Summer Capsule Wardrobe Pt. 1

Summer Capsule (still in progress) | Whisper & Howl

Summer Capsule (still in progress)

I’m not quite finished curating my Summer Capsule Wardrobe, but I’ve made progress since last time.  I did some analyzing and shopping last week.  I’m focusing on light, breathable fabrics; light colors; flowy cuts like that of the swing dress partially pictured below.  This is one of the hottest summers we’ve had in years and I want my clothing to be airy.  I want movement.  I want to catch the light breeze and feel it on my skin.  I want to reflect the sun.  For the most part, I want simple, well-cut clothes that I can add to with accessories.  I have a few summery print dresses leftover from years past and made in my sewing class that add some fun (matchsticks and pineapples!) but for the most part the focus is on mint green, light blue, white and black, with accents of light pink and fluorescent green.

I’m hoping to practice my outfit-photography skills this weekend but until I find a nice, private-ish location in which to  unselfconsciously take well-lit self-portraits, here are some detail shots.

Crown Vintage sandals and LOFT chambray dress | Whisper & Howl

Crown Vintage sandals and LOFT chambray dress

Banana Republic pineapple dress and cardigan | Whisper & Howl

Banana Republic pineapple dress and cardigan

Crocs Adrina flats and GAP jeans | Whisper & Howl

Crocs Adrina flats and GAP jeans

I still feel like this capsule is a little too large and varied right now so I’m planning to return some items tomorrow and to make sure I don’t have any “orphan” pieces.  I’ll give the run-down of my wardrobe next week when it’s set, along with some notes on my process. 

If you’re interested in learning more about what a capsule wardrobe is and how to create one for yourself, I recommend checking out Un-Fancy and Project 333 for information and guides.


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