Out of Office: The Best Capsule Wardrobes for Summer Weekend Getaways
It’s time to power down your laptop, pack a duffel, and hit the road because you are officially OOO. In this series, we’ll explore all the fabulous fashions you need to wear when you *actually* disconnect from your nine to five.
We live for the weekend, especially when it’s summer. We hustle our little hearts out all week so we can finally relax and escape to the beach, hit the open road, or end up somewhere exotic for just a few days. No matter where you’re headed, it’s time to turn off your phone and focus on looking and feeling amazing. Below you’ll find the perfect capsule wardrobes to outfit you for some of our favorite — and most popular — summer adventure locales.
The last few weekends of the summer are the perfect excuse to book a trip somewhere kind of wild. Personally, we’re thinking of Paris or Barcelona, but you do you. The key is to unplug in the fiercest fashion. We think comfy kicks with plenty of cat-titude will take you there. Add a not-so-basic white tank, classic denim with plenty of stretch, and a patterned, luxuriously soft cotton hoodie for good travel measure. Grab a gorgeous *and* compact piece of luggage, and you’re ready to put your iPhone into airplane mode — possibly for the whole trip.
Clockwise from top left: AG The Legging Ankle Skinny Jeans ($235), Splendid Star Zip-Up Hoodie ($148), Raen Birch Cat-Eye Sunglasses ($185), APL Leopard Phantom ($250), Yummie Scoop Neck Shaping Tank ($34), Paravel Grand Tour Duffel ($365)
LAKE HOUSE LOUNGIN’
Nothing compares to living your best lake life. Find a body of water within driving distance (glorified ponds work well too) and prepare to get away to the relaxing locale — hopefully sans 4G. Chances are, you’ll be spending most of your time in and out of the water, so you’ll only really need quick-drying basics. We recommend a classic suit that’s made for serious swimming, a cover-up that doubles as a towel, and quick-dry (yet totally stylin’) sandals. Follow your look with a wear-everywhere tote bag and lounge-ready hat and sunnies.
Clockwise from top left: Eugenia Kim Annabelle Straw Hat ($435), LA Porte Alli One-Piece Swimsuit ($219), Tavik Beach Throw ($44), Havaianas You Riviera Sandal ($44), Hat Attack Fringed Canvas Tote ($98), Quay Australia Jezabell Round Sunglasses ($55)
MARTHA’S VINEYARD vibes
You’re in one of Massachusetts’ most picturesque locations, so don’t get caught underdressed. It may be your vacation, but East Coasters definitely don’t head to Martha’s Vineyard in their sweats. Instead, incorporate all the polished patterns and textures: ginghams, stripes, and chambray.
Clockwise from top left: Bijou Van Ness The Marlene Straw Panama Hat ($325), Kenzo Walking Tiger Bandana Cotton & Silk Scarf ($95), J.Crew Stripe Linen Tie Waist Jumpsuit ($118), Rag & Bone Megan Platform Sandals ($375), Staud Patent White Grace Bag ($275), Chloé Nola Oversized Gold-Tone Sunglasses ($395)
MIAMI BEACH Fabulous
The key to an expertly packed Miami-bound bag is being a little extra. Proudly flaunt your biggest and brightest, most gold and glittery items when you make this Florida destination your official beachside runway. High-heeled sandals? Yes, please. A caftan laden with pom-poms? Um, of course! Oversized sun hat and sunnies? Obvi.
Clockwise from top left: Gucci Square-Frame Glitter Sunglasses ($400), Eric Javits Giant Floppy Squishee Hat ($450), Tory Burch Embroidered Cover-Up Caftan ($328), Mara Hoffman Lydia High Waist Bikini Bottoms ($175) and Abigail Bandeau Top ($160), Loeffler Randall Penny Knotted Lamé Sandal ($395), Loewe Basket Bag ($450)
ROAD TRIP OR BUST
Summer is made for exploring and what better way to get your wanderlust on than by car, seeing each cityscape and countryside from the front seat. So put your feet up, roll your window down, and get the road trip playlist cranked. And don’t forget to wear the most versatile and en vogue separates for good measure — and for the ‘gram.
Clockwise from top left: Topshop Twist Front Crop Top ($55), Rag & Bone Marilyn Baseball Cap ($125), AJ Morgan Hexagonal Sunglasses ($24), Clare V. Floral Leather Supreme Fanny Pack ($299), Vans Old Skool Sneaker ($65), J.Crew Chambray Scallop Hem Shorts ($70)
Where will you make a stylish escape to this weekend? Tell us @BritandCo!
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