My Latest Look: Summer Capsule Wardrobe Updates

It’s officially summer and my capsule wardrobe got a few updates this season. When it comes to buying new clothes, I carefully consider each item that I bring into my small wardrobe. When I am searching for new additions, I evaluate each piece. I ask myself if it is versatile, flexible, timeless, and most importantly–comfortable. This season I have a few new things that are sparking joy–including matching Mama/Baby sandals, a versatile dress, and the perfect sun hat.


[ME] I added a mid-weight striped shift dress to my closet. This dress from J.Crew is a staple that will take me through Spring, Summer, and Fall. I have already dressed it up with heels for date night and dressed it down with Birks for carpool. Heads up, it’s nearly sold out at J.Crew right now because it’s on sale.

[BABY] My little girl is rocking the Baby Dress from Primary. As you can tell, this dress is perfect for stomping in puddles and for dressing up. Previously, I shared with you that my kids are wearing Primary capsules this spring. We have this dress in four colors and it’s been such a versatile staple for her. (Use AFF20PCT to get 20% off your first order)

  • Baby Dress (Use AFF20PCT to get 20% off your first order)


Add this to the list of things nobody tells you when you have a baby girl: the shoes are too cute. These matching sandals are definitely sparking lots of joy. It makes me double happy that they are leather and water-friendly–durable, yet puddle and splash pad friendly.


My best kept secret to wrinkle prevention? Hats. I wear a lot of hats. But I had a hard time finding a sun hat that didn’t feel huge and ridiculous for daily wear. This one strikes just the right balance and the bonus is that it’s packable. So it’s great to squeeze into the suitcase for a summer beach trip.


My necklace and bracelet are old favorites, but here are some similar varieties: Arrow bracelet / Statement necklace

What are the best things you added to your wardrobe this season?

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Denaye Barahona

Denaye Barahona is a loving wife and mama of two. She's a therapist for moms, an author, and the host of the top-ranked Simple Families Podcast. Denaye holds a Ph.D. in Child Development and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has been featured on the likes of The Today Show, Netflix, The Wall Street Journal, Real Simple, Forbes, and numerous other media outlets.