A limited baggage allowance doesn’t need to mean that you have to lose your style whilst you’re on holiday or travelling! Granted you can’t take your whole summer wardrobe but some planning in advance means you can put together a capsule holiday collection to be envied! The first step would be to take inspiration from the latest beachwear collections currently available from the likes of Boudi UK and look to build your capsule around this, especially as most of your time will probably be spent by the pool or at the beach! These collections were all over the catwalks at the Spring/Summer 2013 Fashion Week’s and working your own wardrobe around these will give you that “just stepped off the catwalk” look!
Shopping therapy in Malaga, Spain
For the summer of 2013 the designers were inspired by bright colours and bold shapes with some 90’s trends making a comeback Philipp Plein for instance channels this through a selection of neon bikinis. If the bright colours of the 90’s aren’t your thing there is the chic monochrome, which takes the timeless black and white trend and brings it back for another season in the form of stripes or you can head to the oriental prints for something a little different which combines floral and animal prints.
Taking your trend of choice pick a selection of pieces which work together to produce a variety of potential outfits suiting the holiday itinerary which you may have planned. Once the clothing has been chosen you can then choose a select few accessories. Your choice of shoes is an important consideration, being some of the more bulky items to pack you really need to take as little as possible so choose something basic which suits all of your planned outfits!
Work out just exactly how many outfits you will need, as well as space saving this will of course mean less work when you return from your holiday and need to start the unpacking! Beachwear, sun dresses, hats, sunglasses and shorts should be taking up the majority of your suitcase and finally, a pair of designer jeans or even denim shorts can pull your whole collection together, working effortlessly with most items means you have backup outfit choices if you decide (or are at mercy of the weather) to change your plans!
Malaga photo: Jim Pannell