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Along with holiday excitement comes the inconvenience of cabin bag restrictions, and there’s nothing more stressful than trying to cram your entire summer wardrobe into a small case. However, if you plan ahead, curating the perfect holiday capsule wardrobe will save you both time and stress—giving you plenty of outfit options. The secret to effective packing is to pick versatile pieces that can be styled in a multitude of ways, meaning you can mix and match as you go—dressing pieces up for alfresco dinners before reworking the same items for sightseeing the next day. This article aims to guide you through the process of packing the perfect holiday capsule wardrobe.

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A capsule wardrobe is a game changer for any woman but is especially useful when traveling. It involves packing a carefully thought-out selection of clothes that can be interchanged, carrying you through a holiday. The idea is you can have a range of looks and styles with a small selection of clothes.

If you’re not sure what to pack for your next trip away, follow these top tips.

A pair of wide-leg trousers

A must-have for any capsule wardrobe, not only because they’re more comfortable and roomier than jeans, but also because they are a great statement piece that can be paired with any top: a t-shirt, a vest, a blouse, or even a jumper.

Wide-leg trousers create a polished look that is flattering for any body shape but is also comfortable enough to wear for a meal out, where you’ll hopefully enjoy lots of delicious local food!

A linen shirt

If you’re going somewhere warm and sunny, it’s a good idea to bring at least one item of linen or cotton clothing. These are highly breathable fabrics that also help prevent body odor.

A crisp, white, linen shirt makes a fantastic beach cover-up that can also be worn for your lunch outing with denim shorts and sandals. Many brands are embracing the linen look with coordinating shorts or wide-leg trousers, meaning you can look chic and pulled together while also staying cool in the summer sun. Don’t forget to style it with a pair of designer sunglasses!

A selection of accessories

Take your evening look to the next level with statement accessories such as ornate earrings and an embellished handbag from Luxurious materials including velvet, silk, high-shine metallics, and sequins are very much on-trend, so make the perfect go-to for an evening at a bar or restaurant. You can also use these accessories to make your day wear a little more glamorous.

One statement dress with a pair of platform heels will take you from “beach babe” to “high glam” in a matter of minutes.

A swimsuit as a top

If you’re short on suitcase space and are going somewhere hot, you could use an old trick where you use your swimsuit as a top. When styled with shorts or a silky slip skirt, you’ll have a fantastic outfit that makes a dip in the ocean that extra bit easier. It’s also a great way to show off your tan and make the most of every item of clothing you bring.

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