Thursday, 3 July 2014

Capsule holiday wardrobe for a 7 day break

When shopping for your capsule summer holiday wardrobe the key is opting for bright summery colours that complement your sun-kissed skin, Tropical or floral prints to give you that summery feel and loose, relaxed-fitting items that will leave you feeling comfortable, cool, calm, collected and chic rather than hot, sweaty and irritable.

When shopping for my capsule wardrobe, I don't go for overly dressy items but more relaxed items that can be worn with strappy wedges or flat sandals. I tend to go for a combination of floaty shift dresses, maxi dresses, city shorts, loose-fitting midi skirts, strappy or cropped tops and playsuits. 

Here are a few items currently in-store or online that are perfect for the holiday season so go on have a look and have an amazing holiday....wherever you go :) 

And for an added incentive to purchase a few items here is a link to a page on VoucherCodes which offers regular discounts for Boo Hoo items - 

Mango floral shift dress: bonus is that its in the sale so its down from £44.99 to just £29.99 
This cute floral lightweight floaty dress is perfect for summery evenings on holiday. It is loose enough to not cling to you but is still slim fit to offer you some shape. I recommend simply adding a thin wasit belt to pinch in at the waist to give added shape and definition.

ASOS green cami pleated midi dress - £42
Again this dress is lovely and strappy, yet floaty and sophisticated and perfect for an evening meal with your other half while on holiday. Simply pair with some gold accessories for a simple yet chic evening look.

River Island playsuit - £40
A playsuit should be in any holiday capsule wardrobe, they are easy to wear, avoid fuss and difficult decisions when it comes to pairing items to form an outfit.

Tropical midi skirt from Topshop - £38
Strappy black top - £8

A floaty midi skirt is a must for your holiday capsule wardrobe and this high waisted tropical print skirt from Topshop is the perfect addition. It can be paired with a simple black vest top like below to create a chic yet simple evening or day outfit.
Strappy Seam Bralet

Hibiscus Spliced Midi Skirt

Leaf print culottes - £32 Crochet shell top - £24
I love a pair of loose fitting, culottes for holiday, they are cool and playful and with a pattern they can be mixed and matched with a variety of different tops. They are great for holiday as they are comfortable to wear yet fun, summery and girlie with the added benefit of not having to worry about any gusts of wind blowing them up! 
Crochet Shell Top

Toile Star and Leaf Print Culottes

Topshop one shoulder chiffon dress - £85
This stunning lemon one-shoulder dress can be dressed down by pairing with a some flip flops and relaxed beach waved hair to create a relaxed yet cute and summery look. 
**One Shoulder Chiffon Dress by Kate Moss for Topshop
White crepe city shorts (were £38 now £20) and pink cross over top - £34 both Topshop
These longer length shorts provide a chic and sophisticated evening look perfect for any body shape, especially when paired with a longer length cross over top like this. Team with some tan wedges for an ideal evening look.
Textured Cross-Over Back Shell Top
Crepe City Shorts

Floral sundress from Miss Selfridge - £25
Every holiday wardrobe must have a simple sundress that can be thrown over a bikini in the day or dressed up in the evening with the addition of some gold jewellery and a pair of wedges or sandals. A holiday essential.
Petites Tropical Slip Dress

Casual day out fit of Strappy button top (£18) and obligatory denim skort (was £32 now £18
This is an easy to wear day outfit for walking to the shop on holiday or throwing over a bikini during a day outing.
Button Front Strappy Cami
MOTO Bleach Wash Denim Skort

Digital print maxi dress from Miss Selfridge - £40
A maxi dress is a summer holiday essential, they are easy to wear, comfy and chic. This one from Miss Selfridge has a lovely feminine print, a sweetheart neckline and pulls in at the waist to help maintain shape and style. The perfect addition to your summer suitcase.
Digital Print Maxi Dress

Boo Hoo tropical print co-ord - £25
The co-ord is an essential part of any holiday wardrobe and this tropical print one from is perfect. You not only get two items for the price of one that can be mixed and matched you also get an on-trend outfit perfect for a relaxed summer evening. Simply pair with a pair of gold sandals and you are away.
Sadie Palm Print Woven Crop Top & Shorts Co-Ord Set

This River Island black tassle kimono is the best beach cover up - £25
This stunning yet simple black mesh kimono is perfect as a beach cover up during the day but also a great cover-up for the evening as well. It is very chic and because it is simple and plain in colour it can go over pretty much any bikini or outfit you wear.

Nautical strapless bikini from - £16.99/Aztec print bikini - £18
This nautical bandeau bikini is perfect for lounging around by the pool. Simply remove the straps while chilling on the lounger and then re-attach when strutting around and pop over the kimono above.
Marina Nautical Twist Bandeau Bikini    Alicante Twist Front Bandeau Bikini

Gold sandals from New Look - £19.99
Gold sandals are an essential part of any holiday wardrobe, they go with literally everything but give each outfit that added bit of glamour. These are flat, comfortable and cover up your toes (a body part hate of mine!) 


Porcelina said...

Some super picks Liz! I like the green midi dress best I think. And those gold sandals are really lovely on you x

Bambi said...

Thanks Hun. I love the green dress. I bought last week & it looks really nice on. I can't wait to wear on holiday! X