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WHAT’S A CAPSULE WARDROBE | MAXIMIZE YOUR MIX AND MATCH

A capsule wardrobe is a thoughtfully selected group of items you can easily mix and match to maximize potential outfit options and space in your closet or your suitcase. Whether you’re wanting pulled-together casual or cozy outfits, all of the pieces should be flattering and mix and match, no matter which combinations you choose.

TRAVEL CAPSULE

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I’ve helped hundreds of women pack, some for a long weekend others for 28 days in Europe. The key is having the kind of outfit you need when you want it, even if the itinerary or weather changes. You can do this with the right pieces.

Watch this video and see the 16 travel outfits I made using just 10 closet essentials including shoes and accessories.

CAPSULE WARDROBE CHECKLIST

1. A COLORFUL CARIGAN

This is the most important piece because it can be worn with every outfit combination. Choose quality. A luxury label is worth the splurge. Shop for more cardigans sweaters HERE.

2. A WHITE OR BLACK DRESS

A LBD or LWD should be a staple for your closet and your capsule. I’ve always been a fan of t-shirt dresses. The black one I’m wearing is so soft and just the right weight. It is fitted but has roughing strategically placed to hide imperfections. This Eileen Fisher tank dress has been my go-to for clients who travel and want something less body-conscious.

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Stylist Tip- for a LWD choose a classic shirt dress that hits above the knee so it can double as a tunic top.

3. WHITE OR BLACK PANTS

For travel consider something with 2% spandex or more so they keep their shape. Know your numbers and buy a pair that fits fabulous. If you like a lower rise, the ones I have on are only $20!

These are my favorite white ones. My taller friends who like a little higher rise to hold in their tummy are a fan of these from Fidelity.

4. HEELS

A square heel is the most versatile to dress up or down and the easiest to walk in.

5. FLATS

You can’t go wrong with a sneaker or a slide. These are some of my favorite.

6. WHITE OR BLACK TANK

7.STRIPED TOP

A striped top is one of the best “neutral prints” out there. It instantly adds interest to an outfit. Here are some smart options.

8.BUTTON UP

This one piece alone can be styled in so many different ways. See how I did here with my denim version and watch the video tutorial.

Stylist Tip- Buy an oversized silhouette. They look more effortless and are easier to transform

9. BELT

Belts are the best accessories. They help to draw lines on your body to define your waist and create different shapes and silhouettes. Wheater you wear them through the loops or over your cardigan, make sure to buckle up! Found some sales on one of my favorites, Moschino.

Stylist Tip – choose a color and match it to your shoe to giving your neutral collection some pop!

10. PJS THAT YOU CAN WEAR OUT

This is like a secret weapon for your travel wardrobe. You can use the pieces to make more outfits and you won’t look silly wearing your PJs to breakfast. This Vuori jogger is the most recommended by my Nordstrom Six friends.

THE COMBINATIONS ARE ENDLESS

Choose your ten!

  1. A COLORFUL CARDIGAN | 2. LBD OR LWD | 3. BLACK OR WHITE PANTS |4.HEELS | 5. FLATS |6.WHITE OR BLACK TANK |7.STRIPED TOP |8.BUTTON UP |9.BELT | 10.PJS THAT DOUBLE

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