City Break Holiday Capsule Wardrobe – Packs in a Carry On Bag

This week I thought I would create a city break Holiday Capsule Wardrobe, as I know not everyone heads to the beach. It includes smart casual pieces that you can dress up for dinner in a smart restaurant or wear more casually for a day of sightseeing.

City Break Holiday Capsule Wardrobe Pieces

city break holiday capsule wardrobe pieces

Cardigan // Skirt // Breton top // Gold earrings // Tote bag // Slides //Red trousers // Red dress // Red shirt // Red shoes // Red Bag // Red Earrings // Navy trousers // Navy dress // Stripe top // Navy print shirt // Navy shoes //

I have based the capsule around a few colours; neutral navy and cream and accented it with some bold red pieces. Two pairs of trousers and a skirt are the foundations, two neutrals and one colour, then detail is added with prints in the tops. Two dresses, one print and one plain can be worn both day and evening. A lightweight linen cardigan will keep off the chill, but add a jacket if the you know the weather will be cooler.

I have included a pair of flat slide sandals and pretty red flats, you could also add in a pair of trainers though, if you will be on your feet a lot. For smarter looks I have included a pair of block heel shoes in navy that would take you through Autumn at home too.

Finally, I have included one of my favourite Longchamp tote bags that can be used for the journey or days when you need to carry more, a beautiful red Aspinal bag (it will add a pop of colour to your winter wardrobe too) and two pairs of earrings.

With 10 items of clothing, plus accessories I have created 19 outfits. There are more options though if you swap around the accessories.

City Break Capsule Wardrobe Outfits

city break holiday capsule wardrobe

city break holiday capsule wardrobe

city break holiday capsule wardrobe

city break holiday capsule wardrobe

city break holiday capsule wardrobe

This capsule would also fit into a carry on bag if you are taking minimal luggage. You might find it useful to watch my packing video and download my holiday capsule ebook (it’s for a beach holiday but shows you how I pack as well)

If you don’t want to do it yourself, why not order my Holiday Capsule Wardrobe service and I will do it for you.