In my ongoing attempt to create checklists for all the One Suitcase features – I created one for the Winter Vacation One Suitcase. Hope you enjoy!
One Suitcase Winter Vacation Checklist:
If you’d like to visit the original posts with me wearing the outfits:
- Basics – First I pick some basics pieces to lay the foundation for the trip. I try to pick my favorite go-to clothes. Clothes I know I wear over and over. The ones that go with almost everything. For me, this usually involves laying out my favorite jeans, warm sweaters and a pair of super comfy boots.
For the basics in this capsule wardrobe I have chosen white, cream & blue as the base colors. I packed my favorite black & denim skinny jeans, black mini skirt, white button down shirt, chambray button down shirt, black long sleeve shirt, cream knit sweater and wool coat.
- Interest – Second, I add a few interesting pieces to compliment the subtle basics. I look for pops of color or fun patterns or even texture (puffer vest!) that will make the basic pieces more exciting. I try to grab items that will compliment each other or at least be somewhat in the same color scheme. For me, I’d usually go for a striped top, a dress, patterned button up, colored sweaters/cardigans, interesting jacket and some type of fun bottom which in this case is a colored pencil skirt.
For this capsule wardrobe I chose a fair isle sweater dress, striped long sleeve shirt, red plaid button down, green sweater, grey boyfriend cardigan, mustard pencil skirt, white puffer vest and leather jacket.
- Accessories & Shoes – Finally, I add some accessories to complete the outfits. Jewelry, belts and scarves take up very little room and can dramatically alter how an outfit looks. Unfortunately, shoes is the area I still struggle with. I always want to bring just one more pair. But I’ve learned to limit myself to only either blacks or browns (depending on my clothes) and then nude/beige shoes go with everything.
For this capsule wardrobe I chose two necklaces, one gold watch, three scarves and one pair of black tights (not pictured). For shoes I packed riding boots, hunter wellies and black high heeled booties.
Cream & Gold scarf – Target
Black scarf – Target
Mustard scarf – Target
Black ankle boot – Aldo
Green “wellies” rain boots – Hunter
Brown riding boots – Macys
Gold link watch – Michael Kors
Red bubble necklace – eBay
Gold stone necklace – Target
|Black long sleeved shirt – Target||White button down blouse – Banana Republic|
|Chambray shirt – Old Navy||Cream cable knit sweater – H&M|
|Black mini skirt – Gap||Cream lady day coat – J.Crew|
|Denim skinny jeans – Target
||Black skinny jeans – Target|
|Fair isle sweater dress – H&M||Green sweater – Polo Outlet|
|Grey boyfriend cardigan – Target||Red plaid shirt – Gap|
|Black and white striped shirt – H&M||Faux leather jacket – Forever 21|
|White puffer vest – Northface||Mustard pencil skirt – J.Crew|
Proof of concept – Here is everything all laid out and then put in my carry-on bag. (The one caveat is that I would carry/wear my winter coat and wear my brown boots while I travel – so they don’t actually get packed in the bag.)
Hope you enjoyed!