If you’re an avid traveller, you’ll want to make sure that you get around as cheaply as possible so that you have more money left to spend on experiences and making memories whilst you’re at your destinations. One of the best ways to save money as you travel is to pack lightly so that you can take everything that you need in just a carry on case, meaning that you don’t have to pay extra for the airline to take your luggage in the hold. But, cramming all of your clothes into a small cabin bag doesn’t always work out, and the last thing that you need is to be told you have to pay extra once you get to check-in. Thankfully, there is a great solution for this in the form of the capsule wardrobe.

Taking the Basics

Capsule wardrobes work by taking the basics of your fashion collection and using them to create a number of different outfits. For travellers, this works well as you may be able to take just three or four different variations of one item, for example tank tops or t-shirts, and wear them over and over for the next couple of weeks whilst managing to look different each time. However, it’s important to make sure that you’ve got at least a couple of each item packed, so it might be worth investing in a new case from Charles Ford London that offers you the most amount of space.

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Dressing it Up

Your capsule wardrobe might only consist of a few of each item, but the secret lies in dressing each outfit up in order to make it look different. A good example of this could be a little black dress – in the day time, it could make the perfect outfit for exploring a beach town when paired with sandals and a sun hat, but in the evening, you’ll turn it into a completely different look by pairing it with heels, a chunky necklace and a gorgeous hairstyle. When choosing clothing items for your capsule wardrobe, go for items which are versatile and can be dressed up or down depending on how you want to spend your holiday.

What to Take

Once you’ve decided that you’re going to pack a capsule wardrobe for your holiday, it’s time to decide what you’re going to take. When it comes to choosing clothing items, picking plain colours which match well with each other is a good idea as then there is no possibility that you will be choosing things which clash. When choosing tops and t-shirts go for a range of colours, but stick to plainer colours such as white, black, or denim when selecting trousers and shorts so that you can take less and create more outfits. If you’re planning on taking a dress, a little black dress or other plain colour is a good option. For footwear, opt for plain styles which go with almost everything.

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Bill is a freelance journalist who specialises in writing about culture and the arts, however will write about anything that piques his interest including business, travel and lifestyle.