The Everymom’s Budget-Friendly Summer Capsule Wardrobe

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summer capsule wardrobe

It’s finally time: The summer months are so close, and it’s time to refresh our closet for the new season. Warm weather, sunshine, and longer hours of daylight are all things to be excited about—and they all keep the kids playing outside longer, right?

You might be searching for outfits to wear for fun vacations or adventures this summer, or maybe you just need a wardrobe reset for your usual activities. Whatever the case may be, this summer capsule wardrobe will help you have a perfect outfit for every occasion—without hurting your wallet.

Capsule wardrobes are ideal for when you don’t want to have too many items in your closet but still want to be able to mix and match to create tons of different looks. These 24 pieces will ensure that your closet always has the right elements to create an outfit for every activity on the agenda this summer.

Scroll on to check out The Everymom’s budget-friendly capsule wardrobe for summer 2022:


summer capsule wardrobe


Shop the Capsule

basic tank

tie-shoulder tank | similar

floral blouse | similar

graphic T-shirt | similar

linen button-up | similar

denim jacket

pull-on pants

 wide-leg jeans

floral midi dress

denim shortalls

ribbed tank dress

one-piece swimsuit

linen shorts

denim shorts

white sneakers

slide sandals

block-heel sandals

buckle sandals

crocheted tote | similar

straw crossbody

shoulder bag

cat-eye sunnies

pearl hoops

layered necklace


How to Style the Capsule


For a day at the park…

summer capsule wardrobe

tank | shorts | jacket | sneakers | tote (similar)


For date night…

summer capsule wardrobe

tank (similar) | jeans | sandals | bag | hoops


For a day of running errands…

summer capsule wardrobe

T-shirt (similar) | shortalls | sandals | tote (similar) | sunnies


For weekend activities with the kids…

summer capsule wardrobe

dress | jacket | sneakers | bag | sunnies


For a backyard barbecue…

summer capsule wardrobe

tank | pants | sandals | bag | necklace


For a summer special occasion…

summer capsule wardrobe

dress | jacket | heels | bag | hoops


For a day at the beach or pool…

summer capsule wardrobe

swimsuit | button-up (similar) | shorts | sandals | tote (similar) | sunnies


For brunch with friends…

summer capsule wardrobe

blouse (similar) | jeans | heels | bag | necklace


Plus, so many more outfit combinations…

summer capsule wardrobe

This article was originally published in May 2020 and has been updated for timeliness. 

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