Travel Capsule Wardrobe Summer. What to pack for a trip?

Travel capsule wardrobe summer lists are presented in that blog post by Nathalie Neuilly, capsule wardrobe styling coach. So you can enjoy your trip without having to worry about overpacking or lugging around a heavy suitcase.


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What is a Travel Capsule Wardrobe?

A travel capsule wardrobe is a minimalist approach to packing for a trip, where you bring a limited number of versatile clothing items that can be mixed and matched to create multiple outfits. The idea is to have a curated selection of items that can be worn in a variety of situations, rather than packing everything you might possibly need.

What to Pack for a Summer Trip?

Typically, a travel capsule wardrobe will consist of a small number of tops, bottoms, and accessories that can be combined in different ways to create a range of outfits suitable for the trip’s activities and weather. The goal is to maximize the use of each item, reduce the overall amount of luggage, and simplify the process of getting dressed while traveling.

The specific items you include in your travel capsule wardrobe will depend on your personal style, the length of your trip, and the activities you have planned.

However, the key is to choose items that are comfortable, versatile, and can be dressed up or down to suit different occasions.

Must have Items for a Summer Capsule Wardrobe

What to Pack for a 3-4 Day Trip in Summer?

If you’re planning a 3-4 day trip in the summer, you’ll want to pack light and focus on versatile items that can be mixed and matched. Here are some suggestions for what to pack:

  1. Tops. Pack 2-3 lightweight tops, such as t-shirts, tank tops, or blouses, in neutral or light colors that can be paired with different bottoms.
  2. Bottoms. Bring 1-2 pairs of shorts or a summer skirt, depending on your preference. You can also pack a pair of comfortable jeans or pants for cooler evenings.
  3. Dresses. Pack one or two summer dresses that can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion.
  4. Swimwear. If you’re planning on spending time at the beach or pool, don’t forget to pack a swimsuit.
  5. Lightweight jacket. Even in the summer, it’s a good idea to bring a light jacket or cardigan for cooler evenings or air-conditioned spaces.
  6. Footwear. Bring a comfortable pair of shoes for walking and a pair of sandals or flip flops for the beach or pool.
  7. Accessories. Pack a few accessories, such as sunglasses, a hat, and a small crossbody bag, to complete your outfits and protect you from the sun.



“I encourage women to embrace their uniqueness and  help them find their personal style through styling coach sessions”

Nathalie Neuilly, capsule wardrobe style coach, CEO Dressarte Paris

Building a capsule wardrobe is an exciting journey that you will enjoy every single day. If you are in a transition period in your life and looking for your NEW YOU, I am here to help you.

What to Pack for a Week Trip in Summer?

When it comes to packing for a summer trip, creating a capsule wardrobe is a great way to ensure that you have everything you need without overpacking. Here are some ideas for a summer travel capsule wardrobe:

  1. Basic tops. Pack a few neutral-colored t-shirts, tanks or camisoles that can be mixed and matched with other items.
  2. Lightweight jacket or cardigan. When choosing a jacket or cardigan for your summer trip, look for lightweight materials that are breathable and easy to pack. Neutral or light colors are also versatile options that can be paired with different outfits.
  3. Shorts. Bring a few pairs of shorts in different lengths and colors.
  4. Skirts. A couple of skirts in different styles can be dressed up or down and add variety to your outfits.
  5. Dresses. Pack a couple of dresses that can be worn casually during the day or dressed up for an evening out.
  6. Swimwear. Don’t forget to pack a swimsuit or two if you’re heading to the beach or pool.
  7. Comfortable shoes. Bring a pair of sandals or sneakers that you can walk around in all day.
  8. Accessories. Pack a few statement pieces of jewelry, a scarf or hat to add a pop of color or style to your outfits.
  9. Bag. Bring a versatile crossbody or tote bag that can hold your essentials while you’re out and about.
  10. Sunscreen. Don’t forget to pack sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays.

2 Week Travel Capsule Wardrobe Summer. What Should I Take?

If you’re planning a two-week summer trip, a travel capsule wardrobe can help you pack light while still having a variety of outfits to choose from. Here are some ideas for a 2-week travel capsule wardrobe for summer:




  • 2-3 summer dresses that can be dressed up or down


  • 1 lightweight jacket or cardigan for cooler evenings or air-conditioned spaces


  • 2 swimsuits



  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Jewelry
  • Bag

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