Friday, July 15, 2016

Summer Capsule Wardrobe: 5 Tops You Need To Own

With summer season in full swing and in spite of temperatures being mediocre for this time of year, I've been working hard to get my everyday wardrobe in order and updated for summer. And what best way to be doing that than by adding pretty yet effortless tops to the repertoire. If you are looking for an effortless capsule collection that keeps you covered for all occasions, whether we are talking about evening outings or casual day-wear, these are the simply must-have tops for the season. Remember, trends come and go, and whilst my wardrobe also currently contains a lot of off-shoulder and cold-shoulder pieces, these are the truly essential tops. Having one of each in your wardrobe is guaranteed to make outfit matching a whole lot easier, so what's not to love? Keep on reading to find out more.


Let's get the obvious one out of the way. A white t-shirt is essential, not just for summer but all year round. A good quality piece will last ages, so probably wise to invest in something a little more expensive than Primark. Plain white t-shirts keep the style comfy and go with pretty much anything in your wardrobe, and those with pocket-detailing really add an extra touch of sporty, something I personally love.


Varying a little from white and going for stripes instead, because you know I've been loving stripes this season. These are widely popular during spring, but there is no good reason you can't wear them during summer too. Worn under a leather jacket or tucked into denim shorts, the Breton is a must-have and you will find it to go with anything. Opt for thin, cotton, short-sleeved for a stylish version of this classic look.


You see where I'm going with this? T-shirts are very IN this season and nothing says cool like a statement t-shirt. I confess I have a few of these and I rotate them continuously because I'm obsessed. There is no right or wrong when it comes to statement tees. Go with your favourite colour, maybe a cool quote or picture even; the bolder the better! Team with black skinnies for date-night or denim boyfriends for a more relaxed vibe for the weekend.


This is truly such an useful piece. The denim shirt paired with jeans for bold double-denim (which I created here), or layered over a summer dress really adds an edgy take on sexy. It is also cooler than a denim jacket making it perfect for summer nights if you need a lightweight layer. The reason to add one to your wardrobe right now if you haven't yet; it adds an instant touch of effortless cool to any look. Similarly, a shirt like in the first picture works well too!


or any other colour really. A simple satin cami is an easy thrown-on piece bound to leave you looking nothing less than chic and sexy. For work team with high-waisted culottes and heels, or with skinny jeans and a cardi for a more a casual take and when the weather a little chillier than usual. 

What do you think of these essentials? Which ones are in your wardrobe already? Let me know below!
Thanks for reading beauties and have a nice weekend ahead!


*Photos from Pinterest. Collages created by me



  1. Loving all the items in this list, Pam, and I agree with all these are summer capsule essentials. I need a black cami in my wardrobe!


  2. I'm loving these!! Who knew a simple white t shirt could look so good in anything

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  3. No meu roupeiro tenho todos os itens menos o ultimo, também concordo que sejam essenciais num roupeiro!
    O post está muito bom!

  4. Omg I'm on track! Lool. I have everything apart from a black cami which I never considered before, but now that I think about it, is defo a must-have for me. I've been going for more everyday clothes lately. Great post 😊😊

  5. Loving this post yet again, so many good pieces!

    The Blonde B

  6. You can never have too many white t-shirts! In fact, I need some more! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

  7. I need to invest in a good white tee! Surprisingly I have a Breton and a dark blue cami so I guess I'm pretty on trend this time round? LOL!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  8. I love a good denim shirt. Probably need to invest in some stripe tops. I get good white tees from forever 21, love them.

  9. Que maximo lindos looks arrasou nas inspirações,
    tenha uma semana abençoada.

  10. The cami, denim shirt and Breton stripe are already in my wardrobe and I will definitely be adding the other 2!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

  11. great summer selection, my dear
    I'm addicted to the white shirt

  12. Totally agree! These things are simply a summer essential!
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  13. Yes, Yes and YES to all of these! The breton and denim shirts are my favourites to own I have so many of them haha! :)

    Heather Xx

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  16. Omg! I only have one of each of this.. I think I need to collect more. Helpful post as always! Thanks for your wonderful comment on Qing's Style I hope you keep in touch, I would love to hear from you!

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  17. A T-shirt branca é sempre indispensável :)

  18. Lovely and interesting post dear

  19. Great selection. Love them all:)

  20. Statement t-shirts are needed for sure! Love your selection! x


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  22. I definitely need to get my hands on more striped tops, they are my favourite and I actually don't have any nice camis or statement t-shirts, so inspired to look for them now x

    Beauty with charm

  23. A breton T-shirt is my favourite go to at the moment but I also love a white or grey T-shirt too. They are super easy mix and match pieces. :D

    Samio x

  24. Great Choices :D
    I love all of them :p

  25. I need statement T-shirt and denim shirt. Great selection of essentials. Have a lovely day beautie.

  26. Love a black cami top, so chic! Xx

  27. You picked nice essentials, I have white shirt and jeans shirt. I would add maybe to this list sporty shoes ;-)

  28. Adorei a tua seleção! Comecei o meu capsule wardrobe há 6 meses e tem corrido super bem. Para o de verão estar completo só me falta mesmo a camisa de ganga :)
    Messy Hair, Don't Care

  29. Totally agree with this must haves! Love this! =)

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  30. Great list Pam! I love specially the statement t-shirts ❤️

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  32. you're so right with your selection and I have to confess, I don't have any white shirt, simple basic, without anything else on it :D I think I should stop by at h&m to change that :D


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