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Capsule wardrobe colours for holiday abroad?

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NickNacks Sun 20-Mar-16 15:19:34

I like to take my holiday clothes in a few colours only so that I can mix and match everything and get more outfits out of less clothes. It also means I can get my pedicure done in a colour suitable for every day.

Black and white are usually a givens a they go with everything, what other colours would you suggest I go with this year? Inspiration needed please!

I am brown eyed, very dark brown hair and a bit pale at the moment but I do tan easily.

I have wondered about orange and jade?

Blue2014 Sun 20-Mar-16 15:26:56

Navy, I love navy, it goes with everything

Madbengalmum Sun 20-Mar-16 15:29:40

I love coral for holidays, looks great with white/navy/brown/metallics

NickNacks Sun 20-Mar-16 15:31:28

Navy instead of black? Or as well as?

I like navy too and it features heavily in my winter wardrobe, Dh will say it's too boring for sunny weather!

NickNacks Sun 20-Mar-16 15:33:21

Coral is quite similar to the 'orange' things I had seen. I like coral and think it suits a suntan too.

Belikethat Sun 20-Mar-16 15:34:26

There are brilliant ideas on Pinterest. Just type in holiday wardrobe.

gonegrey56 Sun 20-Mar-16 15:42:36

I travelled around Burma recently with a super chic French woman who wore navy, orange, dove grey and cream. We had very limited luggage . She managed to look fabulous all the time combining these colours and was inspirational - I am trying to devise a similar capsule wardrobe but will never manage to carry it off with the sheer style that she showed!

JolseBaby Sun 20-Mar-16 21:32:36

Coral and navy look great together.

My go-to travel outfit is ankle grazer white chinos or jeans, flat brown sandals, navy and white striped breton top, large navy sunglasses and a brown leather bag. Nude polish on fingernails, coral on toenails.

CreviceImp Mon 21-Mar-16 08:42:22

Look on The Vivienne Files for inspiration.

SoMuchToBits Mon 21-Mar-16 08:48:23

I'd go for navy, white and turquoise, but then I know nothing about these things!

FlindersKeepers Mon 21-Mar-16 09:46:09

I'm off to South East Asia soon for 26 days and I'm a bit of a packing weirdo, because I like taking about 15 items of clothing max on a trip. On this holiday, I'm also going to try not taking any black items, so the two neutral colours are navy and pale grey (almost silver), accent colours are turquoise and hot pink.
4 dresses, 2 pants, 1 shorts, 1 skirt, 5 tops, 1 wrap, 1 romper-y thing (one mad item always goes in), one of the dresses has huge turquoise and pink palm trees on a navy background (this actually sounds more mad than the romper... it is a Lily Pulitzer maxi, so made for cocktails in the sun). Navy and coral are also great, I love coral polish on toes in the summer.
And yy to The Vivienne Files, she's excellent for colour. Enjoy your trip!

Ifonlyiweretaller Mon 21-Mar-16 22:00:34

I'm also a navy & white girl and add turquoise or coral. Last year was first time I'd stuck to the rules but it made everything so much easier!

JackandDiane Mon 21-Mar-16 22:03:15

oh fgs

just choose a colour you like
WAY overthinking

FuckOffJeffrey Mon 21-Mar-16 22:15:26

I like yellow, light grey, white and black for holiday mix and match.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Tue 22-Mar-16 10:29:43

Mint and red
Mint and pink
Mint and coral
Mint and lilac
Mint and lemon
Coral and Teal
Pink and lilac
Light blue and coral
Just to give you more ideas

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