Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Camel, Terra Cotta and Blue: A Travel Capsule Wardrobe based on Hermes Farandole

Start with these beautiful scarves (mixing a cool blue with a warm russet red) to choose a small, uncomplicated travel capsule wardrobe that would see you from a dressy dinner to a very casual day sightseeing.  Enjoy!
Two scarves in camel and terracotta, with blue accents
square scarf - Hermes vintage,  cashmere wrap - Nordstrom

A blue, camel and terracotta color scheme as a base for a travel capsule wardrobe
This is our color-scheme

Travel outfit of a camel cardigan and trousers, with a terracotta striped tee shirt and matching scarf, and beige accessories
tee shirt - L.L.Bean, earrings - Nicola Crawford, cardigan - L.L.Bean, corduroy pants - L.L.Bean,  
watch - Lucien Picard, loafers - Pedro Garcia, tote - Lacambra

Travel Six-Pack capsule wardrobe in camel and blue: dress, skirt, sweater, cardigan, trousers and tee shirt
dress - Gucci,  gold bracelet - YooLa,  camel cashmere crew - L.L.Bean, blue cashmere 
cardigan - Eric Bompard, camel skirt - Max Mara,  camel pumps - Stuart Weitzman, camel 
jeans - Mango,   striped tee shirt - J. Crew

Two travel outfits with camel jeans, from a Camel Terracotta and Blue Travel Capsule Wardrobe

two outfits taken from the travel capsule wardrobe in Camel, Terracotta and Blue

Accessorizing a camel dress with blue, or with terracotta, from a travel capsule wardrobe in camel, terracotta and blue

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  1. That lovely terra cotta cashmere wrap would make any outfit--but it's calling out to me for tweeds and textures. A great find for autumn inspiration.

  2. That is a beautiful wrap. Gotta be careful with these links. I'm not shopping anymore this year. :)

  3. Right up my alley

    Deb from Vancouver

  4. LOVE love love this combination. Truly inspiring.

  5. This is perfect for a transition from summer to autumn--in every way. Lovely colors.


  6. I love the dress you chose for this capsule! I have carefully studied many of your travel capsules and am benefitting from that right now as I'm visiting family in Sweden. I was able to arrive with a manageable suitcase and plenty of room to bring gifts to relatives. I have a total of 14 pieces in my travel wardrobe, not including scarves, jewelry, and my jacket. Everything works together and I'm able to dress for all occasions so far. Thank you!

  7. I love this blog, and I'm attempting to revitalise my wardrobe using your advice and my sewing skills! But the scarves are proving tricky a) because it's hard to find anything gorgeous on a misers budget, and b) because I'm nervous that I'll be able to carry off the look.

    Any advice for a middle aged mother of critical teens?

  8. Adore all of your packing suggestions! My husband and I spend half our time in Asia on business & he has been impressed at how my packing skills have significantly improved since reading your blog. Would it be possible to do a capsule wardrobe based primarily on dresses instead of separates? I find dresses to be so much more versatile while traveling. Thank you!

  9. Excellent ideas & blog! Was wondering if you had any suggestions for more affordable scarves as an alternative to Hermes scarves, that are still command the vibrant colors and quality. Thanks.