The ultimate summer capsule wardrobe- Shop what you got 2015

It is CHALLENGE time people! Come November 1 I will be revisiting a challenge that I had been a part of back in Nov 2014 (check the post from past here). Yessss! It is time for the Shop what you got 2015 challenge- a capsule wardrobe style challenge with amazing possibilities.

So how does it work , here are the basic rules-

1. Create a capsule wardrobe of 30 pieces of clothing including tops. bottoms and outerwear AND shoes to wear over the next 30 days.

2. All outfits will have to be created making combinations with the nominated pieces from this capsule collection (you know how that works, right?)

3. Fortunately, handbags, scarves and jewellery are exempt:)

ultimate summer capsule wardrobe

The obvious challenge is pre-empting the kind of outfits that might be needed based on the general schedule, events and weather. A bit of research and awareness got me over this one. But I think mostly what has helped in narrowing down on this year’s capsule collection is my obsession with ‘capsule wardrobes’ in general and clarity around the BUILDING BLOCKS of what an ultimate summer capsule wardrobe might look like.

Presenting the ‘Building block’ pieces-

1.3/4 Sleeve stripe tee- SPORTSCRAFT | 2. Layered print tank – JEANSWEST | 3. Broderie yoke tee – JEANSWEST | 4. Silk blouse – POPBASIC | 5. Grey marle tee – GRAB denim | 6. Stripe tank – JEANSWEST | 7 . T shirt dress green stripe – TARGET | 8. Black midi dress- Thrift store | 9. Stripe blazer- Thrift store | 1o. Dark wash denim jacket – OLD NAVY | 11. Khaki shorts – SPORTSCRAFT | 12. Black pencil skirt – SPORTSCRAFT | 13. Denim light wash jegging- UNIQLO | 14. White jegging – UNIQLO | 15. Khaki jegging – UNIQLO | 16. Black summer jegging – SUSSAN | 17. White flat sandals- FLORSHEIM | 18. Black leather pumps – HUSH PUPPIES | 19. Nude kitten heel pumps- ROCKPORT | 20. Black ankle strap wedge sandal – DIANA FERRARI

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Neutrals are golden pieces due to their versatility, of course but what would summer be without some lively colour! Fruity, intense and happy is how I describe the bold colour and patterns pieces I have chosen to compliment the neutrals in this capsule series.

Presenting the ‘Brights and patterns’ pieces-

21. Chambray shirt – KMART | 22. Fuchsia silk tank – SUSSAN | 23. Navy marle tee – SUSSAN| 24. Emerald blazer – PORTMANS | 25. Floral printed pants – SPORTSCRAFT | 26. Chartreuse midi skirt – JACQUi E | 27. Printed shift dress (not exact) – JIGSAW | 28. Cold shoulder stripe tee – KATIES | 29. Peep toe blush wedges – BONBONS | 30. Leopard print flat sandals – WINDSOR SMITH |


I will not be available to participate on the 7th and 15th due to professional and festive commitments but will play along on all other days.

JOIN ME on Instagram and Facebook for daily style post to find out what pieces I am wearing and how. Also, stay tuned for weekly round ups here on the website.

Let the game begin!




  1. Loving your items! Thanks so much for playing along – I’ve linked your post to the linky in mine so people can follow your journey too!

    • Thanks Jo for this opportunity to participate. I was clearly on top of the what to wear dilemma the whole month 🙂 xx

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