Kristin’s Suitcase Capsule Tip

This post this last installment in the Show & Tell series of posts featuring TROG readers and the capsule wardrobe-inspired changes they’ve made to their wardrobes and lives. Read all the posts in this series here.

Kristin writes:

The concept of the Capsule Wardrobe is fascinating to me, especially when it applies to traveling. My husband travels a lot for business and I am often able to go along. I used to pack WAY too much and after a while, I got weary of having too much extra unnecessary stuff. We often just take carry-ons when we fly, so the fewer clothes you take, the better. The basic principle I adopted was to pick a color scheme for the trip, for example: navy blue, gray, black, and coral. It really helped pare down my travel wardrobe when I only chose pieces that mixed and matched. The bonus was, now all the shoes/jackets/accessories would match everything. No more carrying around shoes that only matched one outfit!


That’s such a smart strategy for packing, Kristin! I think I’ve chosen a color palette while packing like you described a time or two without trying, and it definitely simplified things–not to mention made the suitcase look pretty. 🙂 I’ll have to use that as a rule in the future. Thanks for the tip!

Go check out Kristin’s blog, Transparent Splashes of Color, and if you found this post helpful or inspiring, leave Kristin some love in the comments below!

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