Weekend capsule wardrobe - une femme d'un certain âge

An easy capsule wardrobe for a casual weekend getaway

A coral pink and ivory capsule wardrobe for a casual weekend getaway.

Sometimes the best vacations are those spur-of-the-moment mini getaways that don’t involve a lot of planning or long range travel. A quick trip out of town with nothing much on the agenda besides a good book and some long walks can be refreshing and restorative. Here’s a simple, coordinated, casual weekend capsule wardrobe.

hat | tee | earrings | shirt | pants | cardigan | espadrilles | bag | sandals

I’ve chosen lightweight pieces that can layer as needed. You can always add a bathing suit, a caftan or casual dress for going out, or a second pair of pants or a skirt. Best of all, you can pack it all in a weekender bag or large tote, and just toss in the back seat!

More ideas for a casual weekend wardrobe capsule…

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11 Comments

  1. Cindy B.
    April 29, 2022 / 5:17 am

    That. capsule is so lovely and light. Perfect for spring! I think the color just makes me happy.

  2. coco
    April 29, 2022 / 5:47 am

    I’m stuck in my navy/black/white/grey rut so I love the idea of choosing a fun theme color for a short weekend getaway. More capsules please!

  3. Elizabeth
    April 29, 2022 / 7:28 am

    Love this capsule, one of my happy colors! I own those espadrilles and they make me think of Italy when I wear them (although they’re a little hard to keep clean).

  4. Patti
    April 29, 2022 / 9:06 am

    This capsule makes me smile – beautiful and happy colors!

  5. Sue Holland
    April 29, 2022 / 10:27 am

    The salmon/peach color doesn’t work with my coloring. What alternative color would you recommend? I love the pieces.

    • Susan Blakey
      Author
      April 29, 2022 / 11:39 am

      I’ll be doing more of these capsules in different color palettes, so “stay tuned…” 😉

      • Joan
        April 29, 2022 / 11:51 am

        I’m so glad to hear that! I have light, cool (summer) coloring and always look at your capsules wondering, how I could I make that work for me???

        • Alison M Gunn
          April 29, 2022 / 10:18 pm

          My suggestion is to look at the colors opposite on the color wheel. I believe one of the colors opposite ‘apricot’ or soft peach might be something like periwinkle or another soft violet blue. You’d have to choose the color(s) best for you, in the same or similar hue/level of saturation.

      • Anne
        April 29, 2022 / 7:26 pm

        Even though these are not my best colors, I’m still inspired. I immediately saw navy, medium blue and white as my substitutes. Keep these capsules coming please!

  6. Kay
    April 29, 2022 / 11:31 am

    Love those colors!

  7. Cath
    May 13, 2022 / 6:39 am

    I find these capsule very interesting and look forward to your autumn version. Thanks for these, Susan. The striped JCrew tunic ( spring), which would work for me , is not included in their SHOPSPRING sale, although their site knew I was Canadian immediately and gave me CAD pricing.
    I have been assessing my wardrobe… closet , drawers, storage bins… for how many items that I really enjoy wearing , fall within the colour palette that works best with my colouring …soft Autumn.
    There have been some surprises, colours that I wasn’t sure about, but which now look luxe with the right accessories. Red Leopard rocks ! And all of the palette is so close to the ‘Colour Me Beautiful’ pages I kept from the late 80’s!

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