Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Holiday capsule using my Earth Element scarf

At this time of the year, many of us are planning our summer holidays and, in particular, wondering what clothes to pack. One of my favourite bloggers is Janice of The Vivienne Files, who often bases her travel capsules around a scarf or a piece of art. I always receive compliments when I'm wearing my Colour Elements scarf, shown below, so I decided to base my holiday capsule around these colours à la Vivienne.
Earth Element colours

The beauty of creating a capsule using your favourite scarf is that all the colours will go together and you know that you will look good in them. We will be away for almost three weeks as this is going to be a special birthday trip, so I will need to take more clothes than usual. It's important that everything will mix and match to create lots of different outfits. However we are staying in an apartment in Paris for three nights after visiting London, so I can do some hand washing there if need be. We will be taking larger cases than normal as most of our travelling will be by train, with just one flight at the end of our holiday, where we are paying for cases in the hold. I did say that this was a special birthday trip!

Autumn in summer by sue-walker on Polyvore featuring Gap, Lacoste, Warehouse, Lucien Pellat-Finet, River Island, Eileen Fisher, Miss Selfridge, Dorothy Perkins, Madewell and M&Co

The capsule above is based on colours that suit me, however you can use the same principle to build your own holiday capsule: if you look better in softer, cooler or brighter colours, then you might use a scarf like one of the three shown below.

 

Janice often uses Hermès scarves, which I suspect are beyond the budgets of most over 60 women, however you can still use one for inspiration. You may have noticed that there aren't any swimsuits or beach wraps in my travel capsule, as we will be visiting cities rather than beaches. You can include them in your own holiday wardrobe, using the same principles to ensure that everything coordinates and will definitely be worn on your holiday.


3 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Have a wonderful birthday and trip.

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    1. Thanks Juhli. Good to hear from you! I'm going to start celebrating on Saturday 26th August, as we'll be going out for a meal with friends in Jumilla before we start my birthday trip the following Tuesday. I'm already getting excited!

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  2. Happy Birthday, Sue!
    You and I are style soul sisters....I love olive, camel, burnt orange, etc. all your colors!!
    We simply wear our colors differently. Looking at your beautiful red Longchamp reminds me that I ordered one yesterday, in dark khaki!!! You inspire me to be braver with color and I too love Janice, and her organized, analytical mind.
    Have a great, fun, trip!!
    Your style sister,
    Pat

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