Erica’s capsule holiday wardrobe

BY TOP FASHION STYLIST

Erica Matthews

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.

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1. The Cover up

“This staple is an underrated Fashionable wardrobe saviour! After a dip in the pool you can modestly head to lunch in a maxi/kaftan cover-up or if you are still on your journey to ultimate body confidence a sarong will help you wrap up in style.”

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.”

3. Daytime dress

“A dress for the day is a must you can go for a maxi or a mini sundress. Go for something that is lightweight, flowing and doesn’t crease too much!”

4. Beach Hat

“Block out all the shade in style! This cute accessory provides an injection of style to the simplest of looks.”

5. Day top

“This could be a slogan tee to suit your mood or a sexy off the shoulder top. This is something that you can easily throw on throughout the day and can be paired with just about anything.”

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

“A versatile shoe that you can wear daily, from poolside to excursions. it can be paired with all of your swimsuits and outfits”

8. Versatile shorts

“These shorts are your daytime must haves, easy to pull on and the perfect cover-up option to the beach/pool. Choosing a distressed denim style will bring you bang on trend!”

9. Beach bag

“A Statement piece that will be your buddy throughout your entire holiday! You will take this from poolside to the bar. Go for something that shows your personal style.”

10. Sunglasses

“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!”

11. Wedges

“Theseare the comfy alternative to heels on an evening out or everyday! Heels can definitely boost your mood so don’t neglect this staple.”

12. Shawl

“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.”

Here’s a checklist for your 15 key items:

  1. The Cover-up
  2. The Swimsuit
  3. Daytime dress
  4. Beach hat
  5. Day top
  6. Versatile trousers
  7. Versatile sandals
  8. Versatile shorts
  9. Beach bag
  10. Sunglasses
  11. Wedges
  12. Shawl
  13. Statement earrings
  14. Statement necklace
  15. 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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