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The Essentials You Need For Your Perfect Vacation Capsule Wardrobe
Seasonless Basics
It’s easy to take basic pieces and layer them to fit any weather. Take a button-down shirt, for example, it can be worn open over a t-shirt or you can button it up and wear a bigger sweater on top.
Three Tops
You should choose three tops that are weather appropriate and easy to layer. Once you choose a color scheme, you can choose the three tops that you can layer with your seasonless basics to create endless outfit possibilities; think camisoles, crop tops, cardigans, and turtlenecks.
Three Bottoms
The next thing you want to look at is three bottoms that stay within your color scheme so they can easily match your tops. According to Dressbarn’s capsule wardrobe checklist, you should have a mix of jeans, pants, or shorts, so you can create a casual, business casual, or elegant look.
Three Shoes
You’ll need three pairs of neutral shoes for your vacation capsule wardrobe. They should fall into the categories of practicality, day-date worthy, and “going out” shoes; essentially, they should be white sneakers, heels, and flats, according to fashion stylist Tan France.
Day-to-Night Dress
You can create many outfits with one dress because you can dress it up or down depending on the shoes, accessories, and layers you add. Dresses are also great for space-saving because they are only one piece.