Summer Capsule Wardrobe 2021

Looks, Summer

June 1, 2021

Hi, sweet friends! I hope you enjoyed your long weekend with friends and family. My best friend and her kiddos were visiting from Wisconsin and MAN, I forgot how great it feels to be able to hug and share our space with loved ones. It really does feel like life is coming back and it makes me so happy and hopeful.

Alright. I’m so excited to kick off summer content with my summer capsule wardrobe for 2021! I’ve designed this capsule with stay at home or work from home moms in mind, but it will work for all moms. I hope you love it as much as I do.

Also, be sure to stay tuned because I will be sharing my looks from this summer capsule wardrobe in the next few weeks! So many outfit and styling ideas and inspiration ahead…


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Summer Capsule Wardrobe



Summer capsule wardrobe. pointelle sweater

J.Crew pointelle sweater | I couldn’t NOT include my favorite cotton sweater in my summer capsule. The pointelle details gives it a summery, delicate feel and it’s easily dressed up or down. I have it in small.

Summer capsule wardrobe, striped tee

Old Navy striped tee | Stripes = summer, and a striped tee is a must have. There are many options out there, but this one from Old Navy gets rave reviews and is only $10.

Summer capsule wardrobe, ruffle tank

J.Crew ruffle tank | This ruffle tank has been a best seller since I first shared it in April. I have it in a few colors and I’m loving this striped one. I have it in small.

Summer capsule wardrobe, chambray shirt

Universal Thread chambray shirt | For those chillier summer days or nights, this lightweight chambray shirt is perfect. I’ve been raving about it since I bought it a few months ago. It sold out, but has been restocked! I love it even more than my J.Crew version, which is triple the price. I have it in small.

Summer capsule wardrobe, lace tank

Halogen lace + crepe tank | I’ve had this tank in my closet for years. The lace details are SO pretty and I love that it’s not at all see through. I have it in black and ivory in an XS.


Summer capsule wardrobe, floral dress

Goodnight Macaroon floral dress | There’s just something about a pretty ladylike dress. I wanted to include one dressier dress in the capsule because now that the world has opened back up and life is getting back on track, there are parties and showers and get togethers again. YAY.

Summer capsule wardrobe, floral maxi

Billabong floral maxi | I have this dress in my cart and will hit order in like 3 minutes. I love easy dresses that can be dressed up or down. I will wear this one with my flat sandals and my denim jacket. So cute.

Summer capsule wardrobe, white dress

Heartloom white dress | An easy, breezy white cotton dress is a definite summer must have. I have been looking for the perfect one, and stumbled upon this one. It’s in my cart.


Summer capsule wardrobe, denim shorts

AGOLDE Parker denim shorts | THE best denim cut offs ever. They’re high enough rise without feeling too constricting, and they’re not too short for all things #momlife.

Summer capsule wardrobe, camp shorts

J.Crew camp shorts | I was looking for a pair of more casual, pull on shorts and found this pair. They come in three colors and are less than $80. I have this color in my cart.

Summer capsule wardrobe, utility shorts

Paige utility shorts | I’ve been wearing these shorts at least once a week since I bought them last month. (I mean, except for those 40 degree days we’ve had lately. Crazy midwest weather.) They go with everything and look good with a plain tank, summer sweater or a dressier blouse. They run true to size.

Summer capsule wardrobe, ripped denim

MOTHER The Tomcat ripped crop jeans | Yes, I had to include jeans in my summer capsule because I still wear them. These are slightly cropped at the ankle (I’m 5’6″ and they’re the perfect cropped length on me) and have a relaxed fit. They run true to size.

Summer capsule wardrobe, ankle white jeans

AG Prima ankle white jeans | The perfect pair of white jeans is hard to find, and I have landed on these. They’re not too tight and the fit is more relaxed without feeling like it’s too much fabric.


Summer capsule wardrobe, sunglasses

QUAY Sweet Dreams sunglasses | I shared these sunnies in my recent post A Round Up Of My Favorite Sunglasses. They’re oversized, but don’t feel too heavy. And they’re less than $80.

Summer capsule wardrobe, straw hat

Brixton Joanna straw hat | The best straw hat in the history of ever. I have had it for years and it’s been in many suitcases and been treated horribly, and it’s still held up.

Summer capsule wardrobe, straw clutch

Rattan clutch | A new find! I needed a summer clutch that can be dressed up, and this one is perfect. It’s currently on sale for less than $80.

Summer capsule wardrobe, gold coin necklace

Gorjana gold coin necklace | The necklace that I wear almost every day! If you like to layer necklaces, this is a great addition to any stack.

Summer capsule wardrobe, straw tote

J.Crew straw tote | When I tell you I’ve been looking for a classic straw tote for a few years, that’s not an exaggeration. I didn’t want to spend a fortune, but I also didn’t want it to look cheap. This one is just what I wanted, and it’s even better in person.

Summer capsule wardrobe, denim jacket

Old Navy distressed denim jacket | Throw on this denim jacket over any summer look for those chilly summer evenings. I have it in small.


Summer capsule wardrobe, leopard sports sandals

Loeffler Randall sport sandals | Yes, I included sport sandals in my 2021 summer capsule wardrobe. No, this isn’t 1999. 🙂 I promise, you will LOVE these sport sandals. They’re crazy comfy and so cute.

Summer capsule wardrobe, Vans sneakers

Vans sneakers | I wear these sneakers with both jeans and cut offs. Don’t feel like you need to match the black and white. Treat them as a neutral – they really do go with anything. And, they’re super comfortable.

Summer capsule wardrobe, Gucci loafers

Gucci Princetown loafers | I had to include my recent splurge loafers because you’ll be seeing them a lot this summer and fall. I’ll wear them with jeans and dresses.

Summer capsule wardrobe, espadrilles

Universal Thread espadrilles | I have these espadrilles from last year in the natural color. They’re SO comfy, which I need these days. #gettingolder #omg

Summer capsule wardrobe, Steve Madden sandals

Steve Madden Travel sandals | Every time I put on these sandals, I feel like I’m on vacation in Greece. I know, I’m basic, but still. They’re so good.

Find my summer capsule wardrobe outfits here!

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