My Last Summer Capsule Outfit: All Black With A Pop

As I type this, the temps are finally starting to drop here in Charleston. Each morning is the perfect blend of breezy and cool as the last days of summer whisper their final goodbyes. With this sudden shift in the weather and the first day of fall just around the corner, I am slowly winding out of my summer capsule. 

To prepare for the new season, I will be sharing my fall capsule wardrobe in the next few day. In the meantime, I am sharing my last summer capsule outfit.


During these final summer days I have been reaching for my darker items more and more, and this outfit is no exception. For this look I paired my black silk button down with my simple a-line black skirt to let my accessories shine.

As you know, I think accessories are the key to stretching a minimized wardrobe so I put that mentality to work with this look. By pairing my simple black basics with some standout accessories (a bright bangle, bold scarf and structured bag), this all-black look felt fresh rather than dreary.

This scarf perfectly represents why I love silk scarves so much. Not only are the colors bright and fun, but it instantly dresses up any look. 

Plus, by tucking my shirt into my skirt the pieces look like a dress rather than separates. This pairing stretches these pieces even further, and is the perfect example of why I love working with a minimized wardrobe.

Rather than have a closet full of dresses, tops and skirts, I'm able to create multiple looks from just two pieces and some carefully chosen accessories. What's even better, is the amount of stress that this approach has eliminated, resulting in much less time worrying about what to wear every day and more time enjoying life. At the end of the day, what could be better than that?!

Before I sign off I'd love to know if you have any accessories you come to time and time again. Also, what tricks do you use to stretch your minimized wardrobe? I absolutely love hearing from you and can't wait to share a new season of thoughtful, minimized dressing with you soon!

Outfit Details

Capsule Pieces: Everlane Silk Shirt, LOFT Skirt

Accessories: J. Crew Panther Bracelet, Vintage Nautical Scarf

Shoes: Chanel Ballet Flats

Purse: Gucci