Travel light capsule wardrobe
When I was a kid, I had this inflatable kiddie pool. It was one of my favorite things in the world. When it was inflated and filled with water, it would hold six kids comfortably. But when you deflated the pool and took out some air? It became an amazing backpack for me to wear around town! It held everything I needed for a day of adventure—and it looked cool!
Create a color scheme.
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Color scheme is a set of colors that are used together in a design. A color scheme can be used to create a sense of unity or harmony, contrast or variety, and mood. Color schemes are often chosen for their psychological effects and impact on people – for example, the use of red in an area with many visitors may create excitement; whereas green may be associated with healing or serenity.
Color schemes are often based on the color wheel; this is a circle with 12 colors evenly distributed around its circumference. The most common color scheme is based on the three primary colors: red, yellow and blue. These three colors form a triangle in the center of the wheel – if all three are mixed together in equal amounts, they will create black.
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Color schemes have many practical applications, such as in design and marketing. In the world of graphic design, they are often based on a set of rules called the color wheel. In this system there are 12 colors which make up our basic palette: red, blue, yellow and their complementary shades (green, purple orange). The color scheme is then built around these four hues – every hue has its own group of tints/shades (light/dark versions) with different saturation levels.
Get inspired by your destination.
Pack light doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice comfort. Choose a destination that you know you will enjoy, and one that’s seasonal for the time of year during which you’re traveling. If it’s summertime in New York City, but freezing cold in South Korea, you might want to consider taking fewer clothes than usual.
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Similarly, be sure to choose a destination where your personal style will work for the occasion—and where there are shops nearby if any items need replacing on the fly (example some of you might say “I once packed a shirt I wasn’t wearing because my boyfriend liked it so much”).
Packing light doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice comfort. Choose a destination that you know you will enjoy, and one that’s seasonal for the time of year during which you’re traveling. If it’s summertime in New York City, but freezing cold in South Korea, you might want to consider taking fewer clothes than usual. Similarly, be sure to choose a destination where your personal style will work for the occasion—and where there are shops nearby if any items need replacing on the fly
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On your next trip, resist packing every piece of clothing you own. There are many ways to keep the weight of your luggage at a minimum and still be prepared for any situation that comes your way. Just be sure to pack items that will keep you warm on cold nights and cool during hot days: make sure the clothes you take are appropriate for the climate in which they’ll be worn.
If you’re traveling during wintertime, consider taking a light jacket with you. If it’s summertime, don’t forget to pack your sunscreen and bug spray.
While it’s tempting to bring a few extra pairs of underwear or random pieces that you may never wear, the best way to save space in your bag is by only packing items that will actually be used. Be honest with yourself about what clothes are essential and what things can be left at home. And remember: when packing light, every little bit helps!
Think in outfits.
You can easily pack in a small space by thinking of your clothes as outfits. Think about what you will wear together, not just the items themselves. For example, if you’re planning on wearing jeans and a t-shirt while traveling, it doesn’t matter whether those are both black or a different color. Choose clothes that go well together so they look good on their own. This way you don’t need to bring many accessories or shoes with you as they will be included in the outfit itself! If this sounds like too much work for you, let’s break down why thinking in outfits is important:
- Color scheme matching – A capsule wardrobe creates its own color scheme based on the colors present within each piece of clothing (e.g., navy blue goes well with taupe). You don’t have to worry about clashing colors because everything matches!
* Matching destination – If you’re traveling to Hawaii, pack outfits that include bright prints and tropical colors. If you’re traveling to France, pack neutral tones like gray and black since these are more common in Parisian fashion. If you’re going skiing, dress warmly with layers of clothes underneath sweaters.
* Matching style – If you’re not sure what type of traveler you are yet, it’s okay! You can start by choosing clothes that match your personality (e.g., fun and adventurous, serious and businesslike) or body shape (e.g., hourglass figure). This way packing becomes easier because now all the items in your wardrobe will fit together well without looking too mismatched.
Matching budget – If you’re going for a more expensive look, pack items that match your budget. If you’re going for an affordable option, pack clothes from cheaper stores like Old Navy or H&M.
Lay out all clothes on your bed.
- Lay out all clothes on your bed. This is the first step to packing light, as it allows you to see everything at once and make sure you have everything you need.
- Make sure you have all the pieces you need: pants, skirts, shorts, dresses and sweaters/blouses. If you tend to wear a lot of one type of clothing (like jeans), then having more than one pair might be necessary for this trip or for this season in general. But if it’s just something extra to wear when there’s not enough time in between events for laundry or if it’s cold after dark but warm enough during the day that layers can take care of it without needing more than one jacket per day, then consider sticking with just one pair instead.* Make sure each item has a purpose! If an item doesn’t serve an obvious function—like underpants—then ask yourself why it should go into your bag at all? What would happen if I didn’t bring these jeans? Do I really need them? What happens when whatever else I’m bringing falls short of expectations? Why am I bringing these shoes anyway? Will they actually get worn?
*Make sure each item has a purpose! If an item doesn’t serve an obvious function—like underpants—then ask yourself why it should go into your bag at all? What would happen if I didn’t bring these jeans? Do I really need them? What happens when whatever else I’m bringing falls short of expectations? Why am I bringing these shoes anyway? Will they actually get worn?
Pack light! Bring only what you really need by asking yourself how often each item will be used and how easily it can fit into your bag. It’s easy to overpack, so lay out all clothes on your bed before deciding what goes in the suitcase. Make sure everything is clean and ready to wear.* Start with core essentials: pants, tops, underwear. The rest of your closet can wait for another trip.
Add details and shoes.
Add details and shoes.
You can’t forget about adding accessories! Accessories will be your best friend when it comes to packing light, because you can get a lot of mileage out of them for different looks. Here are some ideas for what to bring:
- Scarves or hats (in both neutral and bright colors)
- Gloves and bracelets or cuffs
- Rings (gold or silver)
Jewelry. You can’t forget to bring some jewelry when you pack light! Accessories will be your best friend when it comes to packing light, because you can get a lot of mileage out of them for different looks. Here are some ideas for what to bring: Hats or scarves (in both neutral and bright colors) Gloves and cuffs Rings (gold or silver)
You don’t need to spend a fortune on clothes if you want to travel light. You can go thrifting or shopping at second-hand stores and find plenty of items that are still in good condition and will last for years.
Pack the rest.
Now that you’ve packed your essentials, it’s time to pack the rest. This is where you will want to start with the clothing items that are useful for those first few days of your trip.
If you’re going on a business trip and need to be prepared for meetings and presentations, this is when you’ll want to include your suit jacket or blazer—but only if it fits in your carry-on bag! If not, then make sure it goes into checked luggage so that it doesn’t wrinkle.
If there’s any chance of rain where you’re going (or even snow), then make sure your umbrella is along too! And if there are any places nearby where there may be some hiking involved (or even just a nice walk), throw in some sneakers too!
Next, pack the items you’ll need for the last few days of your trip. Remember to keep it light, because you’re going to want to wear those extra shoes again! Pack all the chargers and cords you’ll need for electronics like your phone, laptop, or digital camera; all those clothes that need washing up before coming home; and any medication you may be taking.
Traveling light and looking good at the same time is completely possible!
Packing a travel capsule wardrobe is easy to do, and you can get everything you need in one bag. The key to packing light is to know exactly what you need and what you don’t. This can be challenging at first, but once you get the hang of it, it’s smooth sailing from there on out.
First things first: Lay out all of your clothes and accessories on the bed or floor (or wherever else makes sense for your home). Once all items are out in front of you, categorize them into different piles based on function—i.e., tops vs bottoms vs accessories like jewelry, belts or scarves etc.. Then assess each pile individually by asking yourself if this item would be worn more than once while traveling, or if it would only be used once before being washed again at home. If an item doesn’t seem like its worth taking with me because I won’t wear it during my trip then I’ll leave it behind instead!
Having a travel capsule wardrobe is easy to do, and you can get everything you need in one bag. The key to packing light is to know exactly what you need and what you don’t. This can be challenging at first, but once you get the hang of it, it’s smooth sailing from there on out. First things first: Lay out all of your clothes and accessories on the bed or floor (or wherever else makes sense for your home). Once all items are out in front.
How do you pack a travel capsule wardrobe?
Before you begin packing, start by deciding what your destination is. This will help you to narrow down your clothing options, as well as decide on the items that are most suitable for your needs. For example, if you’re going on holiday to a hot climate and will be spending most of your time outdoors then it would make sense not to pack thick jumpers and jeans.
To pack light requires careful planning before leaving home! It may sound obvious but having fewer clothes means that each one has more space in your suitcase. So how can we reduce the amount of clothing we take?
The key is to pick fewer items – only those you know will be used regularly. You can then mix and match them so as not to create any outfit combinations that might feel repetitive or boring. For example, if planning a trip abroad where most days will be spent outdoors sightseeing or on tours etc., then it would make sense not to pack anything bulky like a leather jacket.
How do you pack and look good with light?
- Focus on the essentials. The key to packing light is to choose pieces that are versatile, reliable and easy to wear.
- Wear your heaviest clothes first. If a jacket or coat is too heavy, leave it at home and pack an extra top instead.
- Choose one pair of shoes per day; if you’re going somewhere with lots of walking (like NYC) then bring two pairs – but only if they’re easy to walk in!
For jeans, choose a pair that fits like a glove. Skinny or straight-leg styles should be avoided at all costs; instead opt for something more relaxed with some stretch. If you want to save space in your suitcase then choose a pair that zips off into shorts.
For a business trip, you want to look smart and professional yet still be comfortable. The easiest way to achieve this is by wearing a white shirt or blouse under your jacket. For men, stick with a crisp button-down that’s easy to roll up the sleeves on; for women, choose something tailored but breathable.
For a vacation, you want to look stylish and feel comfortable. Pack light-colored clothing in layers so that you can dress up or dress down depending on the occasion. Bring items like scarves, hats and sunglasses because they add flair to any outfit and are easy to pack (in addition to being functional). If you’re going somewhere with lots of walking (like NYC) then bring two pairs – but only if they’re easy to walk in! For jeans, choose a pair that fits like a glove.
How many items should be in a capsule wardrobe?
In order to get started, you need to be clear on the minimum and maximum number of items in your capsule wardrobe. A good rule of thumb is 10-30 pieces.
For example, if you are trying to create a capsule for summer, your minimum could be three shirts, two pairs of pants and one pair each of shorts and skirts. This would give you nine items total – which is perfect for a solid starter capsule wardrobe. However, if you’re more advanced or know what kind of style you like better than we do here at Outlier Co., then maybe look at 15 items or so (including footwear).
If winter is coming up or if there’s an upcoming birthday party coming up on the calendar soon where everyone will be dressed up nicely – consider adding jewelry into the mix! In general though: remember that less is often more when it comes down to packing light and having freedom in how many outfits one can pack without feeling like they’re missing something important from their closet (which can happen when overpacking).
The next step will help you break down how many items of each color and shape you need for your capsule wardrobe. When it comes to colors, the general rule is: at least three but no more than five. This means if your capsule is full-on bright blue, then make sure there are at least three items that share the same shade or tone (like a top, bottom and jacket). If you’re going with an all-neutral palette like black, white and grey –
* a minimum of 3 items * a maximum of 5 items If your capsule is full-on bright blue, then make sure there are at least three items that share the same shade or tone (like a top, bottom and jacket). If you’re going with an all-neutral palette like black, white and grey –
How do you organize a capsule wardrobe?
How do you organize a capsule wardrobe?
Organizing your capsule wardrobe is simple and straightforward. You will be able to fit everything into one bag, even if it’s a small backpack or duffle bag. Choose one main color for the base of your outfits and add colored accessories, like shoes and bags, that can match any outfit. There are no rules when it comes to organizing your capsule wardrobe but here are some helpful tips:
- Choose an outfit for each day of the week and put together the pieces needed for each outfit in advance before packing them up into their individual bags. For example, Monday could be jeans with a t-shirt or tank top; Tuesday could be jeans with a blouse or button down shirt; Wednesday could be dress pants with matching blouse; Thursday could be dress pants with nice top/dressy shirt etc.. This way, when you get ready in the morning you don’t have to think about what to wear as everything is already organized into separate bags according to day and style!
- If traveling abroad or on vacation where space may be limited (like staying at a friend’s house) use clear trash bags as storage bins inside larger suitcases so that items may still remain visible without taking up valuable suitcase space
1. Get a large suitcase and fill with all the clothes on your list. 2. Organize them into separate bags by day/style as mentioned above. 3. Pack up bags into larger suitcases or use trash bag as storage bins inside larger suitcases (as mentioned above) so that items may still remain visible without taking up valuable suitcase space.
4. For example, Monday could be jeans with a t-shirt or tank top; Tuesday could be jeans with a blouse or button down shirt; Wednesday could be dress pants with matching blouse; Thursday could be dress pants with nice top/dressy shirt etc.. This way, when you get ready in the morning you don’t have to think about what to wear as everything is already organized into separate bags according to day and style! 5. If traveling abroad or on
6. To make it easier to get ready in a hurry, try packing outfits together (for example: jeans with a t-shirt or tank top) so that they are already organized by day of the week. Then pack clothes up into larger suitcases according to each day’s style.
With the right capsule wardrobe and a little help from this blog post, you can be ready for summer or all seasons in no time at all. In fact, you might even find yourself looking forward to packing again!