Summer Capsule Wardrobe 2022

Your Summer Capsule Wardrobe For 2021

How do you update your summer capsule wardrobe in 2022? The first thing you need to do is to avoid any extreme trends. This season neon is back, and whilst it looks like a fun and exciting trend it will not last. Within 18 months, it is highly likely these oversized suits in neon shades will die a painful death. So how do you weave your way through to create a capsule that includes current trends but remains classic and timeless?

The answer is to look for the trends that will blend into your current collection, mix and match easily and not date as soon as the season changes. The problem with huge trends is that they are often quite extreme and can cause two issues: the dating issue I have raised above and the second being that they are often quite hard to slot into an existing capsule wardrobe. The only exception to this rule may be a capsule of a particular sub-group, style or colour that matches the trend. Below you will find some carefully curated trends that will complement your current capsule or be great additions to a capsule you are building. Where possible i have chosen sustainable options. 

Florals are big this summer. Either mix with another floral or mix with a block colour using the print to match it. 

Puff sleeve dresses carry on into summer. Wear on their own with neutral accessories.

Wide leg jeans are popular. Wear with a semi-fitted top if you are petite. 

A timeless classic for any capsule wardrobe. This one will last year after year. 

Florals are big this summer. Add a floral top to trousers or a skirt in a block colour. 

Perfect for a day out or a visit to the beach. A great city or holiday addition. 

Lilac is everywhere this year. If you re considering it in your capsule why not choose accessories for a splash of colour. 

The classic belted swimsuit in black and white will last you for years

Minimalist Summer Wardrobe Trends

Alongside the more general styles, some of you may want to learn about minimalist summer wardrobe trends for 2022. Neutrals are big this year, so if you are starting a capsule, this summer is a great time to invest in some key pieces alongside minimalist trends. To create a minimalist summer capsule wardrobe, keep your colours to a minimum and choose predominantly neutral (canvas) shades. Below you will find some carefully selected summer 2022 trends that will complement a minimalist summer capsule wardrobe.

Neutrals, whites and wide legs are big this year, so these tick every box. Wear with a simple floral, or stripe top for added detail. 

Neutrals are great for a minimalist capsule wardrobe and this dress would suit most body shapes and skin tones. 

The Breton stripe comes back year after year. A great addition to minimalist neutrals.

The white cotton dress is everywhere this year. It is an addition that will come out year after year. This style will suit most body shapes.

This dress has a lot going for it. Neutrals are big this year, they are perfect for a minimalist capsule wardrobe and warp dresses suit most body shapes. 

Would look lovely with the Breton vest, the A-line wrap style suits a lot of people and white is one of the big colours this year. 

White trainers are a timeless addition to a minimalist capsule wardrobe. Wear them with dresses or trousers.

Wedges are back this summer. Choose neutral (canvas) colours and team with skirts or trousers for some added height!

Curating Your Summer Capsule

Any additions to your existing capsule should be carefully selected. Try not to get caught up in trends you will never wear. Since most of us are now returning to a sense of normality, it can feel quite exciting to be out shopping in the traditional sense. Make sure that you do not get caught up in the moment and come home with an impulse buy you will never wear. If that happens, return it a few days later. Alternatively, to avoid the issue altogether, ask for the item to be put aside for the following day, or keep it in your basket if you are shopping online. Go away and think about it and then return and buy if you decide it is a good fit. Shop intentionally to avoid distractions. If you have been trying to create a capsule for some time, why not book a FREE consultation with me, and we can go through how I can help you build the wardrobe of your dreams. Alternatively, download my FREE capsule wardrobe guide, which gives you all the tools to get started.

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A woman sat in the sun in a straw hat

What Next?

The information given in the post is the best of my knowledge at the time of writing. If you are embarking on anything new get professional advice if required.

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