Who wants to spend precious summer days hiding out in a bedroom trying to figure out what to wear? Shorten the time it takes to plan an outfit and get out the door. Do yourself a favor and invest in a summer capsule wardrobe and make your life easier.

Here are the top 15 must-have items you should have in your summer capsule wardrobe.

 

Summer Dresses    


Second hand maxi dress


Maxi dress: A maxi dress can be dressed up or kept casual, which makes it the perfect piece to include in your summer capsule wardrobe.

 

Second hand sun dress

 

Casual summer dress: Every gal needs a go-to sundress, like this cute one from Loft Ann Taylor. Dress it up with some statement jewelry and heels or wear it casually with flat sandals and a denim jacket.

 

Second hand Lularoe dress

 

Dressy summer dress: Yes, you can dress up and still be comfortable. Grab yourself a stretchy knit dress like this Lularoe mauve-colored piece. Pair it with a great pair of heels and a printed clutch for the perfect special occasion outfit for summer.

 

Tops


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Denim jacket: We will sing the praises of a denim jacket forever and ever because it can be paired with nearly everything during every season. Try out a classic, straightforward denim jacket like this one from Hollister, or look for one with more of a Western vibe for a modern twist.

 

Second hand American Eagle hoodie

 

Sweatshirt: A hoodie or sweatshirt is necessary for those chilly bonfire nights or camping. We love the casual summer stripes on this one from American Eagle Outfitters.

 

Second hand caftan

 

Caftan or kimono: Easy, breezy, trendy and chic. Get yourself a pretty kimono, like this one from Lularoe, and you will be surprised just how often you wear it!

 

Second hand Under Armour

 

Athletic tank: A sporty tank will be essential for summer hikes, park adventures or weekend errands. We like this one from Under Armour because it would pair so nicely with athletic shorts or leggings in any color!

 

Second hand tank

 

Tanks: Stock up on your tanks this summer! Whether they are dressy or casual, make sure you have a little bit each.

 

Bottoms


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Printed shorts: A fun way to add a little pizzazz into your summer capsule wardrobe is with a pair of printed shorts. We like this Apt. 9 pair because you can match them with nearly any color top.

 

Second hand jean shorts

 

Denim shorts: A favorite pair of denim shorts or cutoffs are a must-have for summer!

 

Second hand plus-size white jeans

 

White jeans: A flattering pair of white jeans, like this NWT, plus-sized pair from Lane Bryant, should be a staple in your closet.

 

Second hand jean skirt

 

Jean skirt: Jean skirts are hot this summer, making them a versatile piece to include in your capsule wardrobe. Look for one with buttons or a raw hem.

 

Other


Second hand romper


Romper: Rompers are EVERYWHERE, so if you don’t have one, now is the time to jump on that train.

 

Second hand overalls

 

Overalls: You’ve probably noticed that overalls are back and super-trendy right now. Try out a skirted version, like this white denim, NWT piece from American Eagle Outfitters.

 

Second hand swimming suit

 

Swimming suit: Yes, a swimming suit is a summer must-have. There are so many options available you are bound to find something you’re comfortable in. This one-piece suit from Magic Suit is super-flattering in all the right places.

— Team reStitch

 

P.S. What are you excited to wear this summer? What’s in your summer capsule wardrobe? Share on social and tag it using #reStitch.