How to Pack a Capsule Wardrobe
Tips and Tricks for Traveling Light
Many people are constantly on the go, whether it’s for work or play. There is just never enough time to fully unpack your suitcase when you get home! You might be thinking that there must be an easier way–and there is! A capsule wardrobe can help you pack less and travel more. But what exactly is a capsule wardrobe? How do I create one? And most importantly, how do I actually use it while traveling? We’ve got all of the answers with the help of clothing vendors that are available to you all the time!
The first thing to know is that a capsule wardrobe should actually include more than just clothes. In fact, it’s helpful to think of your capsule as an entire lifestyle! That means you’ll have everything from workout clothes and pajamas to hair products and accessories.
The next thing you need to do is get rid of all the extra stuff in your closet–things that don’t fit or aren’t being used anymore. Donate them to charity so somebody else can take advantage of what you won’t be needing any longer! Then start paring down your current clothing collection until only items remain that work well together and suit a wide variety of different occasions.
And now for some actual packing tips: make sure every item has multiple uses (e.g., a blazer can be dressed up or down, so pack it accordingly). Layer your clothing (e.g., put your jacket on over a sweater to avoid bringing both items separately) and make sure you bring versatile shoes like flats, sneakers, boots/booties, loafers–you get the idea!
Once you’ve created an entire capsule wardrobe for yourself that meets all of these criteria, there’s really nothing left to do but start traveling! Remember to take advantage of layovers by getting out of the airport for some fresh air if possible; otherwise stretch your legs at the gate before boarding. If sleeping is more likely while waiting in transit during travel time, consider investing in noise-cancelling headphones or earplugs.