Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Capsule travel wardrobe: peaches and cream

Once I decided to banish black from my wardrobe, I couldn't decide whether navy, grey,  brown and/or stone would become my new basics.  At the moment I have several items in all four colours and I have already used navy as the basis of a capsule travel wardrobe. Although I have called this alternative travel capsule "peaches and cream", strictly speaking it is coral, yellow, brown and stone. We fashion bloggers do like to take liberties with accuracy for the sake of a catchy headline!

To recap, we are flying to Newcastle on 7th June for a family wedding and then having a holiday in Scotland - so, what should I pack?  In theory the weather could be sunny and warm all week, however we can't rule out the possibility of cold weather and rain, which makes packing for our holiday a wee bit tricky!













The main colours in this capsule wardrobe are brown, coral, yellow and stone, however you may also spot the wildcard: my trusty navy jeans. I did think of choosing a skirt, however I  have included a brown trouser suit that will be fine for smart daytime and evening wear, plus a floral dress, and there's something very comforting about having a pair of denims in case the weather turns chilly. I will pack an umbrella, no matter what the forecast is - having spent many rain-soaked summer holidays there, I don't trust Scottish weather! Do you have a favourite item that always gets packed, no matter where you are travelling to?

7 comments:

  1. Very pretty! I wait to pack until the last minute and then look at weather.com before deciding what to take.

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  2. I'll probably pack at the last minute too - having looked at several different weather forecasts! I definitely think that I'll choose an overall colour theme this trip, instead of my usual practice of packing a mixture of my favourite clothes and then finding on my last day that the only clean items left don't look good together! This is where Project 333 helps, as it encourages you to build a more limited wardrobe but with versatile items of clothing that you can mix and match.

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  3. I always pack a scarf in my trusty red backpack that comes everywhere. Alas, it's black, which is not a good color for me either. But a scarf is useful for all sorts of things. I need a navy one or dark purple would be better all around for me.

    I do like your peaches and cream motif!

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  4. Robin, I think a navy or dark purple scarf should go on your birthday wish list! A scarf in colours that suit you is a very good investment.

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  5. I'm afraid my must have on holidays in the UK is the ever faithful goes with most things beige cardigan. Somehow it manages to creep in to my case when going abroad too. Just incase the evenings turn chilly! I'm a real 'just incase traveller' and really can't do travelling light. Maybe this is my problem, too much choice but nit enough co-ordination.

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  6. Jacqui, as you say, beige goes with most things (I may slip a beige cardigan into my case too!)The key thing is co-ordination though so you can mix and match more. Plus layers, which is where your faithful beige cardigan comes into the equation!

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