Summertime and vacationing are a match made in heaven. This divine combination is may be responsible for our overstuffed wardrobes. Let’s be honest – how many times do we buy clothes, shoes, or accessories thinking, “this will look so good on a beach vacation” or “hey, this outfit will really help beat the heat”? Countless, I’m sure.
But the art to smart shopping and intelligent fashion is having a ready-to-go capsule wardrobe which comprises of essentials that can create multiple looks. You basically curate a set of clothes and accessories that are versatile, stylish, and oh-so-comfy. I have a holiday capsule wardrobe for summer vacationing, most of it comprising clothes and accessories by Hush, which is a lovely brand for summer-wear. Here’s what you’ll find in my capsule wardrobe:
Loosely-fitted frilly tops are quite in vogue these days. They are particularly suited for summertime vacationing since they do not stick to the body. Also, the long sleeves prevent tanning. You can team such tops with jeans, shorts, and even skirts, which make them a wonderful addition to your holiday capsule wardrobe.
Florals are a spring-summer staple and combined with the flowy goodness of well-fitting midis, they make for the perfect holiday outfit. Casual yet distinctive, floral midis are a comfy outfit when traveling. You can accessorize such an outfit with a large straw hat and big boho hat. I often wear midis to the beach since I can easily wear a swimsuit beneath them.
Shirt dresses are effortlessly chic. I typically pair a shirt dress with sneakers and a belt which add a youthful dimension to the outfit. If you are wary to go down the androgynous path, you can accessorize with long earrings, bracelets and neckpieces. Additionally, go in for dresses in bright colours, to ensure the final effect is cool and summery.
I simply love funky footwear and nothing looks better than a pair of sneakers with interesting detailing. They are a great choice for summer vacations since you can walk in them all day long, without getting tired. I would recommend getting a pair in a neutral shade that is sure to complement multiple outfits, including evening-wear.
Culottes have become oft-worn office attire but in my opinion, they are equally well-suited for casual wear. In fact, I would probably carry a pair of culottes on vacations over jeans since they are more comfortable, and also quite edgy. Printed culottes look even better in matching sets, and a great option for lounging in the hotel or a coffee-shop when vacationing.
Hobo bags have been a popular choice for summertime vacationing. But if you want something edgier, more distinctive, a basket-style bag would be an ideal choice. They are roomy, sturdy, and easy to clean. Be it on the beach, the hills, a cab, or a bus, a basket-style bag would be both an asset as a carry-all, and fashion statement as an accessory.