Happy Sunday, ladies! I spent last week in Charleston with one of my oldest friends. A great trip; a great city; and great company. Given that so many of us are taking trips this summer, I thought I'd spend a post talking about how to build a travel capsule wardrobe.
When putting together a travel capsule wardrobe, I keep the following in mind:
For a warm-weather getaway:
Over the years, I’ve put together tons of packing tips and tricks. So make sure to check them out, if you’re looking to maximize your luggage.
This travel capsule wardrobe
For today's wardrobe, I've included
That's 17 different items, many of them with extremely small footprints. From those 17 items, I've put together 10 outfits broken down by category:
This is a pretty conservative capsule wardrobe, and although I'm excluding cosmetics and additional accessories today, I can see this travel capsule working easily for a 3-5 day vacation with a large(er) carry-on and tote bag.
Today I'm showing you how to build a summer travel capsule wardrobe
I have 17 different items and came up with 10 different outfits, although you can put together more
All of the items are shoppable via a text or image widget
At the end of the post, I've included the luggage and travel cases I'm using this year
If you're like me, when my vacation days are either spent out and about on an excursion (yes, shopping counts!) or by the pool. To kick things off, I'm giving you a few outfit ideas for a day adventure.
This aspect of the wardrobe centers around a single pair of shorts. Because I've stuck with a neutral-based wardrobe, I can mix and match any top I want and still have a cute, comfortable outfit.
Whether you're staying at a resort or a friend's lake house, there's nothing like eating dinner outside with a perfect warm, summer breeze.
My evening wardrobe centers around two items: a black dress and a pair of linen pants. I always make sure to pack a dress when I travel. You always want to be able to dress-up for dinner at a nice restaurant.
Whether you're spending a morning by the hotel pool or all day at the beach, you're going to want to pack a few swimsuits and a cover-up.
Notice, here, that instead of adding an extra bag to my capsule wardrobe, my straw tote is doubling up for both my day adventure and my afternoon by the water.
Every vacation has downtime. Whether you're spending that time in the hotel or at your kiddo's home, it's good to pack active/loungewear.
If you really want to conserve space in your suitcase, loungewear easily doubles as sleepwear. So make sure to pack a few knits and comfy shorts to maximize space.