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Natalie Borton



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3 Weeks in a Carry-On (with International Travel)

I still felt like I had so many options and that I always had the right thing to wear.

Earlier this year I polled you on Instagram about capsule wardrobes, and a large majority of you said you LOVED capsules. So while I don’t necessarily always do a capsule myself, I’m working hard to create capsule ideas for you to try out in your own life to simplify your getting ready routine and further refine your personal style. This mini summer capsule would definitely work for a couple of weeks, and possibly even a full month. When I create a capsule, I try to stick to a general color palette to make sure everything can easily mix and match. For this one, I chose with white, denim, black, and tan/rust hues.

This capsule includes some of my favorite Everlane pieces, but I’ve included alternatives for them if you choose not to shop there right now. You can read more about my current stance on Everlane here.

denim jacket / ivory jacket / black sweater (similar) / white sweater (similar and similar)
white shirt / striped tee / tan shirt (and similar) / black shirt (and similar)
black tank / white tank / denim shorts / white shorts
rust jumpsuit (similar) / jeans / white jeans / black leggings (similar) / white dress / black dress
white sneakers / woven mules / brown sandals / lace up sandals (similar)
sunglasses / woven hat / white cap / dark red bikini / minimalist gold jewelry

I didn’t show bags in the image above, but a woven bag (like this, and or this), a tote like this and a belt bag (like this or this) would work really well to complete summery outfits with these pieces. Here are some quick outfit ideas with the pieces in the capsule (I actually plan to use this capsule for at least part of July because I love it!)…


Mini Summer Capsule

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  1. LaCosta says:

    Do you recommend true to size in white madewell denim or size up or down? Thank you in advance!

    • Natalie says:

      I got my usual Madewell skinny jean size in those. If you’ve never tried Madewell jeans I find they run big and I wear a size smaller there than in some other brands. Hope that helps!

  2. Carissa says:

    Gorgeous! Looking for a similar tan knotted headband?

  3. Emily says:

    So lovely. I love love love that hat, but the link doesn’t work. Can you tell me where it’s from? Thanks!

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I am a believer in owning your personal style, saying what you mean, asking for what you want, living authentically and the power of simplicity — in fashion, and in life.

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