Holiday Capsule

Whether you holiday regularly or just take the odd weekend away in the sun, the way to create a desired and notable look is by focusing on the garments that compliment your personality and dressing preferences best. With that in mind, the choice of what to take with you becomes clear and the packing a lot more effective. 

Capsule packing for holiday has never been easier; the selection is wide and can meet all budgets, itinerary, length of stay and formality of the trip. From basic linen to tailored suits, kaftans and the abundance of silk dresses, these seasonal garments will help to transfer you swiftly from the poolside to dinner. 

Quick tip: try not to pack for all eventualities unless your time away includes formal events or if you are off to a remote location. Leave room in the case for a wearable memory or two you buy at the holiday destination, it will make the experience last a lot longer in your mind on your return.

  • Lemon, lavender, sage and white

  • Silk dress / jumpsuit

  • White or other light shade blazer 

  • Signature eyewear - cat eye, oversized or classic aviator

  • Something tailored

  • Mini-handle evening bag

  • Stiletto or kitten heeled sandal

  • Coloured or white sneaker

  • Statement sun hat

  • Bows & ruffles if it is really “you”



The summer season is packed rich with new and ‘recycled’ styles. These looks offer even the most unassuming and modest, the opportunity to dream while looking chic and current. I, as an avid japanofile, particularly enjoyed seeing the strong influence of japanese design on the various runways. 

This time of year is a time to let your hair down and have some fun. If however you find change difficult, start small. There is no point in spending money on garments you will never wear just because the industry urges you to do so.  Keep your lifestyle in mind and only when you feel ready, take a little step to experiment with a new design or shade. Done correctly, these additions can transform your personal-style and add confidence to your dressing process. It might even awaken a whole new you….  

Some  ideas to look for are: 

Go bold in shades of yellow and purple, or romantic in soft monochromes of pastel hues.

Try some sheer tops, translucent fabrics or tule, satin and fringe if you feel it suits your personality

Invest in a platform shoe or even better a high platform sneaker.

When deciding on an outfit, don’t shy away from combining geometrics alongside dots & florals  

Denim, white, sage, lavender & all shades of yellow are key summer shades.

The Parka - dressy or casual, it is a very useful item year round for the uk.

As always, DressYourWay,