Feeling excited about my trip to NYC! To simplify packing I like to travel with a capsule wardrobe which  I pack in advance to ensure I have everything I need…that being said if I did forget a thing or two,wink ,wink nudge, nudge, I think NYC has one or two stores that I would like.

Capsule dressing, also sometimes referred to as a wardrobe module is a method of putting together several key garments which are interchangeable, therefore creating several outfits. This can be a cost-effective and a complimentary way to build a wardrobe. If you are interested in how to build a wardrobe capsule with 7 garments to get 12 looks ,as well as  other Image and style tips, simply subscribe to the f-word paradox blog and you will receive a copy of The Winning Image.

Today’s #OOTD is a great starting point from which I can  build my traveling capsule.


Did you know that “A capsule wardrobe is a term coined by Susie Faux, the owner of a London boutique called “Wardrobe” in the 1970s. According to Faux, a capsule wardrobe is a collection of a few essential items of clothing that don’t go out of fashion, such as skirts, trousers, and coats, which can then be augmented with seasonal pieces. Capsule wardrobe – Wikipedia

Staying true to the capsule wardrobe definition most of the garments worn in my #OOTD are classic pieces, such as the cashmere sweaters (black cardigan and light grey sweater underneath), wool coat which is actually a  3 in 1 style, a classic Jane Post (American coat designer) eternity scarf  (which can also be worn as snood- comes in handy when travelling in cooler temps) in grey hues purchased from a local accessories store Stunning ! , this look was augmented with black leather leggings, Chelsea boot and sunglasses. Each garment worn has versatility and by adding a few other pieces & some accessories, I will have a capsule wardrobe ready to take on NYC !