Getaway Style Made Easy: How to Create a Capsule Wardrobe For Your Next Beach Vacation

It’s almost officially poolside season and spending your days at a beautiful resort calls for cute beach clothes. For those “staycays” where you don’t want to overpack but still want to show out in your staple pieces, try creating a travel capsule wardrobe. By putting together versatile, mostly-neutral beach vacation clothes–and a few fun, standout accessories–you’ll have a coordinated getaway wardrobe you can mix and match. Not only will this cut down on time spent styling outfits when you could be enjoying your vacay, but it will also significantly lighten your suitcase.

Whether you’re headed out on spring break or planning a future trip, a little outfit inspiration always comes in handy! Ahead, here’s how I put together a stylish capsule for a beach vacation. Bon voyage, babes!

The Vacation Pieces:

Look 1: White Bikini + White Button-Up + Satin Scarf + Gold Hoops

a woman wearing a white two piece swimsuit with a white button down and printed hair scarf for vacation

Pack your go-to white two-piece swimsuit and layer it with a classic white button-up top. Pair with a printed satin scarf and gold hoop earrings and  you’ll look effortlessly chic.

Look 2: Black One-Piece Swimsuit + White Button-Up + Fringe Earrings

a woman wearing a black one piece swimsuit with a white button up shirt and turquoise fringe earrings with sun and palm trees in the background

This look is also perfect for relaxing poolside. You can’t go wrong with a simple black one-piece swimsuit–a true classic. For a little extra something, pair it with bold, colorful earrings. Utilize your white button-up as a “cool girl” swim cover-up for when you need to go grab a drink!

Look 3: Black Crop Top + Pink Maxi Skirt + Woven Clutch + Black Flat Sandals + Gold Hoops

a woman with her face to the sun wearing a black crop top with a rose high low skirt and black slide sandals, holding a beige straw bag

Packing a two-piece set is the ultimate vacation hack. Get ready for lunch by mixing and matching a black tank top from said set with a  flowy mauve pink maxi skirt. All you’ll need to accessorize are a comfy pair of flats, a straw clutch, and your gold hoops. This look just screams vacation vibes!

Look 4: White Bikini Top + Beige Linen Pants + White Lace-Up Heels + Woven Clutch + Gold Hoops

a woman in front of cacti wearing a white bikini top with khaki pants and white lace up heels as a cute beach vacation outfit

For this cute vacation look, you’ll want to split up your white two-piece swimsuit and wear the top as a tank. To make this perfect for happy hour, pair with lounge-inspired linen trousers, white strappy heels, and that go-to straw clutch.

Look 5: Black One-Piece Swimsuit + Pink Skirt + Black Slide Sandals + Satin Scarf

a woman wearing a black one piece bathing suit with a pink high low skirt and sandals and a satin headscarf

Head out for a beach day in the black swimsuit, but throw on your pink maxi skirt to feel covered up until you get there. Complete the look by using your satin scarf as a headband. You’ll feel super put together and fully ready for a day of sun and sand.

Look 6: Black Two-Piece Set + White Lace-Up Heels + Woven Clutch + Gold Hoops + Satin Scarf

a woman wearing cute beach vacation outfit of black two piece dress with lace up white heels and a straw clutch

Time for date night! This is the moment that black two-piece set I mentioned earlier gets to shine. Feel free to split the top and skirt up however you’d like, but together they make such a statement. Wrapping the scarf around a low bun, and accessorizing with your straw clutch and strappy heels makes for an outfit that is chic but still totally resort-worthy!

Did you put together a capsule of beach vacation clothes? Show us on Instagram @Lulus using #lovelulus and head to our Vacation Shop for more getaway picks!

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