his was day 3 of my capsule wardrobe challenge and it was just a teeny bit chilly so I popped on my grey knit tights. If you haven’t yet read about my 13 piece travel capsule wardrobe challenge here’s where I’m up to so far.
Basically, I’m travelling around for a few months and these are the only items I packed with me.
1. White cotton dress from Cos
2. Black organic cotton dress from Gorman
3. Striped cotton dress from Muji
4. Patterned dress from Marimekko
5. Oversized cotton cardigan from Vinnies
6. Nude ballet flats from Merrell
7. Sandals from Toms
8. Leather boots from Ecco
9. Cotton scarf from Sportsgirl
10. Warm wrap (hand crocheted by me – learn to make your own!)
11. Black opaque tights
12. Grey knit tights
13. Down jacket from Muji
So every day, I only have 13 items to choose from every day. So far it’s been totally perfect. It saves me heaps of time and I can dress from summer days and chilly winter days too. Here’s what I put together for Day 3 of the challenge.
2 (black cotton dress) + 12 (grey knit tights) + 8 (boots) + 9 (cotton scarf)
This was worn for a day of photography, writing and podcasting in the farm house. This outfit was comfy and toasty when the temperature dropped in the afternoon. This dress is so versatile that’s what I love about cotton – it’s weirdly cool and warm at the same time.
Oh and I forgot to tell you guys I’m off to Indonesia tomorrow for a week with World Vision Australia. I travelled to India with them in 2011 and it was a life changing experience. This time I’ll be presenting a workshop to the WV Indonesia team on social media. It’s looking like May is going to be a pretty kick butt month.
Also would anyone be keen to see a capsule Bali wardrobe? I’m thinking of packing VERY lightly for Indonesia… like taking a carry on suitcase instead of a giant one. Do you think I could go to Indonesia with just 9 items? Shall I go for it?
What’s your biggest challenge when packing for a trip and trying to keep your suitcase as light as possible?
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