I decided this post was necessary after I spent hours trying to cram more clothes than was needed for a four day holiday to Cala Ratjada, Majorca. You know how it is, going on holiday suddenly means you need a choice of three outfits a day and at least ten pairs of extra socks “just in case”. It wasn’t until I was trying to squeeze my inflatable unicorn into a hand luggage sized suitcase and caught my red face in the mirror that I knew I was fighting a losing battle.
You may wonder why I didn’t just pack a larger bag and check it into hold luggage but my overly worried self always has visions of my clothes ending up in Bora Bora while I’m having to wear my worn leggings with holes in the crotch for the rest of my vacation.
So it was time to be the most organised I’ve ever been in my life and create the perfect capsule wardrobe and although I couldn’t fit in my unicorn, I had everything I needed for every holiday scenario.
Can you even believe this scarf is from Tesco F&F!?! I’m in love with it and paired with a light t-shirt and leggings I could handle anything the Majorca weather tried to throw at me. Oh and believe me it tried. In just one day, it showered and blasted down some serious heat all while I trekked up hills, hills and more hills to check out the ruins of an old lighthouse, gorgeous green forests and the most amazing view ever!
A quick change into another gap t-shirt (I love them so much), this gorgeous sand coloured Sahara ruched skirt from Kettlewell and my beaded Toast necklace and I was ready to do what I do best. Shopping!
There are some amazing shops in Cala Ratjada. On the way to the harbour and sea front, I came across this lovely beauty store that sells natural cosmetics and skincare. I spent ages choosing between the different soaps on offer (mojito and pina colada anyone?!) before deciding I needed at least five. Then there are the many clothing boutiques that also caught my eye. Yes I know I’ve been praising the benefits of a capsule wardrobe but a new dress did make its way into my suitcase but that’s the benefit of less clothes to begin with as there is now room for more stuff!!
Kaftans are the ultimate piece for a capsule wardrobe.This first one is by the designer Ada Gatti which I found at TK Maxx and I am just in love the rainbow colours and circle design. Yes, kaftans are the way forward. To me they are the holiday version of the “I can’t be bothered putting on two items of clothing” and with the stunning beach of Cala Agulla just a short walk away from Cala Ratjada it was the perfect opportunity for me to wear one. Wear over a bikini to stop your skin from getting burnt in the sun during the day then throw on some bracelets and you have transformed it into an outfit for the evening. The best 2 for 1 deal ever.
Jewellery is definitely the best way to change up an outfit. It takes up far less room in your suitcase and elevates your look to the next level.
Oh and if you don’t have any appropriate bracelets or a cute necklace, check out Only Sugar on Carrer d’Elionor Servera where you can design your own jewellery! This shop was another great find. Filled with beads and buttons along every surface of the store, I was in jewellery heaven.
Here I go again with kaftan love!
This one is from Boden Clothing which I matched with my custom Only Sugar bracelet.
Regarding footwear it’s time for a shoutout to the silver Daisy pumps from Hotter UK. These metallic beauties are so comfortable and supported me through hiking, shopping and posing throughout the whole duration of my vacation. Plus sticking to the rule of one pair of shoes fits all outfits allows you to pack more important things like bikinis and makeup.
So there we have it. Add a pair of sunglasses and a denim jacket in case it gets a bit chilly and you have my capsule wardrobe for stress free dressing on holiday.
Lastly, even though this isn’t a food blog I have to just mention the garlicky deliciousness that is this allioli with bread from Cafe Son Moll situated right on the sea front. It was incredible!!
What could be better than a jug of sangria and food with a view?
Oh I know, a dog on a skateboard.