Capsule wardrobe for two days in Paris

Capsule wardrobe for two days in Paris

I am really looking forward to my trip to Paris next week where I will be joining Susan of Unefemme for two days of fun and photography. Not to mention a touch of shopping. We are both glad that the protests in Paris have now calmed down. We will be able to wander and explore to our heart’s content.

It is a tricky time of year to plan a capsule travel wardrobe. My objective is to be practical, it can be quite cold and damp in December. I also want to look chic and elegant “comme Les Parisiennes” I have stocked up on warm thermal underwear from Uniqlo (US link). Land’s end also has some good options in silk and wool.

My trusted puffa coat will keep me nice and warm and dry. I don’t know what I would do without my puffa during the Winter months. To travel I will be wearing it over my new green velvet jacket (which is too bulky to pack in my rucksack) and my cream polo top (all details below). Plus my new Me&Em denim trousers (they are really soft denim and very comfortable). They are however very long, I had to get mine shortened and I am fairly tall. They do have other styles more suitable for Petites.

Details of above:

Top row: Green Velvet jacket Hush // Puffa jacket Hobbs // Heattech off-white polo top (US link) Uniqlo // Pink cashmere scarf John Lewis & partners.
Second row: Packing Cubes Amazon // Sony camera John Lewis & partners // Black denim trousers Me&Em // Pink bobble hat John Lewis & partners.
Third row: Suede leather ankle boots John Lewis & partners // burgundy camera bag John Lewis & partners // Cashmere/leather burgundy gloves Marks&Spencer

John Lewis has some excellent puffa coats. So do Lands’ End and Nordstrom

Capsule wardrobe for two days in Paris

For the evenings I will be relying on my Hopefashionuk foundation pieces (I will be wearing the trousers during the day with a pair of thermal pants underneath. I am keeping my colour palette simple, mostly black or grey with accents of pink. Pink, as you know, is one of my favourite colours. The black camisole will also look good under the velvet jacket.

Details of above:

Top row: Pink woo/cashmere boyfriend sweater Hopefashionuk // Black foundation lace camisole Hopefashionuk // Black foundation top Hopefashionuk.
Second row: Black foundation trousers Hopefashionuk // pink twist earrings Oliver Bonas // Black clutch bag Marks&Spencer.
Third row: Pink pendant Oliver Bonas // metallic pumps Marks&Spencer // pink pop lipstick LFF.

PS: Hopefashionuk has a flash sale on selected partywear. Up to 50% off till midnight Sunday 9th.

I am off to Paris next Thursday. Do follow me on Instagram as while I am away I will be posting my Parisian adventures on a regular basis.


  1. Eileen
    7th December 2018 / 16:14

    I love the travel clothes ideas, thanks!

  2. 7th December 2018 / 17:40

    I always enjoy seeing someone else’s capsule wardrobe and I like yours.
    Is the velvet jacket smooth and “thin” so that it will fit easily under the puffa coat? I had a velvet jacket once that wouldn’t do that : it seemed to ruck up and irritated me.
    Do hope the troubles will be over for your visit. Read today that Paris is shut down. The French know how to complain!!

    • 9th December 2018 / 14:17

      Hi Mary
      I would not say that the velvet is thin but it is smooth and fits very well under my puffa coat as you will see from an upcoming post.
      The French do love a good protest. We will have to make sure we avoid the areas where they are congregating

  3. Lynne Savage
    7th December 2018 / 19:15

    Sigh. Paris. Enjoy

  4. 8th December 2018 / 16:10

    Chic and practical. I love that you’re going to Paris for a couple of days. Oh how I wish I were meeting you there. Just last night I was looking at trips to various places in Europe for Christmas. My husband died unexpectedly eight years ago on Christmas Day. While I’m okay now… I’d still rather be somewhere that takes me out of my element, but no one I know can travel then. They all have families. Have a wonderful time! Looking forward to seeing your photos. Brenda

    • 9th December 2018 / 14:25

      Hi Brenda
      If you do visit Paris I would be more than happy to meet you there as it is an easy journey from London or maybe consider a visit to London some time and I will show you our vibrant city.

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