capsule wardrobe


Summer 2020 swimwear capsule

summer beach outfit ideas

Summer swimwear capsule from top left: straw tote (customize your own saying!) / black swimsuit / blue tie dye swimsuit / hat (old, also love this one) / black flip flops / denim cut-off shorts / grey v-neck tee / gold chain bracelet / bold gold earrings /

Things are starting to open up-a little bit! There are a few beaches near me which now allow us to sit and relax on them. In addition, lap swimming is allowed for fitness at my gym. So for summer 2020, I opted for two one-piece suits so that I can swim laps for fitness, and also use them on the beach. Love utility!

While these suits are one-piece, and can be used for lap swimming, they are also super cute! As a former competition swimmer, I am picky about how a one-piece suit fits because I need to be able to do all four strokes in it, as well as safely do a flip-turn between laps. These two suits fit really well, and they don’t move around on you. So while they look like fashion suits, they can double as lap swimming suits. Love that!

If you are in the same boat as me, where gyms are still closed but lap swimming is open, check out my swim workouts! There are seven workouts to get you on your way to swimming for fitness!

Of course a straw tote is perfect for the beach, and it will complete a swim or beach look. Add a hat to the mix, and your fabulous self has arrived. 😉

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Are you excited to get back in the pool and swim for fitness, and also get back on the beach this summer to relax and enjoy some sun? I know I am! I can’t wait to close my eyes, and listen to the ocean. It’s so calming, and exactly what we all need right now!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy


Summer 2020 handbag capsule wardrobe

handbag capsule wardrobe summer 2020

Summer 2020 handbag capsule wardrobe from left: yellow tote bag / straw tote bag (you can customize the message on the tote for under $250!) / black and red bucket bag / metallic Chloe mini bag / soft and large clutch / red baguette /

A bag for every occasion! My summer 2020 handbag capsule wardrobe touches on the practical handbag trends of the season; not the huge over-sized bag trend. I will be skipping that one.

Summer 2020 has a lot of handbag trends. This hot weather season we are looking at huge, over-sized bags, bright colors, ’90’s baguette’s, mini bags, hobo bags, straw or natural fiber bags, large and soft “pouch” clutches, and the return of the bucket bag. This summer 2020 handbag capsule wardrobe reflects the best of these trends.

Did you invest in a Mansur Gavriel drawstring bucket bag six years ago? If not, this is the time to grab one! It went from being an affordable IT bag, to a classic, must-have IT bag. It is part of the classic handbag capsule wardrobe along with the LV Neverful, and the 2.55 Chanel shoulder bag. The black with red “flamma” interior is the ultimate classic from the collection, but any color that moves you will do. I plan on using my Mansur Gavriel bucket bag as my everyday bag this summer. It feels good to bring it back into the rotation. It’s a strong and sturdy bag; which happens to have IT status as well as hitting the bucket bag trend this summer. Love that!

This straw tote bag is a summer staple. I bought it last year, and it’s proving to be a summer must-have. While the message on it was perfect last summer, I won’t be jet setting anywhere this summer due to the pandemic. It will still be fun to tote it around though! You can put any message on there you want on the bag, in any color you choose! You can check it out online here.

I am loving this little yellow tote, and this red baguette, for everyday wear this summer. They both reflect the pop of color trend; and the baguette reflects the ’90’s baguette trend. They are both practical and fun. Love!

Of course the puffy, soft and slouchy clutch is not a hands-free bag, but it is perfect for looking on trend and fitting a ton of things! It’s bigger than it looks! This adds a little bit of practicality to it. Wouldn’t you agree? I love it for dining out at an outdoor restaurant this summer. I have already worn it quite a bit this spring, so I am sure I will wear it lot this summer too!

Of course my little Chloe is my summer evening bag. While mini bags and metallic bags are hot for daytime too, I have found it works best for me at night. It is great for dinner and going out in the evenings. Love!

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I hope this handbag capsule wardrobe helps you pull the best handbags together for summer!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


Summer 2020 shoe capsule wardrobe

summer 2020 shoe capsule wardrobe

Summer 2020 shoe capsule wardrobe from left: black espadrille slides / ivory espadrille wedges (under $100!) / black square toe pumps / white sneakers / black platform flip flops / Gucci platform sneakers /

It might not officially be summer 2020 yet, but the weather outside is telling me it it! We have had straight 90’s for several days, and my feet are screaming for summer footwear. So without further ado, here is my summer 2020 shoe capsule wardrobe!

I always love having a pair of espadrille slides I can throw on for almost any occasion. They are great for running errands, walking around, shopping, and heading out to an outdoor lunch. They are also great for a picnic since you can easily kick them on and off while sitting on the grass or a sandy beach. This pair is really comfortable and are quickly becoming my go-to shoe of the summer season.

My capsule wardrobe is also touching on several shoe trends for the summer season. This summer we are looking at the return of the square toe, chunky heels, platforms, all-white sneakers, and wedges. I have a pair which reflects each trend, and functions for every part of life.

Summer 2020 casual everyday shoes

casual shoes summer 2020

As I mentioned above, these espadrille slides are my go-to shoes of the season. They are easy to kick on and off, and are really comfortable. If you buy one pair of shoes this summer, grab these! Of course, would it be summer without flip flops? These black flip flops have a small platform and are perfect to wear poolside, at the beach, or on hot days as sandals. Love them!

Summer 2020 sneaker trends

sneaker trends summer 2020

Sleek, white sneakers are all the rage this summer 2020 season. I love this pair from adidas. They are really comfortable and right on-trend. Of course this pair of Gucci platform sneakers have been in my arsenal for a few seasons already and are perfect when I feel like like being a little glitzy. Sneakers are a hot shoe this summer and are being shown with shorts, skirts, dresses, and pants. This is the summer of comfort shoes!

Summer 2020 shoe trends: the square toe

high heels summer 2020

Square toes were huge in the early 2000’s, and they are back! I love this pair because the leather is soft, and the sling-back keeps them cool on hot days. They are perfect for heading out to dinner on a patio at a restaurant. I am waiting for outdoor dining to open in our area so I can wear them! I am watching everyone else get to eat outside; I am patiently waiting our turn here in Santa Clara County.

These shoes look fabulous with a skirt or dress. Love them!

Summer 2020 espadrilles

espadrilles summer 2020

Espadrilles are my favorite hot weather footwear. For summer 2020, I have two pairs; wedges and slides. These wedges are a classic and they return every summer in neutral colors, as well as seasonal hues. I feel like they are such a good investment-and they are priced under $100! I think I have already talked about these fabulous slides a lot in this post, so I won’t keep going. haha

My summer 2020 shoe capsule wardrobe is perfect for the summer 2020 season, and it encapsulates several of the hottest shoe trends. In addition, the point of a capsule wardrobe is to not purchase a lot of new items each season.

A capsule wardrobe can evolve each season, combining classic items and seasonal items which can mixed and matched. It’s always a good thing to reduce what we consume, and only invest in items we can get a lot of wear out of. These espadrille wedges are going on their third season, and are a classic hot weather shoe worth investing in. My sneakers are from previous seasons, yet they are still hot and on trend for summer 2020. The flip flops are a classic style Tory Burch carries every year. I bought this pair last year, so they too are a great investment shoe. I highly recommend purchasing items which are wearable for more than one season; preferably more than two years!

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I hope you love my summer 2020 shoe capsule wardrobe! I hope you find classics to add to your wardrobe this season, and for many seasons to come!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy