10 must-have items for a capsule holiday wardrobe

30-05-18
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10 must-have items for a capsule holiday wardrobe

Are you ready to jet-off and leave the unreliable British forecast behind? Get in the travelling spirit by preparing your holiday wardrobe. If you’re someone who leaves holiday packing to the last minute and ends up in a panic, or a notorious over-packer who always ends their holiday with a pile of unworn clothing, the capsule wardrobe is something to consider. Whether you’re sunbathing, swimming, or sightseeing, all you really need are ten key pieces to mix and match throughout your trip.

1. The versatile midi dress

A relaxed midi dress will effortlessly take you from day to night and with styles to suit all tastes, it’s easy to find the right one for you. Whether you opt for a vividly printed or understated, muted style, this is a piece you’ll return to time and again.

2. The flattering swimsuit

There’s always room in your luggage for an extra bikini, but a well-fitting one-piece is the It item right now. There’s a flattering style for all figures, and you can even use your swimsuit as a chic daytime top when styled with denim shorts.

3. The comfortable sandals

As much as you might love that rather steep pair of wedges, they’re only going to cause you discomfort. What you need is a sturdy pair of flats with comfortable cushioned soles, preferably in a cute braided or lace up design for extra style points. A good pair of sandals will be perfect for the poolside as well as long walks in the city.

4. The relaxed trousers

A pair of lightweight and breathable trousers will keep you cool and can easily be styled with sandals and a range of tops. Perfect for days when you want to cover up without being uncomfortably hot.

5. The beach bag

A beach-ready bag is an essential for any summer vacation. Invest in a brightly printed straw or raffia tote with plenty of room for your towel and sun cream and repurpose the bag for city exploring. The shoulder straps and roomy interior make the beach bag an ideal choice for everyday use.

6. The multi-purpose scarf

A lightweight scarf is the ultimate vacation accessory. Wear around your neck or shoulders to keep you warm on cooler evenings, then wear it as a sarong on the beach by tying it around your waist. You can even take it on the plane with you for when it gets chilly or fold it up and use it as a pillow.

7. The lightweight kaftan

A floaty kaftan crafted from cotton or silk is the ideal beach cover up and can double as a stylish tunic. The light, airy fabric means they dry quickly in the sun, so you can keep coming back to it throughout your trip.

8. The Breton tee

The perfect casual style companion for your summer wardrobe, a Breton t-shirt is an effortless yet super chic option for everyday wear. Stripes are in and this iconic tee will never let you down.

9. The denim cut-offs

Denim shorts are another staple piece for your suitcase, easy to style with casual tees and oh-so-flattering. Invest in a good well-fitting pair and you’ll have a timeless summer look.

10. The quirky sunglasses

A classic pair of sunglasses are essential for your travels. Experiment with quirky colours and shapes to add a fun summery touch to any holiday outfit, and pack them in your carry-on to be prepared as soon as you step off the plane.

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