Summer inspiration and putting my capsule together

Happy Wednesday! I hope you are having a good week : )

Following on from Monday’s post where I talked a little about lessons I’ve learned from my Spring capsule wardrobe, I thought today we’d take a look at some inspiration for my Summer wardrobe, and a bit about how I tend to plan and put together my capsules.

My main source of inspiration is always Pinterest. It’s my first port of call when I start to collect images and ideas of what I like for the upcoming season. For example, here’s a few of the images currently on my Summer 2017 inspiration board (all images saved from Pinterest).


After Pinterest, my second favourite source of inspiration is to scroll through some blogs, and bloggers Instagram accounts. The fact that you can now save images on Instagram makes it very useful for collecting ideas and inspiration, and I’ve got a secondary mini inspiration source saved there.

Once I’ve started saving a few ideas, I can see the sorts of outfits that are jumping out at me and what colour palette (usually monochrome!). From the images I’ve saved this time around, I can see I’m especially drawn to white, floaty and lightweight pieces, toughened up with some distressed denim or black. Perfect, as this already sounds like a lot of pieces I already have!

I won’t bore you with the details here, but the next step I take is to pull everything out of my wardrobe and start sorting through – what’s good to go back in for Summer, what’s not quite right for me right now, what’s good but not for this season etc. Once I’ve done this, I pull out my storage boxes and see what I already have from previous years. After these stages, it’s easy to see where the gaps are in my wardrobe and I can start to compile a shopping list! (See this post for more details and pictures of my process!) 

This time around, I was quite lucky in the fact that I already had quite a few pieces that I loved and knew had to be included in my wardrobe. Couple this with the fact that 1. I live in the UK so Summer isn’t particularly hot, and 2. I don’t really like to get my legs out too much, meant that I didn’t have too many gaps and that meant not a lot of shopping. I’ve bought a few new pieces that I’m really happy with and will be sharing these with you on Friday!

How do you plan and put together your seasonal wardrobes? Do you rely on Pinterest for inspiration or do you have other sources?

See you Friday for my Summer Capsule Wardrobe!


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