Okay, y’all. Here it is. I’m writing this in front of a gorgeous window overlooking all of Denver on our last day of the trip. We started in Chicago for our first leg, flew into Denver a few days later and then drove to Estes Park for family camp where this ‘capsule wardrobe’ was really put to the test. I had never been on a trip like it.
As much as I love travel and nature, I’m not an outdoorsy person (to the surprise of no one.) We spent an entire week splitting our times between Bible Study on the porch in the mountains, riding horses in open pasture, hiking mountain trails and everything in between. My outfits had to be purely functional, aside from two cute dress up nights, as the weather would swing from 48 degrees and drizzly to 88 degrees with blazing sun in the same 24 hour span and layers were absolutely crucial. Now, I’m in the land of wi-fi and cell service again as we’re in the actual city of Denver visiting friends and I have to ration the clothes not smeared with dirt and horse poop. All of this to say, I’m so proud of this hard-working capsule wardrobe and if you have a trip to the mountains or an adventure-heavy excursion on the horizon, this one’s for you.
As always, here are the links for everything in the image above. Then i’ll break down why I love each piece and since I packed more than i’m showing (because my favorite pack of cool-girl socks and go-to undies don’t exactly shine in a moodboard) so I’ll talk about those items below. Finally, in a post to come in a week or so, I’ll share any photos I have of me actually wearing the clothes if I have one. Again, I spent the whole trip unplugged and as the woman behind the camera, there are many times an outfit just doesn’t get photographed. I’ll do my best, though! Let’s dive in to those links.
red bandana. mustard bandana. $10 sunglasses. most perfect hat (I own it in two colors.) perfect half-zip that I wore daily- I also love the tan. patagonia zip. oversized tee. american flag sweater- mine is vintage mens but this and this are similar. cozy joggers. leggings. the dress of dreams. ripped denim and in black here. one piece swimsuit. $45 workhorse belt. shorts. perfect chain necklace. my cowboy boots. tevas. cozy socks. go-to sneakers for movement that I don’t mind getting dirty.
If the link is self explanatory, I won’t go into more detail here and you can just purchase above.
Bandanas: These are obviously not a crucial part of my day-to-day wardrobe but I do have quite a bandana collection because there is just nothing cuter than a child in boots and bandanas, you know?