Out of all my ridiculous amounts of clothes, summer pieces are something i don't have a great deal of (knitwear i'm practically drowning in, in fact i have some much of the bloody stuff stored in my attic it acts as insulation I'm sure of it). I think it's because the British Summer is never really that sunny, or it's unpredictable to say the least. Its normally rainy with the odd short spell of sunshine. Not very conducive for a summer wardrobe, and definitely not lots of it.
If i thought my Spring capsule was difficult, then you can bet your arse the British Summer one will be even harder. Rain, Sun, Hot, Cold. You name it we have it. Our summer is a challenge at the best of times. but with a limited wardrobe I'm going to have to really think this through.
I will go in to more detail of my plans and thoughts on my Full Summer Capsule post(Which will be June 1st) but for now.. well it's time i did a little shopping (Squeal).
I am yet to get my summer clothing down from storage, but I kinda know the pieces I have (perks of diarising all your outfits on the internet, you have an archive at your fingertips) and what will be use-able.
I also know the loose colour scheme i am going with for Summer (I find it easier to work with a colour scheme as it makes the whole capsule a lot easier to control) so I am going fourth to shop with a clear view of what i would like and what i would need.
First things first, before shopping I always look for sales and discount codes where ever possible. I am only shopping once a season now so i need to be savvy (why do i always think of Captain Jack Sparrow when i say that?) and frugal and generally shop smart.
So thats what i do. There are some great sales on at the moment, and even though things may be 'past season' they can most definitely work for my Summer capsule. A great place to start is Shop The Sales, which is a marvellous tool for seeking out some bargains... Take a look..
Dorothy Perkins Sale
- A Khaki Maxi Dress, lots of potential here. Dress up or down, with tan or black and even sneakers
- A Pretty White Blouse: a little lacey number with a bit of interest.
- Navy Chino's, yes please. Perfect summer trews.
- A Denim Jacket. Summer essential, yes?
Next up some inspo from Boden
I love to shop the Boden Sales, I had some of my best summer pieces in their sales last year.
- Swirly wear it anywhere dress
- Navy Skirt, again dress up or down and remix with lots of top options
- Blush Knit, because even though its summer, its still the UK
- Navy Blazer, a quick and easy way to smarten things up.
So that's a little look in to my colour scheme for my summer capsule!
And that's all I have for now, I still have some time to figure out some stuff (technical term for get-my-shit-together)
Khaki, Blush and navy are going to be my main contributing colours, with some neutral side notes thrown in for good measure.
I'm also going to be looking at some more pattern (just a little bit) as I had a lot of plain pieces in my Spring capsule, and a bit of a pattern injection would be nice for summer me thinks.
Eeeek, I'm excited to add some new things and wear some different combinations, Spring has been fun but Summer dressing I am ready for you (well ALMOST ready).