The 18-Piece Capsule Wardrobe a Travel Editor Wears on Vacation

Call me an optimist, but I’m planning to travel to Sardinia, Italy, for one week with only items I can squeeze into my carry-on. It’s not as crazy as it might sound: Summer vacations call for clothes in light, breathable fabrics and small accessories like totes and sandals that take up minimal space in a hard-shell suitcase. If planned in advance, it’s possible to pack everything you need for a coastal summer escape in one 14-inch x 22-inch bag.

An eternal planner, I’ve already started mapping out exactly what to pack on vacation, using a capsule wardrobe guide from our sister site, Who What Wear. The packing guide is a thorough list of every on-trend item to consider for a seaside escape, edited down according to versatility and size. Each item can mix and match, is location-appropriate, and won’t get crushed into oblivion. Consider your summer vacation packing list sorted.