15 must-have pieces for an easy summer capsule wardrobe

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When you’ve got all that fun stuff going on this summer, the last thing you want to do is waste time wondering what to wear every day — right, ladies?

As you’re probably aware, we’re big fans of the capsule wardrobe concept around here, which is all about creating a small, versatile collection of clothing items you love and can wear on repeat.

Not only does a capsule wardrobe save money (getting 100 outfits out of 15 or so pieces seems like a no-brainer), but think of how much time it saves, too. No more worrying about what you’re going to pack for vacation. No more blank stares every time you open your closet. Just grab your favorite pieces and go!

Sample capsule wardrobe

To make your life oh-so-easy this summer, do yourself a favor and take the guesswork out of your daily dressing routine. Time to update that capsule wardrobe for summer with fun, cute, breathable (and modest) pieces to see you through all those sunny days!

Here are a few closet must-haves that you can wear over and over or mix and match.

(If you’re not looking for a total wardrobe overhaul and just need a few fresh ideas for the closet, check out our post about modest summer outfits. We guarantee you’ll find something you love!)

Picnic top

Picnic Top in Ivory

Nothing says “summer” quite like the new Picnic Top! As a huge fan of the cute square neckline tops that are popular right now, Brig knew she needed to design one that would fit into the Brigitte Brianna Collection. If you’ve shopped for square neckline tops before, you know how hard it can be to find something modest because they typically go out too wide or come down too far in the front or back. But that’s not the case with this beauty! Brig redid the prototype THREE TIMES to get it just right, and you’re going to love the perfected finished product.

Made from our Ponte fabric (the same material as the best-selling Swing Dress and Gala Dress), this top is a high-quality piece that doesn’t require any layering underneath. (Nope, not even for the white one!) It comes in multiple colors and pairs well with skirts, pants, or shorts. Don’t go picnicking without it!

Motion tee

Motion Tee in Black

The Motion Tee will be your favorite go-to top while you’re on the move this summer! Made from super soft, lightweight fabric, this crewneck tee can take on many roles — from the gym, to the mountains, to vacation, you won’t want to take it off. It’s probably a good thing it just got stocked in several new colors so you never run out of options!

Everyday tee

Everyday Tee in Burgundy

The Everyday Tee lives up to its name because it’s the top you’ll want to wear every single day. With a modest boat neck and a curved hem, this fun and flirty tee is an easy throw-on-and-go piece for any summer activity. It’s wrinkle-free, too, so you can scrunch it up and throw it in your suitcase for all your summer travels!

Blouse tee

Blouse Tee in Lemon

We love the versatility of our fan favorite Blouse Tee, so don’t be surprised if you hear us raving about it every chance we get! Seriously, this top is a closet staple because it duals as both casual and classy, depending on how you want to wear it. Throw it on with some jeans, tuck it into a skirt, or match it with our famous Street Joggers for a faux jumper look. You’ll want one in multiple colors, trust us. And yep — it’s wrinkle-free!

Vail sweatshirt

Vail Sweatshirt in Heather Gray

If things get a little cooler in your neck of the woods, it helps to have a good sweatshirt on hand. The new Brigitte Brianna Vail Sweatshirt is just what you need! This lightweight, relaxed-fit pullover mixes and matches so well with many BB Collection staples, including the Sweatshirt Skirt, the Valley Sweats, and the Sail Sweats. You’ll love the cute V-detail Brig added on the front.

Runaround skirt

Runaround Skirt in Heather Gray

When you’re running around this summer, why not look cute and comfy doing it? That’s what the Runaround Skirt was made for! This jersey fabric skirt has quickly become a favorite piece for so many of our customers. Its midi length and modest side slits make it the perfect option for all you active ladies out there.

Seaside shorts

Seaside Shorts in Black

If you thought finding modest square necklines was bad, that’s nothing compared to finding cute, modest shorts. Well, just in time for summer, we bring you one of the newest members of the SexyModest collection: the Seaside Shorts. Lightweight with cuffed hems, these shorts will for sure become your new favorite pick for all your summertime adventures. The only question is which color will you choose? (Spoiler: You’ll want all of them.)

Street joggers

Street Joggers in Black

If you haven’t purchased our classic, best-selling Street Joggers by now, it’s time to jump on the train because these babies will change your life. Not only do they go with virtually everything, but they come in several covers, have pockets, and are wrinkle-free. Seriously, what more could you want? You can even sleep in them! (Believe us, we’ve done it.)

Habit pant

Habit Pant

If you prefer a more flared look with your pants, the Habit Pant is about to be your new BFF. We like to say that these are “the only pants that can take you from the yoga studio, to the office, to the beach and then off to run errands.” And we’re pretty proud of that fact. 

Active leggings

Active Legging in Black

When it comes to finding the perfect leggings, we understand that THE STRUGGLE IS REAL. Until now, that is. Brig poured her heart and soul into designing these buttery soft, breathable, high-waisted Active Leggings to give you full coverage and support while you’re on the move. (They’re “squat proof” too!) You can pair these with the Motion Tee anytime you plan on breaking a sweat this summer.

Isla Dress

Isla Dress in Heather Gray

You can’t have a summer capsule wardrobe without a dress or two thrown in, and the new Isla Dress was designed to make all your summer dreams come true! Featuring a cute drawstring hood, varsity stripe detail AND pockets, this is one you’ve gotta have.

Safari Dress

Safari Dress in Navy

After being stuck in your house last year, this summer you’re probably ready for some adventures, and the Safari Dress is here for it! With functioning chest pockets, a modest v-neck, long sleeves, button closure, and a high-low ruffle hem, this is the one you want to be wearing in all those family photo albums. And since it’s wrinkle-free, it travels great!

Cozy Dress

Cozy Dress in Tangerine

Well, the Cozy Dress really speaks for itself, so we don’t have to say much. But we will say this: Grab one of these super soft, full length dresses quickly because they’re flying out of the shop! Nothing beats a one-piece summer outfit that keeps you cool, covered, and confident all day, every day.

Repeat Dress

Repeat Dress on Hanger

The brand-spankin’ new Repeat Dress got its name when Brig designed it and kept wearing it over and over — which is exactly what you’ll want to do, too! The adjustable drawstring hoodie and side pockets make this the ideal companion for all those lazy/hazy/crazy summer days, friends. Do yourself a favor and grab yourself one!

Cargo Jumper

Cargo Jumper in Charcoal

Topping off our list of essential pieces for your summer capsule wardrobe, we give you the absolutely adorable, brand new Cargo Jumper. We all know how much we love pockets out there. Well, with the Cargo Jumper, you’ve got your side pockets, your chest pockets, your leg pockets, your back pockets — it’s pocket city! You’ll look so cute and polished with minimal effort. Every woman’s dream! Get one of these before they’re gone so you can enjoy it all summer long. (You can thank us later.)

Create your own summer capsule wardrobe

Day to Day Pocket Dress in Tangerine

All right, we’ve thrown out a few ideas, but now it’s your turn! If these pieces don’t feel like “you,” don’t worry — there’s plenty more where that came from! To personalize your summer capsule wardrobe, download the SexyModest shopping app to find the styles that fit you best. (New arrivals are dropping all the time and app shoppers get the first look, so you don’t want to miss out!)

What does YOUR summer capsule wardrobe look like?

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