Monday, December 16, 2013

Petrol Black and White for Uncertain Weather: A 12-Pack for Mostly Warm Weather

You probably remember that we started last Friday with a core of six garments that would be suitable for a long weekend, and then on Saturday, I expanded the capsule travel wardrobe to a 12-pack, for cooler weather.  Now I'm going to do basically the same thing, only oriented toward a much warmer visit...

Again, six carefully-chosen garments:
  1. Shorts - I like white, but you could easily choose black or petrol.
  2. A great printed tee shirt that includes all three of your colors. (that's one outfit)
  3. A beautiful fluid top in your accent color, and
  4. A skirt that combines your accent color and either of your neutrals.
  5. Another top - dressier than a tee shirt - that can be worn with either of your neutrals, and
  6. A great, neutral dress.  
 Yes, this capsule is long on skirts - you could easily substitute shorts, capris or pants for the skirt and the dress.   And more sandals won't go amiss...

Mineral print tee- 2nd Day, wrap top – Maison Martin Margiela, Bermuda shorts –  
Kai-Aakmann, Ikat print skirt- Peserico, black and white tunic – M Missoni, 
sandals – Sofft, black dress- Ann Demeulemeester

A travel outfit for uncertain weather.
Cardigan- Uniqlo, tee shirt- Emmanuel Ungaro, earrings - Caine
black crepe pants - Damsel in a Dress, scarf-Pyaar, trench coat - ADD
loafers - Munro, bag - Tumi

Travel capsule wardrobe for uncertain weather.
Scarf – Lieke Van Opstalchalcedony bracelet – Neeru Goel, chalcedony necklace –  Neeru Goel,
 mineral print tee- Second Daycardigan – Uniqlofloral tee – Alice and Olivia, white tee –
 Uniqlowrap top – Maison Martin Margielablack dress- Ann Demeulemeester, blue dress-
 L.K.Bennett, blue sleeveless top – Twelve-T, flats – Cobb Hill, capris- Mint Velvet  
sandals –Munro;  Bermuda shorts – Kai-AakmannIkat print skirt- Peserico
black and white tunic – Missoni, sandals – Sofft

3 ways to wear a tie dye tee shirt, from cold to warm weather.

3 ways to wear a black dress, from cool to warm weather

A Blue and White printed skirt, worn 3 different ways.



  1. well done!!! the winner takes it did it again .

  2. Wow - beautiful!

  3. This is perfect for me. The country region where I live has a wonderful climate. It isn't like the warmfull regions of Brazil. I loved it. Thank you. Rosi. (sorry my english).

  4. This is so helpful! I am going to Florida in less than a week for Christmas! Of course, I am going to be bundled up when I leave my chilly city, and returning wearing the same outfit... but I had almost forgotten what it means, dressing for warmer temperatures.

    1. It was in the mid-forties here in FL this morning. Hope it warms up for you!!!

  5. Wonderful. Simply gorgeous colors.

  6. This is a wonderful base for a wardrobe. I really appreciate the ways you explain your choices. Understanding how and why you have made your choices is very, very helpful.