A Travel Capsule Wardrobe for Glasgow

A Travel Capsule Wardrobe for Glasgow

Slow sustainable travel focuses on being a responsible traveller by taking short local trips or longer trips abroad using alternate transport to avoid flying. Part of travelling slowly and sustainably is minimising what you take with you.

These travel capsule wardrobes are designed for those who enjoy travelling light and aren't afraid of outfit repeating. Not only does it make travelling more comfortable without having heavy bags to lug about. It also makes travel faster and cheaper.

Planning what to wear means you'll pack only what you need when travelling without any extra weight. It takes all the effort out of deciding on an outfit each day, ensuring you'll be wearing comfortable, practical clothing whatever your plans are.

A Travel Capsule Wardrobe for Glasgow

Planning a Trip to Glasgow, Scotland

I took a short break to Glasgow spanning 4 days and 2 nights, partly for work partly for leisure. I travelled via train from Birmingham and stayed at the dog-friendly Kimpton Blythswood Square hotel. Plans were to enjoy the city at a leisurely pace, dine with friends, and relax at the hotel.

I've been to Scotland before to visit Glasgow as well as Edinburgh and North Berwick. Each time by train so I knew what to expect in terms of the lengthy travel and cold weather. This is my travel capsule wardrobe for Glasgow. I've written a separate travel guide complete with the best dog-friendly things to do in the Scotland.

The key to a success travel capsule is planning your trip and paying attention to the weather forecast. If you know what you're going to be doing once you arrive and what the weather will be like, you can avoid guesswork and strip back the packing list.

Glasgow is known for being cold and wet. It's mostly overcast all year with cool summers and rainy winters. Temperatures are rarely below -5°C or above 23°C. Packing isn't difficult if you assume there will be a chance of rain most days.

A Travel Capsule Wardrobe for Glasgow

  1. Knitted Vest
  2. Turtleneck
  3. Jumper
  4. Long Coat
  5. Midi Dress
  6. Joggers
  7. Handbag
  8. Detached Hood
  9. Shoes
  10. Stud Earrings
  11. Labradorite Necklace
  12. Beaded Ring

A Capsule Wardrobe For Glasgow Travel

For short trips like this one, two outfits - one for travelling, one for activities - is enough. Any longer than 3 nights and I'd consider packing more, depending on travel plans and the weather. A change of knitwear and accessories makes rewearing outfits easy and less obvious.

Travel can be uncomfortable, especially when spending several hours on public transport. A comfy jumper and joggers set plus trainers is a good option for long distance travel. Loungewear can be worn at the hotel, helping to keep your other clothes cleaner for longer.

Glasgow fashion leans heavily into casualwear. Depending on travel plans, either a casual or smart-casual outfit will cover you for most, if not all, bases. Accessories will help dress things up as will a smart pair of shoes. Opt for a roomy but not cumbersome bag that won't look out of place at restaurants.

Packing a small selection of jewellery will help a small wardrobe go further by making outfits appear smarter than they actually are. An everyday necklace, pair of earrings, and stacking rings are easy to wear and go with everything. Travel jewellery storage will keep them safe while travelling.

A smart waterproof raincoat or a long thick coat will protect you from the worst of the weather. Hat, gloves, and a scarf are essential too. If your coat doesn't have a hood, a better alternative to an umbrella is a detached hood. There's no chance of it turning inside out and it'll also save on packing a bulky scarf.

For city trips, where it's likely you'll be doing quite a bit of walking before heading to a restaurant or bar; a solid pair of shoes - comfortable to walk in all day but smart enough to be worn out to dinner - are essential. Plus potentially a second pair of trainers for longer walks or extra comfort.