Monday, July 6, 2015

Summer 2015 Capsule Wardrobe

For several seasons, my capsule wardrobes have consisted of primarily black and white clothing with pops of warm color. I wanted to mix it up just a bit and inspired by the Mediterranean, have added some blue. Think Santorini...

Come in and check out my closet...

My closet for clothing (not accessories).

Bright whites, summery color, chic black.
Solids and prints.

Michelle's 21-Item Summer 2015 Capsule Wardrobe

1. new blue and white print Casual Jersey Dress by Boden

2. new black Casual Jersey Dress by Boden

3. white wrap top with circle edges from Banana Republic Factory Store

4. new white long sleeve Perfect Shirt from Ann Taylor

5. pink and black wrap top from Ann Taylor Factory Store

6. green and ivory print short sleeve top from LOFT

7. new black Crepe Tie Neck Shell from Ann Taylor

8. black top with sheer scarf and short sleeves from White House Black Market

9. black sheer short sleeve top by East 5th from JCPenney

10. new dark blue and white print Short Sleeve Wrap Top from Boden

11. blue jean knee-length skirt in petite by Liz Claiborne from JCPenney

12. white eyelet A-line knee-length skirt from Ann Taylor Factory Store

13. new white Modern Straight Leg Jeans in petite from LOFT

14. white capris with vertical line texture by Bandolino Blu from Macy's

15. black dressy capris with vertical line texture from The Limited

16. black paneled knee-length skirt from The Limited

17. black ankle pants (tailored shorter) by Mossimo from Target

18. black pants in Classic Fit by Merona from Target

19. dark gray pants from Ann Taylor Factory Store

20. Levi's blue jean capris from JCPenney

21. new Levi's 515 Bootcut Jeans in regular length from JCPenney


Boardwalk, Beach, Pool, Sunbathing Wear and Accessories

1. black Teal Island bikini by Island World purchased in Ocean City, Maryland

2. black one piece swimsuit with white dots from Ann Taylor

3. bluish green one piece La Blanca swimsuit by Rod Beattie

4. blue sarong with wave print

5. pink ombre sarong purchased in Florence, Italy

6. black hat by Croft & Barrow from Kohl's

7. beach towel from Target

8-10. three pairs of sunglasses, two of which are new, all from Target 

11. black shorts with scalloped hem from Gap

12. blue jean shorts in dark wash from LOFT

13. black cotton dress with empire waist and spaghetti straps from LOFT

14. white cotton dress with black marks by R & K Originals from JCPenney

Camis, Tanks, and Tees

5. white cami from LOFT

6. white scoop neck short sleeve tee from LOFT

8. white scoop neck short sleeve tee with black stripes by Divided from H&M

9. dark pink Everyday Camisole by Sonoma Life + Style from Kohl's

10. dark pink cami from LOFT

11. red cami from LOFT

12. blue V-neck short sleeve tee by Merona from Target

14. black cami with white polka dots and lace trim from White House Black Market

15. black silky lacy cami from White House Black Market

16. black cami from LOFT

17. black Everyday Camisole by Sonoma Life + Style from Kohl's

18. black crossover sleeveless top with lace from Ann Taylor Factory Store

19. black tee with sheer yoke front and back and lace on front from H&M

20. black V-neck short sleeve tee by Merona from Target

21. black scoop neck short sleeve tee from Ann Taylor Factory Store

22. black scoop neck short sleeve tee from LOFT

23. black crossover short sleeve tee with extra fabric at neckline and waist from Ann Taylor Factory Store

Special Occasion Wear all knee-length

1. black wrap dress with short sleeves from Ann Taylor

2. black lined sleeveless sheath dress with radiating folds from neckline by Mossimo from Target

3. black lined sleeveless dress with origami folds from White House Black Market


1. black by Merona from Target

2. dark pink from LOFT

3. black Italian Cashmere from J.Crew

New Nail Polish

I love every piece. We've had an early hot summer so far, so I started wearing these pieces earlier than normal. Today, I'm wearing the blue and white Boden dress, which is comfy and makes me feel feminine. I channeled Jackie with a black tee and white capris yesterday. As a whole, in addition to always going for classic, I hope this particular wardrobe reads as feminine, flattering, and ready for summery fun. Wrap tops hug the curves of my hourglass figure, for example. I haven't had a chance to wear the (newly arrived) printed Boden wrap top and white LOFT jeans yet, which I can hardly wait to pair together!

Do you have a capsule wardrobe?


  1. Lovely wardrobe! I am working on creating a capsule wardrobe. I have several scoop neck tees in various colors, 3 pairs of shorts, and 3 pairs of dark wash jeans. Really need to get nice, warm tops for winter!!

    1. Thank you! Sounds like you have a 'go to' outfit, a uniform. I love a signature look. Good luck!

  2. Thanks so much for posting this. I always find wardrobe posts inspirational, as it helps me to try to define my own style. Can't wait to see photos of your new outfit! Happy summer :-)

    1. You're so welcome! At least the gray tee and white jeans were inspired by Pinterest. I employ a capsule wardrobe because of another blogger, Jennifer from The Daily Connoisseur. I was delaying posting this, waiting to be able to afford new pieces, and then narrowing it down, that I didn't model a couple outfits, but I would really like to show my readers. Stay tuned!

  3. Thank you for such a fabulous and comprehensive capsule wardrobe post Michelle. It is very inspiring!

  4. Your clothes are so lovely! It good that you have those set of clothes to wear for the whole summer. And I’m sure it’ll inspire your readers to make their own 21-item capsule wardrobe. By the way, categorizing your clothes according to color and type must be very helpful for you, since you can save time on choosing what to wear every day. I hope you're having a good summer, Michelle! Cheers!

    Angella Frasier @ 4-Wardrobe