Irene Feeney

Your Ultimate Holiday Capsule Wardrobe

Whether you’re heading to the beach, on a city break, or a wild adventure, we have the capsule wardrobe you need.



For a Beach Holiday

Sun, sand, a tropical drink in your hand, soft reggae in the background… This can only be the dream beach vacation. Luckily, we’ve sorted out your packing, too! 

1. Swimsuit

Fabulous shape, colour and price – sold! 

Cut Out Swimsuit

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2. Coverups

Keep it light, white and bright on the beach.

3. Tops

Loose cotton shirts and cami tops are all you need.

4. Bottoms

Keep cool in cute summer shorts with fun prints.

5. Dresses

From the beach to dinner, just throw on an on-trend printed dress.

6. Shoes

Forget the heels at home – you’ll live in neutral flat sandals.

7. Accessories

No beach wardrobe is complete without a stylish and practical basket bag, sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat.

For an Adventure Holiday

Just because you’re hiking Machu Picchu like the kick-ass trailblazer you are, doesn’t mean you should leave your style passport at home! 

1. Tops

Think fun slogan tees, warm layers and lightweight cotton and denim shirts.

2. Bottoms

Comfort and practicality are key – think denim shorts, leggings and jeggings. 

3. Shoes

If you’re going to be active and outdoors, make sure you pack your trainers and hiking boots.

4. Accessories

Baseball cap, check. Backpack, check. Sunglasses with UV protection, check. Adventure, here I come! 

For a City Break

For a slick city break, you want to look cool yet be comfortable – the trick is to not look like a tourist. 

1. Tops

Timeless white and striped shirts mix and match with everything, while a black vest can be layered or worn on its own.

2. Bottoms

For trousers, look to high-waisted mom shorts, a pair of jeans, a midi skirt and a flattering pair of high-waisted pants, which can be dressed up for dinner or keep you cool during sightseeing.

3. Dresses

A few easy dresses will also go far – a polka-dot mini will work for lazy lunches and dinners, while a wrap dress and floral dress will keep you cool when the temperature rises.

4. Shoes

Shoes take up a lot of space so strip it down to the basics with a pair of white sneakers, block heels and slip-on sandals.

5. Accessories

Just because you’re on a break doesn’t mean you should let your accessories game slip. Keep it together with a woven belt bag or tote bag and a pair of oversized tortoiseshell sunnies.

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