All capsule travel wardrobes benefit from having a healthy variety of shapes and colors. Business travel complicates this simple rule because business-appropriate attire often bears boring shapes and/or colors.
Of the twenty items assembled for this hybrid trip, only two skirts made the list and both are somewhat typical workwear (with a slight twist): one in a distracting yellow color and the other flares slightly.
|J. Crew Classic Schoolboy Blazer | Ann Taylor Silk Shell with Necktie and Pintucks | J. Crew Sterling Skirt in Double-serge Wool | H&M Shoulder Bag | Miu Miu Taupe Pumps (similar)|
I avoid safety-pinning clothes when I can but when faced with the prospect of having to wear the same skirt every day for a week, I get creative (if not outright destructive).
There are two no-sew methods when it comes to shortening a skirt: one can either roll up the skirt (something I learned in fifth grade; stuffy Catholic school uniforms beg to be tampered with) or shorten the length with safety pins.
For A-line skirts, especially ones with pockets, the first method works improperly about fifty percent of the time so I normally choose to fold the skirt inward from the bottom and secure the new length with safety pins (four or five of them will do the trick).