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.
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.
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.
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?
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