How do you start a capsule wardrobe? How do you create Grab and Go looks when you are in a hurry? What do you wear when you are staying at home? These are some of the questions women often ask me. In this post, I share what I took on my most recent vacation and a few of the outfits I created with these few pieces. There are many more possibilities.
This mini wardrobe is an excellent example of my closet for daily life. I am semi-retired now, so I spend a lot of time working from home, but I still want to look nice even if no one will see me but the UPS person or maybe the mail carrier. It lifts my spirits to get dressed each day. There are seven tops, four pairs of pants, and three jackets. The accessories included two scarves, three small handbags, a hat, three pairs of shoes, socks (for those long walks in the lace-up sneakers), two pairs of pajamas, bras, and undies for each day. All of the items fit into the two bags shown in the video at the bottom of this post.
Levi’s Original Trucker Jacket is from Dillard’s. The fuchsia tee is from Chico’s. The white jeans are by Everlane. The Triple Decker silver platform sneakers were by Keds last year, but I found them on Amazon. The crossbody bag is by Patricia Nash from Dillard’s.
The long sleeve white tee is by Croft & Barrow from Kohl’s. The Malibu Punch jeans are from Chico’s. The sandals are by Børn from last year. The colorful clutch is a couple of years old.
I wore black ankle split crepe pants and a three-quarter sleeve matching top to travel because this is the most comfortable clothing I own.
The striped tee goes well with the Malibu Punch jeans. Both are from Chico’s. The hat is by Betmar from Belk. The small crossbody bag has no name. I bought it from the Little Shop inside The Martha in Abingdon, Va.
The same striped tee looks great with jeans and the white jacket from Chico’s. The more casual Patricia Nash bag complements the New Balance walking shoes.
I was on the beach a few times as the sun was coming up, so I was happy I brought this heavier utility-style jacket from White House|Black Market. The air was frigid in the mornings and after the sun went down.
This scarf was another layer to keep me warm as needed. The tee was from Cali & York a few years ago. Those are the black ankle pants again worn with the Børn sandals and the cute little crossbody bag.
The navy tee also looked great with the Malibu Punch jeans and the same scarf!
Here is another tee with brass grommets from Cali & York a couple of years ago. The jeans are the Sheri Slim style from NYDJ.
The same black tee works with all the pants.
The black pants with the striped tee and the white jacket from Chico’s made for a comfortable, smart look for shopping one morning.
The black pants and the turquoise tee from Cali & York, along with the bright accessories, made for an excellent look to wear out to lunch. All of the restaurants were very casual.
You can’t go wrong with navy and white! That is another tee from Cali & York a few years ago. The Tankee bra is from Shapeez.com. The pajamas are by Miss Elaine from Belk. Have a fabulous weekend!