CAPSULE WARDROBE: Your Easter Holiday Packing List

Can you believe it? Easter is right around the corner, and now is the time to start thinking about your holiday packing list. Whether you are taking the family to the beach for some well-deserved sun or heading coastal for a staycation, this list will take the stress out of packing and get you on your getaway sooner and in style.

Whether you have a 7kg bag limit or unlimited car boot worth of space, packing wise wardrobe essentials is the key to making the most out of your holiday time. No one wants to spend half the morning fussing with outfit options, so grab your trusty duffle bag and get started.

A beige blazer (Cubism Crepe Blazer $429, Veronika Maine) is the top item in my must-have capsule wardrobe, so it is only appropriate to add it to your Easter holiday packing list. Timeless, classic, and versatile, a beige blazer (or any blazer) is the easiest way to look put together and style with almost no effort. Ready to wear layered over a black knit dress (Ribbed Knit Polo Collar Dress $269, Veronika Maine), with a crop and high-waisted jeans, or pop on with your favourite activewear look, it is perfect for when April’s cooler temperatures come out to play.

Look paired with the Naveen Loafer by Nine West $179.95.

The White Shirt (Textured Stripe Shirt $289, Veronika Maine) combines that fresh, crisp summer vibe while keeping things realistic with that cooler snap creeping into our trans-seasonal days. Worn with denim shorts or loosely draped over a bikini, you can take the classic white shirt from day to night by styling it over your favourite dress (Drapey Satin Plisse Dress $349, Veronika Maine) with a belt (Leather Gathered Ring Belt $159, Veronika Maine) and even a neutral clutch (Abigail Clutch $59.95, Sheike) for that effortless dinner look.

Look paired with the Saleema Boot by Nine West $259.95.

Now that you have your two essential day/night pieces together, versatility is the key feature you need to look out for when picking the rest of your bag. Opt for a classic high-waisted denim jean, your favourite logo tee, a black dress, and a statement belt. If you are loving the monochrome life like myself these days, or prefer a bit of bold colour and print, the trick to making your packing pieces work together for any time of the day or any occasion is to ask yourself this; ‘Can I dress up with heels for date night, or dress down with sneakers during the day?’ and ‘Can I add a blazer or layer a shirt over it if it gets cooler?’.

If you answer yes, then, in my opinion, your outfit can do no wrong, and I guarantee your holiday morning routine will be the least stressful part of your day.