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 2022 summer capsule wardrobe should include the classics you revisit every year and can throw together easily - think a chic sundress, simple tank top and a classic one-piece swimsuit. Take a scroll of these editor-approved essentials that will see you through the summer’s heat wave and beyond.

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1. Your favourite sundress

 

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


Lauren by Ralph Lauren, LRL Drinthia Dress LD22 £229.00

 


2. Simple swimsuit

Calvin Klein Scoop Back 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 simple 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, Scoop Back One Piece £110.00

 


3. Classic tank top

All Saints All Rina Crop Tank

 

The key to a capsule wardrobe? Really nailing your basics. And a simple tank top is a must. Dress it up with a lightweight blazer and strappy sandals, or down with jeans.

All Saints, All Rina Crop Top £22.00

 


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 jeans 

Natural Weaved Bag With Stripe Lining

 


Forever a warm-weather classic, you can't go wrong with a good pair of jeans. And the Levis Ribcage Jeans 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.


Levis, Ribcage Jeans £88

 


6. An easy slip

Gant Linen Shirt

 


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


Yas, Pastella Satin Skirt £38

 


7. Beach bag

Warehouse Stripe Linen Wide Leg Trousers

 


Sunscreen, hand-sanitizer, sunglasses... whatever the weather, you need something chic to pop your essential in.
And this one from Polo Ralph Lauren works a treat.


Polo Ralph Lauren, Marcy LD21 £259

 


8. Chic sunglasses

Mulberry Kate Acetate Sunglasses

 


A pair of oversized sunglasses will never go out of style. Pair with a straw hat and a floaty dress, and you'll channel some serious Riviera glamour. We recommend the tortoishell iteration.


Michael Kors, Adrianna Sunglasses £123

 


9. Lightweight blazer

Whistles Digital Daisy Zelena Dress

 

A neutral blazer is a must for any summer wardrobe. Choose wisely and the right blazer will see you through just about any sartorial situation. Dress up with wedges for warm evenings and with plimsolls for city breaks.


Calvin Klein, Relaxed Tailored Blazer £245

 


10. Cool cap

All Saints Oppose Cap

 

A one-size-fits-all cap is a 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.


All Saints, Oppose Cap £42