Style & Design

6 Summer Essentials You Need For The Perfect Capsule Wardrobe

By Sophie Hart
28th Feb 2020

When considering the mechanics of your wardrobe, investing in essential pieces that you can consistently reinvent and use time again is key to overcoming the morning styling frenzy. We’re talking versatile and equally stylish items to see you through summer and beyond. 

We’re all about building up a workable wardrobe for less, so we’ve partnered with DFO Brisbane Airport to bring you six summer essentials you need, plus where to get them. 

Basic White Tee

The versatility of a classic white tee can’t be beat. It’s a true saviour that goes well with everything and it’ll be there to save you on those mornings when you just can’t seem to put together an outfit that works. Tuck it into baggy 90s jeans for a chilled yet striking weekend look or pair it with a silk midi skirt for an office-ready outfit. For the guys, rock the basic tee with a pair of linen shorts or beige trousers to achieve the ultimate summer palette. We’re vibing the classic cut from Rodd & Gunn and Witchery. 

The Sports Co-Ord

Ideal for your off-duty days, the sports co-ord is a chilled and comfortable way to look like you made an effort. Whether you’re heading to the gym or brunch with friends, you’ll look well put together. Not only does throwing on a matching set take away the angst of figuring out what to wear in the morning, but it also means you can mix and match the two separate pieces with the rest of your wardrobe. Ready to give this summer essential a try? Champion and Nike do the sports co-ord best. 

The Slogan Tee

The humble slogan tee is possibly one of the most underrated items that you need in your closet. Significantly different to a basic white tee, it’ll add a touch of flavour to simpler outfits and soften more structured looks. Whether it’s throwing it on with trousers or underneath a blazer, there’s plenty of ways to play with this trend. Embrace the 90s and grab a graphic tee from Champion and Adidas and don’t be afraid to play with prints and colours. 

Old School Shades 

Perch a pair of sunnies on your nose and your attitude just went from zero to 100. Go for a classic colour like tortoiseshell or black to ensure your shades remain stylish throughout the season and years to come. Guys, Wayfarers are still the king of all shades and ladies, we recommend snapping up a pair of 90s-inspired tiny cat-eye frames from Sunglass Hut. Just head to Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner’s ‘Grams for inspo. 

Chunky Sneakers

When it comes to the chunky sneaker trend, the bigger the shoe, the better and we’re vibing the Adidas Originals Falcon and Fila Disruptor sneakers. But for the less sartorially adventurous, we suggest stepping into a timeless retro silhouette like Nike’s Air Force 1’s or the Champion CWA-1. Girls, pair your sneakers with a romantic floral summer dress and guys can rock the look with a linen summer co-ord. 

The Anti Skinny-Jean

While skinny jeans will never actually go out of style, we’ve definitely seen a rise in straight leg 90s-esque jeans and wide legs. If you really want to nail this look, pick up a pair from Levi’s in a light wash and leave the length long with the hem almost grazing the floor. Pair it with a silk cami and low strappy heels on those warmer days for a Hailey Beiber-inspired ensemble. Guys, take a style cue from Harry Styles and rock the look with a breezy button-down. 

Feeling inspired? Build up a workable wardrobe of your dreams for less at DFO Brisbane Airport located at Skygate, 18th Avenue.

Image credit: Nike Instagram, Adidas Instagram, Levi's Instagram

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