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Handbag capsule wardrobe summer 2023

handbag capsule wardrobe summer 2023
shoulder bags summer 2023
summer 2023 tote bags

Summer handbag capsule wardrobe from top left: mini brown saddle bag / beige mini tote bag / green woven handbag / black M Frame bag / ivory moon shaped bag / classic black cross body bag / mint green tote bag / small straw tote /

Summer is here! This warm weather season, I am embracing smaller bags as my children are all teenagers and no longer in the habit of handing me things to carry. haha I can get through the day with my wallet, phone, keys, lipstick, and kleenex in my handbag. Love that!

Of course, the summer season is also a time when a fabulous tote bag is in order. I love having my small straw tote as well as a roomy tote I can carry tons of random items in. This large tote bag is perfect for my daily purse essentials as well as a scarf or cardigan for when the fog rolls in, a book, a water bottle, sunscreen, and snacks. It is made from sturdy leather and easy to wipe clean, since it is pebble leather.

The anonymous handbag trend is easy to follow this summer since I have never been a huge logo person anyway. I love wearing high quality handbags which speak for themselves instead of advertising who made them. While the anonymous handbag is considered a trend right now, it is a classic style which technically transcends trends in the long term. So, it really is an investment bag style versus a fleeting trend.

Now now, I know you are looking at that Tory Burch logo and Loewe logo asking me if I am blind. haha, I see them! If we drill down, I find those two logos to be more decorative that to be loud logos. While they are recognizable, I don’t feel like they are advertising, if that makes sense. Feel free to sound off in the comments!

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What are your favorite handbags for the summer 2023 season?

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mini bags summer 2023

Shoe capsule wardrobe summer 2023

Shoe capsule wardrobe summer 2023 from top left: mint green sneakers (similar) / black slides / metallic fabric espadrilles / metallic leather espadrilles / classic wedge espadrilles in ivory /

I am back on my espadrille kick! Espadrilles are my favorite summer shoe because they are soft, and the fabric allows your feet to breath. Also, with planter fasciitis, you can wear espadrilles if they have a wedge and you also wear a support band on your foot. Test this out at home before leaving the house to ensure it works for your particular planter fasciitis case. Also, bring a backup pair of sneakers with your orthotics inside just in case the espadrilles and band aren’t cutting it. I leave my sneakers in the trunk of my car in case I need to switch them out. So far, I haven’t’ had to do that! Yay!

Green, in any shade, is huge right now, so I picked up these mint green dunks when Nike offered design-your-own dunks. It will be fun to wear mint green sneakers this summer. It is such a pretty color!

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My summer will be fairly casual, so I am not including my high heels in this post. Of course, I do keep a classic black pair in my closet just in case!

Which types of shoes are you loving this summer season?

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Summer 2023 capsule wardrobe

summer 2023 capsule wardrobe casual

Casual summer 2023 capsule wardrobe from top left: light wash denim short / navy print top / medium wash denim shorts / black tee / black and white printed pants / v-neck tee / boxy crew neck tee / silver bracelet /

We finally have summer weather! Love that! For the summer 2023 season, I am looking forward to keeping things casual and simple. I updated my shorts wardrobe to include two pairs of denim shorts in different washes and also a fun pair of lightweight pants to wear on foggy days, or when the weather is slightly cooler.

My tees and tops are casual this summer too. I have gravitated towards shades of blue and green for the summer months. Since investment dressing is hot right now, my personal style is in a happy place. I have always been a huge advocate for investment dressing and spicing up a seasonal wardrobe with one or two trendy pieces. This summer, I am forgoing the trendy pieces and sticking to basics.

In addition to shorts and lightweight pants, I have dresses from last summer which will work perfectly again this summer. My dresses are all extremely affordable and priced under $50. When you hear the term “investment dressing” you might think this means purchasing expensive items, it does not. Investment dressing is about sticking to pieces which transcend trends, fit well, and offer good quality. You can find this in affordable clothing! Love that! Here are the pieces from last season and last year I am wearing this summer:

Accessories are understated and classic for the summer season too. Stay tuned for my shoe and handbag capsule wardrobes later this week!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous summer!