I Think These 17 Items Make the Perfect Capsule for Summer 2021

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Lately, my mind's been wandering straight to thoughts of picnics in the sun, afternoons in beer gardens and the summer dresses I'll be wearing over the next few months. I'm not alone, as I'm still seeing memes about the intense level of outfit planning needed for the occasions ahead. One excellent tweet I saw compared the level of decision-making now that restrictions are lifting to working out what to wear for a year-six disco.

And now that summer is here, I've been plotting what I'll be adding to my wardrobe. Below, I've listed the 17 items that I think are welcome additions to any wardrobe in summer 2021 and make for a perfect capsule with a mix of basics and statement pieces.

I have included a blend of summer staples such as tank tops, basket bags and high-waisted jeans, which form the building blocks of any successful summer wardrobe. Of course, you can't talk about summer without mentioning dresses, and for 2021, I'm loving joyful bright-pink dresses; simple white, flowing dresses; and even a black dress with cut-outs for after-dark events. When it comes to sandal trends, there is one style that has remained a front runner so far this year and will be perfect for walking thousands of steps: leather fisherman sandals. We can thank The Row for this one.

Keep scrolling for the 17 items that I think make the perfect capsule for summer 2021.

1. Denim Skirt

Chloé Patch-Pocket A-Line Denim Skirt (£565)

Vero Moda Curve Curve Midi Denim Skirt With Front Split in Blue (£38)

2. Bright-Pink Dress

Warehouse Pink Midi Dress (£65)

Loup Charmant Maya Tie-Waist Cotton Dress (£418)

3. Tracksuit Shorts

Reformation Brooks Classic Sweat Short (£60)

Weekday Kama Shorts (£18)

4. High-Waisted jeans

M&S Collection High Waisted Authentic Straight Leg Jeans (£40)

& Other Stories Favourite Cut Cropped (£65)

5. Basket Bag

Loewe x Paula's Ibiza Small Leather-Trimmed Woven Raffia Tote (£450)

Loewe Shell Small Raffia and Leather Tote Bag (£450)

6. Fisherman Sandals

Warehouse Real Leather Fisherman's Sandal (£52)

Church's Fisherman Nevada Leather Sandal Black (£690)

7. White Dress

Mango Violeta Embroidered Cotton Dress (£56)

Sleeper Atlanta Linen Midi Dress (£262)

8. Loafers

Gucci Sylvie Chain-Embellished Leather Loafers (£610)

Arket Loafers (£150)

9. Printed Silk Scarf

Free People Petunia Print Bandana (£32)

Totême Cream Logo Silk Scarf (£245)

10. Bucket Hat

& Other Stories Floral Printed Bucket Hat (£27)

H&M Bucket Hat (£10)

11. Short-Sleeve Shirt

Zimmermann Mae Printed Cotton Shirt (£390)

& Other Stories Short Sleeve Shirt (£55)

12. Linen Separates

Deiji Studios Linen Short Set (£185)

Mint Velvet Wide Leg Linen Trousers (£89)

13. Tank Top

H&M+ Rib Vest (£10)

Weekday Stella Tank Top (£8)

14. Colourful Knitwear

& Other Stories Ruffled Wool Knit Polo Sweater (£65)

Ganni Cropped V-Neck Cardigan (£245)

15. Tie-Dye Top

COS Tie-Dye Long-Sleeve Top (£45)

Reformation Eddie Long Sleeve Tee (£50)

16. Baseball Cap

& Other Stories Wool Melangé Baseball Cap (£27)

Arket Jute Blend Cap (£35)

17. Black Dress With Cut-Outs

Christopher Esber Looped Cut-Away Dress (£695)

Mango Cut-Out Vent Dress (£50)

This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

Next up, see our guide to the key trends for spring/summer 2021.

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