Want to compile a simplified approach to this season’s dressing? Here’s how…

These days, there is no point buying an outfit you will only wear once. Most of us are attempting to take a more economical approach to fashion and with that in mind it’s a good idea to compile a tight, seasonal edit of pieces that can be mixed and matched. Enter the capsule wardrobe which cuts through all the fuss, leaving you with some classic staples. A capsule wardrobe is certainly not a new idea however it’s been growing in popularity because ultimately it saves you both money and time. Here’s eight steps to help you lay the foundations.

1. White
A white garment, particularly a white shirt, is perhaps the cornerstone of any Summer wardrobe. It instantly appears crisp, clean and will freshen up your outfit. Added to that it’s minimalistic nature allows it to go with almost anything – jeans, florals, prints (you name it!) making it an extremely versatile choice.
Try: Loobie’s Story Day Dreamer Shirt










2. Tan slides
Find a pair of comfortable tan slides and you can pretty much count on the fact you’ll be able to wear them with everything, all Summer long.
Try: Humidity Slide at Wendy’s Boutique









3. The Midi
The mid-length skirt is having a bit of a resurgence at the moment and there is good reason – it’s chic, simple and an elegant option for day or night. Plus, when it’s too hot for jeans, a midi will keep you cool in the warmer months.
Try: Loobie’s Story Honolulu Ocean Skirt










4. Add Something Extra
Whether it’s a straw hat, a pair of sunnies or a lightweight scarf to wrap in your hair it’s little touches like these that will add extra oomph to your outfit.
Try: Loobie’s Story Tequila Sunrise Kerchief in Gold or the Brixton Joanna hat from Ballantynes.https://www.ballantynes.co.nz/shop/women/contemporary-lounge-women/accessories/brixton-joanna-hat-255165/00249-honey

5. The Floral Dress
Nothing ignites that Summer feeling more than a fresh floral frock. The floral dress is suited to all occasions from work to a wedding, to a day at the beach. Simply swipe on some lipstick and heels for an evening look or wear with a pair of white trainers for a more casual day look.
Try: Loobie’s Story The Isla Maxi Dress in Indigo.










6. The Denim Short
Is any wardrobe complete without a little denim injection? Find a classic denim short to suit your style and put it on high rotation!
Try: Loobie’s Story Kona Jean Short in Indigo

7. A Printed Shirt
While minimalist colours are key to a capsule wardrobe you don’t want to be completely monotone so pick a pattern or print to infuse a little colour through your wardrobe. Our pick is the boho-inspired Loobie’s Story Tropicana Blouse which has a summery beachy vibe.









8. Lightweight Trousers
Whether you’re on holiday or at work a pair of lightweight trousers is a practical piece. Choose a block colour such as white, black or navy and you’ll find it easy to match with anything you wear on top.
Try: Loobie’s Story Coast Pant in Chalk

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