Holiday Capsule Wardrobe 4: Outdoorsy

This is the last post in my capsule wardrobe series detailing what I was wearing on holiday in Madeira.

So far, you’ve seen the smart casual look for afternoon tea, the relaxed glam city look, and the casual chic look. This time, I’m taking you on a nature trail. Well, sort of.

This is what I was wearing on a day trip  to Eira do Serrado, a mountaintop viewpoint. There was no hiking involved, just a brisk walk from the bus stop up to the viewpoint and back to the hotel / restaurant for lunch.

Eira do Serrado

Eira do Serrado

This wasn’t my first (or even the second) visit here, and I always try to learn something from each visit. So, long sleeves, trousers and good walking shoes, that should work. And last year it was quite cold and I kept thinking I should have brought a warm jacket or some sort of light-weight coat.

And this time? I could definitely have done without the down jacket, and even a short-sleeved t-shirt would have been enough most of the day. In fact, this was perhaps my 4th visit, and the first time that I wasn’t cold.

Well, that’s the thing about weather: you never know how it’s going turn out. But as I said, I always try to learn something and do better in the future. So, next time I will wear trousers / jeans / chinos of some sort, maybe trainers or hiking boots (if I remember to pack them), a scarf  and a t-shirt. And I will bring a cardigan and some sort of a warm cover-up. That should prepare me for  both a warm and a cold day.

Outfit details:

top: Primark / trousers: Pure / scarf: Jaeger / shoes; Clarks / sunglasses: 

Dolce & Gabbana / bag: Furla / down jacket: Beaumont

Are you good at creating a working capsule wardrobe?


PS: have you seen the latest DILETTANTE ARTIST post yet?

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  1. Patti
    January 31, 2016 / 1:31 pm

    Absolutely breathtaking! The world is so full of magical places. See you later at Vis Monday, xox-Patti

    • Tiina L
      February 2, 2016 / 4:44 pm

      Thanks, Patti. Yes, there are so many wonderful places to visit. And some of them are even worth a return visit, like this one.

  2. Shybiker
    January 31, 2016 / 1:53 pm

    Beautiful pics. This outfit looks so much like you, which means you have an identifiable style which I associate with you. That's no small achievement.

    • Tiina L
      February 2, 2016 / 4:45 pm

      Thanks! And I thought I was just being lazy, wearing the same stuff all the time…

  3. fashionandfoodandotherstuff
    February 1, 2016 / 7:23 am

    I love the colour of your bag. What a beautiful surounding.

    • Tiina L
      February 2, 2016 / 4:46 pm

      I love that bag, it goes with anything. Really, absolutely anything.

  4. Jill James
    February 1, 2016 / 9:23 am

    I am in awe of your packing prowess, I guess much practice helps.Beautiful shots of your trip.

    • Tiina L
      February 2, 2016 / 4:47 pm

      Oh no, I'm terrible at packing, really. There will be more photos in a few days.

  5. Darcy
    February 1, 2016 / 4:26 pm

    The color of your coat is very pretty!

    • Tiina L
      February 2, 2016 / 4:47 pm

      I like it, too. And it seems to go with almost anything in my wardrobe, which is brilliant.

    • Tiina L
      February 2, 2016 / 4:48 pm

      Thanks, Jen! And thanks for the invite.

  6. Suzanne Carillo
    February 1, 2016 / 11:56 pm

    Crap…just lost my comment. Okay…finding space in a suitcase for hiking boots is never easy. When we went to Costa Rica we both took our hiking boots and totally regretted the decision. Like you wrote though, you never truly know what you'll need.Gorgeous photos.bisousSuzanne

    • Tiina L
      February 2, 2016 / 4:50 pm

      I hate it when that happens, don't know why.Yeah, when I pack I take the clothes that are the easiest to pack. Hell, these days I only buy clothes that pack well… Obsessive, much?

  7. Carrie
    February 4, 2016 / 8:25 pm

    That coat looks great with the pink bag 🙂 I have never tried doing a capsule wardrobe, but my closet is starting to bust at the seams and I should consider it!

    • Tiina L
      February 5, 2016 / 3:53 pm

      Thanks! A capsule wardrobe is a good idea when travelling, you can just mix and match everything.

  8. Nicole Mölders
    February 5, 2016 / 5:33 am

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. What a great view!

    • Tiina L
      February 5, 2016 / 3:54 pm

      Thanks, Nicole! The view is amazing, it's quite an impressive place.

  9. Alice Warren
    February 5, 2016 / 5:42 am

    What beautiful views! I am a horrible packer and try to look at the weather before I pack but I always end up with things missing the opposite. Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!

    • Tiina L
      February 5, 2016 / 3:54 pm

      Oh, I'm really bad at packing, too. I always seem to need whatever I decided to leave out.

  10. Dawn Lucy
    February 7, 2016 / 2:42 pm

    Love the purple puffer coat and what pretty scenery!Thanks so much for being a part of Fun Fashion Friday!OXOXDawn Lucy

    • Tiina L
      February 8, 2016 / 3:47 pm

      Thanks! That coat has been quite useful.

  11. Doused In Pink
    February 7, 2016 / 6:40 pm

    Gorgeous scenery! I'm loving this color combo! Your purple coat and pink bag are fab! I'm going to feature this look next week for Thursday Fashion Files and hope you will come back and link up with us!JillDoused In Pink

    • Tiina L
      February 8, 2016 / 3:48 pm

      Oh, thank you so much, Jill! That is so kind of you. And here I was wondering whether this look was even worth posting… Goes to show what I know, huh?

  12. Anonymous
    February 10, 2016 / 4:13 pm

    What a great view. I love the color combo with the jacket. xo~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

    • Tiina L
      February 10, 2016 / 6:59 pm

      Thanks, Megan.

  13. Leslie Roberts Clingan
    February 12, 2016 / 4:21 am

    Wowzers! Gorgeous scenery for the backdrop of your pictures. Love the pretty red plum color of your jacket with that blush bag and your blues. Stopping by from Carrie and Jill's link-up.

    • Tiina L
      February 12, 2016 / 5:48 pm

      Thanks! Yes, Madeira has amazing scenery, and the mountains are worth visiting.

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