In just over a week, Nick and I are taking Stephen to Hong Kong for a week. Apart from really looking forward to a week off from the daily grind, I have been really looking forward to putting together my capsule wardrobe for the trip. I find that thinking about packing makes me look at my closet and come up with new ways of putting my clothes together to create different outfits.
There is nothing my husband hates more than lugging a tonne of luggage, so I always have to travel light. However, I still want to be stylish and I don't want to have to wear the same thing everyday. The following 14 items (plus accessories and undergarments) can all fit into a carry-on suitcase, so it ticks the happy husband box. The outfits will take me from ultra casual Disneyland, through to a fancy dinner, and everything in between. The way I accomplished this was by limiting my colour palette. In this case, I focused on mid blue, navy and white as they are nice and summery and mix and match very easily.
When trying to create a number of outfits from fewer clothes, make sure to have more tops than bottoms. Even though you are wearing the same bottoms over and over, they are much less noticeable than your tops. If you have access to laundry facilities, you could get away with taking fewer tops. Since I don't want to have to pay for hotel dry cleaning, a few more clothes makes more sense.
Holiday - sightseeing & shopping by chicmummy featuring Roberto Cavalli Sunglasses
These three outfits are just some of the examples of what I plan to wear while shopping and sightseeing. On their own, they are pretty basic outfits. However, by making sure I packed some great accessories, basic becomes chic.
Holiday - Dressy Dinners by chicmummy on Polyvore.com
Hong Kong is justifiably famous for its food, so we plan to go to plenty of restaurants, including a couple of fancier establishments. I always feel dressier in dresses, so these two made the cut.
However, our budget, our taste and the fact that we will be toting a 2 1/2 year old along means that not every dinner can be fine dining! These three outfits strike just the right tone of effortless chic.