• Lindsey

A Capsule Wardrobe for a City Break


As someone who loves to keep up their style while travelling, it can be so tempting to pack more than you need, even for a short city break or weekend away.

With airlines constantly squeezing hand luggage allowances however, the days of squashing that one last thing in are gone; now you need to be a little creative in order to create a travel wardrobe that's both exciting, lightweight and interchangeable.


Packing for Budapest - a capsule wardrobe for a city break

- Packing for Budapest - a capsule wardrobe for a city break -


 

10 KEY PIECES

10 piece stylish capsule wardrobe for a weekend away

10 pieces are all you need to create a variety of stylish looks for a weekend away

With this in mind, I created a simple but effective capsule wardrobe for my recent weekend city break to Budapest. Consisting of 10 go-to items and accessories that easily packed into a carry-on suitcase, I chose pieces that could easily be switched up to create stylish yet practical looks for each of the days' activities.

Budapest in mid-February naturally called for layers, so this select wardrobe was based around key Stylecamp pieces that could co-ordinate easily with other items and accessories in my wardrobe. You could create something similar using this basic outfit list:

 

THE WARDROBE:

Long sleeve bodysuit

Evening dress

Sweater

High waisted trousers

Skater skirt

THE ACCESSORIES:

Smart boots

Comfy trainers

Neckscarf

Vintage hat

Shoulder bag


 

LOOK 1 - Daytime Look



Flatlay outfit with stripy bodysuit, trousers, bag, scarf and boots

Look 1// a vintage style look comprising the Sabrina bodysuit, high waist trousers, studded boots and shoulder bag

The Sabrina bodysuit is the perfect layering piece for wintery climates, featuring long sleeves and a decent amount of stretch that makes it comfortable to wear all day long. This stripy version really catches the eye with the black and white chevrons that run down the arms where the seams meet.


A casual outfit for exploring the city in winter

A casual, comfortable and stylish outfit for exploring Budapest

For the first day of exploring, I teamed the bodysuit with a comfy pair of high waisted trousers and my studded boots to add a little outfit interest. I threw on my fur coat and finished with my current favourite mock-croc shoulder bag. I deliberately chose the boots for their low heel, however, I would have worn the trainers instead if I knew how much walking we would take in that day!


 

LOOK 2 - Daytime Look 2