My 6-Piece Summer Capsule Wardrobe Is Absolutely Foolproof

Believe it or not, I actually look forward to spring-cleaning season. I've already taken stock of my apartment and decided on which home trends I'm phasing out and what I'm replacing them with. Now, I'm ready to do the same with my closet—a Herculean task, to be sure. I've set aside a modest clothing budget for spring and summer, and I'm specifically looking to invest in quality, versatile pieces that I can wear with a variety of outfits.

To that end, I've come up with six staples that form my dream capsule wardrobe this season. They include pieces for both going out and staying in, so there's something to suit everyone. Plus, I'm finally returning to the office after two long years, so my list also includes work-appropriate outfits. Scroll down to shop my favorite six-piece capsule wardrobe for spring and summer 2022. 

My 6-Piece Capsule Wardrobe List

1. A Modern Going-Out Top

Gone are the days when a "going-out top" meant strictly something glittery. Now, I'm very into tops with interesting necklines like this one. 

This unique neckline makes such a stylish statement. 

2. A Super-Comfy Matching Set

This is the softest material you'll ever touch. 

Yes, I'd sleep in this cute matching set and run errands wearing it. 

An extraordinarily comfy sweater is never a bad investment. 

3. A Relaxed Pantsuit

This layered blazer is an instant outfit-maker with zero effort on your part. 

Wide-leg pants are absolutely everywhere right now. 

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I'm simply obsessed with this beautiful olive color. 

I'd wear these trousers with a simple white tee in lieu of boring jeans. 

4. A Fun Cardigan

5. An Everday Jumpsuit

6. An Updated Midi Skirt

This faux leather is buttery soft—you have to feel it to believe it. 

Pencil skirts may evoke images of corporate America, but a faux-leather version is a major fashion upgrade.