Fewer, Better: Summer Faves!

Back by popular demand, it’s the Fewer, Better series: summer essentials edition! This summer, I’m focusing on taking good care of my skin by wearing hats and plenty of sunscreen. I’m also planning to add little pops of pink and peach to my otherwise grey/black/white capsule wardrobe. I have travel on the brain (two international trips coming up!), so I’ve included my picks for a lightweight travel bag and top-rated carry-on suitcase.

Fewer Better (1)  A chic peachy heel in a lovely neutral color. // (2) The perfect timeless summer hat.  // (3)  Skin protection on-the-go // (4)  The fanny pack is back! // (5)  For a healthy, summer glow. // (6) The perfect carry-on for summer travel!

I’m still fully embracing the concept of the French Five Piece Wardrobe System where you invest in five non-basic pieces each season to elevate your wardrobe and keep it fresh and fun. This concept has forced me to be much more intentional with my purchasing (fewer, better things) and I have also been able to save a lot of money. Win-win!

What about you? What do you have your eye on for summer? What are your favorite travel essentials you cannot live without?

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4 Comments

Caroline Cooper

I love this!

I am into prowling thrift stores and vintage shops for unusual pieces. I kick myself for sometimes giving into interesting items that don’t really fit me (or that I will never wear) just because the price is right. This is such a great reminder to keep true to what TRULY works!

Thank you for this post,
CC

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Linda Jones

This may be an odd question, but I can’t find an answer anywhere. I would love a capsule wardrobe, but I am a size 16-18, and wear 2x in tops. My arms are too flabby for anything less than a 3/4 sleeve, and I need capris, not shorts. I can throw on a bulky long sweater until summer, then it starts to look silly. Any peasant shirts I see are off-shoulder, even in my size. Needless to say, bra less is out. Is there any way to look stylish at my size? I’m in my 50’s, so the plus size bloggers in stiletto heels don’t work well. I love wedges and loose tops, have great legs at least! ANY hope for someone like me?

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Shira

Hi Linda – Thanks so much for writing. Of course there is hope for you! I would focus on finding simple items that fit you well and show off your great legs. Maybe a dress? Capsule wardrobes are generally pretty neutral in color and style but easy to dress up and add variety and personality with shoes and accessories. Wishing you the best of luck and look out for my free capsule wardrobe planner coming soon!

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