How to Make the Perfect Capsule Holiday Wardrobe for Women

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A capsule wardrobe, a term coined by Susie Faux in the 1970s, is a collection of essential items of clothing that don’t go out of fashion and can be worn all year round in a variety of combinations. Over the year additional items can be added to the capsule wardrobe to make it season appropriate while guaranteeing the outfits stay in style. Having a summer capsule wardrobe is essential if you want to look your best in the following months, and it makes it easy to pack for holidays or choose clothes for days out with family and friends.

Read on to learn more about what vital pieces of clothing, shoes and summer accessories you need this summer to help you create the perfect capsule wardrobe.

Essential Clothes

viz a viz top

Finding the right items of clothing for your summer capsule wardrobe is essential! The pieces need to be fashionable and easily transferable from casual to smart for any occasion. At Bratts, we have a large section of ladies fashion that stocks only the very best brands, making it easy to find everything you need for a stunning summer capsule wardrobe. Gerry Weber, one of the very popular brands that we stock, have a wide range of basic tops that come in a variety of colours and patterns while Viz a Viz has a stylish asymmetric mock hem top that is sure to never go out of style. For something more simple and easy to grab on a summer day, Joules have the perfect lightweight jersey t-shirts in several colours that are a must-have staple for your capsule wardrobe.

We also stock Adini, a wonderful and beautiful clothing brand that has an extensive range of trousers suitable for a capsule wardrobe. They come in a variety of designs, colours and fits and can easily be dressed up or down dependent on the day. Add in a few pairs of shorts and skirts and you are on your way to looking fabulous all summer.

Must-Have Shoes

Moda in Pelle Sandals

Sandals never go out of style and are perfect for spring, summer and early autumn, making them a capsule wardrobe must-have. We stock a huge range of sandals and having a pair or two in your summer capsule wardrobe is a great way to completely change the look of an outfit.

Trainers are another important part of your summer outfit planning. If you want to look stylish and feel comfortable at the same time, whether you are sightseeing or going to the beach, trainers can work with almost any outfit and are perfect for days where you might be walking a lot.

Moda in Pelle is another luxury shoe brand that we stock at Bratts who offer a fabulous range of shoes. Their selection are trendy and can be perfect for taking your day look into the evening, making it easy for you to go from a lovely summer meal to dancing all night long. They are incredibly high quality and come in a range of patterns and colours that compliment any outfit.

Summer Accessories

Cath Kidston Bag

A capsule wardrobe needs some glam accessories that can compliment any outfit  combination. Viz a Viz has a lovely collection of accessories, their most popular being their print and dip-dye scarfs. Lightweight and beautiful, their scarves are perfect for wrapping around your shoulders on a breezy summer night or protecting your shoulders from the glaring sun in the day. They can also be kept in your capsule wardrobe throughout the year as an extra layer of clothing when it gets chilly in autumn or to wear around your neck during winter.

Another summer essential is a bag. Pick one that is the right size to throw your sunglasses and a book in for the beach or your purse and car keys for a trip to see friends or family. Radley and Cath Kidston have gorgeous bags that are stylish and big enough to hold whatever you need. Plus they are such high quality they will last for years!

A capsule wardrobe is perfect for people who want a stylish collection of clothes that stay in fashion throughout the seasons. If you want to learn more about building a capsule wardrobe, ask one of our talented assistants to help you pick out the best pieces.