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MY TRAVEL CAPSULE WARDROBE: PACKING LIGHT, COMFY & CHIC

by jenellewitty@gmail.com

travel capsule wardrobe tips Jenelle from the fashion blog Inspiring Wit wearing Sassind long-sleeved striped tee, gold leather babouche slide shoes

I have barely unpacked my suitcase lately! My travel capsule wardrobe, how I pack light but stay comfortable and chic. 

Sassind merino gold leather babouche slide shoes

MY TRAVEL CAPSULE WARDROBE: PACKING LIGHT, COMFY & CHIC

Over the past few months, I have been on so many short trips that I have hardly unpacked my suitcase. I have SOOO many travel posts to share with you that are under construction right now! It’s easy to say that I have my packing routine down.

The rotation of a travel capsule wardrobe keeps me going and comfortable wherever I am headed. Since I have found lately, I am nailing packing, I thought I’d share it with you.

There have been times that my workload has left me packing down to the wire (EEP!) but the key pieces in my travel capsule wardrobe have really cut down the packing time. Thank goodness! I can rely on this travel capsule wardrobe to be comfortable and suit multiple outfits and occasions. Packing less is also saving me from the stress of being inside the weight limit on flights. (Nobody wants that stress!)

I have talked about how I pack for long travels here and for weekenders here. Those posts detail my suitcase recommendations and how to save space etc.

travel capsule wardrobe tips Jenelle from the fashion blog Inspiring Wit wearing Sassind merino longline cardigan, grey striped tee, merino extra long leggings, gold leather babouche slide shoesSassind capsule travel wardrobe merino leggings

MY TRAVEL CAPSULE WARDROBE LIST

First things first, my style from day to day is pretty minimal. While I do dress up, 80% of the time, I am pulling on the same things, which are basically my uniform. The key pieces are comfortable but chic, and channel that elusive Parisian style. When travelling, I reduce down further and always pack the following first for any trip, building from here if it is a longer stay. The following list is my travel capsule wardrobe, minus the pyjama’s and so on.

OUTERWEAR:

  • leather moto jacket,
  • black blazer,
  • longline merino cardigan.

TOPS:

  • striped t-shirts (usually two),
  • white t-shirt,
  • white cotton/ linen button-down shirt,
  • silk camisole,
  • cashmere jumper or cotton sweater.

BOTTOMS:

  • black skinny jeans,
  • merino leggings,
  • blue straight leg jeans,
  • skirt (either midi-length cotton or denim mini).

DRESSES:

  • occasional outfit dress (if needed to dress up),
  • day dress.

SHOES:

  • white sneakers,
  • boots (wear on the plane!),
  • sandals or slides,
  • heels (if needed).

ACCESSORIES:

  • classic black or tortoise sunglasses,
  • cashmere shawl/ scarf (perfect for flights or unexpected chill),
  • shoulder bag.

JEWELLERY:

  • hoop earrings,
  • watch,
  • necklaces (two for layering).

ACTIVEWEAR:

  • leggings,
  • crop top,
  • top,
  • running sneakers,
  • swimwear.

Sassind black and white long sleeved striped tee worn by Inspiring Wit fashion blogger Jenelle Witty in AdelaideSassind gold leather babouche slides, grey longline merino cardigan, striped tee, Frame denim jeans worn by Inspiring Wit fashion blogger Jenelle

MY LEISUREWEAR FAVOURITES FOR AT HOME AND TRAVEL

Part of the homework I have been doing over the past year has been finding affordable, luxury capsule leisurewear favourites to travel with. They needed to be super comfortable for flights, long transfers at the airport, for relaxing in hotels or wearing on road trips.

The key things I look for are good quality fabrics that breathe and regulate skin temperature while also being neutral enough to mix with my other capsule travel wardrobe pieces. This cuts down on the number of things I pack. Of course, it goes without saying that they have all been getting quite a work out at home while I am not travelling too!

Recently I discovered a new luxury affordable leisurewear brand that I am loving and couldn’t wait to share with you. Keep reading…

Sassind gold leather babouche slides, grey longline merino cardigan, striped tee, Frame denim jeans worn by Inspiring Wit fashion blogger Jenelle

INTRODUCING SASSIND

As a label that is also inspired by Paris and one that champions honest pricing and honest production, I have been SO happy to discover Melbourne brand Sassind. I am wearing their pieces here, as they have accompanied me on my trips in recent months. (These photos were taken in my hometown, Adelaide).

Designed in Melbourne, and made from fabrics sourced ethically and responsibly from all over the world, Sassind’s collections boast versatile pieces made from Australian merino, French linen, Indian silk and cotton, and Mongolian cashmere, spelling luxury at an affordable price point.

You will see me in these Sassind essentials time and again, as they have become staples that I find myself going to every day. The cotton jersey t-shirts are holding their shape, the merino leggings and cardigan are soooo soft that I hardly want to take them off (and made for the best in-flight outfit!). Plus, it probably goes without saying that the gold leather babouche slides have had people stopping me in the street to ask where they are from.

I can hardly blame them!

Sassind capsule travel wardrobe

WHAT DO YOU PACK?

I would love to now turn over the mic to you guys and learn what you like to pack on your own travels? Do you have a travel capsule wardrobe? Would you be keen to try one for your next trip? Let me know if you have any tips or travel items you can not leave home without that I didn’t list. I’d love to hear any of your travel stories too, ever lost your luggage?

Let me know!

WEARING:

SASSIND MERINO LONGLINE CARDIGAN,

SASSIND MERINO LEGGINGS,

LITTLE LIFFNER SHOULDER BAG (50% OFF SALE RIGHT NOW!),

SASSIND STRIPED COTTON JERSEY T-SHIRT GREY,

RAY-BAN SUNGLASSES

SASSIND GOLD LEATHER BABOUCHE SLIDES,

SASSIND STRIPED COTTON JERSEY T-SHIRT BLACK,

FRAME DENIM JEANS (AFFORDABLE ASOS OPTION HERE),

 

PHOTOGRAPHED BY: MARIO RECCHIA

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