2023 Spring/Summer Capsule Wardrobe

Greetings, friends! I’ve been talking about this 2023 Spring/Summer Capsule Wardrobe long enough, and I’m finally ready to share!

As you can see, I’m calling this my Spring/Summer capsule. Typically you would have a capsule for each season (Spring AND Summer), but this is coming out so late in the season, I tried to make it more of a transitional capsule wardrobe. At any rate, I hope it’s helpful!

What Is A Capsule Wardrobe?

If you aren’t familiar with a capsule wardrobe, it’s basically a small collection of clothes that can be put together in different ways, and it should include everything you normally need to wear. It does not typically include special occasion pieces or undergarments, and it may or may not include jewelry and workout attire.

Usually a capsule has a specific color palette, and while it doesn’t have to be a neutral palette, that’s usually what we see. I think that’s because neutrals are easy to mix and match, and they tend to be associated with the minimalist lifestyle that appeals to people who use capsule wardrobes, but you can do whatever you want.

For this 2023 Spring/Summer Capsule, I stuck with mostly neutrals and added bits of blue.

About the 2023 Spring/Summer Capsule

I included 31 wardrobe items in this capsule, and from that I created 36 outfits, but you could certainly come up with way more than that. I had to stop somewhere!

I created a capsule tailored to my day-to-day activities, which tend to be very casual, but you can certainly tweak this for your lifestyle and/or style preferences. It’s just meant to be a guide.

I did not include swimwear or athleisure in this capsule, and you will also notice that I didn’t include jewelry in my 31 capsule items, but I did include a few basic pieces in my outfits within the capsule. I’m assuming you would add other pieces of jewelry you already have to these outfits.

36 Summer Outfits for 2023

Below are pictures of the outfits I came up with, and you can find links to all these items and more in this 2023 Spring/Summer Capsule shopping widget. You can also download this printable PDF if you don’t want to have to keep referring back to this blog post. That said, I will link this post in my menu tab, so you can find it easily.

Please note, these wardrobe pieces are just suggestions. I included other options at various price points in the shopping widget, and you may already have a lot of these items in your closet that you can use.

Okay, here you go… 31 items, and 36 spring/summer outfits for your everyday style inspiration!






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31 Responses

  1. I love this to help with summer vacation packing on trips. As a Van Halen lover (and Bon Jovi and other 1980s bands!), love the T-shirt!! It adds a nice rock & roll edge vibe.

  2. WOW! Your capsule wardrobe looks great Jo-Lynne. I can only imagine how many hours you spent in front of your computer putting the boards together for us. So, THANK YOU! I know that I can mix and match items in my closet to create different looks, but that creative side of my brain doesn’t always function like it should. Have a great day!

  3. I never comment….but I read your posts every day and follow the FB page. But I have to tell you that I just love this. Thanks so much for all the great ideas. This fits right into my wheelhouse of style for sure!

  4. Thank you for this capsule wardrobe guide! I have already been finding myself stuck in wondering what to wear and frustrated at the thought of buying clothing items and then not knowing what to style them with. Putting outfits together is not a strength for me. I am excited about this – it’s very doable!

  5. This is great. I appreciate all your hard work. I like the Van Halen t-shirt, it’s fun. I’ve found great graphic tees at really good prices at H&M. All the best – Katie

  6. Thank you for this! It’s very helpful for me to see all the ways to mix and match with pieces I already own, but I can also easily see pieces I need to add. I’m sure this was a lot of work, it is very appreciated!

      1. Hi,
        Thanks for the follow-up and the post! I think I’ll look for a pullover. I love this post.

  7. Thanks so much for this post, it is giving me some ideas on filling in my missing items my wardrobe needs. I appreciate all the work that went into putting everything together!

  8. Wow! This is amazing! Thank you!

    Did you decide to keep the Faherty Desmond shirt in blue or white or both? I ordered the white one from your link but haven’t worn it yet. After looking at this wardrobe capsule this shirt fits right in. It is a piece that can give an effortless put together look.

  9. This is very nice. I don’t personally need help putting together casual outfits, and I often find that dressy outfits aren’t vert difficult either, especially if I’m just reaching for a dress. It’s the in-between where I struggle, like what to wear to a nice (but not super fancy) restaurant, or to a graduation party, or to a winery, or a happy hour with work colleagues. Places and events where you don’t want to wear something too casual but don’t need to be dressed to the nines either. And then it’s difficult sometimes to know what shoes to wear with those in-the-middle outfits. I also like more pizzazz in my wardrobe, and I feel like capsule wardrobes are kind of neutral, which makes sense if you need to mix-and-match.
    BTW, I love Van Halen! Huge fan of 80s rock bands over here!

  10. Great capsule! I’m sure a lot of work went into this. It will be very helpful to maximize pieces I purchase and gives me lots of ideas too.

  11. So inspiring, I love how everything goes together so easily! Sorry if I missed this, where did you find the printed dress?

  12. Yay! I absolutely love post like this! Keep them coming! So much inspiration, thank you for all your hard work! Love it!❤️❤️❤️❤️

  13. I get up and nothing gets me down…..JUMP!! Because my closet is looking good, Thanks Jo Lynne…..you have to roll with the punches…JUMP…..lol

  14. Oh my goodness. Just opened this post today and it’s amazing. So much work and detail and love the outfits. You nailed this. You just keep getting better and better.

  15. I love love LOVE this!!! I cannot even imagine how much time, work, and effort went into this, but I know it was a LOT. So thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!! You never cease to amaze me! (In the best ways!) I finally ordered the Amazon clutch on Sunday as part of my Mother’s Day gift. It has yet to ship, but looking at the order, it says the color is “Tan 18” and now I’m worried it’s not the “Tan 1” that I wanted and ordered. I guess I will have to wait and see. Thanks again for this wonderful post!

  16. This is wonderful. I have just found your blog.
    I am enjoying it so much.
    I live in South Africa, so our winter is just around the corner.
    Your posts for fall and winter have given me so much inspiration and many great ideas
    Storing up all your spring and summer ideas for the forth coming seasons

    Many thanks


  17. I love this summer capsule wardrobe. You made it easy to understand. I cant wait to go shopping.
    Thank You.

  18. I love capsule wardrobe‘s learned about them not to long ago when I started flying a lot more. Instead of waiting at baggage claim for my suitcase I can now just do a carry on. By package in cubes with capsule wardrobes. Thanks for this post so I can have sim new ideas for this summer’s travels

  19. I love the Van Halen shirt!!! Thanks for the capsule; I think I can edit my spring/summer wardrobe using this.

  20. I enjoyed your blog as its very informative. Can you please address how an older heavy set women should dress without having to wear shorts or short sleeve tops. There are a lot of us out here that are size 14 and up. Your thoughts would be a so welcomed and much appreciated.

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