Summer is in full swing, and if you’re tired of wearing the same jean shorts and ratty old t-shirt you’ve had since 2010, it might be time for an update. We put together a summer capsule wardrobe featuring pieces that give full-on nautical, coastal chic vibes. These closet staples are perfect for mixing and matching so you can make the most of your seasonal attire. See our summer capsule wardrobe inspiration from Old Navy below.

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Basic Tops: Tanks and tees are the name of the game! A simple racerback tank, a neutral tank bodysuit, a vintage-inspired tee, and a fun striped short sleeve are perfect for switching up your daily style.

Long Sleeves: Even though the summer can be a scorcher, having a couple of long sleeve tops on hand is always a good idea. Grab a white long sleeve tee and a cute pullover that you can wear on those cooler nights.

Bottoms: Keep your bottoms light and breezy. Grab a classic pair of jean shorts, a light pair of linen shorts, a silky satin midi skirt, and a button down shirt dress and wear these pieces for any and every occasion.

Shoes: Let those toes breathe! Sandals and open-toed shoes are definitely the main feature in the summer, and these sparkling sandals, strappy mules, and platform espadrilles are as versatile as they are stylish. And a pair of slip-on sneakers is great for a more casual, sporty summer vibe.

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Outfit Inspiration

Jean shorts are a summer staple! Keep it casual with a vintage tee and mules, go for a classic vibe with a striped tee and slip-on shoes, or wear them on a chilly night with a long sleeve shirt and platform espadrilles.

Linen is a great fabric for the hot weather! Pair these shorts with a pullover and flip-flops on a chilly night by the water, style with a tank bodysuit and platform espadrilles for a chic vibe, or wear with a tank and mules for a mix of classy and casual.

A silky satin skirt can be dressed up or down! Wear it for work with a tank bodysuit and platform espadrilles, family brunch with a striped tee and flip-flops, or an evening vacation stroll with a cozy pullover and slip-on sneakers.

A button-down shirt dress can really wow with the right accessories! To keep it laidback, layer it with a pullover and throw on sparkly flip-flops; to keep it sophisticated, pair it with platform espadrilles and maybe a cute belt; to keep it fashion-forward, wear it over a tank and finish with slip-on sneakers.

Summer Capsule Wardrobe

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Meet the Founder

Kristy – Founder & President

Welcome to the Frugal and Thriving community! I started this group in October 2019 as a way to help others save on everyday essentials, gifts for every celebration, and the occasional splurge-worthy treat! I am so grateful for all of you who have become like a family to me. YOU are the reason I love doing what I do!!

As a wife and a mom to two beautiful kiddos (and two adorable pups!) I know how important it is to make the most of those hard-earned paychecks! One way I love to save money is by doing DIY projects. You can find me remodeling or reorganizing something in my house pretty much at all times…something about accomplishing it on your own is so much more rewarding!

I also love cooking and baking, and trying new recipes for my family (and all of you!) to enjoy is one of my favorite hobbies. Traveling is a passion of mine, too, but my kids have me grounded at homebase right now, so I’m working on my travel bucket list instead. Summer is my all-time favorite season and I’m so thankful to get to live by the beach, but I have a special place in my heart for fall, too. I would definitely be okay if those were the only two seasons.

I’m so happy to have you here and I hope I can help you find a little inspiration and creativity for living a lavish lifestyle for less!

Meet the F&T Team

Fellicia – Deal Coordinator

If there is a hot deal out there, Fellicia will find it! As our designated Deal Coordinator and a stay-at-home mom to four kids who has been married to the love of her life for 18 years, she knows all about finding a good bargain. Fellicia loves creating new recipes and dishes, especially when she gets to embrace her husband’s Spanish culture and play around with Hispanic-inspired food! When she’s not in the kitchen cooking up something mouthwateringly delicious, you can catch her refinishing an eclectic piece of furniture that makes a room look just right, or organizing closets, pantries, toy bins, and cabinets. If it can be organized, Fellicia is on it. She is happiest when she can be enjoying peaceful time tucked away in the mountains, especially during the fall.

Faith – Content Creator

As a lover of reading and writing, our Content Creator, Faith, is fully in her element while creating fun and informative blog posts for our website! She is the ultimate homebody who can be found curled up in the coziest blanket with a good book and a hot cup of tea (with a million candles lit). When she’s not researching new and interesting ideas for the blog or lost in an enrapturing story, she’s most definitely on her yoga mat or outside soaking up some sun and fresh air.

Krista – Social Media Manager

Our Social Media Manager, Krista, uses her bubbling fountain of creativity to design eye-catching photos and videos for F&T’s social platforms. When she isn’t busy making our community more aesthetically pleasing, she’s probably shopping the latest trends in fashion, beauty, and home decor; crafting; or spending some quality time with her family and houseplants (because plants need loving, too!). Her passions include all things Broadway, Harry Potter, and Disney, and you can find her sprinkling a little bit of magic everywhere she goes.

Meet the Founder

Kristy – Founder & President

Welcome to the Frugal and Thriving community! I started this group in October 2019 as a way to help others save on everyday essentials, gifts for every celebration, and the occasional splurge-worthy treat! I am so grateful for all of you who have become like a family to me. YOU are the reason I love doing what I do!!

As a wife and a mom to two beautiful kiddos (and two adorable pups!) I know how important it is to make the most of those hard-earned paychecks! One way I love to save money is by doing DIY projects. You can find me remodeling or reorganizing something in my house pretty much at all times…something about accomplishing it on your own is so much more rewarding!

I also love cooking and baking, and trying new recipes for my family (and all of you!) to enjoy is one of my favorite hobbies. Traveling is a passion of mine, too, but my kids have me grounded at homebase right now, so I’m working on my travel bucket list instead. Summer is my all-time favorite season and I’m so thankful to get to live by the beach, but I have a special place in my heart for fall, too. I would definitely be okay if those were the only two seasons.

I’m so happy to have you here and I hope I can help you find a little inspiration and creativity for living a lavish lifestyle for less!

Meet the F&T Team

Fellicia – Deal Coordinator

If there is a hot deal out there, Fellicia will find it! As our designated Deal Coordinator and a stay-at-home mom to four kids who has been married to the love of her life for 18 years, she knows all about finding a good bargain. Fellicia loves creating new recipes and dishes, especially when she gets to embrace her husband’s Spanish culture and play around with Hispanic-inspired food! When she’s not in the kitchen cooking up something mouthwateringly delicious, you can catch her refinishing an eclectic piece of furniture that makes a room look just right, or organizing closets, pantries, toy bins, and cabinets. If it can be organized, Fellicia is on it. She is happiest when she can be enjoying peaceful time tucked away in the mountains, especially during the fall.

Faith – Content Creator

As a lover of reading and writing, our Content Creator, Faith, is fully in her element while creating fun and informative blog posts for our website! She is the ultimate homebody who can be found curled up in the coziest blanket with a good book and a hot cup of tea (with a million candles lit). When she’s not researching new and interesting ideas for the blog or lost in an enrapturing story, she’s most definitely on her yoga mat or outside soaking up some sun and fresh air.

Krista – Social Media Manager

Our Social Media Manager, Krista, uses her bubbling fountain of creativity to design eye-catching photos and videos for F&T’s social platforms. When she isn’t busy making our community more aesthetically pleasing, she’s probably shopping the latest trends in fashion, beauty, and home decor; crafting; or spending some quality time with her family and houseplants (because plants need loving, too!). Her passions include all things Broadway, Harry Potter, and Disney, and you can find her sprinkling a little bit of magic everywhere she goes.

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Meet the Founder

Kristy – Founder & President

Welcome to the Frugal and Thriving community! I started this group in October 2019 as a way to help others save on everyday essentials, gifts for every celebration, and the occasional splurge-worthy treat! I am so grateful for all of you who have become like a family to me. YOU are the reason I love doing what I do!!

As a wife and a mom to two beautiful kiddos (and two adorable pups!) I know how important it is to make the most of those hard-earned paychecks! One way I love to save money is by doing DIY projects. You can find me remodeling or reorganizing something in my house pretty much at all times…something about accomplishing it on your own is so much more rewarding!

I also love cooking and baking, and trying new recipes for my family (and all of you!) to enjoy is one of my favorite hobbies. Traveling is a passion of mine, too, but my kids have me grounded at homebase right now, so I’m working on my travel bucket list instead. Summer is my all-time favorite season and I’m so thankful to get to live by the beach, but I have a special place in my heart for fall, too. I would definitely be okay if those were the only two seasons.

I’m so happy to have you here and I hope I can help you find a little inspiration and creativity for living a lavish lifestyle for less!

Meet the F&T Team

Fellicia – Deal Coordinator

If there is a hot deal out there, Fellicia will find it! As our designated Deal Coordinator and a stay-at-home mom to four kids who has been married to the love of her life for 18 years, she knows all about finding a good bargain. Fellicia loves creating new recipes and dishes, especially when she gets to embrace her husband’s Spanish culture and play around with Hispanic-inspired food! When she’s not in the kitchen cooking up something mouthwateringly delicious, you can catch her refinishing an eclectic piece of furniture that makes a room look just right, or organizing closets, pantries, toy bins, and cabinets. If it can be organized, Fellicia is on it. She is happiest when she can be enjoying peaceful time tucked away in the mountains, especially during the fall.

Faith – Content Creator

As a lover of reading and writing, our Content Creator, Faith, is fully in her element while creating fun and informative blog posts for our website! She is the ultimate homebody who can be found curled up in the coziest blanket with a good book and a hot cup of tea (with a million candles lit). When she’s not researching new and interesting ideas for the blog or lost in an enrapturing story, she’s most definitely on her yoga mat or outside soaking up some sun and fresh air.

Krista – Social Media Manager

Our Social Media Manager, Krista, uses her bubbling fountain of creativity to design eye-catching photos and videos for F&T’s social platforms. When she isn’t busy making our community more aesthetically pleasing, she’s probably shopping the latest trends in fashion, beauty, and home decor; crafting; or spending some quality time with her family and houseplants (because plants need loving, too!). Her passions include all things Broadway, Harry Potter, and Disney, and you can find her sprinkling a little bit of magic everywhere she goes.