Summer clothing has a big job. They need to be casual, comfortable, chic and easy. When the sun is shining, I don’t want to spend 20 minutes trying to match the tops and bottoms.
Unfortunately, if I don’t have the right piece in hand, I’ll run the default shorts and workout tops. And that’s fine, sometimes. But there are some occasions that demand a little more attention and a lot more style. In those days, I admired a selection of Mix-N-Match summer pieces that would support multiple outfits.
To that end, I am shopping for the ultimate summer capsule wardrobe. Here’s a brief overview of what I found: 10 affordable outfits that will make a total of 25 summer outfits. Each piece costs around $ 20, and each is available on Amazon. If your budget allows for a total overhaul of your summer outfits, you can get them for around $ 200.
10 essential pieces for a chic summer dress
Here’s a quick review of my process if you want to do your own shopping. I started with a list of pieces that would provide a good range of summer. I like:
- Standard casual t-shirt For versatility
- Upgraded T-shirt: Also versatile, with a touch more style
- Shell Top: More polished than a T-shirt and wearable when falling under the level
- Top and bottom buttons with long sleeves: Long sleeves for summer?!? Yes. Because you can roll those sleeves, bald or tie. You can wear it without buttons as a swim cover.
- Beautiful Blouse: Adds a feminine touch to any bottom
- Chino Shorts: Casual, but structural
- Tie-waist shorts: Less structured than chinos for your comfortable days
- Pull-on pencil skirt: Stylish but not rude
- Side slit skirt: Some legs show up but you can still wear it with a t-shirt
- A-line midi skirt: Wear with anything and always flatter
I’ve deliberately curated a variety of colors, patterns and textures, sticking with silhouettes that are flattering for most body types. Depending on your appetite for color, you can combine each top with each bottom of this collection.
1. Casual T-shirt
Amazon Essentials v-neck T-shirt retails for $ 13. This is a wardrobe workhorse that you are sure to repeat throughout the summer.
2. Upgraded T-shirt
The Keehhitor’s top fits like a t-shirt but has extra style through a delicate sleeve ruffle. The top is suitable for those days that are in demand and polished at the same time. Price points 14.
3. Shell top
NewChoice’s casual V-neck top is a versatile piece that you can use all year round. Pair with skirts and shorts when it’s hot. Then switch to leggings or jeans when the temperature drops. The top is available in more than 12 colors and patterns and retails for 22 22 (on sale).
4. Down button
Long sleeves, button down an unexpected hero piece for summer. Wear it on a tank without buttons, roll those sleeves, tie it to the front instead of holding it … the options go on. It is available in seven colors, although I prefer bright yellow. The price is also right, at $ 17.
5. Beautiful blouse
The colors and textures packaged in a casual style make for a great summer piece – as featured by Ahut’s Swiss dot chiffon blouse. Make it your own for 22.
6. Chino shorts
These chino shorts from Hybrid & Company are structured enough to pair with a blouse and casual enough to go with a t-shirt. Price points are an easy 23.
7. Tie-waist shorts
CILKOO’s casual pocketed shorts are proof that you can be casual and chic at the same time. The olive green color is so versatile, too. Shorts cost 26 – it’s worth it, considering how often you wear them.
8. Pull-on pencil skirt
A pull-on, form-fitting pencil skirt $ 19? Yes. You can wear this Urbancoco skirt in many places – it’s really a day-night-night dress.
9. Patterned skirt
The floral side slit skirt pattern gives your summer outfit a bit of a touch without compromising versatility. Still, if black-and-white isn’t vivid enough, shop for other 50-plus color and pattern options for skirts. They all carry the same price point of $ 26.
10. Midi skirt with buttons
Azue’s midi skirt has a high waist, front pockets and a very flattering shape. The light blue color goes with anything (well, maybe even more light blue) and the skirt is casual enough to anchor with your favorite sneakers. Pick up a ারে 19.
All of these tops and bottoms are interchangeable so you can create clothing with the right level of formality. For your most casual day, pair a basic t-shirt with tie-waist shorts. When you want to dress more, pull the shell top into the patterned skirt. The middle is an upgraded T-shirt, anchored by button-front midi.
All in all, these 10 pieces let you play with 25 summer outfits. You can do more by working or leaving on the accessories of your choice. Swap between sandals for sneakers or vice versa. Add a hair or neck scarf. Try a bracelet or an anklet. Even small adjustments can be effective – which means you’re less likely to be bothered by your summer collection.