Heading on a trip and want to take the stress out of making sure you have all the right pieces? 

As overwhelming as it may seem, it’s simpler than you think! Building a core wardrobe of mix and match outfits will help you pare down your packing list, making it easy to figure out what to wear for whatever you have planned.  

If you already use a capsule wardrobe for your every day, you know that having wardrobe essentials is like magic – you can recombine any pieces you like into a fresh look! If you have no idea where to begin to build a travel capsule wardrobe, no worries - we have everything you need to get started right here. 

Keep reading to find out what to pack, and how to mix and match outfits, and we’ll dig into travel staples that deserve a spot in your bag.

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Curating Your Travel Capsule Wardrobe

A capsule wardrobe is a collection of basic, feel-good clothing that is timeless and transeasonal. It’s made up of key essentials that are versatile and complement each other. So an ideal travel capsule wardrobe applies the same principle but with added thought of choosing on-the-go pieces that are wrinkle-free, weather appropriate, and make you feel amazing! And no, this doesn’t mean wearing the same outfits on repeat; it means mixing and matching your well-curated staples for a lineup of options when travelling. 

More than ending your struggle with that over-stuffed suitcase, mastering the techniques of mixing and matching outfits can help make travelling easier, more enjoyable, and less expensive (think, no extra luggage fees!).

Here’s how to do it.

Top 5 Tips For Mixing & Matching Travel Outfits

Before you can even begin choosing your perfect mixed matched outfits, there are several things you need to keep in mind, such as activities or events you’ll be attending, cultural considerations, and even business customs if you’re travelling for work. 

It’s easy to get carried away from all the excitement and want to pack everything under the sun. The key to your success is in the planning, so do your homework: strategise your style, research the destination, and check the weather forecast while you’re at it.

Here are the 5 travel wardrobe staples you need to pack for that long-awaited trip!

The Tops to Take With You

The secret to creating a travel capsule wardrobe is packing super versatile topsFor endless outfit possibilities, choose tops in a neutral colour like Black or Navy, Gray, White, Beige, Tan, or Camel. Choosing a simplified palette makes mixing and matching everything else in your wardrobe easy. Turn it up a notch by adding 1 or 2 accent colours or a pop of pattern to the mix.



Types of Bottoms to Pack

When choosing your bottoms, remember to stick to neutrals and pick a pair that isn’t too bulky. Jeans, chinos, and maxi skirts are the usual suspects because they go with everything, and they’re easy to style up (or down) as needed. 



How to Layer When Travelling

Your choice of jacket will depend on the destination and your travel style. Neutrals will always be a winner, but a punch of colour or animal print adds excitement, so don’t be afraid to sneak one in. For temperate weather, lightweight denim or cosy shrugs are trusty fashion staples.



Must-Have Dresses 

Dresses can be tricky, so consider the activities you have lined up and what you’d feel most comfy in. As always, keeping the colours neutral is critical to effortless glam. If it’s a dress that you can take from day to night, that’s the one you want. We love a good midi that can easily be dressed up or down simply by switching footwear and adding accessories. Choose a flattering silhouette and relaxed fit – pockets are a plus!


Shoes That Match Any Outfit 

Again, your footwear choice will depend on what your itinerary looks like. Stick to neutral shades, and you’ll be fine. Because footwear does tend to be bulky, you’ll likely only be able to bring a few. Here’s a top travel tip: wear sneakers (or your heaviest pair) while in transit to save on suitcase space. 

Mix And Match Your Outfits with Freez Clothing

Remember, your travel wardrobe doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. All you need are a few versatile, high-quality pieces that will hold up well as you jet-set around the globe. You’ll look fabulous no matter where your travel takes you, saving you time, money, and a ton of stress along the way! 

Ready to stock your wardrobe with the core essentials? From the hottest trends to the most stylish basics and beyond – check out Freez.com.au 

February 03, 2023 — Freez Clothing