Packing light is something that I pride myself in. I like to assemble items from my complete capsule wardrobe and create a mini capsule to travel in one small bag/carry on. With this mini wardrobe created from My F/W 2015 & S/S 2016 Capsule Wardrobe, I have at least six outfit combinations for traveling this holiday season!
(Thrifted black snakeskin clutch, Thrifted Zara navy military coat, leopard print scarf-gift, Thrifted/Tailored Dolce & Gabbana red dress, Thrifted Vince gray sweater, Thrifted Vince black cropped pants, Vintage Nine West black strappy heels, Thrifted/Upcycled Equipment navy dyed button up, Thrifted Frye black boots + black leather belt, Folli Follie watch)
Additional items that I’d pack are thick black tights and definitely light weight thermals, gloves, and a hat if needed. I’ve never been one to care about wearing the same thing multiple times on a trip, because I don’t like being bogged down with luggage at the airport or traveling in general. Also when I pack versatile items, I have many different options if a surprise occasion happens to pop up. If traveling longer than a weekend, I’d wear another outfit for travel, and pack all the items above aside from my coat.
By the way, I am very aware that the heels that I’ve chosen are not ideal if I was living back east or in New York City, yet I live in Los Angeles. If you’ve been following me for some time you may be aware of the HUGE issue I have finding quality shoes to fit my extremely narrow feet. Ideally I would have a sleek pair of heeled booties in place of the strappy heels.
Even though pretty much my entire capsule wardrobe is purchased from thrift/consignment shops, it is even more important to me to purchase my shoes in the same way after watching The True Cost.
Versatility in your wardrobe has a lot to do with styling as well as choosing pieces that can be worn multiple ways in the first place. When I decided to minimize my wardrobe from 300+ pieces to now 42 total including coats, shoes, and accessories, versatile pieces are a must! If you’re interested in the steps to start a capsule wardrobe along with the importance of statement pieces read this. Since beginning my minimalist journey and creating capsule wardrobes, I’ve learned so much about creating the ideal wardrobe for my personal style while keeping it interesting along the way.
Looking put together has nothing to do with the amount of clothing that you have!
(Image by Dawn Michelle)