Even though I shared my winter capsule wardrobe last month and was planning on wearing that capsule until the end of March, the sudden news that we are moving has forced me to readjust my plans. For the next two years, my husband and I will be traveling around the country, moving from hotel to hotel, while living out of suitcases. This capsule is all I am bringing with me for that time with spring and summer ahead.
My capsule wardrobe story started almost a year ago and since getting started with my capsule wardrobes there has been no looking back. It has made packing for my upcoming adventures so easy and deciding what to bring took hardly any time at all – I already know what I like wearing and my closet only contains pieces I love and that work well together.
For a shorter trip – anywhere from a week to a month or two – I wouldn’t pack nearly this much. However, since this is all I will have access to for the next two years (with the occasional replacement and coat for next winter) I decided to pack a full 30 items so I’ll be able to rotate pieces to they don’t wear out as quickly.
Here’s what I am packing for the next two years in my travel capsule wardrobe…
EDIT – Addition of Moon Cycles tee – United By Blue
(Button Tanks – old | Purple Floral Blouse – old from Land’s End | Chambray shirt – old)
Blarney Woollen Mills Fisherman Sweater – vintage | made in Ireland
Sweatshirt – Threads4Thought – secondhand from Poshmark
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Charcoal cardigan – old | Black cardigan – old
(J. Crew Downtown Field Jacket – secondhand from eBay)
3 pairs of jeans
(Skinny jeans – ThredUp | Levi’s black skinny jeans – made in the USA | Bootcut jeans – old)
2 skirts – old
(Maxi dress – old | Black wrap dress – PACT Apparel)
(Yellow 108 Eastwood Fedora | beanie – I made it)
Not counted in my 30 items, but I’m still bringing…
Activewear + Swimwear
(New Balance 990 Running Shoe – made in the USA)
Wool Tartan – woven at a family mill in Scotland
This Too Shall Passport scarf – ModCloth
Sari scarf – made from the recycled silk from old saris
Black scarf – old
Chevron scarf – old
Striped Infinity Scarf – Etsy
In the future, I’ll be sharing pictures and tips on how I pack for suitcase living!
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