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UK’s Boohoo: a Journey Capsule Wardrobe

Boohoo, for those non-UK folks who don’t know is a massive online shopping site. It’s similar to NastyGal or ASOS, but with lower prices.

They reached out to me with a very interesting idea, but part way through it kind of fell apart to be honest. There was meant to be a giveaway of a backpack with a travel wardrobe inside for a reader- enough for a MONTH of travel! They gave me a few samples to try out so I could tell you guys a little more about them. Although the giveaway fell through, they are giving all my readers a 20% discount with the code HIPPIEINHEELS on the clothes in the “blogger shop“.

A little show and tell of Boohoo’s clothes

I am NOT a fashion blogger nor am I a model so let’s not give me too hard of a time for my lack of being Miranda Kerr. My friend took some photos of me and thank god for her, because I don’t think Ben would have been up to the task. She lives in this gorgeous old Portuguese house, so we took the photos there.

boohoo giveaway travelI think this dress was my favorite. It was light and colorful; perfect for Goa. The little black leather backpack will be good for a party night.

boohoo giveaway travelBoohoo asked me to pick out a capsule wardrobe, which I did on their site.  A capsule wardrobe basically means that the clothes will be easily mixed and matched to make up even more outfit options, which they pointed out is great for travelers. Other than the items here, there are 30 more pieces I’ve picked to make a capsule wardrobe which you can see on the Boohoo site under my blogger capsule wardrobe profile.

boohoo travel backpacking clothes blogger shop

boohoo travel backpacking clothes blogger shop

I have written quite a few posts about how to dress in India, in Europe, and tips about boho-chic designers that I love abroad. So, although I love writing about travel, I’m pretty fashion obsessed.

boohoo giveaway travelThis is what they call a “shift dress” and the fabric was the softest of the bunch. I know it’s meant to wear out but there’s a slight chance I might wear it out and then wear it to bed as well- it’s very cozy!

boohoo giveaway travelThis black skirt came with a long sleeve shirt that matches (you’ll see below) and the white tank was separate. The kimono goes great over it and I love kimonos… I’ve raved about them before.

boohoo giveaway travelSo, here is the same skirt as above but with the shirt it came with, a cute light scarf that would be great for India!

boohoo giveaway travelThe same scarf with the outfit you saw a few photos up!

boohoo giveaway travelSo here’s the last example of the mixing and matching I did, all with just 8 pieces ordered!

So, I’m really bummed that the give away was canceled because that was the reason I did this partnership. No time in life to dwell, but want to be straight forward with you guys on the give away falling through. You can still get 20% off from the “travel wardrobe”, so I guess for my UK readers that might be worth posing awkwardly in these clothes ; Have fun shopping!


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About the Author:

Rachel Jones left a career in nursing and lived on the beaches of Goa, India for the five years. Now she lives in Mexico where she gives advice on the 40+ countries she’s visited in the last 10 years. She’s the author of two India travel e-books: Guide to India and Insider’s Guide to Goa. Her blog, Werkenntwen, like its name, is a contradiction combining off-beat adventurous places with glamorous and bespoke travel. Werkenntwen has been featured in ELLE, Marie Claire, Grazia, and Cosmopolitan magazines. She’s a writer for Bravo TV.


  1. Andrea Anastasiou September 8, 2014 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    I love, love, love that scarf! Beautiful clothes. I had never heard of this brand before – I think I’ve been away from the UK for too long!

    • Rachel Jones September 11, 2014 at 8:13 pm - Reply

      The scarf was my favorite! I hadn’t either before they reached out.

  2. Naomi September 8, 2014 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    BooHoo is quite hit and miss but when it’s on form, they do some great stuff at low prices. Another one to look out for is Missguided which I think has launched recently in the US too. Really like the crop top and the shift dress!

    • Rachel Jones September 11, 2014 at 8:13 pm - Reply

      You’re right about that it’s very hit or miss, but I guess with the low prices that’s expected. I haven’t heard of missguided, will check it out though thanks!

  3. Joella in Beijing September 8, 2014 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    Ahhh I think you look fab! I always think you have great style so no wonder they reached out- what a shame the give away fell through!

    • Rachel Jones September 11, 2014 at 8:12 pm - Reply

      Oh that’s so nice of you. and yeah it was a huge BUMMER but went ahead with the post anyways.

  4. Justine September 8, 2014 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    These clothes are adorable and you look great in them!! Ugh, I would love to have some cute travel clothes. I am so overdue for a good shopping day!

    • Rachel Jones September 11, 2014 at 8:11 pm - Reply

      I would love to go shopping- online just isn’t the same.

  5. venus john September 8, 2014 at 11:01 pm - Reply

    I liked the first dress the best with the black leather travelbag..

  6. Rick September 9, 2014 at 4:05 am - Reply

    Well I have no use for the clothes but you are a knock-out. Goa’s finest!

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