Now that spring is officially here, I’m planning both city breaks and staycations. So it made me think about my weekend attire, the key fashion essentials when taking a holiday. With the idea of packing light, styling less and giving myself more time for adventures, I set myself the challenge of creating a capsule Phase Eight wardrobe for a weekend away.
When travelling it’s always important to feel comfortable, so that’s the thinking behind my first look. Flat shoes, a blouse and jeggings are perfect should your journey be a long one. And as we never know what the weather is doing, a trench coat is the key item for spring/summer. For me the Tabitha Trench Coat makes this outfit as the baby blue hue gives a wonderful fresh seaside feel.
This double breasted trench coat is tailored to the figure beautifully and features a detachable belt, full length sleeves with cuff buckle, side pockets and shoulder button detail. The trench is also lightweight enough to be able to fold it away into your shopping tote should you need to.
Taking this look into the evening, I’ve checked in the trench coat, and have simply added a pendant and platform sandals. You can now see the detail of the Chantay Rose Silk Blouse with its beautiful rose print detail in blue and grey hues. This blouse features an attached printed jersey lining and a silk overlay with wide kimono sleeves – giving you a feminine yet modern take on an evening outfit.
When you’re out and about having a large bag is a must, you never know what essentials you may need so size is definitely key, right? Keeping with a similar colour palette for my second look but this time I’m having fun with mixing prints. I have to say the Cali Printed Tote Bag is great for weekend trips, shopping days, taking to the beach and for everyday use. This leather-look navy and white geometric print bag features woven lining, branded pull-over strap and slim shoulder straps.
The Nanette Print Dress is a pretty jersey dress with a flattering contrast floral print design. Perfect for your spring/summer day to evening wardrobe. This jersey dress features cap sleeves, a cinched waist and blouson effect to the top. I have to say what I love most about this dress is how comfortable it is to wear, the stretch which you get from the jersey fabrication is great as you don’t find the hemline riding up your leg, nor the waistline too uncomfortable to over indulge.
Again I have styled the Jennie Leather Platform Sandals into the evening look as they literally go with everything. These platform sandals features a knot detail on the front, a slim ankle strap with a buckle fastening and a block heel. For a high heel shoe these are surprisingly comfortable to wear, saying that, I do generally find that’s the case with a good platform heel. And no look is complete without a glass in hand (jokes), but it is nice to let your hair down once in a while!
Get look 1
Phase Eight Tabitha Trench Coat
Amina Darted Jeggings in Winter White
Get look 2
Phase Eight Tabitha Trench Coat
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