30 May 2021

The 10 piece summer capsule: It’s all you need!

Vince blouse | Fidelity denim | Sandals | Chloe handbag | Gucci sunglasses | Monica Vinader link necklace | Loren Stewart rope necklace

The 10 piece summer capsule: It’s all you need!

I think it’s safe to say that if you’re reading this, and hanging out with me in this little corner of the internet, then you probably love clothes as much as I do! Sometimes it’s hard to navigate the world of online shopping, find things we love AND put all the outfits together. This is why we should all start with the essentials — in other words, the items that basically make every outfit! For example, make sure you have clean, well-fitting white denim, because you’ll wear it over and over again. And same with a good denim jacket — it’s the one piece you need in the evening when the temperature cools down. Once the basics are covered, then you can layer in all the other fun things!

As you likely know, Nordstrom is always my go-to for most everything. They have the best selection of all my stylish favorites, and after working there for a lifetime (29 years to be exact), I kind of know my way around the store 😊. The best part is I’ve tested many of these items, and I only recommend things that are really good. So, keep reading to see the 10 piece summer capsule that will make many cute, stylish outfits you’ll be happy to wear. I hope you’ll find a few things you absolutely love!

Recent posts, in case you missed them: 7 Summer Trends You’ll Actually Want To Wear and Three Tips For Easy, Everyday Outfits.


Style Board inspo

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A denim jacket is a stylist favorite, and this one by L’Agence is so good!

T-shirt dresses like this Rails one are so easy, and they work with every summer sandal

White denim is the key to almost every summer outfit! Try these or these. All are great!

I love this pretty Vince slip dress, and I can’t think of an easier summer dress


#1 The go-with-everything denim Jacket

Fidelity denim jacket | Michael Stars dress | Chloe bag | Schutz sandals | Tom Ford sunglasses

Lately I’ve been wearing this Fidelity one on repeat! Another favorite that everyone is loving in the dressing room is this one by L’Agence. Madewell makes another stylist go-to – we love the slightly oversized fit on this one.




#2 The plain white tee

Yesterday I posted this Reels Video, and I can’t begin to tell you how many messages I got — even I was surprised! But it’s clear, everyone is looking for the perfect white tee. My personal favorite is the ATM Schoolboy tee — I wear it ALL THE TIME! I also wear this one by Frame and like it too, but the ATM one is still usually the first choice. If you need a tank, this is a good one by Michael Stars and it’s one size fits all.



#3 The always elegant slipdress

Veronica Beard blazer, similar | Vince slipdress | Tie sandals

The Vince slipdress is probably one of my favorite purchases in a really long time! It’s elegant, and can be really dressed up for an evening out, but when you throw a blazer over it, it works nicely for daytime. Try it with a denim jacket, or with a white shirt tied at the waist. It’s a really good piece!




#4 Summer sandals

Start with a neutral color — they go with everything!




#5 Fresh white denim

BlankNYC jacket | ATM tee | Mother denim | Gucci sunglasses

White denim is one of the most important pieces of your summer capsule. Once you find a pair you love, wear them all the time! Yes, they might get a little dirty, but that’s ok. Wash them off and try and not to worry about it, because every cute summer outfit revolves around white denim 🙂 Check out this Frame Le High, Paige Cindy and this wider leg style by Fidelity.





#6 Simple statement hoop earrings

Find an understated but cool pair of hoop earrings and wear them during the day and then again in the evening. Simple, stylish and always elegant.



#7 The knit dress

Paige dress | YSL tote | Burberry scarf | Gucci sunglasses

Make sure to find at least one great knit dress … I promise you’ll wear it all the time! This longer style by Paige is a favorite, so is this one and this one too. The main thing is to get a simple one so you can layer jackets over it. Remember switching up your shoes can completely change the look!





#8 Go-with-everything summer bag

Find a tote you love and take it everywhere!





#9 Easy summer blouse

Frame blouse | Levi’s denim | Sam Edelman sandal | Sunglasses | Link necklace | Pearl necklace

An easy part of your summer outfit; keep two or three on rotation so you can pair it with denim and get out the door quickly! Favorites include this one and this one.





#10 The ‘other’ third piece: a lightweight jacket

Utility jacket | Mother denim | Prada shoes | ATM tee | YSL bag | Gucci sunglasses

I have several friends who have bought this jacket, and they all LOVE it! The slightly longer length makes it flattering, and it has a tiny bit of stretch which makes it comfy too. This is pretty much the perfect jacket!



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