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Packing for Copenhagen – A Capsule Wardrobe

capsule wardrobe

I’m in Copenhagen! I got here a week ago, and I did manage to bring a capsule wardrobe!

When I do laundry, I’m always surprised by how much black and pink I own (white comes a close third, after pink). So now that I’ve decided to only buy secondhand clothes, I’m also going to intentionally restrict my wardrobe to a black-white-pink-gray color scheme. It’s not that hard, because those are the colors I gravitate to when shopping anyway. I’m making a couple of exceptions: blue jeans, because I love blue jeans, and red dresses, because I look amazing in a red dress.

Here’s what I brought from home!

Two scarves, a pair of shorts, a pair of blue jeans, a pair of charcoal jeggings.

Two scarves, a pair of shorts, a pair of blue jeans, a pair of charcoal jeggings.

Two black tops, a black tee, a black dress, a black sweater.

All in black: a short dress, a t-shirt, two long sleeve tees, a cashmere sweater.

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Sleeveless tanks in white, coral pink, black.

Sleeveless tanks in white, coral pink, black.

Workout gear: black top, white top, pink jacket, black pants.

Workout gear: black top, white top, pink jacket, black pants.

Not pictured are underwear, socks, pajamas, a rain jacket, and shoes (ballet flats, flip flops, running shoes, hiking boots).

I’m going to thrift shop while I’m here, because there are a couple of things I need, like a lightweight (non-rain) jacket. This is by no means a complete capsule wardrobe, I honestly don’t think I can exist on these pieces alone. But this will be a good trial and learning experience; I’ll be aware of what I need and what I don’t wear. And I’ll be able to fine-tune my third attempt at a capsule wardrobe.

I’ve already run into some issues, like needing the lightweight jacket. Or just something to throw on top of the tank tops or short-sleeve t-shirt. A cardigan would solve my problem, but I feel dowdy in cardigans.

I’m excited about testing this capsule wardrobe in Copenhagen, one of the most sustainable cities in the world!

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