Guys! My Melbourne capsule was such a success!
Why is this a big deal? Because this is the first travelling capsule I’ve put together that has actually worked. Finally. Now I expect every travel capsule I put together to be this good. No pressure at all!
Let me share a few of the outfits I made with my 4 tops, 3 bottoms, 2 pairs of shoes, and a jacket. This amount of clothes was perfect: everything layered well with the other, was climate and weather appropriate, gave me great daily variety, and lasted me the entire trip comfortably. You can read my original post and see what I packed over here.
The skirt came in handy on the day of travel, because it was super warm in both Hobart and Melbourne. I ended up bringing along (and wearing) an additional silk & merino jumper as well, because the cotton sweatshirt would have been that little bit too warm overall to travel in. The above, along with my leather jacket for the night, saw me through the entire first day no problems. I had my muscle tank layered underneath the jumper.
The linen shirt was lovely, both casual but also stylish. Perhaps a bit too stylish for very trendy and casual Melbourne, but I felt like I’d made an effort at least! The sweatshirt layered well under the leather jacket too, without looking too bulky.
The cashmere tee layered really well under everything, and kept me simultaneously cool and warm. Great piece and I see myself wearing it again and again in the future. My leather jacket was trustworthy as ever and kept out the cool winds and light sprinkles of rain we experienced.
This backpack performed exceptionally and I’m so glad I had it with me rather than an across-the-body style. It carried a surprising amount, including two 270g candles, a few perfumes, my DSLR, scarf, sometimes an extra jumper, usual wallet/phone/sunnies/lip balm combo in the smaller compartment, and there was always room to spare. If it drizzled, the water just slid right off the canvassed cotton, and I never felt precious putting the bag down thanks to its dipped base, which makes the base waterproof.