Between my job & my love of seeing new places around the world I spend a fair amount of time living out of a suitcase. From all the experience I have gained from hauling myself & my stuff all over the place I have learned just how valuable packing smart & packing light is to your sanity. And I think I have gotten pretty good at selecting just my few favorite pieces of clothing to bring and stretching their use though multiple outfits for multiple activities as I travel.
This philosophy of looking at a limited number of clothing items and seeing beyond the obvious combinations to all the possibilities for outfits can be applied to a normal everyday wardrobe not just for packing a suitcase. I have learned that by picking 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!
Here's how I put together my summer business casual capsule wardrobe-
For this set of interest pieces I picked two print blouses, two print dresses, a bright aqua pencil skirt, a purple cardigan and a olive green shirt.
Accessories & Shoes - Finally, I add some accessories to complete the outfits. Jewelry, belts and scarves can dramatically alter how an outfit looks. Unfortunately, shoes is the area I still struggle with. I always want to bring just one more pair.
For this capsule wardrobe I chose three necklaces, one gold bracelet, a watch, and two belts. For shoes I added two pairs of pumps and a nude pair of wedges.
You can check out my previous One Suitcase features using the links below:
- Business Casual clothes here
- Spring Business Casual clothes here
- Neutral Colored Business Casual here
- Maternity Business Casual clothes here
- Beach Vacation clothes here
- Europe Vacation clothes here
- Paris Vacation clothes here