Incorporate bright colours
The easiest way to add colour to your capsule wardrobe is to try adding bright colours to your wardrobe. The colour you go for, and the garment style you choose is completely up to you. But if choosing a selection of colours be mindful of mixing too many. This is because each item of clothing will need to work well with a variety of other pieces in your suitcase.
To make life easy, we recommend choosing one focus colour initially, before looking to incorporate other colours to make a colourful travel outfit. Your goal should be to create a look which features complementary colours.
The reason we advise creating looks with complementary colours, instead of matching colours is because pieces with complementary colours “build each other up” to create a better overall outfit. To know which colours complement each other you’ll need to use the colour wheel. The colour wheel was invented by Sir Isaac Newton in 1706 and shows the relationships between primary colors, secondary colors, tertiary colors. An image of a colour wheel is below.
The trick is to ensure the main colors of your travel capsule are as far apart on the color wheel as possible i.e. directly opposite each other. This means you would pair yellows with purples, blues with oranges, greens with reds and so on. Such pairings are undoubtedly striking. But they are never intimidating or garish. Kim Kardashian and Chrissy Teigen are both famous for combining complementary colours to create amazing outfits.
Don’t be afraid of patterns
Patterns are another simple way to add colour and vibrancy to your travel capsule wardrobe. If you’re new to the pattern mixing game, it can be a bit daunting. Where do you start? We recommend starting with something casual. A checked shirt for example, is colourful as well as being stylish and functional. This makes it extremely versatile which is essential if you’re packing a minimal amount of clothing.
Then, you may want to try adding accessories like a handbag with a bold print, or floral headband.
If you would like to try wearing patterns, but don’t want to combine colour with a pattern, we suggest adding a black and white Breton striped t-shirt to your travel wardrobe. It’s tres chic! The simple stripe is just bold enough to provide contrast.
Try buying custom clothing
If you want to add colour to your outfits with your own unique designs, then personalised clothing should be considered too! Custom clothing is a brilliant way to add colour to your travel wardrobe. It will allow you to showcase your individuality.. If you choose a company like Banana Moon Clothing you will be able to submit your own designs, then have them emblazoned on the garments of your choice.
Be playful with your accessories
If adding colour to your wardrobe with clothing isn’t quite to your taste, you have the opportunity to add a pop of colour to your travel capsule wardrobe with jewellery and accessories.
The tones in your hair and skin will determine which colours of jewellery will suit you most. Again, this is where the colour wheel can come in handy! If you have blonde hair with skin that has yellow undertones, blue earrings and pendants will really suit you. Conversely if you’re pale skinned with red tones in your hair, you may wish to experiment with purple jewellery and gemstones like amethysts.
Don’t shy away from bold colour because you think it might not be age appropriate. Age is just a number. It’s how you feel on the inside that counts.
Choose a colourful beach towel
Be daring on your next trip abroad by adding some colour to your capsule wardrobe!
When putting together a capsule wardrobe for a trip away, it is easy to rely on the clothes that you’ve grown accustomed to. Despite how comfy these clothes may be, there’s a chance that they may also be dull or boring. This is the complete opposite of what travel should be! Travel should be fun and exciting. This can, and should be easily reflected in the clothes you wear on holiday. Adding colour to your holiday wardrobe is a fantastic way to reflect the joy of travel.
For many people, the thought of adding colour to their outfits is scary – especially as some colours can clash. But in this blog post we’ll explain how you can add colour and vibrancy to your travel capsule wardrobe, in six simple ways!
Some of the most enjoyable days on holiday are spent at the beach. Your beach towel should reflect the fun. Our favourite colourful beach towel is the Bohemian XL towel by Tesalate. This oversized pick is suitable for solo travellers, couples, and even families. Not only do Tesalate towels look good – they feel good too. Each towel is made from Tesalate’s exclusive AbsorbLite™ fabric which is sand-free, and quick drying. Each towel comes with a bag that your towel can be stored in once dry. If the bohemian print isn’t quite for you – fear not! Tesalate offers many fun designs and patterns so there is something everyone will love.
Consider using layers
Using layers can be a great way to add in colour to any travel outfit. Plain garments work best for this. You can either choose layers around a particular colour pallet, or use a monochrome base layer, such as black jeans and a white t-shirt. Then you can add your chosen colours on top using layers.
Don’t be afraid to step outside your comfort zone
A holiday away from home is a great opportunity to try something a little bit different. It’s the best time to step outside your comfort zone. When you’re travelling it’s highly likely that you will never see anybody you are staying with, or speaking to again. So those killer boots you’ve always wanted but were too shy to buy should absolutely be added to your wardrobe!