January 19, 2022

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The Summer Travel Capsule Wardrobe for Fashion People

Traveling is finally a thing again, and yes, that concept alone is thrilling, but… What are we wearing? If there’s anyone who knows how to dress on vacation, it’s fashion people. After doing a deep dive into their covetable summer 2021 wardrobes, I concocted the ideal travel capsule wardrobe thanks to some of my favorite sartorial sweeties. Featuring a perfect blend of current trends and summertime staples, the assortment here will ensure your suitcase will be packed to perfection no matter where you’re going.

Ahead, get ready to discover the ultimate summer travel capsule wardrobe for fashion people, from accessories to going-out pieces and much more. Even if you aren’t planning on traveling anytime soon, this capsule wardrobe will benefit your local summer plans just as much—I promise.

Swimsuits have taken on rare form this summer thanks to the rise of the three-piece matching set. Be it a coordinating sarong, skirt, or hat, a matching swimsuit and cover-up situation is the telltale sign of a true fashion person.

Shop the trend:

Rj Swim Stella Mini Skirt ($50)

Shop the matching Stella String Top ($45) and Stella String Thong Bottom ($45).

Solid&Striped The Pareo ($88)

Shop the matching Tati Bikini Top ($88) and Tati Bikini Bottoms ($88).

Frankies Bikinis Cheri Terry Cardigan Sweater ($140)

Shop the matching Tia Triangle Bikini Top ($80) and Tia Terry String Bikini Bottom ($80).

Vacations typically require a lot of swimsuit styling, and beachy bottoms always make for the easiest option. These days, there are so many options, from crochet trousers to denim shorts, so pick your favorite and keep them in your beach bag.

Shop the trend:

Solid&Striped The Leila Open-Knit Wide-Leg Pants ($280)

Violeta Denim Bermuda Shorts With Frayed Hem ($60)

Lucy Folk Playa Cotton-Terry Shorts ($210)

Wear it to lunch or throw it on over your bikini—big button-down shirts have proven they are the end-all and be-all of fashionable summer staples.

Shop the trend:

Zara Poplin Shirt ($36)

Open Edit Oversize Organic Cotton Poplin Blouse ($49)

H&M Linen-Blend Shirt ($30)

Trot from destination to destination with a practical yet striking carryall. You’ll almost always see the fashion set with a net version of some kind, but we love raffia and nylon options, too.

Shop the trend:

Clare V. Sandy Woven Market Tote ($135)

Mango Braided Shopper Bag ($80)

Hotshine Mesh Bags ($17)

An elevated maxi dress will always serve as that go-to dinner look, brunch ensemble, and more while you’re on your vacation. Thanks to the two shoe styles we recommend you pack, you will be able to dress these frocks up and down with ease.

Shop the trend:

SIR the Label Soleil Midi Dress ($420)

H&M Ruffle-Trimmed Dress ($25)

PatBo Gabi Cutout Floral-Print Crepon and Stretch-Jersey Halterneck Maxi Dress ($695)

Practical and minimal flat sandals are a must while you’re on any vacation. Pack pairs that are neutral in color so you can truly wear them with anything.

Shop the trend:

Who What Wear Aliyah Sandal ($99)

Steve Madden Ellen Flip Flop ($80)

Staud Nina Ruched Sandals ($250)

The fashion crowd has already been flooding our Instagram feeds with this stunning accessory, and we aren’t mad about it. With multiple ways to style them and every print and color available under the sun, headscarves are the easiest way to showcase your personal style this summer.

Shop the trend:

Lescarf No. 14 Striped Silk-Twill Scarf ($90)

Cxapnstou Square 100% Silk Scarves ($15)

Emilio Pucci Psychedelic-Style Patterned Scarf ($316)

Sultry matching sets (yes, this is the summer of the matching set) make for the absolute best going-out looks. Not only are they a no-brainer to pack, but you can also wear them individually, meaning you’re really getting your bang for your buck.

Shop the trend:

With Jéan Naomi Set ($259)

Good American Matte Good Halter Top ($55)

Shop the matching Swirl Mesh Flare Pant ($79).

OW Intimates x Revolve Iris Top in White ($79)

Shop the matching Iris Skirt ($79).

If you didn’t pack at least one pair of simple strappy sandals, you did something wrong. Wear them with jean shorts, maxi dresses, and more, and get ready to experience your most practical packing choice yet.

Shop the trend:

Open Edit Jagger Kitten Heel Sandal ($40)

H&M Leather Sandals ($70)

Neous Dofida 65mm Sandals ($595)

Next up, discover the dress trend no one knows about yet.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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