Travel supermarket are challenging 10 selected blogger's to pack for a fashionable city break to a hand picked destination for the weekend, taking hand luggage only. The winner bagging thsemelves a weekend away to their given destination! Sound easy? You'd be totally wrong. (I am the worst for over-packing!) The destination I was given was New York City-the dream! Packed into a capsule wardrobe I have put together; two travelling outfits, two day ensembles to take in the sites and three evening looks in preparation for a couple of cocktails. (Considering the weather, the destination and functionality of course!) The key to a capsule wardrobe is packing your basics; leather jacket, a jersey top, a pair of jeans, a LBD and a strappy heel, which you then mix and match with your on trend pieces.
All item's featured in my NYC capsule wardrobe are shopable below;

(stylish yet functional for flying)

Making the most of the pieces you've packed is crucial to a capsule wardrobe, especially when it comes to packing. I've used the tan weaved boho bag for both outfits as we need room for our flight essentials, plus it's big enough to fit in an over-sized cashmere blanket cape which will not only work to keep you warm but also as a scarf which will double up as a blanket during the night flight. The use of a basic jersey tee is vital when it comes to packing our on trend pieces, this allows us to re-wear practically everything which will put a totally different spin on each look time and time again.

(code for shopping!)

Functionality is number one when it comes to a full day of site-seeing in an un-known country, being practical and comfortable with regards to footwear should be your main priority when it comes down to packing. These nude pointed pumps will relieve you of any painful blisters and allows us to partake in a full day of shopping-score! An item you'll see time and time again in a capsule wardrobe has to be a pair of jeans, whether they're black skinnies, or a ripped pair of acid wash boyfriends you'll be able to mix and match them with everything. Since we're in the big apple a pair of on trend flared jeans are absolutely necessary in the fashion capital.

(make mine a cosmo..)


Dressing up for a fancy dinner or a cocktail in a bar with your girlfriends? Now, this is when it becomes tricky. As we've only got room in our hand luggage for a few items it's essential to get the most wear out of what we've packed whilst looking chic at the same time. With this in mind I've chosen a LBD (little black dress.) Wear alone with a statement heel and trusty leather jacket for one evening and on top of a pair of neutral cigarette trousers teamed with a classic strappy sandal. I'm all about statement accessories, but in order to make the most of you're on trend items you'll want to stick to a classic heel or leather clutch - they're timeless.

All item's featured in my NYC capsule wardrobe are shopable below;


  1. Loved this post, Hannah! I'm desperate to know what shade of Mac lipstick that is as I have been hunting that exact shade down for forever?! Would really appreciate if you could let me know! X

  2. I'm with you Hannah, I am the worst for over-packing, no matter where i'm going. Love what you've put together, so many interchangeable items as well, so would make the perfect hand luggage! Hope you win xx

    VanessaVonJames | Fashion Blog

  3. Ah I want it all. PS you're hair is gorgeous! xx
    Glossy Boutique


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