I Have 22 Years of Styling Experience—This Is My 2022 Travel Capsule Wardrobe


(Image credit: Closet Choreography/Jacqueline Pilar)

We're always intrigued and inspired by how industry insiders define their capsule wardrobes. Jennifer Sattler is one expert stylist who's always filled with thoughtful style ideas thanks to 22 years of fashion experience. She spent years at Nordstrom and currently runs Closet Choreography, so she's a pro at building versatile wardrobes with pieces that can be mixed and matched to create a range of standout outfits. On that note, we asked her to share her specific travel capsule wardrobe.

There are actually eight key pieces Sattler packs to ensure she's able to create a variety of ensembles for different occasions. (For example, she always packs a blazer that she can dress up or down.) Keep scrolling to check out Sattler's capsule wardrobe, complete with testimonials and inspired shopping picks in case you want to test out this wardrobe for yourself.


1. Simple Dress


(Image credit: Closet Choreography/Jacqueline Pilar)

"A simple dress you can layer is a no-brainer for any destination. Dress outfits are effortlessly fashionable and function great day or night."

2. Jeans


(Image credit: Closet Choreography/Jacqueline Pilar)

"Denim is the new black. Choose the most updated styles that work with all of the shoes you are taking."

3. Printed/Striped Blouse

"Pick a print. It can be anything from a kitschy cardigan to an animal-print shoe to a graphic tee. Picking a print will provide you with a color story you can use for inspiration to start planning your travel capsule wardrobe."

4. Blazer


(Image credit: Closet Choreography/Jacqueline Pilar)

"Blazers make the most stylish travel companions. When you layer a structured piece like a blazer over your comfortable loose layers, you effortlessly pull your look together."

5. Tank Top

"I never travel without a black or white tank top. Choose a style you can wear solo or layered. You can't control the weather, but these little layers make it easy to adapt to it."

6. Pull-On Pants

"Pull-on pants were part of my spring capsule wardrobe. Comfortable enough for a 12-hour flight and stylish enough to wear out at night. My favorites this season have a modern track-pant influence or kick slit."

7. Sneakers

"It doesn't matter how fabulous your outfit is if your feet hurt. A sneaker is that stylish secret weapon that's just as great for all that walking as it is at making a fashion statement."

8. Belt Bag


"Belt bags are the ultimate travel accessory and probably the most functional piece you'll pack. Being able to wear all the pieces in your capsule in at least two ways is the key. This includes accessories."

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Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.