Every time there is a holiday weekend coming up, I always get a question in my Style Society Facebook Group about what to pack for a weekend away.
So, I thought I would write this for everyone who has ever struggled with what to pack for a short vacation because chances are, if you’re heading out of town for just the weekend, you are probably driving.
With other people in the car.
Which means you can't be taking up the entire trunk with your shoe collection and 5 pairs of skinny jeans!
So, you need to pack smart.
But how do you make sure you have “enough” without over doing it?
With a Capsule Wardrobe!
In case you haven’t heard of them before, a Capsule Wardrobe is a small collection of pieces that can be mixed and matched with one another to create a variety of looks.
I love Capsule Wardrobes for traveling, but I also use them in my everyday life because they have made my busy Mama & biz owner life so much easier!
And my one-one-one clients love them because they don't have to worry about what to wear with what anymore, because everything in their Capsule Wardrobe goes together.
As you can imagine then, packing a mini Capsule Wardrobe for your weekend away is the solution to making sure you have enough to wear in terms of variety, without having to worry about overpacking.
So, what exactly should you pack?
Well, it really does depend on your weekend plans, but I usually suggest a mix of the following:
3 seasonal specific bottoms, 4 tops, 1 jacket/layering piece, 2 pairs of shoes, and accessories like earrings, necklaces, belts, and a scarf.
So, it may look a little something like this...
A tip when building your first Capsule Wardrobe though…
I always suggest going with all solids on the bottom because it makes it easier to mix and match with prints on top.
That's what I did with this sample Capsule Wardrobe and check out all the outfit combinations I was able to create using the above 8 pieces (plus accessories and footwear)!
That’s 12 looks!
Way more outfits than anyone would EVER need for a 3 day weekend!
What I like about Capsule Wardrobes for traveling is because so many of the pieces can be mixed and matched with one another, they give you so many outfit options – so you’re not tied to just wearing “that one top with that one bottom”.
I don’t know about you, but I like to be able to mix it up and create different looks depending on the mood I’m in.
Imagine if you could do this in your everyday life too and how much easier getting dressed would be?!
Sure, it does take some work to plan out your Capsule Wardrobe in the first place.
You have to figure out what to include, see what pieces you have to work with in your closet, and determine which new items you need to still buy to complete your Capsule Wardrobe.
But when you have a complete Capsule Wardrobe for the season, it makes getting dressed every day so much easier and you look great ALL. THE. TIME.
So, if you're looking for less stress when it comes to getting dressed every day (and not just on holiday), make sure to check out my Effortless Style Kit.
When you sign up, you get a downloadable Wardrobe Checklist of the items needed to create a casual chic Capsule Wardrobe along with a Style Lookbook that will show you how to combine those pieces into dozens and dozens of head to toe looks.
- No more worrying about what you need in your wardrobe, what to wear, or what to buy.
- No more wondering if "this goes with that" (I've done it all for you).
- No more wasting money on clothes you never end up wearing because they don't work with anything else in your wardrobe.
Getting dressed really doesn't get any more effortless than this.