Your Guide to a Capsule Shoe Collection This Summer
Do you look into your wardrobe and exclaim you have nothing to wear on an almost daily basis despite the wardrobe teaming with clothing and footwear? Then a capsule wardrobe may be just what you need.
A capsule wardrobe is a collection of carefully curated items that can be easily mixed and matched to create endless different outfit combinations.
There are no hard and fast rules as to how many items a capsule wardrobe can contain. It can vary depending on your lifestyle and occupation. Many choose to stick to a neutral colour palette to make interchanging items easier. However, if you love to wear colour, choose complementary colours that can be easily worn together or as separates. The overall idea is to reduce the amount of unworn, ill fitting, out of season items that are present in your wardrobe so that everything you love to wear and fits your style and aesthetic is clearly visible, making getting dressed in the morning less of a painstaking task.
When it comes to selecting the shoes to include in your capsule collection here is what you will need to complete you summer wardrobe perfectly.
Along with the warmer days comes more time spent outdoors, therefore a pair of trainers are a summer capsule wardrobe essential. Colour wise, go with a crisp and classic white. You can choose from a canvas trainer or a chunky leather style. Either way an all-white trainer will look cool and effortlessly fashionable with any outfit throughout the summer season.
When you pack away the winter boots it can be difficult to know what footwear to pair with smarter outfits. This is especially true if you work in an office or corporate environment where you still need to look put together even in the warmer temperatures. Loafers and pumps are a great alternative. A pair of quality leather loafers or pumps will have you feeling stylish and elegant and will become a staple of your capsule wardrobe for years to come. Again, choose neutral tones that can easily be worn with every outfit.
Every summer capsule wardrobe should include a pair of high heels for special occasions. Two pairs should be sufficient. Have a fun colourful pair for moments when an outfit calls for a splash of colour. Always have a neutral-coloured heel that will go with all of your dresses and doesn’t require any fuss when dressing for an event.
No summer wardrobe is complete without a sandal. A couple of pairs should be sufficient, depending on your lifestyle and hobbies. Ensure that you choose leather sandals with good support for a breathable and comfortable summer option that you can spend all day in. Neutral colours such as tans and blacks work great paired with dresses, skirts and jeans.
When it comes to relaxing under the sunshine at the beach, by the pool or just spending more time in the back garden, flip flops are a summer necessity. Since these are usually a holiday item, have fun and choose a bright colour to add interest to your outfit.