Summer Capsule Wardrobe

July 08, 2014

2014 Summer Capsule Wardrobe
Top: c/o Ann Taylor Embroidered Beaded Shift Dress | c/o Ann Taylor Striped Jacquard Top | Ann Taylor Natasha Leather Peeptoe Shooties
Middle: c/o Ann Taylor Rattan Straw Bag | Ann Taylor Summer Leaves Mini Skirt
| Ann Taylor  Side-Button Pants | Ann Taylor Club Stripe Tee
Bottom:  c/o Ann Taylor Risa Sandals | c/o Ann Taylor Navy Pique Jacket | c/o Ann Taylor Embellished Skirt | Tory Burch
York Saffiano Leather Tote
The summer is my favorite season to travel (ok, it's also my favorite season for everything). And when planning for a trip, be it a weekend jaunt or a week-long stay, one of my priorities is traveling light; there's something intensely satisfying and freeing about living out of a bag.
Ann Taylor Embroidered Beaded Dress
Straw Clutch
Ann Taylor Rattan Straw Bag
Ann Taylor Shift Dress
Rattan Straw Bag
Ann Taylor Orange Beaded Shift Dress
Ann Taylor Beaded Shift Dress
I am usually able to create about 15-20 distinct looks from between 10-12 pieces (excluding accessories), all of which normally fit in a large tote or duffel bag.

I'll be sharing a few more packing combinations for shorter trips in the coming weeks using both older pieces from and new additions to my closet. 
Ann Taylor Capsule Wardrobe
Feel free to share in the comments any nuggets of packing wisdom; they are always appreciated!

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  1. Love this summer capsule looks, very helpful to pack for this season's must have vacations! Love all your mix and matching posts.


  2. Replies
    1. Thanks Liz. I was drawn to that blazer for the same reason! :)

  3. I don't have any nuggets of wisdom, but I must say that you are a mix&match queen!

    1. Aww, thank you J. You are too kind. :)

  4. I love this post and your 30 Outfits in a Bag posts! I'm revamping my wardrobe and they're such great inspiration for choosing versatile pieces.

    1. I am so glad you like these posts, Angel. :)

  5. That dress is awesome! I am with you on packing light! I have a trip home soon, so packing clothes should be easy since no heavy/layering clothes are necessary this time of year. When I pack, I usually start by planning based on the question "Do I want to wear silver or gold accented accessories?". So basically my shoes, belts, purses, and jewelry all have to be matching metals. Maybe that is getting a little carried away, but I like my metals to match.

    1. Haha my process is similar! In fact, in the next installment of that 30 outfits in a bag series, I talk about accessories. They are so important to adding variety to the mix. :)

  6. Great, inspiring post! Lots of fun summer options!

    1. Thank you! I really look forward to styling these new pieces in different ways this summer. :)

  7. Love love love that embroidered dress and it's so versatile!!! Have you blogged about how you wear it with pants?

  8. I love how you styled the dress two different ways! Putting the belt on it to cinch in the waist transformed it for sure!!


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