capsule wardrobe | summer 2017



Well, here it is!  This is the first time I’ve actually published one of my own capsules, and I’m excited to hear what you think. I know it’s a bit late in the season to be sharing (we’re already halfway through summer!) but I’ve been travelling quite a bit, and haven’t had the chance to photograph/edit images until now. Better late than never, right?

Here’s what I’ve been wearing this summer! My warm(er) weather wardrobe contains:

  • 5 x linen tees
  • 3 x sweaters
  • 3 x skirts
  • 1 x dress
  • 1 x waterproof mac
  • 1 x suede biker jacket
  • 1 x painter’s jacket
  • 1 x coatigan
  • 3 x jeans
  • 4 x shorts
  • 1 x scarf
  • 4 x shoes
  • 3 x bags
  • sunglasses & watch

That’s 33 items in total. I didn’t intentionally set a limit, I just laid out the stuff I wanted, and counted.

This capsule does not include: loungewear, pyjamas, activewear, and jewellery. These are separate collections which I’ll be sharing in a later post!

I have a “soft summer” complexion, so I stick to cool, muted (slightly greyed) colours, and this season I decided to base my palette on the silk scarf I picked up from Jigsaw earlier this year.

With the exception of one pair of high-waisted shorts and a recycled bottle sweater, all of my clothes are made of natural fibres.



  1. Linen raglan tees, Jigsaw
  2. Cotton mesh jumper (made of recycled plastic bottles), Lolë
  3. Cashmere/cotton striped jumper, bought from indie shop in Hamburg
  4. Merino/cashmere cabled jumper, Woolovers
  5. Waterproof Mac, Protected Species
  6. Suede biker jacket, Reiss
  7. Cotton/linen Oudry heritage jacket, Seasalt Cornall (sold out)
  8. Boiled wool coatigan, Uniqlo (several years old)
  9. Silk dress, Jigsaw
  10. Jersey maxi skirt, The White Company (several years old)
  11. Jersey midi skirt, Seasalt Cornwall
  12. Linen A-line skirt, Seasalt Cornwall, several years old
  13. White boyfriend (Brompton) jeans, The White Company
  14. Panelled boyfriend jeans, Whistles
  15. Denim joggers, French Connection
  16. Denim Brompton shorts, The White Company
  17. High waisted dress shorts, bought from indie shop in Hamburg
  18. Linen shorts, Reitmans
  19. Denim shorts, Fatface
  20. Silk scarf, Jigsaw
  21. Madrid mules, Birkenstock (similar)
  22. Canvas trainers,  Superga
  23. Wedge heels, bought several years ago, Timberland
  24. Metallic Triple Decker shoes, Keds
  25. Mini cross-over bag, bought several years ago, Liebeskind Berlin
  26. Clutch with shoulder strap, from indie shop in Hamburg
  27. Mini backpack, Handmade Etsy several years ago
  28. New Wayfarer (matte), Ray-Ban
  29. Watch, Liebeskind Berlin

So far I’m really liking the colours and textures of these pieces. I’ll be writing another piece at the end of the summer about which items I loved, and which ones didn’t work quite so well. Also look out for a piece on my favourite outfits and combinations, and how I put together looks using Stylebook.

What are your thoughts? Too many items? Too few? Not enough bright colours?  I’d love to hear from you in the comments!

Later, taters.



2 thoughts

  1. Do you still use your Le Pliage Cuir bag? I was browsing through your Instagram and blog and didn’t see it after the review post. I was wondering if you continued to use it, how well has it kept and if it is practical. I’m thinking about getting one but I’m unsure because I’m afraid the leather might scratch easily :/

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    1. Hey Carla! I absolutely do! It’s my only real handbag (also have the matching wallet). Admittedly I do use a small handmade etsy backpack more when I’m doing lots of walking because it’s completely hands-free, but my Pliage is my staple bag. The leather is REALLY luxiuriously soft, so it does scuff a little – it’s not as resilient and thick as other leathers. The corners of mine look a little worn, but to be honest, I kind of like the way it looks – just a bit of a patina! It’s super practical but it really is just one main compartment (there are two smaller ones in the liner, but stuff falls out of them when the bag is put down and slouches; so if it’s an everyday bag, I’d definitely suggest an organiser of some sort. The metal has held up great; no scratches (after maybe 3 years?); and the leather itself stills looks great but a bit worn, as I mentioned. The lack of presence on my blog is more because I haven’t been doing as many style articles lately (that’s gonna change this year!) so it isn’t an indication. Are there any other questions I can help answer? Thanks for visiting my blog!


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