If you want to pack light but always have the outfit you need, create a travel capsule wardrobe for your next trip. Capsule wardrobes limit how much suitcase space you need without limiting your options. If you stick to my tips, you can create a practical yet stylish wardrobe with outfit outfits that will have everyone saying, “I’ll have what she’s wearing.”
How To Pack Light Tip #1 | Make Sure It All Does Double Duty
This is probably the only travel tip you need to know and one I already shared in this blog post. Some items are easier to mix, match, and style in different ways. When you fill your suitcase or your carry-on with these travel essentials, you give yourself more options. The 7 essentials below could go on any trip and are my current favorite in each category.
1 | Not so Basic Button-Up
Slightly tailored and relaxed fit.
2 | Double Duty Dress
Fitted styles from Michael Stars that are easy to layer over to create the illusion of a skirt and top.
3 | Jeans
Dark denim jean always looks chic. Get my complete denim directory and online shopping guide HERE.
4 | Pull-On Pants
These are my forever favorites, comfortable, and each to dress up or down.
5 | Base Layers
I suggest black and white.
5 | Blazer
Best fit, quality, and value.
6 | Cardigan
Great high-low options for a print or a neutral.
7 | A Print
Animal print, stripes, and plaid.
You can make a travel capsule with all or some of these items, but make sure all the piece’s fabrics, colors, and silhouettes, you choose, go together.
How To Pack Light Tip #2 | Wear Your Bulkiest Layers
High-low. Consider cost per wear.
Fitted the foot go with the most winter outfits.
Scarf or Wrap
How To Pack Light Tip #3 | Make Mini Capsules
Bags Beyond Baggage
A tote, belt bag, and cross-body will get the most mileage.
A few bold key pieces you can keep track of and wear with everything.
Packing pajamas that can do double duty during the day is so smart.