Summer is approaching, which means we need our summer travel capsule wardrobe ready for all our trips and holidays. This post will show you what to pack for a summer trip. We’re going to make the whole process easy, so you can focus on seeing the sights and getting that tan – but please remember to wear sunscreen.
Although the summer season generally simplifies outfit ideas, there’s still a lot to think about. You can put on white jeans, something with white stripes like a short sleeve linen shirt, and add a small purse to finish the picture.
Now try to do that when you are flying for a long weekend with everything on your summer travel list and need to comply with the carry-on rules. I don’t mean to disappoint, but contrary to Tom Cruise’s take on the matter, that is mission impossible.
Take a deep breath. You don’t need to stress because I’ve carefully researched and selected 15 key pieces you can combine into more than 25 different outfits (!!!) as each of them is interchangeable and essential for your summer travels. From great options that flatter any body type and promise a fresh look, to pairs of shoes you will want to wear every day, the expert edit below will help you plan your upcoming trip. So you can leave the hotel room with confidence and have so much fun.
It’s time to see some Aperol Spritzes on social media… It will be a bon voyage with your summer travel capsule wardrobe 2023.
SUMMER TRAVEL CAPSULE WARDROBE: WHAT TO PACK FOR YOUR TRIP
The neutral button-down linen shirt is the first thing you need to add to your summer capsule wardrobe. It’s stylish, it’s effortless, it’s a dream come true. When I say you can pull off thousands of different looks with it, I’m not kidding. You will only need the pant below and maybe a straw tote. And a straw hat to match in your Europe summer travel capsule.
Save yourself a lot of time and match the relaxed linen shirt with these pull-on linen pants. They will work for a special occasion, but will also elevate your personal style when the only thing you want to do is lie on the beach and let your cares wash away with the tide. Sure, flowy midi skirts are cool. However, once the easy-breezy feeling is on your fingertips, there’s no coming back. Plus, this set makes a great travel outfit for long flight.
A white T-shirt or simply a T-shirt in neutral colors is essential once the spring capsule wardrobe takes over. Feel free to pair it with denim shorts and throw on a denim jacket if cold weather somehow finds a way to surprise you. The last thing you want before that highly anticipated trip is to get sick.
There is a maxi dress, and there is THE maxi dress. Although this one from Everlane doesn’t fit the description 100%, it’s close to perfect. Grab it, head to the beach, and enjoy the relaxed fit and lightweight cotton structure. The little black dress is classic, but the big white dress is a strong contender.
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Another great item you should absolutely add to your own summer packing list – the tank top. Whether it’s neutral or with a pop of color, showing off the shoulder or a bit of cleavage, it’s sexy, sassy, and a way to survive in super warm climates.
I have already mentioned the immortal jean shorts, so it’s only logical to move the perfect travel capsule wardrobe there. I mean, who are you to blame? If there is something that will stand the test of time, it’s denim. I know it’s a risky take on the trend, but denim on denim brings the heat to your hot vacay outfit.
An easy way to survive a long flight is to dress comfortably. Not that doing so will cure the boredom after you have read every single magazine – including the in-flight safety manual – but a top in base color will allow you to move freely and layer up if needed. Plus, if you don’t have fitted square-neck ribbed tank tops in your capsule closet, then I recommend you rectify this as soon as possible. Just saying.
High-way draped pants are perfect for either elegant or dressy #OOTDs – with the shirt below or the top above. If you are more Kim K and less Kendall K on a regular Tuesday, pair it with the elegant evening sandals I’ll introduce shortly. The same applies to the T-shirt under #3 and the top on #5. Mixing and matching at its finest.
Wherever you are going, you need a slightly oversized elegant shirt. The relaxed silhouette will make you look like you don’t care, but also let the others know who’s the boss. Wear it on its own or as the third layer over a bra and sports tank, it’s up to you.
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If nothing, my recent trips have proven that you always need a cotton sweater or something to throw over, just in case it gets cold. Compared to other sweaters, this is not one of your heavy clothing items. You can wear it as a top or think of it as a nice top layer all over your body.
While Ms. Bradshaw has a few requirements when it comes to shoes, we want a comfortable fit and statement-making hardware. Grab these flat sandals to experience the best of both worlds. Especially if you are planning a long trip with a small suitcase. You don’t want to be paying more for your 2 week summer travel capsule wardrobe. Some of those extra costs for adding baggage are just criminal.
There are many different ways to make an impression, but the elegant evening sandals really stand out. If you don’t consider walking on platforms the biggest challenge, opt for a strappy pair with block heels. It’s taking your travel style to the next level.
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Telling you why white sneakers are a must-have would be like telling you why you need to catch up with ‘The Bachelor’ – possible, but not necessary. They are a great way (if not the greatest) to look like a million dollars without actually spending a million dollars. Consider it white’s superpower and the key to your perfect wardrobe capsule.
Finding the right accessories makes your travel wardrobe feel complete. Once it’s July, skip the hard work and enjoy the sun’s rays with these dark sunglasses. I don’t want to sound too repetitive, but they are one of those versatile pieces you will be wearing all year round.
I have no idea if you are a light packer or the type of girl who insists on bringing absolutely everything along, a beach visit can’t happen without a large tote bag. Big enough to fit your towel, essentials, and some drinks, think of it as the BFF that won’t complain about how hot it is. Oh, and I repeat, don’t forget the SPF!
Whatever color palette you choose for your next trip, these pieces are the best ways to have a better time, style-wise. Use these items to make your life easier, packing smoother, and your summer style even more fabulous. Share your holiday snaps with me on socials @SavinaOfficial, so I get to like them with envy.
By saying that, I realized something. Not everyone pays extra attention to outfits, but every single one of us wants to pack lightly, yet effectively. I mean, we do not want to exceed baggage limits, but we still want to bring that particular white blouse and a swimsuit cover-up for the Santorini photoshoot.
Also, whatever the location, this expert edit is a great place to find or fall back in love with your favorite things, whether we are talking about pairs of jeans or linen shorts.
Now you know what to pack for a week trip in summer, let the good times roll!
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