Summer Business Capsule Wardrobe & How to Tailor it to Suit Your Colouring

As we head into May it’s time to start thinking about a summer capsule wardrobe. Casual wear is easy for the summer but staying appropriately dressed for work when it’s hot can be tricky. Think about wearing lighter colours and fabrics and if you have to wear a jacket look for linen or cotton blends in unlined jackets. Of course in the UK we need to have summer clothing that will work on cooler days too so a neutral jacket and knit will give you lots of options.

I’ve put together an 11 piece wardrobe plus 5 accessories that will give you 26 outfits including smart and business casual looks. I’ve chosen neutrals of Cream and Pewter and added a Pastel Blue accent. What’s great about this colour scheme is that by adding a further accent colour you can tailor the capsule wardrobe to suit your colouring (see details at the end).

The colour scheme:

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The Pieces:

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Blue dress // Pewter dress // Cream Jacket // Blue jacket // Pewter trousers // Cream cardigan // Pewter print shirt // Cream skirt // Blue shirt // Scarf // Neutral sling backs // Necklace // Snake slingback // Flower print top // Leaf print top // Cream bag //

The Outfits:

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summer capsule wardrobe, business wear

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summer capsule wardrobe, business wear

summer capsule wardrobe, business wear

summer capsule wardrobe, business wear

This colour scheme would work for Light and Soft women as it is but you can extend it by adding Silver Grey for Light and Blush for Soft:

Light

summer capsule wardrobe, business wear

Soft

summer capsule wardrobe, business wear

For a Deep add a strong Red

summer capsule wardrobe, business wear

For Warm colouring add Apricot

summer capsule wardrobe, business wear

For a Cool add Cassis

summer capsule wardrobe, business wear

And finally for Bright colouring add Bright Blue

summer capsule wardrobe, business wear

If you would like to see how a capsule wardrobe is created, I’ve created an e-booklet click here to receive your free download of the booklet.

If you would like me to create a beautifully co-ordinated capsule wardrobe in your best colours, check out my online capsule wardrobe service.

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