This summers holiday capsule wardrobe
Jarrold Loves…Stylish Summer Getaways
Are you jetting off to an exotic beach this summer? Exploring a European city for a long weekend? Or maybe you’re off for a fun-filled family holiday in the Mediterranean or simply having a staycation? Wherever you’re headed, summer holiday dressing should be easy, effortless and versatile. The key is to pack light by mix-and-matching items to change up your look without the worry of over-packing. Investing in key pieces is a savvy way to dress for your holiday – think of tops you can co-ordinate with both skirts and Capri trousers as well as over swimwear as a cover-up. Midi skirts work for both day and evening looks and shorts look just as good by the pool as they do for brunch in a café. Explore our collection of holiday fashion to get you inspired to create your capsule wardrobe for your summer getaway.
The airport is where your holiday begins. Feeling comfortable is top priority when you’re travelling, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still look chic whilst doing so. Loose and lightweight fabrics are ideal for keeping cool and comfortable, especially for when you arrive at your destination and take your first steps into the summer sunshine. Be sure to take a lightweight layer with you, such as an oversized shirt or a cardigan, should the temperature drop.
Breezy Beach Looks
Beach dressing is all about relaxed styling with elegant silhouettes that can be layered over swimwear. A midi skirt can be worn multiple times whilst on holiday, and also makes a great cover-up from the poolside to the beach bar, as does a pair of shorts over a swimsuit.
Mix up your look with individual pieces you can team together to create different outfits. Not only will this save space in your suitcase, it means you’re getting more wear out of one item whilst having fun creating different looks each day.
Chic City Break Styling
City break dressing differs from a beach getaway. You want your outfits to be practical for the likelihood of a lot of walking, but you also want to be effortlessly on-trend, especially in fashionable cities such as Paris, Florence or Barcelona. Shorts are a go-to piece for exploring whilst looking chic. Tuck in light-weight blouses or opt for a midi skirt with a simple t-shirt, saving your dressier pieces for evenings enjoying the local hotspots.
Camping is all about having fun. Embracing the weather, enjoying your surroundings and getting active in the great outdoors. Be inspired by festival looks with a touch of bohemian. Think denim or colourful shorts, tie-dye prints, floaty skirts, breezy dresses and lacy loose blouses. Don’t forget practical shoes – your feet will be grateful for them!
Sophisticated Summer Evenings
Imagine sipping your favourite cocktail at the hotel bar as the sun sets, or indulging in some tasty cuisine at a local restaurant. Wearing a maxi dress is an easy way to add a touch of glam to your holiday evening look. An easy ‘throw-on-and-go’ piece, maxi dresses will skim your figure for a comfortable silhouette and can be dressed up with statement jewellery and a pair of wedges. If dresses aren’t your thing, a jumpsuit works for a statement look – choose a plain colour and accessorise or opt for a playful print.