Erica’s capsule holiday wardrobe
BY TOP FASHION STYLIST
Whatever time of year you’re flying off to the sun, welcome to my specially curated holiday wardrobe! All you need are these 15 KEY ITEMS, below. Pack them all in your suitcase with some decent underwear and you can relax on holiday knowing that your clothes and accessories are going to be looking fabulous and will take you from day to night, beach to bar and sightseeing trip to swanky restaurant. Here are my product picks.
[all products are independent recommendations by Erica and are not sponsored. Affiliate links used where available]
Prices may not be as advertised
1. The Cover up
2. The Swimsuit
“A great fitted swimsuit is a must-have! I particularly love one with the ’tummy control’ feature so you can focus on your sun tan and not your tummy.”
£29 reduced from £52!
This ‘Magisculpt’ swimsuit is really flattering and can be worn in not one, not two but SIX different ways!
£39 reduced from £55
Elegant Icon swimsuit with tummy control
£7 (size 16 only)
This swimsuit will add a lovely pop of colour to your beach-ready wardrobe
£13.25 (reduced from £40)
High neck swimsuit with a keyhole to accentuate all your best bits!
3. Daytime dress
Jersey halter beach maxidress
£8.75 reduced from £35.00
Super-stylish dress in a cool check. Perfect for your hols.
Faithfull The Brand
£69.84 reduced from £140
Cute, breezy dress for a leisurely lunch or to cover up at the beach
£8 reduced from £12
Lovely, simple but sexy dress in a hot colour.
£12.50 reduced from £25
Halterneck midi dress
4. Beach Hat
Cute fedora that comes in nine colours
The White Company
£29.40 reduced from £49
This white stetson is hand woven by traditional British hat maker, Christys.
£9 reduced from £14.99
Large straw hat – comes in black or natural
Fabulous floppy hat – J by Jasper Conran
5. Day top
Vero Moda Curve
Nautical with a twist
A simple, versatile, white tee is a great addition to your holiday wardrobe
£9.99 – 19.99
Off the shoulder, ruffled, tie front. What’s not to like about this top!
Get that St Tropez vibe in this sizzling top from New Look
6. Versatile trousers
“You can go for your trusty pair of jeans or you can go for a flowing palazzo trousers. This staple is another everyday piece which you can style effortlessly with anything.”
7. Versatile sandals
Totally on-trend funky and fabulous sandals.
£16.10 – 19.00
Boho sparkly sandals for holi-day to night.
£10 (reduced from £22)
These are leather and come in loads of different colours and styles. Love them!
Chic metallic sandals
Sparkle on your hols with these lovely flatties
8. Versatile shorts
£8 reduced from £16
Cute chino shorts
Levi’s Plus Size
£38.85 – £50
Flattering bermudas with shaping.
£10 reduced from £20
Cool linen blend shorts that come in loads of colours.
Smart tailored linen blend shorts from Lipsy
Pretty Little Thing
£9 reduced from £18
Edgy and on trend ripped denim shorts
Cool zebra print paperbag shorts
9. Beach bag
“A holiday must-have to block the sun and yesterdays celebration. Go for a shade that will suits you face shape so you look your best!”
“Theseare the comfy alternative to heels on an evening out or everyday! Heels can definitely boost your mood so don’t neglect this staple.”
“This staple is the perfect cover-up for the more chilly moments on holiday without all the weight of a coat!”
13. Statement earrings
“The perfect Accessory without all the hassle. These can really pull together a look or make the simplest outfit super chic.”
14. Statement necklace
“Just like with a statement pair statement earrings – a nice necklace can really tie a look together! Long necklaces can elongate your torso and a pretty coloured pendent can really bring out the colour of your eyes.”
15. Evening bag
“This is the cute bag you carry with you on an evening out. You can go for a clutch or a mini bag which is just big enough to carry your essentials.”
- The Cover-up
- The Swimsuit
- Daytime dress
- Beach hat
- Day top
- Versatile trousers
- Versatile sandals
- Versatile shorts
- Beach bag
- Statement earrings
- Statement necklace
- Evening bag
BOOM! You’re ready to go. Don’t forget your sunscreen and you can keep your makeup to a minimum too with Lisa’s 6 makeup bag essentials (see, we ARE your new best friends!).
If you need a new suitcase, check out our Editor’s picks.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Love Erica xxx
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