels)
Items used:
Bikini bandeau - Matalan - £5
Bikini briefs - Matalan - £4
Sun hat - H&M - £9.99
Beach dress - H&M - £14.99
Bag - H&M - £14.99
Wedges - ASOS - £110.00

Column 3 - Festivals/ Park: I think this look is perfect for festivals or just a casual trip to sunbathe in the park with friends. It's a simple yet stylish look due to the cool mint green theme. I think a pair of white shorts and a white vest is a staple in any summer wardrobe, as it matches with anything and provides a nice base, which can  be changed by accessorising. I chose sandals to compliment this look as standing on your feet all day at a festival, or running around in a park may not be as fun if your in heels.
Items used:
Cropped jacket - River Island - £45
Vest -   Miss Selfridge (sold out)
Shorts - H&M - £4.99
Bag - Wallis - £15
Sandals - ASOS - £22

Column 4 - Office/ Wedding: The peach and orange colour tone is warm but also bright without putting all the focus on you. The combination of the pieces work well together to create a structured stylish look that is appropriate for a wedding or the office. The bag could also be swapped for a clutch if that is what you prefer for the wedding. The jacket is optional in case you need to wear a suit jacket for a meeting, but can be removed for a wedding.
Items used:
Blazer - H&M - £29.99
Dress - Dorothy Perkins - £28
Bag - Zara - £39.99
Heels - Christian Louboutin - £375

Column 5 - Smart casual: Keeping with the summery trend I decided to go with a bold pink colour scheme. The dipped hem skirt provides great movement, that makes you seem like your gliding along the street or across to the bar if your out for drinks. I teamed the skirt with a white studded bandeau to add an edgy side to this girly look.
Items used:
Blazer - Quiz - £39.99
Crop top - Miss Selfridge - £24
Dipped hem maxi skirt - River Island - £40
Bag - River Island - £25
Heels - Missguided - £29.99

Column 6 - Shopping Trip: I kept this look very casual but also went with a nautical theme. Although this is a casual look, it is still stylish without looking boring. The red, patent bowling bag keeps the look crisp and clean, but the cropped, bleached washed denim jacket keeps the look young. The red vans draws the bag together with the look, but also provides comfort and style for those long hours of retail therapy.
Items used:
Denim jacket - Republic - £20
Vests - House of Fraser - £9.75
Jeans - Fashion Union - £22
Bag - Mango - £24.99
Vans - Schuh - £45

Also I'm going to the Christian Louboutin Exhibition tomorrow at the Design Museum which is going to be fun as Christian Louboutin is my favourite shoe designer. However, no photography is allowed unfortunately, so no pics I'm afraid.

What would you put in your summer capsule wardrobe and is anyone else going to the Christian Louboutin Exhibition?

Hugs and Kisses


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you and I'm loving your blog btw.
      The bag in column 4 is my favourite x

  2. Very nice one! Too much heels for me though :-) Here is my try at packing a capsule summer wardrobe: http://lisbonlove.wordpress.com/2012/07/28/packing-for-summer-capsule-wardrobe/


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