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Packing only 10 pieces of clothing seems crazy, yes, but not impossible. In fact, it’s the most practical way to pack light and smart. Learn how to create a capsule travel wardrobe with these tips and say goodbye to unnecessary clothing and heavy luggage!


5 Tips to Master the 10-Piece Travel Wardrobe



Don’t go for that overly-printed tropical blouse…


Don’t go for that overly-printed tropical blouse that can’t be matched with other clothing, or that fabulous, beaded skirt you wore at your friend’s party.

Instead, take a classic white or heather grey tee; you’d be surprised to see how many ways you can style it. Wear it with jeans and you can go for a casual stroll. Pair with a skirt and a scarf to dress it up for a night out. Basics are usually multifunctional and can serve many clothing purposes. Choose skirts, shorts, pants and shirts that complement each other without compromising its style.


Struggling to make a capsule travel wardrobe? Learn how in my guide!



Focus on neutral colors…


Have you already pinpointed the basic items in your closet? It’s time to filter them down once more.

Pick the top ten pieces focusing on neutral colors that work best anywhere, anytime. Make sure you add a pop of color with your scarf or bag for that added touch of style!


The key to traveling light, is to use packing cubes to save space in your suitcase and travel carry-on only.


Don’t forget to test your shoes…


Here is where the fun begins. Make sure your items work together by assembling looks for each.

Try them on, walk around, and see if the final look fits your taste. If it doesn’t, try again. Don’t be afraid to change a piece if you feel that you won’t look good in it.

Don’t forget to test your shoes, too!


This is how to choose the best travel shoes!



Allow your skin to breath…


If you’re going to tropical islands, the fabric of your items should be soft and flowy, allowing your skin to breath. Add a cotton blend tank top, a light day dress and a chiffon sleeved shirt.

If you’re going somewhere cooler, make sure you’ve got thick items to keep you toasted. When it comes to layering clothes, you should remember the three important aspects of it: the base layer, the thermal layer and the shell.



Be more confident…


Research what to pack, the weather, and your planned activities.

Knowing what you’ll pack in advance will give you the leeway to know what to take in and add to your 10-piece wardrobe. You’ll be more confident with the clothes you brought, and that charm exudes from the inside out.


TRAVEL STYLIST TIP: The most important thing is that you feel good about yourself when wearing your coordinated clothes. Don’t just go with your favorite items that may end up as a wrong match for your selection. Instead, look for the styles and cuts which fit you just right.





Need help creating a capsule wardrobe?


Savvy travelers know that a capsule wardrobe is the secret to traveling carry-on only. Pack Light Stylishly is our eBook that shows you exactly how to make a functional yet stylish capsule wardrobe for travel.


Learn more about Pack Light Stylishly here!


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