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How to build a travel capsule wardrobe

Never overpack again!
May 20, 2022 9:12 a.m. EST
May 20, 2022 9:12 a.m. EST

As the warm weather comes around, weekend getaways are finally popping up on our calendars! Whether it’s a girl’s trip, cottage weekend with the family or staying at a chic hotel in the city, style expert Natalie Sexton shares how to put together a travel capsule wardrobe with just the right pieces that will easily mix and match. Scroll to shop and watch the video clip above to get all the tips to solve the issue of over (and under) packing.

Neutral Staples with Chic Pattern Accessories

Breathable fabrics and comfortable cuts are essential for travel fashion— especially when you’re spending long periods of time in a car, train or plane. It’s common to experience a range of temperatures when travelling (and in most cases, it’s out of your control), so being prepared is key. This French Terry set is stylish yet cozy to wear, and all you need to do is add a few accessories to keep it chic. The pants feature an elastic waistband, an easy high rise and subtle inseam pockets with a relaxed wide fit. Keep it classic with a platform sandal that can transition from day to night and a small backpack that will hold everything you need and keep your hands free.

SHOP: Sun Washed Button Up; $98 at Roots | Sun Washed Wide Leg Pants; $78 at Roots | Crew-Neck Athleisure Cami; $49.90 at RW& Co | Karleen Platform Sandal; $119.95 at Vionic Shoes | Tote Bag; $59.99 available in-store at Marshalls | Scarf; $16.99 available in-store at Marshalls

Elevated Basics with Layers


For the first full day of travel, you want to pack something a bit more elevated than your travelling day outfit and that can easily mix and match with all of our accessories. A lighter wash and stretchy denim that hits the ankle paired with a silky white tank is the perfect base to our vacation look.

SHOP: Smart Pant in Penny; $76 at Azur | Oversized Denim Overshirt; $168 at Yoga Jeans | Basic Solid V-Neck T-Shirt; $35.95 at RW& Co | Willa Slim Necklace; $128 at Jenny Bird | Kallie Slip-on Sneakers; $134.95 at Vionic Shoes | Crossbody with waistband; $29.99 available in-store at Marshalls

Ultimate Travel Dress


Keep the casual vibes going or go glam with an easy throw-on for anything dress. Pair this cute maxi dress with gold accessories like simple hoops to elevate the vacation look without packing too much.

SHOP: The River Maxi Dress; $130 at Smash + Tess | The Palermo Duster; $135 at Smash + Tess | Vesta Flatform Lug Sandal; $169.95 at Vionic | Doune Bangle Set; $160 at Jenny Bird

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