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7 Essentials For A Spring Travel Capsule Wardrobe That Just Makes Sense

7 Essentials For A Spring Travel Capsule Wardrobe That Just Makes Sense


pring has its way around fun dressing. The colors are brighter and the mood is lighter. While fashion has become defiant with more fluidity in its approach, spring still holds a girly bloom that makes it perfect for a getaway. If vacationing is on your season’s to-do list, then putting together your spring travel capsule wardrobe isn’t up for debate.

Creating a spring travel capsule wardrobe involves selecting versatile, mix-and-match pieces that can be styled to accommodate changing weather and activities. It also includes knowing how to select pieces that can take you through the day without the need to switch outfits. In addition, accessories come in handy, but not a ton of them, as a mere handful of items can play a role in elevating your coordination. This way, you can make multiple choices without paying for extra luggage.

Check out 7 essentials for a spring travel capsule wardrobe that delivers…

#1. Easy tops

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Keep it light. That’s the code for your spring travel tops. Pack white T-shirts, a striped blouse, a lightweight sweatshirt, a chambray top, and a tank top, as mixing and matching these is easy. Whether you style these tops with denim bottoms, flare skirts, or layered on a dress, the result is a look that scores style points. The warm weather often offers an air of adventure. Pack light but strategically.

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#2. Solid bottoms

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High-waisted pants or shorts are your best ally. Rock them with sandals, sneakers, or platforms for an impactful spring take. You can also introduce a hat and cross-body bag for more interest.

Opt for neutral chinos or khaki pants, a midi or flowy maxi skirt, leggings, or comfortable joggers for daytime outdoors and a Netflix-and-chill evening. Styling the khaki pants with a loose-fitting off-white polo offers timeless ease for a day at a game reserve. Remember the hat and sunglasses for style pump and sun protection.

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#3. Girly frocks

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A floral sundress might sound cliché, but it’s hard to get enough of them. They are fun and interesting, and they add a relaxed flair to your vacation options. Coordinating your spring travel capsule wardrobe requires laid-back dresses that speak “easy, breezy, beautiful.” For instance, consider a shirt or wrap dress. They can be worn for an afternoon at the hotel linge or sported at garden gatherings. Add casual maxi dresses to your beachwear lineup, and for classy events, remember to employ the readiness of a little black dress. What’s a cool vacation without a laid-back dress?

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#4. Practical outerwear

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We know the weather is warm and doesn’t always require heavy outerwear, but wearing lightweight coats, kimonos, oversized blazers, and denim jackets works perfectly. A strong move is packing solid-colored and lightweight outerwear. Rock your coat or rain jacket over a chic midi dress for a spring wedding. You can also pair your denim or utility jacket with combat pants or biker shorts.

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#5. Comfy shoes

For a non-fail spring travel capsule wardrobe, consider comfy sneakers or walking shoes. There will be lots of opportunities to explore the city and have some fun, so don’t let painful footwear rain on your parade. Choose sandals, espadrilles, ballet flats, or loafers to turn up in style, effortlessly. You can sport them with a dress or casual denim coordination. For chilly days, ankle boots preserve warmth; make it leather for an edgier twist.

#6. Dependable accessories

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Accessories like scarves or pashmina add color to a maxi dress, denim skirt combo, or smart bodycon dress. Elevate the look with trendy sunglasses and a hat for sun protection. Add a crossbody bag or backpack into the mix, especially if it’s a day spent out and about. In addition, introduce jewelry to make a bold statement. Think costume necklaces, bold raffia earrings, or a classic wristwatch.

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#7. Swimwear, of course

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Spring travel often calls for versatile swimwear that seamlessly transitions from poolside lounging to seaside adventures. Whether you’re jetting off to a tropical paradise or exploring coastal towns, the right swimwear piece is essential for a well-rounded capsule wardrobe. Opt for a chic one-piece swimsuit with flattering cuts and timeless designs that effortlessly pair with shorts or skirts for a casual daytime look. Alternatively, a mix-and-match bikini set offers versatility, allowing you to create multiple outfits with minimal pieces.

Embrace vibrant prints and playful colors to add a pop of personality to your ensemble while embracing the spirit of the season. With swimwear that combines style and functionality, you’ll be ready to dive into any springtime adventure with confidence and flair. Don’t forget your cover-ups! From wrap dresses to sarongs/pareos to kaftans and tunics, the options are endless when it comes to style.

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Bonus tips

  • Hold onto a compact umbrella for unexpected showers.
  • Remember to pack travel-sized toiletries and skincare essentials. This might require pre-planning a travel toiletry and having the mini-sized essentials in a ready-to-move bag.
  • Foldable tote bags are best for souvenirs or carrying extra items.
  • By selecting pieces that can be mixed and matched to create various outfits, you can pack lighter while still having plenty of options for different occasions and weather conditions during your spring travels.
  • Choose breathable fabrics that are easy to care for. This way, you spend less time doing laundry.
  • Also, consider the activities you’ll be engaged in to ensure your wardrobe is practical and comfortable for your trip. You can’t be hiking in a quilt jacket or maxi dress. And if you have a spring wedding or beach getaway, a print maxi dress should be in the mix. The event lineup, your preferences, and the weather play a major role in putting together a solid spring travel capsule wardrobe you’ll be proud of.

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