Monday, December 5, 2016

How to Create a Capsule Wardrobe for Travelling

since, i am gonna face couple travels schedule this month until early next year, so i am gonna share what i usually pack with me. with my previous experiences of travelling and helped from various sites, i am try to simplified my travel wardrobe during my trip that approximately will be more than 5 days per trip.

to simplified that i am try to bring capsule wardrobe with me.
what is capsule wardrobe?
according to Wikipedia, the term has come to refer to a collection of clothing that is composed of interchangeable items only, to maximize the number of outfits that can be created.
few essential items of clothing that don't go out of fashion, such as skirts, trousers, and coats or jackets, which can then be augmented with seasonal pieces (in our cases as Indonesians that can only be two seasons and not too thick coats or jackets).

capsule wardrobe are a total saver when its comes to packing for a trip. this can work no matter what you reason for trip and where you go. just adapt these tips to fit your journey to anticipated the weather of the country you might travel to (if you not travel just in Indonesia).

this is an example of what i am gonna bring to my nearest trip to Tasikmalaya, West Java, Indonesia. its local trip for my best friend wedding reception (one day reception and the rest will be leisure trip). there is no check-in luggage necessary because i'll ride train.

How to:
Step 1 -- find out your travel plans
the most important piece of information you need to build a capsule wardrobe for your trip is your itinerary or travel plans.
what will you be doing all day during your trip? sightseeing, meeting with client or swimming?

as a first step, make a list of every planned activity. next, estimate on how many days you will need an outfit for every activity, i.e. how many days during your trip will you go sightseeing, meeting, etc. make sure you take into account any special requirements when choosing your outfits, i.e. dress codes, how much walking you will be doing, what the weather will be like, etc. also, if possible, select outfits that overlap with each other, at least in one or two item categories.

Step 2 -- build basic wardrobe structure
the second step is about turning your set of outfits into a basic wardrobe structure including item counts.

first, make a list of every item category you need to create your outfits. my sample that would be 6 item categories: shoes (heels + sandals), scarfs, dresses, trousers, skirts, and t-shirts.
next, you need to decide how many pieces you need to pack per category. lastly, write down any ideas you already have about what kind of item could fill each slot.

Step 3 -- pack anything you absolutely love and need
once you have finalized your wardrobe structure you can start selecting specific items for your capsule wardrobe for travellingthe main rule to create a capsule wardrobe (whether for travel or not) is to choose the main items you love the most. so, you won't wasted space in your bag for nothing.
 and another challenge here is to choose items that all work with each other so you can actually create the different proportions you sketched out in step 1.

to see what i am pack for my travel is on below video
but please, mind the quality or the technique because i am still learning :)

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