A Capsule Wardrobe Is The Solution To All Your Summer Dressing Woes

Imagine a world where getting dressed in the morning doesn't require an alarm set two hours before you even have to leave for work. Is it just us or does that seem far from reality? Whether all your morning woes stem from an over-abundance of clothes (goals!) or just straight up indecisiveness, we've got a solution for you. The capsule wardrobe. And despite its intimidating nature, we're determined to make "less is more" a real option this summer.
First things first, a capsule wardrobe is, according to Susie Faux (the original capsule wardrober, that is), a "collection of a few essential items of clothing that don't go out of fashion, such as skirts, trousers, and coats, which can then be augmented with seasonal pieces." While we're all about the basics, our version of a capsule wardrobe can't possibly leave out a few of this summer's most trending items. From "ugly" dad sneakers to slip dresses, we're bringing you everything you need courtesy of Jet.com to clean out your closet and open up your mornings to bigger and better things. Finally stop postponing that early morning Pilates class, or even better, do nothing at all. Whatever your vice, this eight-piece capsule wardrobe is sure to give you the freedom to do it all.
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Vintage Denim
Arguably, there's no one single wardrobe necessity as important as a good pair of blue jeans. Whether you go casual with a pair of white sneakers and a simple tee or dress them up with a blouse and strappy heels, a closet without jeans isn't really a closet at all.
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White Tees
Not sure what to wear? Pick a white tee. After all, they go with absolutely everything.
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Slip Dresses
Introducing the #1 most practical dress when the weather rises above 80 degrees. Layer a tee underneath or wear it as a skirt — the ways to style a slip dress are endless.
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Chunky Sneakers
Of course, our favorite dad-inspired shoe trend is a capsule wardrobe necessity.
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Mini Bags
With a simple, minimalistic wardrobe, a few statement pieces are key to add personality. Our solution? Mini bags, preferably ones with bright colors and patterns.
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Slide Sandals
A pair of shoes that works no matter the occasion. From running to the corner store to heading out to meet friends, slides are an easy choice.
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Trend Tops
There's no denying it, we're suckers for trends. And this season, that means smocked tops and wrap blouses.
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Leather Jacket
When the sun goes down and the weather cools off, there's no better go-to than a leather motorcycle jacket.

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