Monday, March 17, 2014

How to Pack for Springtime in Paris: Neutrals with Texture

Since these images were created over a year ago, the products are rather unlikely to still be available, but the idea holds true...

The original post was at A Femme d'un Certain Age, April 2012.

Cream wool cardigan – Paul Smith, black pearl and diamond stud earrings – Blue Nile, Black knit pants – DonnaKaran, back cashmere scarf – Barneys New York, tee shirt – Dorothy Perkins, Trench –- Day Birger et Mikkelsen, bag – Marc by Marc Jacobs, loafers - Asos

Sunglasses- Ray-Ban’s, Printed silk tee – Michael Michael Kors, stars tee shirt – Mulberry, brass & pearl bracelet –Lanvin, white tee shirt – MTWTFSS, Crinkle fabric skirt – Proenza Schouler, striped tee – Saint James, black cardigan Day Birger et Mikkelsen, pearl stud earrings – Astley Clarke, diamond and gold stud earrings – Minor Obsessions, black crepe capris – Alexander McQueen, crocheted tee – Miss Selfridge, dress – Weekend by Maxmara, straw and leather clutch – Windsor Store, Square scarves (Les Clefs, et Jeux d’Ombres) – Hermès, black patent flats – Salvatore Ferragamo, black & beige flat sandals – Tod’s - Free Shipping Free Returns Everyday


  1. Thanks for this combo, I am traveling to Germany in May and plan on using a black, white and gray scheme. Might toss in a green top for evening. This gives me a visual to finish my plan! Hope Paris is a bit warmer than it is in D.C. which is in snow today!!!

  2. This doesn't really look like a "neutral" capsule, even though it is! Love it!

  3. Lovely as always.... and I think illustrates very well the benefits of timeless and classic clothes. The post, as you said is over a year old and yet the clothes and accessories still look very current. If you were putting this together today, would you change any of the components of the capsule???

    1. My guess would be that the crocheted Tee would be replaced by a lacy Tee, and the printed tees with more current prints... Apart from that, I agree with you completely!

  4. This was one of my very favorite packing capsules! I have thought about using it as a core to build an entire summer wardrobe. Susan in WA