Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Capsule Wardrobe Spring/Summer Wishlist



With my 3 month internship looming (if you didn't know, I'm going on a 3 month work experience placement in Berlin this Friday) I have been thinking about what pieces I'd like to add into my Spring/Summer Capsule Wardrobe. I'm almost all packed up for my trip away, with about 40 pieces in my 3 month wardrobe, but I'm noticing a few little gaps when it comes to warmer weather appropriate clothing. I've been looking on Polyvore again to find some inspiration and ASOS, Zara & H&M for actually things I could possibly afford.

Capsule Wardrobe Spring/Summer Wishlist
Berlin does get slightly better weather than Ireland so I want to swap out my striped polo neck (knitted might I add) with a lighter weight long sleeve stripe top. I'm so particalur about it though. I want it to be a good length, slightly oversized, will look good both tucked into skirts and jeans and worn not tucked in. So far I've seen a few on ASOS and H&M that tickle my fancy so I may just wait until I get to Berlin and pop into a H&M store.

I think for the past few years I've been eyeing up little red summer dresses, but again, I haven't found the perfect one. I would prefer long sleeves becasue I get cold a lot. And a style that will look great dressed up, but equally ad good with a black ankle boot and biker / denim jacket. I have found one I like in ZARA but it's a tad out of my budget, but we'll see.

I feel like a red crossbody bag is just the perfect bag for my wardrobe. I wear a lot of basic colours; black, grey, white, bit of blue; and I think red is the perfect complimentary colour to add a bit of je ne sais que to any outfit. I have actually ordered one from ZARA (this one here) but I'm not sure if I'll get time to go to the store to actually pick it up before I leave. I didn't really think that through!! But I will either ask my sister to post it over to me or I'll pick it up in a Zara over there. It's so cute too. Go look at the little pineapple embellishment on it :)

I do own a denim jacket which I picked up around this time last year, which at the time I loved, but I found it was a bit too warm to wear in summer as it has a faux sheepskin lining. I'm thinking again I'll wait until I get to Berlin but I'd love to pick up a more oversized true denim coloured jacket in a vintage or second hand shop, maybe even a vintage Levi's one.

We've all seen these frill bottomed black trousers making the rounds on Instagram by now, but it's a trend I'm really loving. I have decided I'm going to DIY this piece for myself and I've picked up a pair of black trousers in a charity shop for €1. It will be so simple to add the circular frill to the hem and once I do I'll be posting in on my blog, so keep your eyes peeled.

Ok, so I know Berlin isn't near the sea or anything, but I am hoping to travel a little bit around Europe while I'm there so I'd really like to pick up a swimsuit to take with me. Just something basic, practical and simple like this little black one here. I love the cut of this one becasue a lot of the one-pieces I have been seeing in stores are quite high cut on the hips, and I'm not sure I'm quite ready for my Baywatch moment just yet. Another colour I'd love would be red (ok, maybe a bit of a Baywatch moment), but I think I'll survive with just the one this summer.

Finally, I would love to dress up my day-to-day outfits a bit more, and I think a small comfy heel would be the perfect way to do so. These beauties are certainly out of my price range but I would love something similar, a low block heel and some straps around the ankle to keep them on my feet. I just haven't fully decided if I want a basic black pair to go with everything, or something a little more exciting like red or leopard print for a bit of a pop. Again, I've been scouring ASOS for those and I have fallen for one particular pair of leopard print cuties.





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