Summer 2022 Wardrobe for Work
As a professional woman, you have a lot on your plate and want an easier way to do just about everything. That includes dressing for work. A chic capsule wardrobe will solve that problem! Today I am sharing my summer capsule wardrobe for work. With a capsule in place, you can focus on other things at home. Things like remembering all the groceries you need to get and making sure the kids get to where they need to be on time!
The 2022 Summer Business Casual Capsule Wardrobe includes 25 pieces that can be styled into over 100 outfits. If you have been following the blog or my Instagram, you may be familiar with capsule wardrobes and my seasonal capsule e-book. Each season, I create a complete guide for both causal and business casual style.
Not sure if a capsule is right for you? Don’t worry, this post will cover everything you need to know about a capsule wardrobe for work! The concept of is simple – it is a select number of cohesive clothing item that create several outfits. With capsule wardrobe, you will wear more of what you already own and shop less frequently. Shop my favorite pieces at the end of this post.
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Benefits of a Capsule Wardrobe:
Before implementing a capsule wardrobe, getting dressed was frustrating and frankly, difficult! I had a closet full of unworn clothes and felt like I had nothing to wear. As a busy mom, I was tired of wasting time staring at my closet. I wish I had something like this when I was working at a fortune 500 desk job and pulling 12-hour days!
Now that I have a capsule wardrobe, I get dressed quickly, without the frustration. This is because the pieces in my closet are coordinating and can be matched easily together. Below are a few other benefits of a capsule:
-Purchase Less: by simplifying your wardrobe and only buying what you need, you’ll save money on items that are only worn a few times and reduce impulse purchasing.
-Reduce Stress: with fewer items in your closet, it’s easier to get dressed & keep your closet organized.
-Shop sustainably: by thinking intentionally about fashion purchases and prioritizing quality over quantity, you’re helping to promote a more sustainable lifestyle and reduce wasteful impact of unworn clothing.
-Feel Good: when you have a clean & polished look that is inherent with a capsule wardrobe, you can be confident and love what you wear.
How to Build a Capsule Wardrobe
First, start with the basics. The foundation of a great capsule that can be refreshed each season are wardrobe staples. Staple pieces are timeless items that can be worn throughout several seasons. This post goes over everything you need to know about a staple wardrobe. For each capsule, I start by selecting staples that can be worn during the current season. After that, other seasonal items are added to complete the capsule.
If you want an in-depth capsule wardrobe guide, be sure to grab a copy of the 2022 Summer Capsule Wardrobe E-Book.
CAPSULE E-BOOKS INCLUDE:
–Guide to creating a capsule wardrobe
–28 recommended pieces
–Jewelry & accessory suggestions
–100 outfit ideas from the capsule collection
–Shoppable links & shopping checklist
–Sample travel guide (packing list & outfits)
Capsule Wardrobe Pieces
A seasonal capsule typically has 20-30 pieces. My 2022 Summer Workwear Capsule below has 25 pieces. In total there are 9 tops, 3 layers, 1 dresses, 2 skirt2, 5 pants, and 5 pairs of shoes. As with any capsule, you can make it your own! If you don’t wear dresses, swap them out for more shorts or skirts!
The exact items are linked in the Summer capsule e-book to make shopping easy! I will link a few of my favorite pieces in the remainder of this post.
In the guide, I link to two separate retailers in an effort to accommodate multiple price points and to provide a second option if your size is unavailable at one retailer. PLEASE NOTE, the e-book is regular size. If you need tall, petite, or plus sizes I cannot guarantee the exact links in the guide will be available in your size. However, the e-book can be used as a guide to shop similar pieces at your favorite retailers!
This black tank top is one of my favorite pieces of the entire collection. This is the perfect summer capsule wardrobe tank top because it can be worn by itself or layered with a chambray or linen shirt. The versatility makes it great for casual wear or dressing up! Not only is it versatile, but it is also comfortable and super flattering.
If you want a tee shirt that is a step above your standard tee, try this striped navy & white tee! I love this for casual Friday, but it also is chic under a navy blazer. Shop the look below at the end of this post!
This breezy black pencil skirt is essential for your wardrobe for work this summer. Not only is the style very much on trend for office wear, but it is much lighter than your standard pencil skirt. The high waist is perfect for tucking in tops and is super flattering when paired with jackets and blazers. This is your go to whether you have a day full of meetings or want to look nice for happy hour! A skirt like this is well worth the initial investment.
A classic pair of white jeans is also a must for the summer. These are a wardrobe staple, so I don’t feel the need to elaborate on why you should have a pair. You probably already do! My favorite white jean has a high rise and is not see through. As always, I recommend nude underwear with any white bottoms.
Shoes for work must be comfortable, am I right?! While everyone has their own needs in terms of footwear for work, I’ve included a few styles in this capsule wardrobe for work that are comfortable and chic. If these do not fit your needs, try searching for other shoe styles in the same color as what is in this capsule. My favorite shoe in this capsule is the nude flat! When I was working in an office setting, a quality flat was always on rotation in my wardrobe. Sam Edelman’s proved to be my favorite time after time. The nude color makes this the perfect 3 season shoe.
SUMMER CAPSULE WARDROBE FOR WORK OUTFITS
For access to 100 styled outfits for Summer, be sure to check out the 2022 Summer Capsule Wardrobe E-Book!! Shop the looks below at the end of this post!