I catch up with your blog every day or so and have learnt so much. This item about the capsule wardrobe is fantastic, could you please please please do a similar one for a summer capsule wardrobe. I think I have the basics of the winter wardrobe together but I struggle with my summer wardrobe. I’m a busy working mum and I cannot get my summer work and casual wardrobe to work together so I have two separate wardrobes. I also prefer to have my upper arms covered but in our warm summer climate my options are limited as a lot of fashion is sleeveless for summer. Can you help?
It’s often much harder to have a summer casual and summer work wardrobe that are a capsule. Here I’ve added in a pair of shorts and jeans which will give you some more casual options as they can be worn with the same tops. Having a jacket in a lighter summer colour that you can slip over your clothes, particularly if you work in air conditioning, will help to make a summer knit look less casual and more professional.
To extend this wardrobe, just add a few more tops in colours that work with your bottoms.
Make it more casual with a denim skirt or other casual skirt that works with the tops.
The sleeve issue is a really common one. So many women want sleeves, so often fashion designers don’t put sleeves into their garments (it’s cheaper not to). So you have to search harder, or you can layer a fine knit top underneath your knit, or add a lightweight cardigan, shrug or bolero over your sleeveless garments.