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How to use the 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 method of capsule packing for your 2023 staycation

Stress no more. You’ll have your weekend wardrobe sorted in no time with this capsule packing method.

Written by Laura Kingston
Published 31.03.2023

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We’ve all been there. Weekend bag empty, clothes strewn all over the room, trying to think about what you’ve got planned and what you can wear. Only to get there and leave half of the items unworn.

Well, we’ve discovered a new capsule packing method that’s a game changer for short breaks:

5 tops

4 bottoms

3 pairs of shoes

2 dresses

1 coat

It’s a good way to focus the mind and you can pull lots of different outfits together from these combos. Here’s how we’d use it to pack a capsule wardrobe for a weekend staycation in the UK…


& Other Stories - Mock Neck Sweater - £35.00

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& Other Stories - Relaxed T-shirt - £19.00

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M&S - Pure Cotton Striped Crew Neck Top - £19.50

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Lily Silk - Classic Pearl Button Silk Shirt - £109.00

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All Saints - Imogen Tank - £25.00

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ACAI - Thermal Skinny Outdoor Trousers Steel Blue - £79.20 (was £99.00)

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M&S - The Mom Jeans - £39.50

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Reiss - Margeaux Wide Leg Trousers - £150.00

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Stradivarius - Long Denim Comfortable Skirt - £29.99

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New Balance - 327 Moonbeam with Outerspace - £110.00

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TOG24 - Tundra Women's Walking Boot Tan - £95.00 (was £150.00)

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ASOS DESIGN - Nora barely there block heeled sandals in black - £24.00

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Skims - Soft Lounge Long Sleeve Dress - £86.00

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SilkFred - Kimberly Green & Gold Foil Mini Skater Dress - £45.00

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Urban Outfitters - Light Before Dark Double Breasted Trench Coat - £89.00

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