Capsule Wardrobe Essentials for July

With my main holiday just over a month away I’m in the final stages of planning my holiday capsule wardrobe and the other essentials I want to pack.

Not an item to wear but one that will be used frequently on holiday – I’m finally going to invest in a Kindle. Until now I’ve used the Kindle App on my ipad but as it’s nearing the end of it’s life I’m thinking of going for this lighter option. Getting into a good novel is a holiday luxury – most of my daytime reading tends to be work related the rest of the time, so this is a treat I’m looking forward to – any good suggestions of what to download?

I will be packing one of my holiday essentials – the jersey dress. It resists too much creasing, is lightweight, can be worn with flip flops during the day or dressed up with metallic sandals for evening. This one from Phase Eight is the perfect colour and style for me.

On warm summer evenings at home or away a silk maxi skirt and a pair of flat sandals is relaxed and cool but still looks like you’ve made an effort, just pair it with a simple t-shirt or vest top.

Keeping with the silk theme a silk embellished kaftan will earn it’s keep in your suitcase for lunch by the pool or with a pair of wide leg linen or silk trousers for evening. At home wear it with a pair of jeans and espadrilles.

I love taking new makeup on holiday with me – either bought beforehand or purchased in duty free. These gorgeous eye palettes from Estee Lauder come in a great range of colour combinations. My holiday wardrobe includes greens and turquoise so I’m investing in the green and the golden palette.

Talking of makeup, as you can imagine I’m a very organised packer and I like to separate my sun care, body and hair care products from my makeup and nail varnishes (sad I know!) So a new set of matching cosmetic bags may well find its way into my suitcase and these are incredibly chic and in another of my holiday accent colours.

You can’t beat a pair of cosy slippers in the winter but during the summer months my at home footwear of choice is a pair of flip flops and they travel with me too. This animal print pair make me smile every time I look at them!

Finally I need a new swimsuit. We aren’t having a beach or poolside holiday, although there may be occasions to swim so a new chic one piece with plenty of support is needed and this cup sized one fits the bill.

What are your July essentials?