What To Include In A Holiday Capsule Wardrobe

Good afternoon everyone, toady’s post is on getting a holiday capsule wardrobe. Now most of us have spent almost six months at home, so thinking about going away on holiday may not have entered our minds until now. So don’t just start buying pieces that you may never wear again. Why not create a holiday capsule wardrobe that will see you wearing them on repeat now and in the years to come. Take a scroll down to see some of my favourite pieces!

 

/ DRESS / MULES / BAG / HAT Similar / SUNGLASSES

OFF THE SHOULDER DRESS

First up is an off the shoulder dress, or if they are not your go-to then any other style of beautiful summer dress is a must. Whether you go for a minimal dress either in linen or cotton that is up to you. For those of you that like wearing bright and vivid colours what better time to wear them, also they are perfect against a tanned skin. The dress that I am wearing here is from Staud via Net-A-Porter. I do love an off the shoulder dress and this one comes in other colours too. The ‘Elio’ dress is cut from a breathable linen-blend woven with generous amounts of cotton and has a flowy tiered hem.

 

BASKET BAGS

Now you all now how much I adore a basket bag, well it’s no longer just for the beach, it has become a staple in our wardrobes. The fact that you can carry all your daily essential has made it so much more appealing. When you are headed on your holiday why not carry the basket bag as a carry on to save some room in your luggage. My basket bag is from Loewe via Mytheresa. Love the size of the bag as I can carry a whole heap of things, including four beach towels as well as SPF, spare clothing for the boys and water too!

 

SHORTS

Moving on and onto shorts which are a staple in most of our wardrobes for summer. So if you are like me and love the denim cut-offs which are great for pairing over swimsuits, there are so many to get your hands on from the high street to the high end. If the cut-offs are not your thing then go for longer ones in the Bermuda style. Or why not go for a linen pair which can make for a more polished look, just perfect for sightseeing.

 

SWIMWEAR

Next and onto swimwear, now for me when it comes to my swimwear I like to step out of my comfort zone and go for bold colours. That may not all ways be the case but I do like to switch it up from time to time. You will for sure find some colourful bathing suits as well as some neutral ones in my wardrobe!

 

SANDALS

When it comes to footwear it is a good idea to invest in a pair of leather sandals. It is a definite essential that will see you through from the beach to the city and is the perfect finishing touch to an array of outfits. On the casual side a pair of flip flops is a must and one I wear daily. For the evening why not go for a pair of mules like the ones I am wearing which are from Staud via Net-A-Porter.

WIDE LEG TROUSERS

A pair of wide leg linen trousers is another must for a summer wardrobe, perfect as a cover-up and worn over your bathing suit. A versatile piece of clothing that can be be worn with a blouse or with a tank top to take you from day to night.

 

COVER UP

Talking of cover-up this is a definite must for the beach and pool. Again linen types are great and can be thrown over your swimwear. Go for one that is versatile and can be worn a few different ways, therefore making your packing a littler lighter.

 

ACCESSORIES

Finally moving onto accessories, I absolutely adore hats and a straw hat for me is a must. They look fab with a summer dress and can elevate an outfit for sure, also helps keep the sun at bay too. My straw hat is from Mango and comes in a wide brim and I absolutely love it.

As for jewellery I love gold and would pack a chunky gold necklace and earrings. Completing my list and not forgetting my trusted sunglasses which are without a doubt an essential. Here I am wearing my Azzedine Alaia pair from Net-A-Porter.

 

So what are your essential holiday wardrobe staple pieces? Do let me know by leaving a comment below.

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ENSEMBLE

Dress: STAUD via NET-A-PORTER

Straw Bag: LOEWE via MYTHERESA

Mules: STAUD via NET-A-PORTER

Hat: MANGO Similar

Sunglasses: AZZEDINE ALAIA via NET-A-PORTER

Lipstick: CHANEL

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41 Comments

    • Lovely
      Author
      August 24, 2020 / 12:42 pm

      Thank you Pamela.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  1. August 21, 2020 / 6:32 pm

    I loved the tips. It is always good to take everything you will need and make a list beforehand to avoid taking unnecessary things.
    Your dress is amazing, I love the photos.
    xo

    • Lovely
      Author
      August 24, 2020 / 12:43 pm

      Thanks Tayane.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  2. August 21, 2020 / 7:23 pm

    Beautiful summery dress and great inspiration. <3

    • Lovely
      Author
      August 24, 2020 / 12:43 pm

      Thank you so much.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      Author
      August 24, 2020 / 12:43 pm

      Thank you Mish.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  3. Keri
    August 21, 2020 / 8:52 pm

    A large brimmed hat and colorful sundress are my two go summer travel pieces.

    https://kerielaine.com
    Keri

    • Lovely
      Author
      August 24, 2020 / 12:43 pm

      Sounds great Keri.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      Author
      August 24, 2020 / 12:43 pm

      Thanks Jackie.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  4. August 21, 2020 / 11:32 pm

    This post has got me dreaming of a beach vacay so much! Packing everything you mentioned, mentally right now. hahaha

    http://www.fashionradi.com

    • Lovely
      Author
      August 24, 2020 / 12:44 pm

      Haha, hopefully you can go on one soon Radi!

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      Author
      August 24, 2020 / 12:44 pm

      Thanks Paola.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  5. August 22, 2020 / 12:40 pm

    wow! You look stunning in that dress. It’s gorgeous. I love it with the hat. And I adore that bag too!

    • Lovely
      Author
      August 24, 2020 / 12:45 pm

      Thank you Amy.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  6. August 22, 2020 / 1:30 pm

    Your dress is amazing!! I wish we could move into Summer here soon 🙂

    x Natalie
    Lucy and the Runaways – Blog and Instagram

    • Lovely
      Author
      August 24, 2020 / 12:45 pm

      Thanks Natalie.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  7. August 22, 2020 / 4:45 pm

    You look gorgeous in this off shoulder dress.
    Love the straw hat as well.
    Great tips for putting together a capsule wardrobe.

    • Lovely
      Author
      August 24, 2020 / 12:45 pm

      Thank you Ivana.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  8. August 22, 2020 / 6:36 pm

    Udzieliłaś bardzo ciekawych rad. Bardzo podobają mi się koszykowe torby. Takie w rozmiarze XXL są super, niestety nie dla mnie , bo nie jestem wysoka i taka torba mnie przytłacza. Wyglądasz zjawiskowo w sukience w hiszpańskim stylu i tym pięknym kapeluszu. Piękna sesja, robi wrażenie. Pozdrawiam cieplutko:)))

    • Lovely
      Author
      August 24, 2020 / 12:45 pm

      Thanks Hanna.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  9. August 22, 2020 / 7:00 pm

    So many fab clothes to for the holidays! I think I pack most of these and then some never can travel light haha!
    I love that dress on you, you look gorgeous!

    Aimsy xoxo
    Aimsy’s Antics

    • Lovely
      Author
      August 24, 2020 / 12:46 pm

      I hear you Aimsy, I try my best but sometime do overpack.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  10. August 22, 2020 / 7:34 pm

    Beautiful dress 🙂 Very interesting post 🙂

    • Lovely
      Author
      August 24, 2020 / 12:46 pm

      Thanks Martyna.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  11. August 22, 2020 / 7:46 pm

    You always pick out the best outfits for all sorts of occasions. I still need to get my hands on the basket bag!! Ooooh you can never go wrong with a ribboned hat! Thanks for sharing!

    Nancy ✨ exquisitely.me

    • Lovely
      Author
      August 24, 2020 / 12:46 pm

      Thank you so much Nancy.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  12. jodie filogomo
    August 22, 2020 / 10:52 pm

    This is exactly what I love Lovely!! I have a closet full of sandals now, and I’m just starting to add in wide leg pants.
    XOOX
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • Lovely
      Author
      August 24, 2020 / 12:47 pm

      That is so good to hear Jodie.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  13. August 22, 2020 / 11:55 pm

    These are such great vacation capsule ideas! I love that all the pieces are practical and stylish. I am especially loving the cut of the shorts you tagged because they are more loose fitting. I can’t stand having to adjust tight shorts all the time!

    Jill
    https://jilliancecilia.com/

    • Lovely
      Author
      August 24, 2020 / 12:47 pm

      Thanks Jill.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  14. August 23, 2020 / 12:50 am

    Nothing wrong with a staycation! You can definitely mix and match your selections for a perfect holiday look. Basket bags are a staple for me, vacation or not.

    xoxo Amanda | theaestheticedge.com

    • Lovely
      Author
      August 24, 2020 / 12:47 pm

      That is so true Amanda, there is nothing wrong with a staycation!

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      Author
      August 24, 2020 / 12:47 pm

      Thanks Cielo.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      August 24, 2020 / 12:48 pm

      Thanks Naya.

      xoxo
      Lovely

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