Style Updates For Your Summer Capsule Wardrobe

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The mercury is rising and it’s time to swap jumpers and coats for dresses, shorts and skirts. If you’re ready to embrace warmer climes and you’re looking for inspiration for style updates, this guide has got you covered. Here are some brilliant ways to refresh your capsule wardrobe ready for summer.

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Adding colour

Summer is synonymous with bright colours and patterns, but it’s also the perfect time of year to celebrate a love of simple palettes and neutral shades. The beauty of summer dressing is that you can mix and match pieces and outfits to suit your mood or the occasion and try different trends. One day you may fancy throwing on a classic white cotton summer dress while another, you may want to go all-out with colour and opt for a bright pink, yellow, orange or green dress or a vibrant printed co-ord. Choose colours that make you feel happy and suit your skin tone. It’s a great idea to try different colours before you buy clothes to see if they suit you. You may find that you love a piece on the hanger but the colour doesn’t flatter you, or that you assume that a certain shade won’t suit but it looks amazing on. Be open to experimenting. 

Catering to different occasions

Summer is a time when many of us enjoy a wide range of activities and social occasions. From chilling out at the beach or the park with a picnic to glamming up for a day at the races or a wedding, it’s important to think about your diary when shopping for additions to your wardrobe. If you are attending an event, and there’s a smart dress code, give yourself time to look for outfits and try different looks. You may want to opt for chic party dresses or floor-length gowns for a formal wedding or a ball, or you might want to explore different ideas, such as a tailored suit or a matching skirt and top. For the races, have fun with accessories and choose pieces that are comfortable to wear. Short suits, lightweight summer dresses and jumpsuits are brilliant options. 

Embracing summer trends

It’s always good to add seasonal pieces to a capsule wardrobe to revamp your summer looks and embrace new trends. This summer, the hottest trends include floral prints, bright blues, sheer clothing, crochet, cut-out tops and dresses, sunset hues and fringing.


Accessorising is an easy, affordable way to freshen up your wardrobe. As temperatures rise, swap bobble hats, chunky scarves, boots and dark-coloured bags for sunglasses, statement jewellery, bright clutch, tote or cross-body bags, silk scarves and fedoras, straw hats or caps. 

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Creating a capsule wardrobe is a fantastic way to ensure you look amazing all year round without spending a fortune. If you’re looking for updates for your summer wardrobe, add bright colours and clean, fresh neutrals and buy pieces that cater to different occasions and events in your diary. Embrace summer trends, try different looks, have fun putting outfits together and switch up your accessories.



Pretty Summery Dresses Online

Summer is in full swing where I am and we are loving it. The sun is shining and I am making the most of the amazing weather. It is nice to wear lighter clothes and be able to show off some more skin. I don’t enjoy when it gets too warm though. The milder summer weather with plenty of air is much more better for me.

I have recently rearranged my wardrobe ready for summer and I am filling up gaps in my wardrobe. Here are some pretty summery dresses online I have my eye on this season:

Miso Cami Dress Ladies £18

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I really like this flowery dress. It is perfect for the summer season and very affordable at just £18. It is an effortless chic piece, easy to style and maintain. I can definitely see myself wearing this beauty. What do you think?

Jack Wills Albany Strappy Mini Dress £29 £22

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This strappy dress by Jack Wills is another piece I have my eye on. I love the simple design, the colours also look amazing. This mini dress would be a nice addition to my summer wardrobe. I have nothing like this. Can you see yourself wearing this dress?

Emme Moxa Dress £145.00£105

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This summery dress has a beautiful design. I like the colours and the v neck. It is a lovely chic dress for summer. I can see myself styling this piece with some sky high heels. It would look so good. What do you think of this print dress?

BIBA Snake Dress £49 £25

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I am a huge fan of BIBA. The store always has stylish pieces, so I was not surprised to find this lovely Snake Sleeveless Dress. The colour and design are fabulous, and it is also very affordable as well with the new sale price. I would love to get my hands on this. What are your thoughts?

Paul Smith Print Shirt Dress £265 £135

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This summery shirt dress reminds me of a piece I currently have in my summer wardrobe. It is quite similar but the patterns and colours are different. I love shirt dresses because they are summer easy to style up or down, and they look good on me. This piece is no exception. I may just treat myself.

What do you think of these summer dresses? Did any dress catch your eye? Are you shopping for pretty summery dresses online? Do sound off in the comments section below. Thanks for reading. Have a lovely day wherever you are.


Not Another Summer Wishlist

I still do not have enough sandals. Since I permanently moved to the UK in 2008, I have been focusing on my winter essentials and neglected my summer wardrobe, but I am trying to make amends this summer. With so many cool, summery sandals around this season, I have been busy, splashing out on sandals here and there, and lusting after some more. I still have many more on my wish list. Here are 8 sandals I am currently lusting after:

1. Misguided Platform Block Heel Sandals


I am loving the contrast of colours and textures on this beauty. It will be a perfect summer addition. I can picture myself styling this beauty with a black jumpsuit. It goes for £30 and I think it is worth every penny.

2. La Redoute Leather Flip-Flops with Sequins and Buckled Strap


This casual sandal candy for £17.50 will love ridiculously fabulous with blue jeans and a white top. It is also quite affordable so I might be getting this. Let’s see.

3. Adesso Womens Marla Sandals Jeans


This gorgeous, versatile, comfortable, super stylish beauty is currently on sale for £40 (previously sold for £50) will look amazing when paired with blue jeans and a t-shirt.

4. Rocha John Rocha White Cutout Sandals


This white feet candy is currently on sale for £22.50 (previously sold for £45) is a summer must-have this season. It will fit into my wardrobe very nicely.

5. Mantaray Lilac Leather Strap Sandals


This Mantaray beauty is also on sale for £!2.50 (previously sold for £25) which is a bargain. This will complete my summer sandal collection because I have no sandal in this colour.

6. Matalan Suede Tassel Sandals


This suede sandals with fringe cuff will look lovely when paired with something short like a romper/playsuit or a mini skirt. Do you agree?

7. Miss KG RUE Black Flat Sandals

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This beach ready sandals is perfect for the holiday season. For £25, it will stylishly set you apart from the crowd.

8. Schuh Womens Tan Essentials Sandals


This strappy tan sandals for £25 is a summer essential. It is a versatile pair, perfect for everyday use. I like it.

Which is your favourite pair?

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