Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Travel in Style: part 2

40+ casual

Mixing and Matching

This outfit is another example of my '3-day mix and match travel capsule wardrobe' for Barcelona. You've seen the shoes, the bag and the scarf worn together with jeans and the purple trench. And I could just wear the purple trench instead of the cardigan with this outfit. Or I could wear the cardigan with the jeans and a Breton top.

That's the point of a capsule wardrobe: you can mix and match everything, so you're always dressed to suit both the weather and your mood. And the best part is that putting together a capsule wardrobe is really simple: just start with the outerwear (coat / jacket / cardigan), shoes and a bag in your chosen colours and then add a few tops and trousers to match.

pattern mixing

We took these photos on the little patio of the hotel we were staying at in Barcelona at Easter. The patio was adjacent to the hotel restaurant, so guests could enjoy breakfast or dinner al fresco. There was also a pool and some lounge chairs for sunbathing, but it was still a bit too cold for that in March.

Barcelona

Orange and Olive

These two colours are quite rare in my wardrobe, so I'm getting a bit out of my comfort zone here. Yes, I know: I tend to hang on to my comfort zone for dear life, so it's about time to experiment a bit. So, orange (or rather its softer cousins peach and coral) and olive, in small doses, are the new additions to my wardrobe this spring.

50+ fashion

Outfit details:
trousers and t-shirt: Marks and Spencer / cardigan: Banana Republic / bag: Furla /
shoes: Van Dal / sunglasses: Dolce and Gabbana / scarf: Global Accessories

Are you trying out any 'new' colours this spring?

Tiina
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18 comments

  1. Such a fun mix of colors and prints, but I think the gold loafers are stealing the shoe. They are so fun! That looks like a very relaxing patio to lounge around
    Dresses & Denim

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    1. Thanks, Carly. The gold loafers are also great walking shoes, like walking on air.

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  2. I hope you are enjoying Barcelona. Lucky you. That patio looks so beautiful and inviting. I think you packed the right things for the trip. Your layers are so effortless. That scarf is so pretty.

    Welcome by my blog. Also, I run a linkup on Thursdays. This week’s current, brand-new linkup is live (a day early). I would love for you to join it. Thank you.

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    Have a great weekend!! Ada =)

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    1. Yes, Barcelona was wonderful, can't wait to go back in a couple of months. Thanks for inviting me, I will have to look it up.

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  3. Oh Barcelona! I love that City. I am not receiving any mails from you anymore, so I missed a few posts.

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    1. That is strange... Technology can be so unreliable. Bloglovin might be a better way to follow. And I usually post twice a week (on Sundays and Thursday, although this week it was Saturday and Wednesday).

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  4. I have never tried orange and olive together, but I need to! Orange is always a tricky color for me, I don't know why. Such beautiful photos, I have never been to Barcelona!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. I find orange quite a tricky colour, too, and would not wear it close to my face. But it makes a good accent colour. And olive... well, I just liked these trousers.

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  5. Your approach to travel-wardrobe is so smart. And the example you display here illustrates its wisdom. Thanks for the lesson.

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    1. I don't really consider it a 'travel wardrobe' just wardrobe. Most of my clothes mix and match, so I just really pack the current favourites, whatever they are.

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  6. So envious of the travelings! You built a great capsule for the trip, the scarf is such a versatile piece to go with any outfit and style. Would love for you to stop by my Friday linkup and share your style and stories!

    xo Sheree
    http://poshclassymom.com
    IG: @poshclassymom

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    1. Thanks, Sheree! And thanks for the invitation.

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  7. Gorgeous photos! There is nothing better than dining al fresco! I love the orange and olive combo!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    1. Thanks, Jill. It's a new colour combo for me, but sometimes you have to experiment a bit, right?

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  8. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Great travel packing

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  9. I love this color combo and what a lovely day for some lunch outside.
    Enjoy your weekend!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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