Mix & Match Travel Capsule Wardrobe

July 24, 2019

There’s nothing quite as fabulous as going on vacation, yet trying to decide what to pack can be a headache.  It’s your vacation and you want to look amazing … but you also don’t want to lug around three suitcases.   Have you tried packing a capsule wardrobe for a trip?  I took some of my favorite Chico’s mix and match pieces and created a travel capsule wardrobe to keep you looking chic every single day of your trip!

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Dressed for a chic lunch or a trip to the museum.


travel capsule wardrobe for middle aged women

I actually had too many outfits to fit into this collage!


This post is sponsored by Chico’s, a brand my readers know I love and support.




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The Pieces – 6 clothing items + 4 accessories = endless possibilities!

Mix and Match Wardrobe 

Cross Dye Linen Utility Jacket

The perfect sophisticated summer jacket!  Wear it alone, or over a tee or tank.  This linen jacket has fab pocket details and a draw-string cinched waist.

So Slimming Embroidered Hem Girlfriend Crop Jeans in Alabaster

White jeans can be hard to wear, but not with the So Slimming Hidden Fit technology that lovingly smoothes and slims the midlife tummy.  Stain resistant technology means you don’t have to be afraid of spills. And don’t forget to check out the pretty embroidery details on the hem!

Supima Cotton Convertible Tank

Soft Supima cotton tank in a variety of must-have colors.  This tee can be worn as a simple scoop neck or turn it around and show off the criss-cross detail!

So Slimming Brigitte Slim Crops

Super flattering pant!  Available in a many pretty colors, but black is an absolute must-have.  Grab an ankle length pair while you’re shopping. You won’t be sorry!

Half-Button Denim Shirt

This comfortable soft denim shirt, with cute roll sleeves, can be worn so many ways.  Wear it buttoned up, left open like a jacket, tucked in, tied at the waist, or tied around the waist!

Travelers Essential Reversible Tank

This wrinkle-resistant knit is the perfect travel companion. Wear it as a scoop neck or turn it around for a higher neck option.

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This adorable summer tote can be worn as a crossbody so your hands are free to take photos.


casual travel look from a travel wardrobe

Exploring all over the city … or running out for morning coffee and pastries … you can’t go wrong in this chic and comfortable Audrey-inspired look.

Versatile Accessories 

Neutral Tote

I’ve been eying this tote since it launched!  So adorable and the perfect versatile accessory for summer.  It can worn as a crossbody bag or carried by the cool acrylic tortoise handles.

Convertible Hammered Etched Silver-Tone Multi-Strand Necklace

Chico’s convertible necklaces are genius!  This version has of-the-moment hammered details and can be mixed and matched for almost endless combinations!  Each strand can be worn separately, all three can be worn together, or each piece can be worn in any combination. One necklace … a different look for every day of vacation!

Animal Print Pareo Oblong Scarf

A chic scarf in a classic (and on trend) animal print is the perfect addition to any travel wardrobe!    Not only can you tie a scarf in many different ways, but you can also use it as a belt, a sarong, a wrap, and a headband!

Large Textured Silver-Tone Hoop Earrings

 Large textured hoops add a trendy touch!

what to wear to travel to a city in the summer

Getting warm? Cool off by tying your denim shirt around your waist for another cute casual look.


Travel capsule wardrobe for women over 50

Don’t forget date night! All black is always sexy and chic. Try wearing the scarf around your waist or throw it across your shoulders for two dinner-ready outfits.


denim shirt and white pants for travel

The denim shirt can be worn as a jacket or alone. It can be tucked in, left out, tied at the waist or tied around the waist!

Well Friends, you get the idea!  So many choices and you’ll be looking fabulous every single day.  Chico’s has become my go-to shopping site for all things travel. Not only do they have their special wrinkle-resistant Travelers Collection, they also have the Zenergy Collection with sun protection options for if you’re heading out to an outdoorsy trip.  With the latest collection made especially for mixing and matching, you really have no excuses but to look amazing!



Fun & Fashion,

Dawn Lucy


About the blog: Fashion Should Be Fun is me talking to you, other middle aged women like me who are over 40, but not over fashion.  We still want to look beautiful and stylish.  We still want to have fun with trends.  And we don’t need anyone giving us rules, because we’re all different. We all have own shapes and bodies, parts we’d like to cover and parts we still don’t mind showing off a bit.  This is a place for me to share my love of fashion with you, style ideas, tips, trends, and inspiration. I know how liking the way we look can translate into confidence and energy. I know we have so much life left to live and so much adventure ahead of us. Let’s show the world you’re never too old to have fun and be fierce!


  • Reply A Woman Of A Certain Age July 24, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    No dresses? No skirts?


    • Reply Dawn Lucy July 25, 2019 at 9:47 am

      Not this time around!

  • Reply Gabby July 25, 2019 at 5:30 am

    Dawn, you look fantastic! I appreciate the pant option as I avoid shorts like the plague! Everything looks comfy and elegant and could work in so many different locations!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy July 25, 2019 at 9:47 am

      Oh thanks so much, Gabby! And I’m exactly the same way … you won’t catch me dead in shorts! Ha!

  • Reply Grace Liang ULS July 26, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    Sooo cute and practical for travel. Great items !!
    Please stop by at http://www.colorandgrace.com every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for linkup parties!
    Hope to see you there!
    Grace Liang

    • Reply Dawn Lucy July 27, 2019 at 6:40 pm

      Thanks, Grace! 🙂

  • Reply Heidi July 26, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    Hi Dawn,
    Such great ideas for light packing! When I travel I pack very carefully, and have created my own version of a capsule wardrobe with the clothes I in my closet. We went to Europe for a month with just carry ons, and I have to say I looked pretty cute every day! Scarves were my main accessory to change things up. But I see a few pieces here that would be great additions, too bad I don’t have anyplace fun to travel to on my calendar right now!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy July 27, 2019 at 6:40 pm

      We love our scarves, right? I need to see pics, Hon! OXOX

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