The Complete Capsule: 9 Hardworking Summer Staples

June 21, 2020 at 06:08AM


Well, it’s fair to say that summer has well and truly arrived, along with the predictable British downpours. While we’re spending more time outdoors now, we still need some staples that will make sense for our prolonged time indoors too. 

So what are we wearing in summer 2020? For us, whether we’re inside or outside, it will be a capsule consisting of versatile, wear-with-everything staples. From polo tops and patterned skirts to floral dresses and chunky sandals, this summer we’ll not only be investing in items that can easily be mixed-and-matched but also items that will remain on high rotation in our closets for seasons to come.

Puff-sleeve tops, which have been popular throughout winter, will continue their reign in our wardrobes, though summer iterations will feature crisp white cotton and even statement collars. Meanwhile, minimalist ’90s-style dresses have made a comeback, complete with A-line silhouettes, square necklines and thin straps. As far as footwear is concerned, influencers are already proving the thong sandal is here to stay, while on the comfier side, chunky flats will become our dependable daily option.

Keep scrolling for the nine key items that are making up our capsule wardrobe this summer.


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This piece was published at an earlier date and has been updated. 

Author Zoe Anastasiou | Whowhatwear
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