31 Piece Bright and Comfy Summer Capsule Wardrobe for 2021

Are you thinking about putting together a capsule wardrobe for summer 2021?

If you love fun summery colors, like to be comfortable, and look put-together, then you are in the right place!

Here’s a look at the whole capsule. It features 2 cute graphic tees, 3 solid color tops, 5 patterned or striped shirts, 3 dresses, 8 bottoms, 5 pairs of shoes, and 7 easily interchangeable accessories.

summer capsule wardrobe 2021 for moms

Summer capsule wardrobe palette

Every capsule wardrobe works best if it based (at least loosely) on a specific color palette. This allows your pieces to be easily mixed and matched, helping you to create fabulous outfits within seconds of opening your closet doors every morning.

The colors we’ve selected for summer 2021 are:

  • white
  • navy
  • light blue
  • yellow
  • fuschia
  • carnation pink
palette for summer capsule wardrobe 2021

White and navy serve as the base colors and are wonderfully flattering neutral colors for nearly all skin tones. Yellow and fuschia add a touch of summery brightness, while light blue and carnation pink soften the whole palette. You’ll be amazed how well these colors mix and match!

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Now let’s take a look at the pieces:

Tees and solid color tops

Every comfortable summer capsule wardrobe for moms needs at least a few graphic tees and solid color tops!

tees and solid color tops

These super soft graphic tees are both from Simply Sage Market, where there hundreds of cute and clever different options.

Baseball mom tee – There are tons of other sports’ moms tees available too!

Beach. Sleep. Repeat. tee – Because wouldn’t you love to be at the beach right now?

Solid color tops are always essential to every capsule wardrobe. (For a look at our list of the best essential capsule wardrobe pieces, check out this article here!)

White tank – This classy tank features a pretty notch collar and drapes beautifully. It’s definitely a go-to piece for nearly any summer outfit.

Carnation pink broderie top – Who said solid color tops need to be boring? This fun lightweight top is perfect for running errands or going out to lunch with friends.

Navy boatneck soft cotton tee – This isn’t just soft, it’s SUPER soft and will feel amazing on your body!

Summer capsule wardrobe shirts

The fun begins with these adorable and fun patterned shirts that are perfect for busy moms on the go!

summer shirts for 2021 capsule

Pink striped ruffle sleeve tee – This tee is a great piece for any casual outfit!

Navy printed v-neck tee – With fun gold fan motifs all over, this tee also features a universally-flattering v-neck that isn’t too low.

Rainbow striped linen v-neck button up – Lightweight linen is always a great idea for summertime, and rainbow stripes make it so much more fun.

Yellow and pink embroidered top – This top is the perfect splash of color for our summer capsule wardrobe 2021!

Pink ruffle patterned tank – A small, flattering pattern and a few flattering ruffles make this tank unique.

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Bottoms for summer capsule wardrobe 2021

bottoms for summer capsule 2021

Light denim cutoffs shorts – These casual shorts are perfect for nearly any family outing from neighborhood walks to amusement parks.

Pink patterned drawstring shorts – Add a little whimsy to your summer capsule wardrobe in 2021 with these bright patterned shorts!

Chambray paperbag waist shorts – The paper bag waist is incredibly popular again this season! These shorts are perfect for pairing with any easy top you want to tuck in.

Linen paperbag waist shorts – A slightly more casual version than their chambray sister above, this pair has a looser cut and wider leg openings.

Denim skirt – A denim skirt can easily become one of the most versatile pieces in your wardrobe, and is the perfect way to dress up a atee and sneakers. This one is the perfect length for moms – and it has pockets!

Patterned skirt – This fun, flippy skirt is super simple to dress up or down.

White denim jeans – If you’re not sure about white denim as a mom, give it a try! This pair from Paige is top quality and is a perfect wardrobe splurge that will last for years and years.

Dresses and skirts

Throwing on a simple, comfortable dress is one of the best ways to stay cool and comfortable during the summer months. In fact with a pair of shoes and a few accessories, these pieces become an instant outfit in only a few seconds!

dresses and skirts

Carnation pink t-shirt side tie dress – This cute dress is ultra-flattering for any hourglass or rectangle-shaped ladies who want to create or emphasize curves.

Yellow t-shirt dress – This dress is like wearing a super long t-shirt: it’s just as comfortable and lot more fashionable! Pair it with sneakers for errands or sandals for a trip to the library with your kids.

Navy high-waisted midi skirt – The high-waist of this pretty midi skirt is insanely flattering, and the solid navy color allows it to pair beautifully with any top, from t-shirts to blouses.

Summer capsule wardrobe 2021 shoes

Five pairs of shoes may not seems like a lot, but these high-quality shoes are super versatile and have a ton of staying-power!

shoes for summer capsule

Woven slide – This beautiful shoe is incredibly versatile and can pair well with nearly every single outfit in our summer capsule wardrobe 2021!

Yellow espadrille – This cute shoe adds a fun splash of color to any outfit, and it’s bright yellow hue is sure to make you smile!

White leather casual sneaker – Another workhorse for your summer capsule, this white sneaker is made from leather, so it’s super easy to wipe clean if it gets dirty.

Pink boat shoes – This fun boat shoe from Reebok is another fun, bright shoe to consider adding to your summer capsule for another pop of color.

Navy double strap casual sandal – Arguably the shoe of the summer, this classic style definitely brings on those casual summer vibes.

Accessories for 2021 summer capsule

With such a colorful capsule, these summer accessories are fairly neutral. This means you’ll be able to mix and match them almost endlessly with the all of the pieces above. Let’s take a closer look:


White lace darling scrunchie – This perfect summery scrunchie is from Headbands of Hope, where they deliver one headband to a child with an illness for every headband sold! Use code JENNIFERBRADLEY to get $5 off your order!

Floppy sun hat – Add a touch for glamour to your summer capsule wardrobe with this adorable sun hat!

Colorful boho hoop earrings – There can’t be a better compliment to this capsule wardrobe than these mixed bead hoop earrings!

Triple pearl mini stud earrings – These pearl earrings are a fresh twist on the typical pearl studs.

Dainty mama stacked necklace – If you’re a proud mama, don’t hesitate to show it with this perfect layered necklace!

Tortoise shell sunglasses – These large sunnies are movie-star worthy.

Straw tote – This relaxed tote bag will hold everything you need for your kids while on the go, and you’ll look fabulous carrying it too!

Outfit combinations

To give you an idea of how well these pieces mix and match, here are 26 different outfits comprised of only pieces from the bright and comfy summer capsule wardrobe 2021! That’s almost enough outfits for an entire month!

There are so many additional ways to put these pieces together, and one of the best things about owning a capsule wardrobe is being able to creatively mix and match each piece!

summer capsule wardrobe outfit 26
summer patterned skirt outfit 9
white denim jean outfit 2
summer capsule wardrobe 2021 outfit 24
summer capsule wardrobe 2021 outfit 7
denim skirt outfit 2
pattern shorts outfit 1
summer capsule wardrobe 2021 outfit 22
summer capsule wardrobe 2021 outfit 3
casual summer outfit 2
summer capsule wardrobe 2021 outfit 11
summer capsule wardrobe 2021 outfit 20
summer pattern skirt outfit 1
white denim jean outfit 1
white denim jean outfit 3
summer capsule wardrobe 2021 outfit 17
denim skirt outfit 1
denim skirt outfit 3
patterned shorts outfit 2
pink dress outfit 2
summer capsule wardrobe 2021 outfit 13
casual summer outfit 1
casual summer outfit 3
summer capsule wardrobe 2021 outfit 1

Benefits of a creating a capsule wardrobe

There are many amazing benefits to creating a capsule wardrobe! When you take the time to create a capsule wardrobe, you will:

  • Save time getting dressed every day because you’ll have a simple system in place that allows you to choose only from clothes that coordinate with each other.
  • Save money because you won’t need to keep buying random cute clothes to keep up with every passing trend.
  • Help the environment by taking a stand against constant consumerism and clothing waste.
  • Grow your confidence because you’ll know that your clothes have been hand-selected to flatter your body type and color palette.

What’s not to love about that, right?!

Final thoughts on our summer capsule wardrobe for 2021

Don’t forget to grab your FREE capsule wardrobe planner in the Jen Bradley|MOMs Free Printable Library! It’ll walk you through the simple steps to creating a closet full of clothes you actually enjoy wearing.

And if you want to know how to create your own capsule wardrobe on your own – based on your personal style preferences, body shape, and coloring, you need to find out more about Create Your Confident Closet.

the confident closet capsule wardrobe course

This is an amazing online course designed to take you through every step of creating a personalized capsule wardrobe that will help you to feel confident every single time you get dressed!

Related articles about capsule wardrobes and mom fashion:

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25 Cute and Modest One-Piece Swimsuits Perfect for Moms Everywhere

The Cute and Comfy Spring Capsule Wardrobe for 2021

Which outfits do you like best from the 2021 summer capsule wardrobe collection?

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