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STYLE ADVICE: From in-flight chic to sightseeing to formal dining I would like a mix-and-match capsule travel wardrobe

Posted on: July 27, 2015

QUESTION: Looking for mix-and-match pieces from casual to glamour for my vacation.

ANSWER: Your holiday sounds wonderful and a great excuse for a little wardrobe splurge. I have selected a mini capsule wardrobe that all works together making the most of your schedule. With sightseeing, traveling, dressing up for evening events it’s a lot to include but a fantastic, inspiring brief to work towards. Here’s what I would recommend:


1. Reiss jacket now £98:– For traveling how about this beautiful tailored double breasted jacket. It has a sightly cropped length and a hint of blazer about it that always looks timeless when flying. This is sure to look great dressed up and down over the period of the trip either worn with sleeves pushed up over little summer dresses and with jeans or worn over your shoulder in the evening.: garment-2708587-3644916
2. Mango trousers now £17.49:– You may already have a pair of these but white trousers really are a great wardrobe addition to your holiday ensemble. I love this cropped version from Mango that looks perfect worn with the double breasted jacket: garment-2611861-3456394

3. Anthropologie top £58:– Style with this beautiful silky top that looks heavenly with your colouring. The V neckline flatters your shoulder line and it’s an elegant top to travel in:

garment-2816063-38440624. Jigsaw hat £49: – For a touch of chic I would wear this beautiful Panama hat that will be invaluable during sightseeing trips and really does add an elegant touch to your traveling style:


For sightseeing and lunching on the boat you will need lots of seperates that will be interchangeable and can be worn in various ways. By sticking to a colour palette of reds, whites and blues it means that you can swap and style pieces to create lots of beautiful looks. Here are my hot list of must-haves:

1. Monsoon trousers £29: – A timeless pair of relaxed linen trousers with a rolled hem: garment-2757248-3736795

2. Boden top £29: –  A classic stripy Breton top that looks chic worn with white trousers, cropped jeans or shorts:
garment-2730319-36829443. Jigsaw silk top £89: – A splash of red will lift looks and this top would look great worn with jeans or shorts or dressed up for evening with a tailored trouser and jewellery:


4. Mango jeans £39.99: – These jeans are the perfect blue. Smart but casual and a good basic:


5. J. Crew top now £39: – We love this linen striped shirt. It’s a beautiful colour on you an can be worn with jeans, white trousers or chambray shorts:


6. Oasis shorts £35: – I just love these loose fit Chambray shorts. They are slightly smarter and would look heavenly styled with the red top, Breton top or simple tees especially worn with your chic Panama hat:


7. Mango dress now £14.99: – This lightweight cotton shirt dress would look best belted on you with sandals and again that grey tinted Panama hat:


8. Boden dress now £63.20: – A Boden printed cotton dress is perfect for day trips again worn with a metallic sandal or dressed up for a relaxed evening date worn with some special jewellery and with your DB Reiss jacket:


9. J. Crew tote now £29: – Beach bags are very in Vogue this summer and this neutral, red and navy version works perfectly with all your holiday looks:



You’ll need a few stunning pieces to glam up for evening and something classic in a body skimming fit looks beautiful on you.

1. Oasis dress £55: – This slinky heavyweight jersey dresses flatters your frame with a drapey v neck and skinny belt detail. The colour will look stunning on your skin once you’ve caught a hint of holiday glow:


2. Phase Eight dress £160: – This navy full length dress is the ultimate evening dress for you. I know that there will be at least one occasion that requires “full on glamour” and this dress with it’s hint of body skim, draped tummy detail and easy – non-iron slinky fabric is the perfect cruise dress. We know you love Phase 8 so hopefully it ticks all your boxes!:


3. H&M jumpsuit £39.99: – How about a vivid blue jumpsuit as a cool alternative to an evening dress. This one is an amazing price and very similar to a Diane Von Furstenberg one but at a fraction of the price! Add your navy DB jacket for chilly strolls on deck! garment-2720887-3667593

4. Zara bag now £19.99: – Add a sparkly clutch to your packing that amp up any nighttime looks. Perfect for styling with the cream dress and with your silky blue top, white trouser and double-breasted jacket combinations. I hope you love our list of suggestions as much as I’ve enjoyed putting the pieces together. As always feedback good or bad is very helpful. Enjoy your trip and have safe travels. Tara x4646004091_1_1_1

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