A Summer Capsule Wardrobe for Mom

While I don’t currently follow a strict capsule wardrobe, I often find myself falling into one by virtue of reaching for the same pieces over and over. After seeing Brody’s capsule wardrobe, I thought it would be fun to share my ideal summer wardrobe too!

Although this summer capsule wardrobe is geared towards my life as a stay at home mom, with a few small changes it can work for your current lifestyle no matter what it is. Can’t wear jeans to work? Swap them out for a pair of white pants! Prefer closed toe sandals? Wear a pair of espadrilles instead!

I typically gravitate towards a neutral color scheme. White, varying shades of blue, and grey with a pop of bright pink make up my wardrobe. If you more color in your life, pick 3-4 colors that work for you!

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J. Crew Chambray Shirt // I have a similar style chambray shirt from last year that I found myself reaching for every week. It is such a crisp look when paired with white jeans.

J. Crew Eyelet Top // I bought this eyelet shirt in black during a recent sale and can’t stop wearing it. I love it so much I want it in white too.

Everlane Sweater // A lightweight linen sweater is perfect for cool nights or cloudy beach days. Everlane is a sustainable brand. Gotta love a company doing good!

J. Crew Graphic Tee // When I want to switch it up, a graphic tee with a fun phrase is my go to. Old Navy and J. Crew have the best options.

Target Neutral Tees // I always have a trio of neutral tee shirts on hand. White, grey and black with an occasional navy. Great for layering or wearing on their own.

J. Crew Long Striped Shirt // One of my favorite outfits is a long sleeved striped Breton tee, denim shorts, Birkenstock sandals and a fedora. It is easy and makes me feel put together every single time.

Old Navy Striped Shirt // I firmly believe you can never have too many striped shirts. A dressier version with vertical stripes mixes it up a bit.

Old Navy Floral Top // While I normally stick to neutrals, I discovered I really love a floral top.


Madwell Denim Jeans // Some people prefer leggings or dresses over jeans, but I’m a denim wearer through and through. Madewell makes some of the best for slimming the parts that need it with their “Magic Pockets.”

Old Navy White Jeans // White jeans are such a staple of summer. These get great reviews and at this price point I wouldn’t be too anxious about the kids getting them dirty.

J. Crew Shirtdress // I used to wear dresses a lot during the warmer months. They are perfect for the office! My favorite style is a classic shirtdress. Wear it with wedge sandals to dress it up or keep it casual in flat sandals or flip flops.

H&M Floral Skirt // A slighter longer skirt is my go to with kids. This light green floral option would be cute with a white tee and neutral sandals. Grab the jute beach bag and you’ve got an outfit!

Nordstrom Shorts // When it’s too hot for jeans, you’ll find me in denim shorts. I’m a fan of finding a pair you love and wearing them until they fall apart. I wore my last pair for almost 10 years!


Birkenstock Sandals // I received a pair of Birkenstock’s as a Mother’s Day gift when I was pregnant with my daughter. That was 3 years ago and I haven’t stopped wearing them since. They are more supportive than other sandals and still look chic. You’ll find me in these 90% of the time.

Old Navy Flat Sandals // These sandals come in 6 different colors and are less than $20 making them a no brainer.

Target Wedge Sandals // Wedge sandals are a must in my summer wardrobe for those days or nights I want to dress up more.

Adidas Sneakers // On the rare occasions I don’t reach for sandals in summer, I throw on a pair of sneakers. I usually go without socks or wear a no show pair, although I have yet to find no show socks that don’t slip off my heel.

Havianas Flip Flops // I’m on my 4th pair of Havianas flip flops in the past 10 years. They’re a great, basic flip flop perfect for those walks to and from the beach.


Nordstrom Hat // A fedora, straw or baseball hat is essential for protecting your face from the sun and hiding a bad hair day.

J. Crew Denim Jacket // Denim jackets are the perfect layering piece. It looks equally as great with a dresses as it does with jeans or shorts.

Target Swimsuit // Post babies I haven’t felt comfortable rocking a bikini yet. Luckily, a black one-piece swimsuit is always a classic. This version has detachable straps for those beach days chasing after little ones. (Side note: will I ever read a book on the beach again?!)

H&M Jute Beach Bag // This bag would be so cute with a navy shirtdress or white tee and jeans.

Do you follow a capsule wardrobe? What are your summer must have pieces?

Are you trying out the capsule wardrobe this Summer? Let me know what you’re stocking up on or the great deals that you find by tagging @MommaSociety on social media!

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