If you plan to travel this spring or summer, it’s not too early to start thinking about your vacation wardrobe.
If you’ve ever felt like you had “nothing to wear” while traveling, you may want to create a vacation capsule wardrobe for your next trip.
What is a Vacation Capsule Wardrobe?
A capsule wardrobe is a group of basic garments that can be worn in multiple combinations. It consists of interchangeable clothing pieces that complement each other. It often includes classic pieces that do not go out of style and are primarily composed of neutral colors.`
A capsule wardrobe will allow you to create a lot of different outfits with a small selection of clothes.
A competent wardrobe consultant can create a wardrobe for you based on your style, body type and color palette.
Why do you need a Vacation Capsule Wardrobe on Your Trip?
If you travelled before you might have encountered a few things on your trip that you were not prepared for, such as:
1. You overpacked, but you felt like you had “nothing to wear” while traveling become most of your clothes didn’t go together.
2. You wanted to curate your outfits to match your new surroundings, for example, to match the backdrop of an exotic local landscape, but you didn’t pack the right clothes for that.
3, You ended up wearing the same one or two outfits repeatedly because none of the outfits you packed seemed appealing once you arrived.
A travel capsule wardrobe would be the perfect solution for any of these problems.
Building a travel capsule wardrobe is one of the best ways to pack light for any trip. By choosing the right pieces to build a capsule wardrobe, you can create endless different outfits for your trip, with only a small number of items.
With just 15-20 pieces of clothing, you can pack for any trip, create a stylish outfit, and look your best, no matter where you’re going.
Here are a few tips on how to create a travel capsule wardrobe and what exactly to include in it.
How to Create a Vacation Capsule Wardrobe
The main idea behind a capsule wardrobe is that “everything goes with everything” so even though you have a limited number of items in your suitcase, each item is versatile enough to be styled in many different ways.
Here are a few tips recommended by personal stylists on what things to include in your capsule wardrobe:
Two base tops in a neutral color: black, white or gray, they will serve as layers in your outfits (pic. 1).
Two tops in accent colors to wear by themselves or with neutrals (pic. 1).
Two long sleeve shirts: in white and in an accent color or patterned: stripes, floral, plaid, etc (pic. 2)..
Two sweaters: 1 in neutral color and one in an accent color (pic. 2).
A pair of basic pants (black or gray) that you can wear with different shoe styles (pic. 4).
A pair of blue or white jeans (depending on your destination or the season) (pic. 3).
A skirt that you can dress up or down (neutral or accent colored) (pic. 4).
A pair of black leggings (for working out or lounging)
One dress in a solid neutral color (black or white) that you can style casually or for evening (pic. 5).
One dress in your accent color or patterned: stripes, floral, plaid, etc (pic. 5).
4. Outer Layers
Three different outer layers or jackets, for example, a black leather jacket, a denim jacket, a blazer or a long cardigan (pic. 5)..
Make sure that you pack a few pairs of shoes that you can wear with multiple outfits.
You will need a few different types of shoes that will allow you to create different styles by changing just one thing in your outfit (pic. 5).
For a Spring/Summer beach vacation: sandals and sneakers
For a Spring/Summer city exploration: comfortable flats and sneakers
For a Winter Trip: ankle boots and cold-weather boots
Keep it simple. Pick two pairs of your favorite earrings and two necklaces that will go with any outfit.
Hire a certified wardrobe consultant to help you build your vacation capsule wardrobe to look your best every day.
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