How to travel in style for an Easter break

Capsule travel outfit


Easter is just round the corner and many of us will be off for a Spring break. It is a difficult time of year to plan a capsule wardrobe, especially here in the UK, due to the weather fluctuations, one minute there is a freezing wind and the next bright sunshine.

A classic colour palette is always a good start and a trench a good travelling companion in case of a sudden April shower.

Here I have chosen navy and white with a touch of grey and blue. However you could easily create the same recipe with black, brown, camel, beige or any other neutral you might fancy.


Lightweight travel outfit with trench coat



1. Blanket cape at style bop
2. Ines de la Fresange for Uniqlo navy linen jacket
3. V neck pocket white shirt
4. black leggings
5. Small Pilage tote
6. White superga plimsolls
7. Gold/silver necklace


Uniqlo navy trench
Grey V neck cardigan
APC cotton/linen white T shirt
Watercolour scarf
DKNY black pants
Beige crossbody bag
French sole “metro” flats”




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  1. Swan
    31st March 2015 / 14:05

    Hmm – I like your choices for comfort. What do you put into your case for dining out in the French country towns ? Thanks for your endless fashion ideas.

  2. Swan -
    31st March 2015 / 14:08

    Swan here again – please include my blogpost website on bloglovin. It was not included in my sign-off. Thank you.

    swan –

  3. Pondside
    31st March 2015 / 14:34

    I like the selection in image 2 and could imagine myself making it the backbone of a quick trip. A good trench is hard to find – I wore my last until it was a rag!

  4. 31st March 2015 / 18:02

    Hi Swan. I will be doing another capsule week-end away post next week which will include some eviening outfits

  5. Catherine Robinson
    31st March 2015 / 18:40

    Lovely choices here, Josephine…you’re right about the April showers for Spring in the UK…trench time!
    Happy Easter

  6. Sandra Sallin
    31st March 2015 / 18:57

    Aw, your choices look so good unless you have your arm in cast. I’m traveling and will look terrible. I had to purchase some cheap items to fit over my cast! Zoot alors!

  7. Judy
    31st March 2015 / 19:04

    I bought a very dark navy trench at John Lewis last week, it’s a but longer than the Uniqlo one, and was £99; I am thrilled with it. We’re off on a cruise on the river Elbe after Easter so these suggestions are perfect, thank you.

    • 1st April 2015 / 18:08

      Enjoy your cruise Judy. John Lewis always have good staples.

  8. Denise
    31st March 2015 / 20:23

    Your choices are just wonderful and you’re going to look lovely! I’m travelling from Canada to London May 12-27 and am planning on following your suggestions. I bought the light weight Burberry travel trench ( a splurge which I just love) and thought a couple of pairs of Eileen Fisher black ankle pants, dark denim jeans would work with shirts, lights sweaters and scarves. I’m also taking a black loafer, a walking shoe and dress flats. Oh yes, and an umbrella! Would you have any other suggestions? Best wishes to you for a lovely Spring break! Denise

    • 1st April 2015 / 18:07

      Denise A Lightweight roll up umbrella would work well. you can buy good cheap ones in Boots when you get here. save carrying one over with you.

  9. M-T
    31st March 2015 / 23:14

    Great suggestions, Josephine. I’m currently putting together a capsule wardrobe for Paris, and you know how iffy the weather can be there in April. Light-weight layers are always the way to go.

    Love the pieces you have chosen; however, you know me, they would have to be in warm neutrals (brown, navy, taupe, beige, etc.).

    Cheers, M-T

  10. Libby Wilkie
    1st April 2015 / 00:49

    I am loving the cotton/linen white T-shirt. Such a simple article of clothing, and yet so hard to get it right! All the stores here have begun to make them in such a lightweight material. Not age appropriate and not my style! Even with camisole underneath, they are just too revealing. But the shipping price for this one,to the U.S., isn’t worth it. I will continue to search. But I really love the linen mixed the cotton: so if anyone has suggestions, please do tell!

  11. wendymm
    1st April 2015 / 12:56

    I love your choices!! I didn’t see that Ines jacket when I was in NYC, but have quite a crush on it! I’d like an Easter break in France, too, please!

    • 1st April 2015 / 18:03

      Hi Libby you might find one at they do ship to the states.

  12. classic•casual•home
    3rd April 2015 / 20:17

    This is so inspirational…comfy, chic and classic.

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