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Summer capsule wardrobe 2024

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Summer capsule wardrobe from top left: black top / blue sweater / printed tee / striped shorts / black trousers / summer dress / black belt / silver hoops / golden hoops / striped dress / flare jeans /

My casual summer capsule wardrobe is assembled! This year, we are moving away from denim heavy capsules, despite the return of denim on denim looks. So, I decided to incorporate shorts this summer which are a bit dressier than my usual denim cut-offs. I am in love with these striped shorts! They elevate a casual look, offering a put together outfit which is still comfortable. Love that!

Summer dresses are also big in my capsule wardrobe this year. I love a lightweight, casual dress which helps keep you cool during the warm summer months.

For my summer capsule wardrobe, I pulled a few items from my spring capsule and lighted things up with short sleeves, summer dresses, and dressy shorts. These looks can be dressed up or down with footwear and handbags. Love!

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What are you loving this summer for your casual summer capsule wardrobe?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy


Summer internship capsule wardrobe

what to wear to a summer internship
summer internship capsule wardrobe

College student summer internship capsule wardrobe from top left: blue blouse / navy blazer / classic black loafer / silver hoops / golf shirt / black tote / navy trousers /

Summer vacation is here! Do you have a college student heading off to an internship with a closet full of college tee’s, sweatshirts, pajama pants, sweatpants, jeans, and shorts? Yup, me too! This means your college student, and mine, will need a few office appropriate wardrobe staples to get through the summer. So, I put together a summer internship capsule wardrobe for my daughter, and yours!

The key part of a summer internship capsule wardrobe is to make everything mix and match, as well as not go out of style. This is important because your daughter can wear these items again next summer, and also when she starts her real job after graduation. They can also be worn for on campus career events during the school year.

I recommend one simple suit. Since it gets warm here in the summer, we opted for a summer suit in navy; not linen, just lighter weight than a wool suit. This way she can get away with wearing it during the school year for on campus career events. A navy suit can be mixed and matched with other pants and the trousers can be worn alone with a blouse for a business casual look. A suit can be broken up into multiple outfits, making it the base of the capsule wardrobe.

To keep things simple, we picked up two blouses and three golf shirts. This is a one-week wardrobe. All of the tops match the navy suit in shades of blue, green, and beige. This eliminates needing to think in the morning since everything matches. After all, college students are not typically morning people.

College students tend to live in sneakers and flip flops, so I would only invest in one pair of comfortable and classic shoes. We went with classic black loafers. She can wear these for years and they are comfortable. Perfect!

One useful work tote is ideal for a summer internship. It fits an iPad or notepad for note taking, snacks, and everything she will need for a day at work. If you have an extra tote to lend her, that’s the best way to go. If not, I would invest in a classic black work tote such as the one pictured. She will get a ton of use out of it both during summer internships and when she starts her career after graduation. It is the perfect investment bag for a college student with big goals!

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This is a small and timeless summer internship capsule wardrobe your college student can use for years. It can also be worn in formal office environments as well as business casual. Love that!

Wishing your student good luck in her internship, and a fabulous future career!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy


Perfect summer dress

graduation dress ideas for mom

Wearing: pearl earrings (similar here) / pearl necklace (similar here) / dress / summer nail polish / mini tote bag / navy flats /

‘Tis the season for finding the perfect dress for graduation activities as a mom of a soon-to-be graduate! I wore this dress to a tea event recently and I plan on wearing it to my daughter’s upcoming graduation ceremony.

The graduation will be held outside, and every year, it is in direct sun and very warm. This means, you need to safeguard your overall look against, shall we call it, perspiration? Uh um, yeah. Anyway. . .

Prints are key when attending an outside event in warm weather. They hide food spills and more. Prints are amazing in that respect. I love this print because it will be perfect for that possible scenario and the dress can easily be dressed up or down.

For my daughter’s tea event, I wore this dress with flats and my mini tote. When it comes to graduation day, I plan to wear a sun hat, straw tote, and natural fiber flats since the ceremony will be held outside on the football field.

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In addition to graduation and tea’s, this dress can be paired with sandals for lunch in the summer and espadrille wedges for casual dinners. Love! I am excited to have the perfect summer dress for many occasions. You can find it online here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Congrats on your soon-to-be graduate, and any other summer activities you have coming up!

XOXO
Cathy