Why A Summer Casual Chic Capsule Wardrobe Needs A Neutral Linen Jacket

My Summer Casual Chic Capsule Wardrobe


My Summer Casual Chic Capsule Wardrobe


Over the past 3 months, I’ve been asked many times: ‘What are you wearing during the lockdown?’
In a word: my favourite neutral linen jacket!

With the relaxing of the lockdown rules, you might not be in the office full time and I might not be zipping around European cities quite so often, but I still like to look pulled together and oozing an effortless casual chic style.

And a neutral linen jacket pulls all my outfits together.
It’s the finishing touch to take you from Casual to Chic and Casual to Business Relaxed, even Business Smart if the weather plays ball.

I’d call my personal style: European Chic as I buy from Europe including Scandinavia as much as from the UK.

And contrary to what many people think, my wardrobe is small. Truly.
Yes I believe in the merits of a capsule wardrobe.

No capsule wardrobe is finished unless it includes a blazer or jacket.
And in Summer a linen or linen mix blazer is the perfect answer – adding a touch of smartness by day and a touch of sophisticated warmth by night.


My 9-piece Summer Casual Chic Capsule Wardrobe

The single key piece holding it all together is: the linen jacket.
The one I’m wearing this Summer is by Jaeger.
And I combine it with everything.

CWC style tip: the trick with linen is to wear it nonchalantly.
Wear it open with the sleeves pushed up, like you’ve just slipped it on.

Summer linen jacket, Jaeger


MY stylish capsule wardrobe includes a pair of stone chino’s, two pairs of linen pants and a couple of airy midi boho dresses. My current favourite is in a refreshing peppermint green, from a Danish company.

With a preference for natural fibres, my clothes tends to be viscose, silk, cotton and linen.

CWC style tip: my Summer colours are white, stone & khaki with a splash of yellow and peppermint


How to wear a Summer Casual Chic Capsule Wardrobe

Everything goes with everything!

CWC style tip: Combine, combine, combine!

Over 15 combinations to choose from and outfits that will take me from Business Casual to a Weekend BBQ.


The Dresses For A Summer Casual Chic Capsule Wardrobe


Summer casual chic dresses

Mix them up with the shoes – going from Casual Chic to Urban Style.
Add the linen blazer on cooler days.


The pants for a Summer Casual Chic Capsule Wardrobe


Summer casual trousers


A Summer fresh casual chic wardrobe with a mix of trousers from straight-leg chinos to culottes and wide-leg full length linen.

The all-white linen outfit is oh-so cool and elegant.
Add silver earrings and a touch of sparkle and shine with silver flats

Key pieces: Info only
Peppermint midi, Cream
Floral midi, Baukjen
Khaki T, Reiss
White linen tunic, NRBY
White wide-leg linen pants, Brax
Yellow linen culottes, Brax
Stone chinos, Brax
Green sneakers, Gabor 
Tan wedges, R&B
Silver Gizeh flats, Birkenstock
Fedora, Arket


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April 2020: We recommended the wearing of face masks.

May 2020: We recommended how to look your best on Zoom

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