When it comes to the British summertime it can already be problematic selecting what to wear with the notoriously changeable weather of the season.

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Add to that existing confusion a mountain of clothes and a disorganised wardrobe, and well, it could be autumn again before you’ve decided on the right outfit for a sunny day.

For this reason, a capsule wardrobe could be just what you need. An article in ABC examines the benefits of a capsule wardrobe and states that savings in time, money and waste are just a few of the reasons why you should condense your clothing into a few staple pieces. But what garments should make it into your summer wardrobe this year?

Linen dress

A linen dress is an ideal choice for summer. It’s light and airy but can be layered up (and dressed up) relatively easily. Many people favour white linen for the summer months as it’s bright and renowned for keeping you cool but there’s so much patterned and coloured linen on the market these days so opt for the designs that suit you best.

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Tan sandals

A tan sandal will go with pretty much any outfit. Nab them in high-quality leather and they will be an investment that sees you through many a summer. They go just as well at a formal dinner as they would for a stroll on the beach.

Vest top

The humble vest top is an easy-to-throw-on garment that’s ideal for a casual BBQ or walk in the park. Whether you favour a tank top, baggy vest, ribbed vest or cami, you can afford get these inexpensive tops in a few colours. They’ll go with hot pants, denim or even long floaty skirts.

Floral dress

Nothing screams summer like floral prints. A floral dress is the pinnacle of summer dresses (axparis.com/collections/summer-dresses) and can once again be thrown on with ease and styled up or down depending on how casual you need to be. The art of the capsule wardrobe is going for things that are versatile and easy to wear.

Denim shorts

The denim short is a summer staple that never goes out of fashion. Whether you want a three-quarter jean, a denim hotpant or something in between, denim shorts are durable and will stand the test of time.

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