Weekend Capsule Wardrobe: part 1

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I spent last weekend in London, so I thought I would do a ‘travel capsule wardrobe’ post for change. Or, rather, two posts, as otherwise this post would get a bit long with so many photos.

It’s been about 7 weeks since the last time I was in the U.K. I know, a long time, an eternity by my standards. But January and February are always very busy for me, and as I’ve been working 5 days a week, with full schedule on both Fridays and Mondays, Professor M has been doing the weekend commuting.

But now I have a well-deserved break, and we decided to start with a weekend in London. So, on Friday, after a long day at work in Finland, I caught the evening flight to Heathrow. I arrived very late, and with only cabin luggage.

Which meant that I would have to manage on whatever I had packed. And with one coat and one bag for the entire weekend. I cheated a bit with the shoes: I had asked Professor M to bring me this pair of shoes from our home in England. My feet just needed a change after weeks of wearing nothing but boots, and for some weird reason all my shoes seem to have migrated to our house in England again…

Anyway, for a Saturday afternoon walk / a bit of shopping / a casual lunch I decided to go with a tried-and-tested formula of my favourite basics: jeans, a Breton top, leopard print sunnies.

Outfit details:

coat: Hobbs / top: Banana Republic / jeans: Next / scarf: Shanghai Tang / bag: Chanel /

 shoes: Clarks / sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana / pendant: Målerås

Capsule wardrobes, love them or hate them?

Tiina

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12 Comments

  1. Connie
    February 24, 2016 / 10:14 pm

    A Breton sripe tee is a great basic. You always look so pulled together. When you travel as much as you do I think it's important to have a nice capsule wardrobe.

    • Tiina L
      February 25, 2016 / 11:40 pm

      Thank you Connie, that is so sweet of you. Travelling certainly requires a well-curated wardrobe, but it also makes you a bit lazy because it's so easy to just repeat whatever works.

  2. Jazzy Jack
    February 24, 2016 / 10:27 pm

    You wear colours that work well together and a lot of solids with print/ textured accessories. This helps I think :-)Lovely colours and the shoes just zing!Xo Jazzy Jack

    • Tiina L
      February 25, 2016 / 11:41 pm

      That's right, I think you just analysed the essence of my style to the point: solid colours that work together and keep the prints to the minimum.

  3. fashionandfoodandotherstuff
    February 25, 2016 / 8:06 am

    Thank you so much for joining my Fashion linkup party. I apreciate it!

    • Tiina L
      February 25, 2016 / 11:42 pm

      Happy to be part of it.

  4. Patti
    February 25, 2016 / 12:59 pm

    Traveling makes one a great outfit-assembler! This is a lovely look, and the pendant is beautiful. xo-Pattihttp://notdeadyetstyle.com

    • Tiina L
      February 25, 2016 / 11:43 pm

      Thanks, Patti. Travelling has certainly affected my outfit choices. These days I buy clothes based on how well they travel…

  5. Carrie
    February 25, 2016 / 2:17 pm

    I have never been to London, it looks like you enjoyed your trip! These colors are so pretty together and those sunnies were made for you! What an interesting necklace, too!Carriecurlycraftymom.com

    • Tiina L
      February 25, 2016 / 11:45 pm

      London is just an hour away from our second home (in the U.K.), so I tend to go there quite often. And sometimes we stay overnight (when coming over from Finland late in the evening, for example).

  6. Alice Warren
    February 26, 2016 / 6:28 am

    A great layering outfit, I love the shades of blue and those shoes are great.Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!Alicewww.happinessatmidlife.com

    • Tiina L
      February 26, 2016 / 11:26 am

      Thanks, Alice.

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