Summer capsule pt.1: visual idea & planning.

May 20, 2018 | 4 comments

A look back at spring

June is closing in on us – the first official month of summer (in Denmark anyway). Even though I’ve learned that you can’t plan your capsules based 100% upon the calendar, because you can never be too sure about the weather (more on that HERE), I don’t think it’s too early to start sharing my thoughts on my coming summer capsule with you guys. A lot of you live in countries where the summer has already arrived and you’ve been asking for inspiration for weeks, and I’ve also had to whip out some summer items from storage myself, because the weather has been so amazing in Denmark the past couple weeks. I’m sure it will turn around again as soon as we hit June if I know the Danish summer weather,  but then I’ll have plenty of in-between items in my all-year basic wardrobe to play around with. Just as every season!I may have startet my spring capsule a bit early (spring didn’t arrive in Denmark before the end of April), so I’ve definitely learned the importance of looking out the window and trusting the weather forecasts a bit more.

Vi nærmer os juni måned, som er den første officielle sommermåned (i Danmark ihvertfald). På trods af jeg har lært, at man ikke nødvendigvis skal planlægge sine capsules efter kalenderen 100%, fordi man aldrig rigtig kan regne med vejret (læs mere HER), så synes jeg ikke det er for tidligt, at begynde at dele mine tanker om min kommende sommer capsule med jer. Mange af jer bor i lande hvor sommeren for længst er ankommet og har spurgt efter inspiration i et par uger, og jeg har da også måtte hive et par sommerting ud fra gemmerne selv de sidste par uger, fordi vejret har været så fantastisk herhjemme i Danmark. Det skal sikkert nok vende igen så snart vi rammer juni, men så har jeg masser af “in-between” tøj i min helårs-basis garderobe, som jeg kan læne mig op af. Præcis som jeg plejer! Jeg startede min forårs capsule en smule for tidligt (foråret kom jo for først for alvor i slutningen af april), så jeg har ihvertfald lært, at det er vigtigt at kigge ud af vinduet og stole lidt mere på vejrudsigten.

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Can’t wait to recreate some of these looks!

My inspiration for the coming season

This year I’m thinking about going back to basics a little bit. Keep the colours neutral and go for natural fabrics like cotton, silk, linen and accessories in straw. I think I’m on to a more traditional scandi summer vibe this season. I’ve already been looking through my storage to get an overview of what I have stored away from last summer (watch the video below), find out if I feel like there’s something missing and then I’ve started to update my wardrobe overview. Both the one I make in Photoshop and put up on my Pinterest (so you guys can pin it for your own reference), but also the overview I make in the Cladwell app, which I btw am still super thrilled to use. Then I can constantly see how many nice outfits it generates, with the items I choose for my summer capsule. As usual I’m writing down wishes in my notebook (learn more HERE), and I’m also gonna write down some thoughts for the spring season we just passed. One of the thoughts is like I said going back to basics for a bit, and to be more true to my love for colourless and neutral palettes. 

I år drømmer jeg om, at gå lidt back-to-basics. Holde farverne neutrale og ellers slå på naturlige kvaliteter som hør, bomuld, silke og accessories i strå. Jeg tror jeg forestiller mig noget, som er lidt mere tradionelt skandinavisk denne sæson. Jeg har allerede smugkigget lidt i gemmerne for at få et overblik over hvad jeg har fra sidste år (se videoen nedenfor) og hvad jeg synes jeg mangler, og er også så småt begyndt at opdatere min oversigt over min garderobe. Både den jeg laver i photoshop og lægger på min Pinterest (så I kan pinne den til jeres egen reference), men også i Cladwell app’en, som jeg stadig er umådeligt glad for at bruge, især så jeg hele tiden kan se hvor mange fine outfits den kan generere, med de ting jeg nu engang vælger. Jeg planlægger som sædvanligt nye køb i min notesbog (lær mere HER), og skriver samtidig nogle tanker ned for den forgangne forårs sæson. Én af tankerne er som sagt, at gå lidt mere back-to-basics, og være lidt mere tro imod min egen forkærlighed for farveløse og neutrale paletter.

My  wishlist

I’ve already shared a couple summer trends with you guys over on my Youtube channel, and I’ve as always chosen to focus on the sustainable versions (secondhand or from ethical brands), and I’m also focusing on the more longer lasting kinds of trends, that you’ll be guaranteed to be able to use next year too. To me it’s about being creative when ever there’s something I’d like to add to my wardrobe, or if there’s a certain trend I might fall for. Can I find it in a secondhand version? Do I already have something in my wardrobe that can substitute, maybe after a little DIY? To mention an example I know I have a cream coloured cotton shopping net laying around with a pineapple printed on it, that I got in a hotel in Paris once. Right now wicker bags and straw bags are everywhere, but I actually think a natural coloured cotton net like the one I already have can substitute, so I’ll probably just whip out that bag instead of purchasing a straw bag. If however you are madly in love with the ladder, then I’ve found a couple of really affordable secondhand ones in the trend video below. I’ve also reworked an old pair of jeans I had stored away, and made them into a denim skirt. I’ve been wanting a proper denim skirt for my summer capsule since last summer, and it turned out great – just to mention another example of creative thinking.

When it comes to new purchases, there are a few things I’ve been dreaming about too (like a pair of vintage dungarees or a certain white broderie top* from People Tree), and I’ve succeeded in getting both of these. But besides these things I have so many items from last summer, that I can’t wait to be reunited with! I can’t wait for summertime (and vacay in Italy!), and I really hope it’s gonna be a much better summer than the cold and wet one we had last year. The beautiful weather we’ve been having the past couple weeks has really lifted my mood, and it’s been amazing being able to sit outside working, eating, napping and just being.  

Jeg har allerede delt et par sommer trends med jer ovre på min Youtube kanal, og har som altid lagt vægt på de mere bæredygtige udgaver (genbrug eller fra etiske brands), og også trends der med garanti kan genbruges næste år. For mig handler det også rigtig meget om, at tænke kreativt, når der er noget nyt jeg gerne vil tilføje, eller hvis der er en enkelt trend jeg måske forelsker mig i. Kan jeg finde det i genbrugsen? Har jeg noget i forvejen der kunne bruges – måske noget der blot skal opdateres/sys lidt om? For at nævne et eksempel, så ved jeg at jeg har et naturfarvet bomuldsnet liggende med en ananas på, som jeg engang fik med mig hjem fra et hotel i Paris. Lige nu er stråtasker jo det helt store hit, men egentlig så synes jeg også et naturfarvet stofnet kan gøre det, så derfor kommer jeg nok til at hive dette frem her til sommer i stedet for, at gå ud og købe en stråtaske. Hvis du dog alligevel er smaskforelsket i sidstnævnte, så har jeg fundet et par brugte udgaver til dig i videoen nedenfor. Jeg har også syet et par gamle jeans om til en denim nederdel, fordi jeg netop længe gerne har villet tilføje en sådan til min sommer garderobe, blot for at nævne et andet eksempel på kreativ tænkning.

Med hensyn til nye køb er der et par enkelte ting, som jeg har drømt om (bl.a. et par vintage selebukser og en bestemt hvid blondetop* fra People Tree), og det er faktisk lykkes mig, at få fat i begge dele. Men udover det er der så mange ting jeg har gemt fra sidste år, som jeg virkelig glæder mig til, at blive genforenet med! Jeg glæder mig til sommeren (og ferie i Italien!), og håber virkelig den bliver bedre mod os, end den våde og kolde sommer vi havde sidste år. Det flotte vejr vi har haft de sidste par uger har virkelig løftet humøret, og det har været skønt at kunne side under åben himmel og arbejde, spise, tage sig en lur og bare være til.


  1. Kathleen

    Where did you get your straw hat? I am looking for one for my trip to Greece this summer!


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