5 Summer Wardrobe Essentials You Just Have to Own

Building a capsule wardrobe isn’t as easy as it sounds. It’s something that so many stylists advise us to do; because building up some key staples will last you for the whole season, or maybe even the whole year. But capsule wardrobes can be something of a pipe dream if you don’t know what you’re doing. So here are 5 key wardrobe staples that will help you kickstart your ultimate 2015 capsule range. Take a look at 5 summer wardrobe essentials you just have to own.

The Sleeveless Jacket 


The sleeveless jacket has been a huge trend this year and many celebrities, from the likes of Olivia Palermo, Victoria Beckham, Cat Deeley, Cheryl Cole, Caroline Flack, Solange Knowles and Shay Mitchell to Kendall Jenner have all been spotted rocking the waistcoat in their summer wardrobes. The sleeveless jacket / waistcoat is the ultimate SS15 must-have and we have two beautiful designs in a range of stunning colours for you to choose from.

The Perfect Pair of Jeans 

It’s true; no woman can be without that perfect pair of jeans. No matter what shape, size or age you are, there is a pair of jeans for you out there somewhere. Some of us wait our whole lives before we find the one. But if you’ve been lucky, you might have come across your ultimate denim wardrobe piece already. Whether you love the skinnies, the boyfriend cut, the ‘mom’ cut, the tummy-flattering high waist, the youthful low rise, the vintage-inspired flares, the classic straight leg, the light wash, or the dark wash, jeans are an all year round must-have.

The Classic White Shirt


This is a little secret that not every woman knows about. But the classic white shirt is a capsule wardrobe essential; one that can be matched with anything and everything. We promise you that once you have that classic white shirt in your summer clobber capsule , you can team it with so many different items; a leather mini skirt, a long and floaty maxi, skinny jeans or tailored trousers, cords or 3/4 culottes, a skater skirt or a long pencil skirt, denim shorts or high waist leggings, a midi skirt or even ankle grazers. Want to shake things up a bit? Why not replace the classic white (like our Ladbroke) with a classic denim (Ladbroke Denim).

Summer Sandals 

Summer sandals are a shoe cupboard must-have and it’s one of the most versatile items of footwear you can own during the spring/summer season. They are perfect for daytime work outfits, casual Sundays, shopping trips down Portobello, a day out in the park with the kids, drinks at the pub with friends, summer festivals and holidays abroad. We all have that pair of go-to sandals, and they come in so many different styles and varieties that you’re bound to find a great pair to work with your whole wardrobe.

Statement Accessories 

ss15 statement accessories

If you don’t have a huge range in your wardrobe, the easiest way to create enviable style versatility is to stock up on statement accessories. These accessories need to be bold, bright, daring and exciting enough to do all the talking for you. So when you’ve worn your favourite blouse for the second time this week, no-one will even be able to tell. Hats, statement necklaces, detachable bows or collars are a great way of transforming drab in to fab! Browse our full collection of amazing accessories.

DDR Team x


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