A Summer Holiday Capsule Wardrobe for a UK Staycation

This week the Style Club Magazine for June has been published and in it I have created 4 holiday capsule wardrobes. I though I would share one of them with you here (if you want to see the other 3 though, one for a 5 Star resort, one on a budget and one for a city holiday you will need to subscribe to the Style Club)

If you are staying in the UK for your summer holiday this year – or you will be visiting us from overseas – you will need to pack for all weather eventualities. As those of us who do live here know we can have several seasons within one week! So you may have a few days of scorching sunshine followed by a heavy downpour and chilly winds.

The answer to this dilemma is layers and wet weather wear as well as shorts and swimwear. It doesn’t make packing easy so here is an example wardrobe you can use as a basis for creating your own (or I would love to do it for you) Include a lightweight rain coat, but if the forecast is looking good add a second sun dress or pair of shorts. I’ve also added a casual blazer to smarten the outfits up.

summer 2015 holiday capsule wardrobe

If you are taking children on your break you can still look chic as well as being practical.

I’ve included this season’s must have denim dress, chinos and boyfriend jeans and an on trend jumpsuit. Make it chic by including timeless accessories.

Day wear for sightseeing, lunches (cream teas!) and day trips:

summer 2015 holiday capsule wardrobe

summer 2015 holiday capsule wardrobe

For evenings in pubs or informal restaurants (you could add a 2nd smarter dress if you need it)

summer 2015 holiday capsule wardrobe

And just in case you are lucky enough to see the sunshine:

summer 2015 holiday capsule wardrobe

I’ve used predominantly neutrals for this wardrobe so you can adapt it with some of your own best colours in T-shirts and knitwear.

Where to buy:

Denim dress // Print dress // Blazer // Blue knit // Raincoat // Navy shell top // Jumpsuit // Swimsuit // Boyfriend jeans // Light blue top // Sand waterfall knit // Navy kaftan // Camel vest top // Stripe skirt // Chinos // Ivory sleeveless top // Wellies // Navy shoes // Navy bag // Cream scarf // Shorts // Trainers // Necklace // Wedges // Tan bag // Animal print scarf // Tote bag //