Style Bee - Summer Closet Inventory

MY SUMMER CLOSET INVENTORY

08.22.21

As part of my End-of-Season Closet Audit I took a full inventory of the summer wardrobe I’ve been wearing so far at our new location. This was a unique opportunity because a lot of my closet is still packed away so I’ve only been bringing out items as I need them.

To clarify, these are not all just summer items. Most of them span several seasons in my closet. Also worth noting, I’m a style blogger by profession, so I’ve been in a unique position to add to my closet via collaborations and brand partnerships over the years. Clothes don’t keep the lights on, but it’s a great job perk for sure.

You also don’t need this many pieces, so try not to focus on the numbers. On the other hand, if you have more in your closet that’s okay too! We’re all coming to the intentional style table from different perspectives and none are right or wrong.

Most of all, I hope this inventory serves as a helpful reference point to build from. You might consider the categories below for your own lifestyle and discover some great options should you be in the market for anything.

Here are the summer closet categories included:

  • T-SHIRTS + STAPLES
  • DENIM
  • DRESSES
  • SWIMWEAR
  • COVERUPS
  • SHORTS
  • SANDALS + SHOES
  • KNITS
  • LOUNGEWEAR
  • LINEN SEPARATES
  • TOPS
  • JUMPSUITS
  • ACCESSORIES

Let’s take a look!


Style Bee - Summer Closet Inventory
Style Bee - Summer Closet Inventory

{ Items in this image may not be the exact ones in my closet but they’re very similar. }

DENIM SHORTS AGOLDE* | SUNGLASSES MADEWELL* | STRIPED TEE EVERLANE (This is the exact one I have) | RILEY BLACK FLIP FLOPS TKEES* | WHITE LINEN PANTS POSSE | SMOCKED BODICE GREEN DRESS (This is the one I have) | STRIPED LOUNGE SET SOFT FOCUS* | BLACK ONE PIECE ERES (Similar for much less here and this is the one I have) | WHITE EVA BIRKENSTOCK* | *Exact item from my closet.


T-SHIRTS + STAPLES



PIMA COTTON MICRO RIB – LONG SLEEVE / SCOOP NECK / SHORT SLEEVE BY EVERLANE – True to size. These are my favourite all around staples and ideal for layering. I have each style in almost every colour.

RIBBED LONG SLEEVE & 3/4 SLEEVE (PUMICE STONE & BLACK) BY KOTN (Canadian Brand, Save 10% on first orders through this link) – True to size. These are a great elevated basic and the texture adds a bit of interest.

SARAH STRIPE & BOXY SEMI CROP gifted MOTT & BOW (Use LEE10 for 10% Off your first order.) – True to size. These are the perfect boxy fit for front tucking and wash up really well.

MAE DRAPEY TEE (BLACK AND WHITE) gifted ABLE (Use LEEV20 for 20% OFF any time!) – True to size for a relaxed fit, size down for less room. This one is the perfect dressy t-shirt.

COTTON BASIC TEE & COTTON SLIM TEE gifted (Use LEE15 for 15% OFF any time!) – Basic tee runs large, slim tee runs true to size. These are so soft and have a beautiful worn-in vintage feel.

Coming soon: Spotlight on White T-Shirts! Stay tuned.


DENIM



PERFECT VINTAGE JEANS (IN FITZGERALD) BY MADEWELL – TTS but size down if in between. – I go between 26/27 in denim and have the 26 in these. – I’ve had these in my closet for many many summers now, see my review from 2015 here (note: in the review I’m wearing a 25 but now I wear a 26).

90’S CHEEKY JEANS BY EVERLANE – (Wash is old, linked to similar) – TTS but size down if in between. – I go between 26/27 in denim and have the 26 in these. – I love these for a vintage feel with a slightly more streamlined cut.

90’S ORIGINAL CHEEKY JEANS (IN BONE) BY EVERLANE – (On sale) – TTS but size down if in between. – I go between 26/27 in denim and have the 26 in these. – The only white jeans you’ll need. Entirely opaque and super comfortable.

LE BRUT SEXY BY SÉZANE – TTS – I go between 26/27 in denim and have the 27 in these. – I have these in two washes and love them for all-year use. They’re a rigid denim but they have just enough stretch to keep them comfy.

THE WHITNEY BOYFRIEND (IN LIGHT BLUE WASH) gifted ABLE – TTS but size down if in between. – I go between 26/27 in denim and have the 27 in these and the fit is quite relaxed. (Use LEEV20 for 20% Off any order, anytime.)

DENIM JACKET BY EVERLANE (The one I have is a few years old but this one is very similar and this one is a touch more fitted – Use LEEV20 for 20% Off)


DRESSES



SMOCKED TIERED DRESS gifted VETTA. True to size.

MILOS DRESS (IN BLACK) BY HARLY JAE – True to size. (Canadian brand)

SUMMER GARDEN WRAP DRESS gifted FRANK AND OAK – True to size. (Canadian brand)

COTTON BABYDOLL T-SHIRT DRESS BY KOTN (old, linked to similar, Canadian Brand, Save 10% on first orders through this link)

RUST LINEN WRAP DRESS BY ONLY CHILD (old, linked to similar)

DITZY FLORAL PRINT DRESS BY FAITHFULL THE BRAND (old, linked to similar)

BASIL DRESS & AUGUSTA DRESS IN NIGHT BOTH BY CHRISTY DAWN (First time customers save 15% Off with DAWN15)

Want more ideas? See my spotlight on Where to Shop for Summer Dresses.


SWIMWEAR



EVA ONE PIECE (BLACK) BY YOU.SWIM (waitlist available, similar below)

REVERSIBLE CLASSIC SWIMSUIT (IN ROSEWOOD) gifted FRANK AND OAK (Canadian brand)

MINIMAL TWO-PIECE BY NU SWIM (old, similar linked and below)

BROOKLYN TOP & SUNSET BOTTOM BY FENTESSA (Canadian Brand, colour is old, similar below)

CHOLULA ONE-PIECE gifted years ago ESBY APPAREL (Linked to a similar style on sale.)


More spots to shop for swimwear: HDH SWIM / EVERLANE / ESBY APPAREL / AERIE / SSENSE* / LONDRE* / NETTLE’S TALE* / SELFISH SWIMWEAR* / KNIX* / SALTWATER COLLECTIVE* / MINNOW BATHERS* / BETH RICHARDS* / * Canadian Brands


COVER UPS



I just ordered this beautiful caftan, and above I’ve linked to a range of options on my radar.

MESH COVER UP PANTS (s/o linked to shorts) AND TANK SET BY NA NIN


SHORTS



DEE HIGH RISE DENIM SHORTS IN CHIMES BY AGOLDE

LINEN CHINO SHORTS BY FRANK AND OAK (Canadian brand)

LINEN PAPAYA SHORTS BY SOTELA

OLIVER SHORTS BY NA NIN

Want more? See my full Spotlight on Shorts.


SANDALS + SHOES



EVA ARIZONA (BLACK & WHITE) BY BIRKENSTOCK

RILEY & FLIP FLOP (SABLE AND SUNKISSED) BY TKEES (Canadian Brand)

LEATHER STRAP SANDALgifted JENNI KAYNE – Use LEE15 for 15% Off anytime.

ORIGINAL UNIVERSAL (BLACK) TEVA

SHEARLING MOC CLOG gifted JENNI KAYNE – Use LEE15 for 15% Off anytime.

ALL STAR 70’S HIGH TOP (BLACK) CONVERSE

SUEDE MULES gifted JENNI KAYNE – Use LEE15 for 15% Off anytime.

BLACK LEATHER MULES gifted OLIVER CABELL


KNITS



COCOON CARDIGAN (OATMEAL, CHARCOAL & ALPACA) gifted JENNI KAYNE – (Use LEE15 for 15% OFF any time!) – See the full review of this personal favourite here.

ANNA COTTON CARDIGAN gifted L’ENVERS – See the full review of this artisan-made piece here.


LOUNGEWEAR



RAGLAN SWEATSHIRT & HIGH WAISTED JOGGERS gifted VETTA – I absolutely LOVE this set.

STRIPED SET gifted SOFT FOCUS (Canadian Brand)

ORGANIC COTTON CROP TANK & HIGH RISE UNDIES BY ARQ

THE COMFY WIDE LEG PANT gifted ENCIRCLED (Use LEE10 for 10% Off anytime) – Canadian Brand!

COTTON/CASHMERE JOGGERS IN OATMEAL gifted Jenni Kayne (Use LEE15 for 15% OFF any time!) – These are so cozy. I just hand wash, hang dry and they come out great, so don’t let the DCO scare you off.

THE HOODIE (IN NATURAL) gifted FRANC (On sale, Canadian Brand)

RIBBED COTTON LOUNGE LONG SLEEVE & PANT SET BY KOTN (Canadian Brand, 10% OFF on first orders through this link)

LINEN ROBE gifted LAST LIGHT (Canadian Brand)


LINEN SEPARATES



Most of my linen pieces are many years old from Elizabeth Suzann (waitlists are available). But if you’re looking for more readily available alternatives I’d recommend, Linen Fox, NotPerfectLinen, Eileen Fisher, Sotela, Lauren Winter, Gillian Stevens (Canadian) and Seek Shelter (Canadian).


TOPS


I love a puffy sleeved top with easy-going jeans and sandals in the summer.



THE FRIEND SHIRT & THE PHILOSOPHER SHIRT BY POWER OF MY PEOPLE – See my full review here. – (Use STYLEBEE10 for 10% OFF anytime. Canadian brand!)

IVORY WRAP TOP BY HACKWITH DESIGN HOUSE (old)

JANE BLOUSE BY DÔEN (Print is old, linked to similar)

GREEN PUFF SLEEVE WRAP TOP BY EMLEE (no longer available)


JUMPSUITS


SKYE JUMPSUIT old ACE & JIG


DUFFY JUMPER BY ESBY | gifted years ago | This colour is sold out but I linked to the black version. | Very similar for less linked above.

FLAX LINEN JUMPSUIT old Elizabeth Suzann (Linked to similar in lots of colour options.)

SLEEVELESS LINEN JUMPSUIT BY  ESBY (old, similar option here and here.)

WIDE LEG JUMPER BY HDH Basics (Similar for less here.)

DENIM COVERALLS gifted TRADLANDS (sold out. Similar option here and here.)


ACCESSORIES



INDIO SUNGLASSES BY MADEWELL (These are so old and have remained in great condition well beyond some of the MUCH more expensive ones I’ve had).

KLINT BOATER HAT BY JANESSA LEONÉ

BLACK CANVAS BASEBALL CAP BY HAT ATTACK (I love this classic cap for busy outdoor days.)

CIRCULO TOTE gifted years ago ARTISAN & FOX (a great summer tote that goes with everything.)

BEADED BAG BY ANCÁN (Old,  Linked to a similar option on sale & try your favourite vintage shop.)

WOVEN SHOULDER BAG old (I haven’t seen anything quite like the one I bought in Antibes, France but if I were buying one now, it would be this one for sure.)

GOLD CHAIN LINK ANKLET BY WOLF CIRCUS (Canadian Brand!)



{ Items in this image may not be the exact ones in my closet but they’re very similar. }

GREEN TWO-PIECE AERIE | BLACK BASEBALL CAP HAT ATTACK* | WHITE T-SHIRT FRANK AND OAK* | WOVEN CIRCLE TOTE CLARE V. | PREFECT VINTAGE JEANS MADEWELL* | BLACK CROP TANK ARQ* | PETITE FLORAL DRESS FAITHFULL THE BRAND | GOLD ANKLET WOLF CIRCUS* | LEATHER STRAP SANDAL JENNI KAYNE* (Use LEE15 for 15% Off) | KLINT HAT JANESSA LEONÉ* | *Exact item from my closet.


Thanks for reading, I hope this inventory post is a helpful reference for you!


If you’d like to conduct your own seasonal closet audit and prepare for next year, head on over to my Quick End-of-Season Closet Audit post, and get it done in under an hour!

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