Packing My Capsule Wardrobe for a Long Weekend Vacation

Fashion Jackson Capsule Wardrobe Essential Items

Yesterday on Instagram stories I shared the items I packed for my trip to Dallas. If you have been following my stories for the past few days, I explained that I was a little stretched for time, and didn't pack the way I normally do. Typically I like to plan out almost all of my outfits so I avoid overpacking and wasting time trying to pick out what to wear. Because I didn't have as much time as I hoped for, I just grabbed a few of my favorite items from each category and packed them for my trip. I was moving so fast, I honestly didn't think twice about what I was bringing.

When I got to Dallas, I unpacked and realized I brought a few too many pieces, but that's the consequence when not planning in advance. However, I thought it would be fun to show you guys what I packed, why I brought those items, and how I plan to style them. Since I'm introducing the capsule wardrobe soon (updated post here!) , I figured this would be a fun way to share/show my thought process when it comes to creating new outfits with the same pieces.

For example I can easily wear the black sweater & camel coat with blue jeans and sneakers for a casual daytime look. And for dressing up at night, keep the same sweater & coat on, just change to black jeans & black booties. I like to just think about the base layer (or top) and see how many ways I can pair those one or two pieces with different jeans/jacket combinations. Then just change the shoes to be casual or dressy. You'd be surprised at how much you can come up with! I pretty much follow this style/formula in 90% of my daily outfits whether I'm working from home, or going out for date night. That's what I love about these pieces; everything is so versatile.


Denim Jacket: Similar | Suede Moto Jacket: Blanknyc (size small) | Leather Jacket: Club Monaco c/o (size small)
Trench Coat: Club Monaco c/o | Camel Coat: Similar


White T-shirt: AllSaints (size small) | Grey & Black Long Sleeve Tops: Nordstrom (size small) | Sweatshirt: Similar
White Sweater: Similar | Grey & Black Cashmere Sweaters: Everlane (size XS)


Denim Skinny Jeans: Topshop | Denim Ripped Jeans: Paige
Black Skinny Jeans: Mother (runs big - I went down 2 sizes) | Madewell Black Ripped Jeans: Here & Here
Faux Leather Leggings: Spanx (size small)


Sneakers: Golden Goose | Mules: Gucci | Heels: Ann Taylor c/o | Suede Booties: Ann Taylor c/o | Leather Booties: Similar


Gucci Belt: Brown & Black | Cashmere Scarf: Black & Grey
Chanel Handbag (similar) | Polene Handbag c/o (similar) | Polene Crossbody c/o (similar)

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  1. Young said:
    Posted 1.10.19 · Reply

    This post and your IG stories gave me a good idea of what basics I’m missing. Thanks for sharing!

    The Style Intermission

  2. Meagan said:
    Posted 1.10.19 · Reply

    Do you have a dupe for your mules? I love them but not the price tag. Thanks!

  3. Jennifer said:
    Posted 1.10.19 · Reply

    Love the color scheme! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  4. Posted 1.12.19 · Reply

    You clothing is no doubt always on fleek. I have been following your IG Stories from a couple of weeks and I must say, you are really an amazing fashionista.

  5. Tara said:
    Posted 1.13.19 · Reply

    This is so helpful. Would love to see these on a regular basis for all different seasons, and vacations!

  6. Liz said:
    Posted 1.13.19 · Reply

    Love this post! This is the perfect time to restock some good cool weather basics as I’ve been feeling like it’s hard to get dressed. Hope you’ll do another for summer!