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How to Pack Light | Travel Capsule Wardrobes Work For Any Trip

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.

Jewelry Capsule

Two-tone capsule.

A few bold key pieces you can keep track of and wear with everything.

Pajama Capsule

Packing pajamas that can do double duty during the day is so smart.

More Travel Capule Wardrobe Posts


Unique Gift Ideas from a Seasoned Shopper | 2022 Gift Guide Someone Has Actually Tried.

Since I shop every day, it just wouldn't be right not to share some of the best deals and unique gifts I find. You can put down your car keys and grab a cup of coffee instead. Your holiday shopping just got simpler. This is the best high-low unique gift mix all in one spot. Also, it's OK to add extra to your cart to reward yourself for being such a smart shopper this holiday season.

4 Ways To Style a Silky Slip Dress this Winter That Works With Any “Dress” Code

A silky slip dress delivers every time and is the ultimate wardrobe workhorse when you want to wear a dress this winter.

Glam Guide | Expert beauty tips and my picks to get you Ready Set Gorgeous this holiday season

This glam guide with expert beauty tips and my personal clean beauty picks will get you ready, set, and gorgeous this holiday.

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