Are you setting out on a vacation in the coming months? Instead of packing suitcase after suitcase of clothing, why not put together a small capsule wardrobe of versatile pieces that you can mix and match while you're away? Here's how to plan a travel capsule wardrobe for vacation:
Start by considering the temperature at your destination. Most vacations are to somewhere warm, so this makes things simple. Start your packing journey by selecting a few base-layer pieces. You'll want some neutral colored shorts, a pair of neutral colored tights (if it's chillier or you like to cover your legs sometimes), and a versatile, knee-length skirt. For tops, choose a cami or two in white or black. These lower layers can be the base of many outfits.
On casual days, you may be able to wear just your skirt or tights and a cami (or fitted tee if you're feeling modest). However, now you're going to add a fancy top or two to your wardrobe for more dressy occasions. Pick something flattering that matches all three of the bottom pieces you're bringing. Finally, toss in a summer dress, which you can wear for most any activity.
Be careful not to include pieces "just in case." Bring one sweater or cardigan if you're worried about chilly nights -- but just one! Avoid the temptation to bring "just one more shirt." It's just adding more weight to your suitcase -- you can wear the same shirt again instead of bringing an extra one.
Now that you know how to plan a travel capsule wardrobe for vacation, visit the Closet Barcode website to discover the best items to include in your suitcase. We offer versatile tops and accessories that can be mixed and matched multiple ways throughout your travels.