The Complete Capsule: 9 Summer Essentials to Carry You Through Till Autumn

Zoe Anastasiou

Is it too early to start thinking about our summer wardrobes? Personally, I think not. Considering we'll all be spending much of spring indoors, our summer wardrobes seem to potentially represent a light at the end of the tunnel right now.

So what will we be wearing once summer comes along? For us, it will be a capsule consisting of versatile, wear-with-everything staples. From polo tops and patterned skirts to floral dresses and chunky sandals, this summer we'll not only be investing in items that can easily be mixed-and-matched but also items that will remain on high rotation in our closets for seasons to come.

Puff-sleeve tops, which have been popular throughout winter, will continue their reign in our wardrobes, though summer iterations will feature crisp white cotton and even statement collars. Meanwhile, minimalist '90s style dresses have made a comeback, complete with A-line silhouettes, square necklines and thin straps. As far as footwear is concerned, influencers are already proving the thong sandal is here to stay, while on the comfier side, chunky flats will become our dependable daily option.

Keep scrolling for the nine key items that are set to make up our capsule wardrobe this summer.

1. Polo Tops

& Other Stories Sheer Fitted Polo Top (£55)

Albus Lumen Point-Collar Cotton-Blend Terry Polo Shirt (£159)

2. '90s Dresses

Emory Park Cami Dress in Summer Check (£30)

Ganni Seersucker Check Midi Dress (£215)

3. White Linen

Asceno Seville Linen Midi Dress (£371)

Matin Linen Pants (£215)

4. Puff-Sleeve Shirts

Miu Miu Embroidered Cotton-Poplin Blouse (£915)

H&M Puff-Sleeved Top (£18)

5. Thong Sandals

Who What Wear Siena Snakeskin-Effect Faux-Leather Sandals (£76)

Carvela Gain Sandals (£79)

6. Floral Dresses

Zimmermann Super Eight Frilled Midi (£720)

Topshop Idol Ivory Floral Slip Dress (£39)

7. Chunky Sandals

Isabel Marant Lennyo Black Suede Sandals (£375)

Dr. Martens Voss Leather Double Strap Sandals (£89)

8. Woven Bags

Sparrows Weave Top-Handle Leather and Wicker Bucket Bag (£520)

Warehouse Shell Detail Bucket Bag (£26)

8. Printed Skirts

Warehouse Livia Floral Midi Skirt (£32)

Ganni Blakely Silk Skirt (£203)

9. Bermuda Shorts

Lou Lou Studio Bermuda Pleated Wool-Twill Shorts (£190)

& Other Stories High Waisted Pleated Shorts (£65)

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