I’m a low maintenance girl…
Therefore, I like to keep my life simple. Correction: I’m constantly trying to simplify my life (and usually failing), but at least I can make my wardrobe fuss-free, especially when I travel.
I have no packing system; I just toss into a suitcase (yes, a suitcase, not cabin luggage) whatever I think I might need plus something for unexpected circumstances, such as unusually cold weather or rain. Be prepared for (almost) anything, that’s my motto. I know, I’m a bit neurotic. But I’m also old enough to say ‘so what’: I decided to give up trying to ‘improve’ myself and instead embrace my neuroses a long time ago. A few more decades and I’ll be able to pass them off as adorable eccentricities…
|wrap: Marja Kurki / sunglasses: Miu Miu / bag: Michael Kors|
But I’m digressing here.
So, I do pack a sort of a capsule wardrobe, i.e. I may pack clothes in a certain colour scheme, so that they can be mixed and matched, but I don’t plan any outfits in advance (it would be totally pointless: whenever I do plan an entire outfit in advance, I end up changing my mind at the last minute…). There are lots of basics (trousers, t-shirts, maybe a dress or two), 2-3 pairs of shoes, a couple of bags and at least 2-3 pairs of sunglasses, several big scarves and tons of jewellery (I need some variety). My accessories always take up most of the space in the suitcase. Seriously, if it wasn’t for accessories, I could fit everything in cabin luggage. Perhaps I could pack just one bag, one pair of sunglasses etc? No, I don’t think that would work…
|top: Banana Republic (old) / trousers: Marks and Spencer (old) / shoes: Clarks (spring 2014)|
This is a typical holiday outfit: trousers and a t-shirt / long-sleeved top (for cooler days), a small cross-body bag for essentials (= credit cards, phone, lipstick, camera) and a wool wrap / poncho that I can throw over whatever I’m wearing when it gets colder. These pictures were taken in Funchal, Madeira, where it was around 16ºC / 68.8 ºF, so the wrap was actually quite useful because it was a bit chilly, especially in the mornings and evenings.
If this outfit looks familiar, that’s probably because the wrap has been featured on the blog before, in red and in white… Yes, I did it again (sorry for quoting Britney, totally accidental…): I bought the same wrap in yet another colour, but how could I resist such a lovely shade of blue?
PS: This is my 100th post, can you believe it?
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