- Crochet Detail Ruffle Maxi Dress
- Embroidered Eyelet Sleeve Midi Dress
- Touch of Cool™ Eyelet Tank
- Floral Ruched Sleeve Soft Jacket
- Floral Pull-On Soft Pants
- Brigitte Basic Slit Ankle Pants
- Mediterranean Coast Sheer Poncho
- Zenergy® UPF Stripe Bungee Pullover
- Zenergy® UPF Tee Skort
- Magicsuit Parker Floral Halter Swimsuit Dress
- Gottex Ruffle Square Neck Swimsuit
- Black Braided Leather Sandals
- Tan Laser Cut Slide Sandals
- Leather Platform Sneakers
- Square Gold Tone Drop Earrings
- Front To Back Beaded Hoop Earrings
- Black Cat Eye Sunglasses
- Black Trim Straw Sun Hat
- Floral Jute Tote
- Tan Laser Cut Leather Tote
- Corkcicle 16oz Prosecco Tumbler
Our Chico’s capsule wardrobe was so popular, we decided to make one for the beach! In case you didn’t know, a capsule wardrobe consists of basic pieces that mix and match well. We incorporated versatile pieces that can easily be dressed up or down.
Chico’s is our go-to because they offer classic yet stylish looks in inclusive sizing options. Start shopping for your beach vacay today! Stick around to the end to see some outfits we put together that are perfect for everything from the beach to exploring to dinner.
Available in sizes 000 to 22, Chico’s Crochet Detail Ruffle Maxi Dress will be everyone’s go-to dress for summer. Its beautiful turquoise-blue color looks flattering on everybody, no matter the skin tone. Its built-in drawstring gathers at the waist to give this soft, lightweight dress some shape, while crochet details on the sleeves and skirt give it style. It is only lined to the top of the knee, so it won’t be too hot to wear on your beach vacay. The A-line dress brushes your ankles and is available in petite for those who require a shorter inseam.
This well-made dress “looks far more expensive than it is” according to one rave review. Why does this gorgeous maxi dress deserve a spot in your beach capsule wardrobe? Because it is versatile enough to wear for a special occasion, out to dinner, or for photos on the beach. Chico’s teal Front To Back Beaded Hoop Earrings match perfectly, then feel free to stack on the bracelets and necklaces, as this dress leaves plenty of room for both. Slip on these Tan Laser Cut Slide Sandals and matching Tan Laser Cut Leather Tote and head out to dinner by the water!
Pop this Embroidered Eyelet Sleeve Midi Dress over your Gottex Ruffle Square Neck Swimsuit or dress it up to go out. Made with cotton and a bit of spandex for stretch, this little black dress is embellished with embroidery and eyelets on its elbow-length sleeves. Plus, it’s machine washable! Add the tan slides, straw hat, sunglasses, and jute tote, and you’ve got it made in the shade!
You can never have enough tanks, and this one is perfect for your beach capsule wardrobe. Available in four basic colors (blue, red, gray, and black), this sleeveless top features an eyelet V-neck. Made with Chico’s beloved Touch of Cool knit fabric, it is designed to keep you cool and comfy. Speaking of comfy, the fit is both flattering and comfortable.
One reviewer who purchased it in every color attests “you cannot go wrong with this tank.” The cherry red goes perfectly with Chico’s Floral Pull-On Soft Pants and Floral Ruched Sleeve Soft Jacket. Or for a less formal look, this tank also looks great with these white Brigitte Basic Slit Ankle Pants and Chico’s Mediterranean Coast Sheer Poncho. Accessorize with the Black Trim Straw Sun Hat, Square Gold Tone Drop Earrings, and Tan Laser Cut Leather Tote.
Suits for women are in right now and we are so here for it. This gorgeous Floral Ruched Sleeve Soft Jacket and matching pants are the perfect style stalwart on which to build your beach capsule wardrobe. Offering an unheard-of combination of class and comfort, this lightweight jacket is soft yet sophisticated. It is lined and features shoulder pads, 3/4-ruched sleeves, and hidden front pockets.
For a night out, wear it with the Floral Pull-On Soft Pants, Eyelet Tank, Black Braided Leather Sandals, Square Gold Tone Drop Earrings, and Floral Jute Tote. Then, take it as a top layer on the plane home with the Eyelet Tank and Brigitte Basic Slit Ankle Pants combo, plus the tan slides and matching tote.
Every part of these Floral Pull-On Soft Pants is a yes. Bold floral print? Yes. Stretchy waistband? Yes, please. Super soft? Say less. Not only are these lightweight knit pants super stylish with their wide-leg design, but they are also machine washable, and they have pockets! If a 29-inch inseam is too short for you, then order the tall size. These pants are online only, so you can’t find them in stores.
Obviously, these pants go great with the matching jacket as described above, but they belong in your beach capsule wardrobe because they are so versatile. Their black, red, and white colors go with so many tops and they are dressy enough for dinner yet comfy enough to wear on the plane.
If white pants aren’t your jam, then don’t worry, because Chico’s Brigitte Basic Slit Ankle Pants come in seven other colors! Petite, regular, and tall sizes are available as well. A customer favorite, Chico’s Brigitte So Slimming® 360 Basic Slit Ankle Pants have been updated with a new panel that slims and trims all the way around for a smooth silhouette. These ankle-length pants feature angled front pockets, faux back pockets, and slits at the ankles. So Slimming® Hidden Fit technology offers a slim fit through the hips and thighs to the knees. The machine-washable fabric combo of rayon, nylon, and spandex makes them slightly stretchy and wrinkle-resistant.
As mentioned above and illustrated below, the Brigitte Basic Slit Ankle Pants go great with the Eyelet Tank and Mediterranean Coast Sheer Poncho for lunch on the water, accessorized with the tan slides, straw sun hat, gold earrings, and tan leather tote.
The Mediterranean Coast Sheer Poncho just so happens to be on sale right now! This beach capsule wardrobe piece is perfect for throwing in your suitcase to make one outfit appear to be two. For instance, you could wear the Brigitte Basic Slit Ankle Pants with the Eyelet Tank one day, then throw this over the outfit another day for a completely different look! It could even double as a swimsuit cover-up in a pinch.
The Zenergy® collection is Chico’s athleisure line, designed to keep you comfortable without sacrificing style. The UPF Stripe Bungee Pullover is the perfect lightweight stretch jacket for a day exploring away from the beach. The fabric provides 50+ Ultraviolet Protection Factor to help guard against the sun.
Who doesn’t love a skort?! With built-in shorts beneath the skirt, the Zenergy® UPF Tee Skort is also lightweight and stretchy and will quickly become your favorite athleisure piece. It even has a zippered front pocket! Like its matching counterpart above, the fabric has UVA and UVB protection to protect your legs from harmful rays for extra peace of mind on sunny days.
The Magicsuit Parker Floral Halter Swimsuit Dress gives you confidence in and out of the water. What makes this one-piece swimsuit so magical, you ask? Not only is it made with Miratex® fabric that shapes and slims, but it also turns into a swim dress! Simply untie the top and you’ve got a cute little swim dress — no cover-up needed!
You can’t tell from the halter-looking top, but it actually has an underwire bra to provide support. As one reviewer notes, “The placement of the beautiful flowers draws the eye up and makes for a very attractive suit.” Wear it to the beach with these Black Cat Eye Sunglasses, a Black Trim Straw Sun Hat, and this cute Floral Jute Tote with pom poms.
Chico’s Gottex Ruffle Square Neck Swimsuit takes your basic black one-piece suit and adds a playful ruffle to make it a little flirty. Laser embroidery adds detail to the bust and neckline. Soft cups offer support, while adjustable straps ensure you get the right fit. It is “very flattering even for ‘older women'” according to one reviewer, who raves about the ruffle. Another says she would have never picked it out for herself but was so glad that a sales associate had her try it, so give it a shot even if it might not be your usual style.
The Embroidered Eyelet Sleeve Midi Dress leaves room for the ruffle, or just tie a sarong around your waist and let the ruffle have its day in the sun. Pair it with Chico’s Tan Laser Cut Slide Sandals, a Black Trim Straw Sun Hat, this Floral Jute Tote, and Black Cat Eye Sunglasses for a complete beach-ready outfit!
Basic black sandals get an upgrade with braided detail. Not only are these 100-percent leather sandals cute, but they’re comfy, too! Memory foam padding means you can wear these out exploring all day long. The 2-inch heel is dressy without going overboard, adding a little something to whatever you’re wearing.
As cute as they are versatile, these Tan Laser Cut Slide Sandals play a big role in our Chico’s beach capsule wardrobe. They go with just about everything — especially this matching Tan Laser Cut Leather Tote. Wear them to the beach or out to dinner.
These slides feature a soft Nappa leather upper, a laser cut and stud design, memory foam padding, a flexible slip-resistant outsole, and a gold-tone lacquered heel. That means not only are they cute, but they’re comfy too. Just take it from this reviewer: “I bought these sandals, prepared to wear them comfortable or not as they were a great match for the laser cut handbag I’d purchased from Chico’s the previous month. Imagine my surprise when they turned out to be not only a perfect color match to the bag, but a very comfortable pair of sandals! My new favorites!” Chico’s Tan Laser Cut Slide Sandals are on sale right now, so get them before they’re gone!
These Leather Platform Sneakers are a trendy alternative to your old worn-out walking shoes. Designed with soft nappa leather and embellished with “Love Chico’s” on the left shoe, these are made for stylish travelers. Although made with a slight 1″ platform, the padded footbed ensures your feet will be comfortable all day long.
Chico’s Square Gold Tone Drop Earrings make a great addition to any outfit, and therefore, your beach capsule wardrobe. “This is a lovely designed, lightweight earring that will compliment any outfit,” reads one review. Featuring a modern, abstract design, these gorgeous gold earrings can be donned day or night.
Every capsule wardrobe needs a pop of color, and Chico’s Front To Back Beaded Hoop Earrings provide just that. These fun and funky hoops feature alternating teal and black beads that radiate beach vibes.
You can’t have a beach capsule wardrobe sans shades, and these Black Cat Eye Sunglasses go with just about everything. Stylish yet classic, these sunnies are designed with UV400 protection and come with their own case. We love that they don’t have those plastic nose pads that get stuck in your hair when you wear them on top of your head, but they are also super cute!
Another beach-day essential, this Black Trim Straw Sun Hat keeps you looking and feeling cool with its woven raffia straw design. Wear it to the beach, out exploring, or to an al fresco lunch. It looks great with everything from swimsuits to sundresses.
We included Chico’s Floral Jute Tote in our beach capsule wardrobe because it doubles as a purse and a beach bag. Plus, we love this woven bag’s fun design, featuring flowery trim that looks like pom poms but is made up just like the rest of the bag. It zips up to keep all of your essentials in place. Take it to the beach, out shopping and exploring, or out to dinner!
This Tan Laser Cut Leather Tote is a super cute addition to your beach capsule wardrobe, and not just because they go with the Tan Laser Cut Slide Sandals so well! This bucket bag features a laser-cut leather design, a removable crossbody strap, and a drawstring closure. Neutral colors are so in right now, and this tan tone is very versatile.
Bonus: Beach Tumbler
If taking your own tumbler to the beach is wrong, we don’t want to be right. Just because it has prosecco in the name doesn’t mean you have to use this Corkcicle 16oz Prosecco Tumbler for bubbly, but if you do, it will keep it nice and chilled for you. In fact, no matter what you fill this 16-ounce stainless steel tumbler with, it will keep cold for up to 9 hours. Plus, the gold color won’t clash with your outfit.
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