Achieving the impossible - The holiday capsule wardrobe


I absolutely love a city break, I'm all about the culture, the eating, the drinking, the handsome Spanish / Italian men... Yes I am just that simple.

Sangria in the sunshine
Travelling the world. Making friends.

The other excellent thing about city breaks is that you can take a truly excellent, classy wardrobe. Or at least that's the idea. I, like most people, pack an obscene amount of clothing, too many pairs of shoes (With feet my size, these take up A LOT of space) and pretty much just absolutely nothing of any use meaning that I spend the whole time wearing exactly the same things and cursing my inability to pack.

The temperature should be around 14°, which I am reliably told is "light coat weather" (I don't understand weather in a similar way to how I don't understand time or my finances). As such, I have put together a City Break capsule wardrobe mood board in order to keep me focused and less inclined towards a million dresses that I will never wear and pumps that rip my feet to shreds whilst trying not to swear in historic churches.

This is the dream guys - A truly immaculate, stylish suitcase full of class. Also, it won't weigh a ton or cause me palpitations when it comes to squishing it into the frankly ridiculous sizing cage at the check in gate.

European City Break
Black Joni jeans - Topshop
Boxy lace top - Topshop
Swing earrings - ASOS (Similar here)
Mustard yellow bag - I can't find where I got this but this Michael Kors Selma is dreamy
Navy Waterfall Mac - Simply Be (also available in lime which looks bloody awesome)
Blue Leigh jeans - Topshop
Sunglasses - River Island
Sandals - Primark
Something I forgot to include here is a scarf - Absolutely essential in so many ways, even if just to cover my entire face with on the plane in order to avoid the plane plague which I inevitably get every single time I leave the country. I have an absolutely perfect one from Zara with a bold multicoloured print and which I convince myself makes me look très European and less like the uncultured swine that I kind of am.

I already have the jeans, striped top, sunglasses, Primark sandals and earrings above and I'm fairly convinced they will serve the purpose for which they are intended. The coat and Topshop sandals (Which are STUPIDLY light) have been ordered and I'm keeping a beady eye on everything else as I am poor due to booking a city break like a lush...

What's your secret to the perfect travel wardrobe? Do you have a failsafe look?

Em x


  1. Fab capsule wardrobe, with all these items you definitely can't go wrong!!! Have a fab time, and look forward to the updates along the way and when you get back :-) x

    1. Thank you Sweetness! As soon as the sangria leaves my system that week there will be pics-a-plenty x

  2. That waterfall mac is so gorgeous I can't even cope. GAHHHH.

    1. I now have it in my possession and <3 <3 <3 I REALLY need to see someone in the lime one x

  3. LOVE this post! I really like to plan everything that Im going to wear before I go away so that I only take what is completely necessary with me xxx

    1. Awww thank you Laura you Lovely thing, I'm really hoping the plan comes together - I'm already thinking about sneaking some entirely unneccessary sequins into my case...x

  4. Fantastic post! That mac is beautiful and I'm so stealing this whole darn wardrobe for my trip to Vienna next month!

    C xx

    1. Hahaha you flatterer :) I entirely recommend the Mac wholeheartedly x

  5. You have such effortless style. I'd bung in the same old mini skirt, leggings and t-shirt. <3


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