Capsule Spring holiday wardrobe

Capsule spring holiday wardrobe

I thought that I would put together a capsule wardrobe comprising the items I will be taking with me on my upcoming two weeks stay in France.  The above items will constitute what I will be basing my everyday looks around this Spring.

I have chosen blue as my main colour. You could substitute whatever spring colour works best for you. As usual I have kept my trousers dark navy/black and added the lighter colours for my sweaters/tops etc. I plan to travel in the jeans, leather coat and Stan Smith sneakers with the winserlondon blue cape round my shoulders. I will probably add my straw fedora hat.

Shown above:

From left to right Embroidered white kaftan // Navy trousers (similar) //  Blue cotton roll neck sweater last season (similar) // Straight jeans // Navy sleeveless jacket  //  Blue spot shirt (sold out similar)  //  leather coat  // Pale blue reversible cape  // White sneakers  // Navy/white slip-ons (similar) //  navy mules  (US link) // Blue silk scarf

Capsule wardrobe for France

Shown above:

Straw hat (sold out similar)  // silk scarf  // white tee shirt  //  sunglasses (old similar) // necklace St. Tropez (similar)  // Vichy SPF50 BB cream

This is not my total wardrobe. I keep a supply of basics such as lingerie, underwear, tee shirts and summer linens at our apartment in France. With the additions of these items I reckon this capsule would work for most occasions at this time of year.



  1. Donna I
    21st April 2017 / 15:09

    I love the fact that you include the detail brand information on all the wardrobe items you discuss. Thank you, thank you for doing the leg work for many of us.

  2. Ann
    21st April 2017 / 15:24

    Blues are so lovely. And soothing in any season. Have a great holiday. And if you make another overnight stop along the way I hope you’ll post about your experiences. Loved reading about your last stop-over.

    • 21st April 2017 / 18:10

      Hi Ann
      We only drive down once a year normally in January. It is a long way. Most of the time we fly but I will definitely cover any stop-overs we might have.

  3. Pat
    21st April 2017 / 17:23

    I was in East a couple of weeks ago. They had some lovely items there. I bought two tops and they gave me the silk scarf for free. I was so surprised I am afraid I forgot to ask what I had done to deserve it. It is really pretty and will go with your lovely blue collection of clothes. I already have most of your pieces. I think I must be turning into a clone!

    • 21st April 2017 / 18:07

      Hi Pat
      Glad you got some good pieces at East. I think that this season’s collection is good. The scarf if particularly gorgeous.

  4. Libby@BeautyWithoutWithin
    21st April 2017 / 20:20

    I have recently discovered your blog and have enjoyed it and recommended it on my blog as well. Thank you for demonstrating how you use a capsule. I’m afraid most bloggers don’t use that wardrobe planning concept, especially in the US, unfortunately. I look forward to sharing some of your trip. Thank you.

  5. kathryn
    22nd April 2017 / 07:18

    Very helpful and just in time, I leave Wednesday. Great to see what a professional chooses as the basics, instead of packing too much.

    A tip for preparing to pack. I had two elegant hooks attached to the inside of the spare room door. No room for rack like yours, I am afraid. Then I collect items (cleaned and mended if necessary) all together ready for packing. This way my packing doesn’t invade the whole house!

    It is also then easy to do a quick weight check while still on the hangers, if you are flying by you know who!

    • 23rd April 2017 / 16:15

      Hi Kathryn
      Sounds like you are very organised. I have had my rack for many years. It does fold down and go in a cupboard. I used to use it for lectures when I was working as an Image Consultant. I used to make 24 outfits with 6 garments plus accessories.

  6. 23rd April 2017 / 03:01

    I also like the light blue colour. It is clean and elegant for spring and summer. Have a nice trip to France and a lovely sunday.

    • 23rd April 2017 / 16:12

      Thank you Ingrid. Just spent a day on the beach.

  7. Valerie Hough
    24th April 2017 / 12:31

    As I am about to fly to Cyprus for a few days I found your capsule Spring wardrobe very helpful although I will have bright coral instead of pale blue. Many thanks and enjoy your break.

    • 25th April 2017 / 07:33

      Hi Valerie
      Coral is very on trend this year and will make a great substitute.

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