Your summer capsule wardrobe in 10 pieces

If you’re searching for a way to dress decisively and shop more economically, or maybe you’re just in need of a way to make your baggage allowance go further, the capsule wardrobe could be your summer sartorial saviour. The ideal 2023 summer capsule wardrobe should include the classics you revisit every year and can throw together easily - think a chic sundress, strappy sandals and a classic cap. Take a scroll of these editor-approved essentials that will see you through the summer’s heat wave and beyond.



1. Your favourite sundress


If you’re looking for a dress to wear all summer long, this is the one. Decorated in signature Ganni gingham and finished with a high slit, the Ganni seersucker maxi is simple, stylish and stunning.

Ganni, Seersucker Maxi Gingham Dress £265.00


2. Statement swimsuit

Calvin Klein One Piece


There are plenty of swimwear trends around this season, but when it comes to capsule summer wardrobes, it pays to opt for a statement one-piece that goes with everything. It can even double as a top you can throw on with some linen trousers or a midi skirt.

Calvin Klein, One Piece £120.00


3. Summer blouse

Tommy Hilfiger, Sateen Blouse


The key to a capsule wardrobe is beautiful pieces that you’ll wear again and again. And this frill blouse by Tommy Hilfiger is exactly that. Dress it up with a lightweight blazer and strappy sandals, or down with jeans.

Tommy Hilfiger, Sateen Blouse £115.00


4. Strappy sandals

Jiji Knotted Block Heels


This is the sandal that will go with every outfit this summer - it will work equally well with other neutrals as it will with bright hues. Slip on with anything from silky slip dresses to denim and you'll be comfy, cool and effortlessly stylish.

Dune London, Location Sandals £60


5. Forever shorts

Tommy Hilfiger, Co-Bled Coastal Short


Forever a warm-weather classic, you can't go wrong with a good pair of shorts. And the Tommy Hilfiger coastal shorts are perfect for summer. Pair with a simple racer vest, gold jewellery and sliders, or dress up with a slinky cami and a clutch bag.

Tommy Hilfiger, Co-Bled Coastal Short £85.00


6. An easy slip

Gant Linen Shirt


A slip dress is a warm-weather must. A versatile day-to-evening piece, a good slip dress will work wonders for your summer outfits, and work for your extended summer wardrobe too.

All Saints, Betina Dress £129.00


7. Beach bag

All Saints, Sabine Bag


Sunscreen, hand-sanitiser, sunglasses... whatever the weather, you need something chic to pop your essentials in, and this one from All Saints works a treat.

All Saints, Sabine Bag £199


8. Chic sunglasses

Ray Ban, Jack Sunglasses


A pair of slick gold sunglasses will never go out of style. Pair with tousled waves and classic blue jeans to channel some serious Daisy Jones and the Six glamour.

Ray Ban, Jack Sunglasses £95.00


9. Beach cover up

Ted Baker, Rozyln Cover Up


A good cover-up is a must-have for your summer wardrobe and this one from Ted Baker features a gorgeous floral print, and maxi length. It’s the perfect piece for evenings spent on the beach.

Ted Baker, Rozyln Cover Up £150.00


10. Cool cap

Polo Ralph Lauren, Washed Sport Cap


A one-size-fits-all cap is perfect for any holiday, whether you're kicking things back, perusing the local shops or keeping things closer to home. Plus, it will be a godsend come the next heat wave.

Polo Ralph Lauren, Washed Sport Cap £75.00