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Spring/Summer Capsule Wardrobe

Spring/Summer Capsule Wardrobe

After some serious spring cleaning and careful online shopping, my newest capsule wardrobe is finally complete!

Click here if you’d rather skip the post and start shopping…

What is a “Capsule Wardrobe”?

It’s a minimal, interchangeable wardrobe with a finite number made up of clothes you actually love to wear. (Source: Huffington Post)

You can also check out these two posts from last year’s capsules for additional info: Winter Capsule Wardrobe, Spring Capsule Wardrobe. Now that I’ve discovered this way of simplifying your style and dressing more intentionally, I don’t think I’ll ever go back.

I’ve learned some lessons over the past year of minimal fashion, and this is the most excitement I’ve felt going into a new season. Knowing how brutal Texas summers can get, I wasn’t able to carry over a lot of clothing from my Winter capsule, but I’m hoping that many of these easily-layered pieces will transition nicely into next Fall.

I ended up wearing black for about 80% of the time last season, so I was anxious to add some color and prints this time around. I’m still trying to keep to a minimal aesthetic, but swapping out black items for white ones, incorporating blush pink as a new color, and adding gingham for a fun seasonal print.

With some summer vacations in mind, I added another category to show things that I use when traveling. When flying, I always try to fit everything in a carry-on suitcase or duffle bag, so I don’t have to check any luggage.

Without further ado, I present my Spring/Summer 2017 Capsule Wardrobe














Would love to hear from anyone else who has found success building a capsule wardrobe! Any tips to share or essentials that I’m missing from this list?


  • Sevi

    April 3, 2017

    Can I just have you build my wardrobe?!? You literally have the dreamiest capsule wardrobes. Please just build mine for me ❤

    • Stephanie Drenka

      April 3, 2017

      oh my gosh, i would love to! that’s it– i’m coming over saturday and revamping your closet.

  • Brooke

    April 3, 2017



  • Heather

    April 7, 2017

    Your capsule for spring//summer is so dreamy and cool! I’m making my way through The Curated Closet and doing the activities, but I don’t think I’m at a capsule wardrobe level yet, but you’ve inspired me to give it a try soon!

    • Stephanie Drenka

      April 12, 2017

      thank you, heather! yes– it’s definitely worth a try. give yourself some leniency for your first time, and refine your methods each season.

  • McKenna

    April 18, 2017

    I love all the black and white in your wardrobe! And some blush pieces too!

  • Summer @ Coffee With Summer

    April 18, 2017

    Yes! Love capsule wardrobes in the warmer months so, so fun!

  • Rachel

    April 18, 2017

    I loveee capsule wardrobes! that’s basically what I have! Love your picks!

  • Ashley

    April 18, 2017

    Yes! Honestly I have so little summer clothes that I basically have a capsule wardrobe at this point (I don’t even have a full capsule wardrobe). I’m excited to fill in my wardrobe, but I’m definitely going to be incredibly intentional with what I buy! Your post definitely inspired me!

  • BEllA

    April 18, 2017

    I love all your pick!!! all the dresses are so pretty! I am a huge dress fan.

  • Jenny

    April 18, 2017

    I’ve always wanted to try one of these! Great picks.

  • amy

    April 18, 2017

    I always love the idea of a capsule wardrobe and always give props to those people who can pull it off! I don’t think I currently can haha!
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  • the sofieyah diaries

    April 19, 2017

    Oh, I love this list! Thanks for sharing!!

  • Kristine

    April 19, 2017

    I haven’t created a formalized capsule wardrobe for myself, but I’ve gotten very intentional with the pieces I do purchase and consider whether or not I’d actually wear them. My wallet thanks me, haha!

  • Greta

    April 19, 2017

    We’re about to downsize from a house to an apartment so I really need to do a capsule wardrobe! It sounds much more practical and a total space saver!

    Greta |

  • Amanda

    April 19, 2017

    I love the idea of a capsul wardrobe, especially for summer and for traveling. I don’t think I could ever actually do it because I love shopping too much, but I am loving your picks and spot a few I totally want to add to my closet. 😛

  • Marie

    April 19, 2017

    These are all so pretty! Such summer staples. Can I please get them all?!

  • Cameron - Diary of a Southern Millennial

    April 21, 2017

    I love the idea of a capsule wardrobe! Sadly, it’s always pretty warm where I’m from, so I only need a ton of warm weather clothes!

  • Victoria

    May 1, 2017

    I always think this is such a great, beautiful concept. But, I’m not sure I could commit haha

  • Marcela

    May 17, 2017

    Such a great collection! I need those sunglasses ASAP.

  • Kalanit Chappell

    June 28, 2017

    How much did you spend for your summer/spring capsule?

  • Allyse Jolie

    June 30, 2017

    I absolutely LOVE THIS !!! I used to create Capsule boards on Pinterest for myself. I feel so inspired now.
    Love so many of the looks you’ve listed here and I like how you have info on where to buy!
    The off shoulder / flounce tops are so in this spring/summer.
    This makes me want to start planning my Fall Capsule.

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