Your Budget Holiday Capsule Wardrobe

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Holidays are coming…and not the winter kind! It’s slowly but surely brightening up outside and you can almost smell the suncream and the ice-cream in the air.

If you’re looking forward to your summer holiday, at home or abroad, then it’s time to turn your attention to your holiday wardrobe. It’s easy to build a stylish, versatile summer wardrobe of women’s clothes without breaking the bank, so read on for budget holiday essentials:

Candice Swanepoel in St. Barths
Candice Swanepoel in St. Barths


Tiger Swim suit

Swimwear is probably the number one summer holiday essential – after all, you’re likely to be wanting to spend as much time as possible relaxing poolside or having fun on the beach.

The good news is that there’s no need to spend a fortune on swimwear. You can pick up bikinis, tankinis and one piece swim costumes at ASDA George for under £10.

One standout swimwear piece this season is the Tiger Print Swimsuit £12. Or, if you’re more a two piece kinda girl, choose the Animal Photo Print Bikini Top and Bottoms.

You’ll also find dots, tie-die, florals, frills and more, so no matter what your swimwear style, there are pieces to suit. Choose two or three pieces to alternate between while away.


Elle McPherson
Elle MacPherson

Kaftans are versatile, comfortable and take up virtually no space at all in the suitcase. With jersey kaftans at George for just £6, you can take one in every colour!

Wear over a bikini to the beach or from pool to lunch, or slip on during the hottest times of day to prevent burnt shoulders.


Cool cover-ups are super simple to wear. Choose from fluoro green, cerise or Palm Scene print for a laid back look from Menorca to Miami.

Blake Lively for Glamour Mexico 2013
Blake Lively for Glamour Mexico 2013


The playsuit has become something of a fashion hero in recent years. Pull on the comfy Jersey Fluorescent Playsuit from George and put ticks in two fashion boxes. Wear with flip flops for holiday sightseeing trips.

Vest and Shorts

Naty Chabanenko For Elle Spain
Naty Chabanenko For Elle Spain

The classic vest and shorts really can’t be beaten for holiday excursions, shopping trips and relaxed lunches out. Whether you choose denim shorts or chinos, pair with a cotton vest for a timeless casual look.

Emma Watson for GQ magazine 2013
Emma Watson for GQ magazine 2013


Maxi Dress

Flattering, comfortable, cool, stylish…you could go on and on about the maxi dress. Suffice to say that it’s a real summer suitcase savoir. Choose casual bandeau styles to avoid tan lines by day, or dress up a maxi with wedges and jewellery for a relaxed but elegant evening look that’s perfect for hot summer nights.


You can never have too many flip flops, and, when you can pick up pairs for as little as £2 with your weekly supermarket shop, there’s no need to stop at just one or two styles or colours.

For casual holiday evenings, metallic strappy sandals are ideal, or, if you plan on hitting the holiday nightlife, add height with a pair of wedges.

The great thing about supermarket clothing collections is that you can sort out your holiday wardrobe in one trip – leaving you free to look forward to your very stylish summer holiday!

Images: Vogue, Stylefrizz, ASDA, Elle


Floral High Top £8.00 at ASDA George


Have a lovely Day!!!


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