Capsule wardrobe for week-end break

Fashion advice for women 50+ Capsule wardrobe for week-end break


My recent trip to Wales was the ideal occasion to put my choices to the test. The three days consisted of exploring the beautiful Welsh countryside, a touch of shopping in the historic town of Hay-on-Wye and evenings spent in the local bistro pubs with friends plus one delicious meal in a local Michelin star restaurant.  The weather was anything but clement – cold with gusty winds and intermittent drizzle. I was glad of my layers.


Fashion advice for women 50+, Capsule week-end wardrobe. Walking in the rain.  Blue sweater + navy dress under waterproof coat.

Classic navy dress. Fashion & style for women 40+. Capsule wardrobe for week-end break.Navy dress + leggings.  (It was freezing cold in Wales so I was glad of this combination).

Capsule wardrobe for week-end break. Fashion advice for women 50+ Dress and sweaterBlue sweater + navy dress

Capsule wardrobe - Dress, coat, sweater, leggings, top, shawl

All photos in Wales taken by Karen



  1. une femme
    10th April 2015 / 13:30

    Josephine, what a fabulous use of just a few pieces! You are so creative with combining and creating outfits.

  2. Sarah @ back to life
    10th April 2015 / 13:59

    Hello. I love that navy dress, good picks.

  3. Janis
    10th April 2015 / 17:05

    Your boots look great! I need nice looking boots for walking the dog in our wet climate. What brand are you wearing or what brands have you found work for rainy days?

  4. Lynne
    10th April 2015 / 20:57

    Josephine, what an amazing capsule wardrobe! It doesn’t look like a “capsule”at all. The navy dress is gorgeous on you, showing off your small waist (who at our age has a small waist?! How do you do it?). I am getting inspired for my next trip.

    • 13th April 2015 / 17:41

      Hi Lynne
      Thanks for the compliment. I naturally have a small waist to hip ratio which is often tricky when buying dresses. This one drapes beautifully and flatters the waist.

  5. Shybiker
    11th April 2015 / 14:15

    Smart choices. My best friend lives in Wales and she constantly informs me of the harsh weather there. But she also says it’s a beautiful place. Nice blog, btw!

  6. Mare
    11th April 2015 / 21:22

    That is one of the most fantastic dresses I’ve ever seen. It didn’t look like much at the top, but seeing how lovely it was on you I clicked over to the website – wow! It is gorgous for most body types, just as they allude. Brilliant pick!

  7. the hipsterette
    12th April 2015 / 00:07

    Love the blue – very flattering!

  8. Veronique
    15th April 2015 / 12:44

    Hello Josephine,I’m french,50′ and I love your blog! I bought the same coat as you for a travel in may and I’m very enjoyed with it (demi price House of Fraser and ship very quickly for France) Sorry for my bad english!

    • 15th April 2015 / 13:01

      Hi Veronique
      Really glad you like the coat. I find mine very useful, at least in London, not so much when we are in the South of Franc.

  9. pooly
    18th April 2015 / 09:13

    so lovely… not affordable for me

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