The title of today’s post is a little tongue in cheek as I have no such thing and simply travel with a combination of my existing clothing. Over the weekend I came across an article in the travel section of one of our national newspaper’s on this topic. Needless to say as is often the case the capsule travel wardrobe was high end for those either flying first class and staying in five star hotels or going on a very fancy cruise .
It is not my style to race out and purchase a new wardrobe simply because you are going on a trip, especially the type of garments targeted as easy wear for travel, cargo pants come to mind .
Instead a collection of several of my favourites that I always feel good wearing come with me, along with a variety of accessories to ring the changes.
My last trip to Europe started in milder Autumn weather and finished in Paris in early Winter with cold 3degree days. The long line leather coat I am wearing above came into its own in the final weeks of our trip as it is light but very warm and folds and travels beautifully. The Mongolian lamb scarf, gloves and beret were only worn in Paris but added that special touch as well as keeping me toasty warm.
Black was my base colour of choice and my Moyuru skirt took me from sightseeing during the day to dinner at night and to my birthday special treat afternoon tea at the Ritz in Paris. I wore it here at the Palacio de Quelez paired with a short black leather jacket over a cream and black Vivienne Westwood cardigan. More on the Palacio de Quelez on this week’s Postcard Wednesday.
A visit to the Guggenheim Museum in Bilboa , Spain called for a strong look so this two faces knit from Sarah Puccini , black and white Preen sunnies , black and white earrings and black Moyuru pants fitted the bill.
A warm and waterproof jacket is always a must and this bronze Paula Ryan one is as light as a feather .
Comfortable shoes are a must and these black and white lace-ups walked many kilometers. I also packed my Trippen sandals and black boots and these mainly came out for dinner at night.
I was so glad I packed this Moyuru gingham skirt , so good to wear and it didn’t really crease and it could be dressed up or down. It was also surprisingly warm with thick tights or leggings as the weather cooled.
While going through my photos I came across the two above taken on my Japan trip a couple of years ago . Same travel theme black and accessories. I always travel as light as possible, never more than I can carry myself, no need for airport trolleys or porters.
This works for me – I wonder how you travel- are you a light traveller too?
Joining Patti for Visible Monday, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday, Mica for Weekday Wear and Nancy for Fashion Friday Link Up.