Capsule Chic September 18 2015
Weekend getaways push the envelope on capsule prêt à porter. Effortless beach chic from the shores to the sky lounge depend on savvy packing for the well seasoned traveller. Fleet to your latest destination in style with #LFmuse's curated carry-on tips:
...Keep Calm & Carry-on
Maximise on style:
Statement pieces pack a punch, leaving more room in your luggage for interchangeable staples. Choose judiciously, whether it be a concept cut swimsuit or your latest catwalk coup de coeur, chic understated style means workable palettes and flashes of colour where necessary. You can't go wrong with sleek basics from Agnes B.
Minimise on excess:
Carry-ons have no sympathy for the fashion hoarder. Re-assess the core of your wardrobe and define crucial sets that can be reworked for day or night, inclement weather and tiresome travel. When it comes to those illusive essentials, less is always more. Concentrate on stylish items, and elegance over excess. We love timeless espadrilles for day and night from Mint & Rose, a flowing A-line skirt from Temperley, an L&F swimsuit worn as a top and a classic sunhat from Brooks Brothers.
When packing light, cashmere and merino reign supreme. The humble pashmina holds multiple style options. From a make-shift sarong to a dramatic turban, a soft knit will pay dividends as an essential from the departure lounge to the beach lounge bar.
The bread and butter of suitcase success, key pieces transition outfits from beach to bar with minimal fuss. A flash of hot gold or a wink of costume jewellery can elevate dressing from casual to classy. Check out In Detail Blog by the beautiful Beanie for unbeatable be-jewelled inspiration. Never underestimate the power of red lippy as the ultimate pocket-sized, travel sidekick. Choose a fiery matte red by Mac for a long-lasting waterproof pout.
A no fuss, crease-free case is the secret to your most glamorous getaway yet. Rolling silks and linens in tissue paper can alleviate precious sun-kissed minutes spent steaming separates, besides easing up room for a few more 'essentials'. Save your online shopping packaging for fuss-free frappery.
Thank you to everyone who has been sending through their holiday snaps. You #LFmuses have been to some enviable locations- from South of France to Mustique, the Hamptons to Mozambique- we love to see you swim, sunbathe and soar :) Keep tagging us in your instagrams with @LilliputFelix #LFmuse for a regram or email photos firstname.lastname@example.org.
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