Thursday, November 8, 2012

(outfits 16-20) one suitcase: business casual capsule wardrobe

Post 5/8 - The purpose of the "One Suitcase" feature is to try to show you how you can pare down your packing list when you travel without sacrificing the number or variety of outfits you have for the range of activities your trip may entail. I have learned through trial and error (and the pain of lugging wayyy too big a suitcase) that by packing a few favorite & versatile pieces of clothing I can mix and match the items into a surprising number of outfit options. You just have to do a little planning up front. Hopefully the posts this week will show you my method and help you find the potential of the clothes you already have in your closet!

In case you missed it:
Here are outfits 16-20 for my Business Casual trip made from the clothing pieces listed here:


Outfit 16:
Where I'd wear it -  Work

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Outfit 17:
Where I'd wear it -  Tourist/Sightseeing, Travel, Casual lunch with friends
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Outfit 18:
Where I'd wear it -  Work

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    Outfit 19:
    Where I'd wear it - Work
    (This dress really too short for work but I don't own another sheath for this series.)
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    Outfit 20:
    Where I'd wear it - Shopping, Travel, Brunch, Very casual Friday (with jeans unrolled)
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    **The last day of this series of posts has a very tall downloadable image with the 14 clothing pieces and all 30 outfits for easy reference - found here.**

    6 comments:

    1. You look great in everything!


      =)


      Brooke

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    2. I love this series. I always overpack for everything. This is a great way to really visualize the versatility of basic pieces. It's even helping me with my closet because I am seeing new ways to put things together.

      Could you do a casual suitcase series in the future? Most of my travels are vacations instead of business related so I would love tips on how and what to pack for a fun vacation that still allows for plenty of versatility.

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    3. I am loving this series! You have changed my packing ways forever. I sure hope so ;)
      Question: How did you roll your wide leg jeans like that? It doesn't seem to work out that way for me. But maybe it's because I'm petite. Anyway, love your blog!!!

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    4. I am every so loving your blog since coming across it a few weeks ago.
      I've always been a mannequin shopper but not anymore thanks to Outfit Posts.
      You've making getting dressed, whether for weekdays, weekends or special occasions actually enjoyable and not a chore. I refer to your blog EVERYDAY for inspiration and ideas/solutions.
      Would love to see more of this type of series (# pieces - # outfits) from time to time.
      Thanks for caring enough to share.

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    5. Thanks. Yay! I'm so glad you guys are liking it!

      Rachel - I will definitely try to do another suitcase in the future with casual clothes. I'm thinking I'll maybe try beach/tourist vacation next?

      Soraya - I had to fold them in a flap (that ran from my knee to the ankle) to make the leg narrow before I rolled them up. Sort of like an origami fold?

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