Jacob and I have had a quiet a few weekend getaways lately, mostly for weddings, but sometimes to visit family or for work. I learn something new every time I pack…some of my recent discoveries:
1::: I sometimes need two outfits for one day.
2::: I might change my mind if I like an outfit after I have arrived at my destination.
3::: I really don’t need four pairs of shoes…aka half my carry-on is shoes.
I have tried implementing the following things to compensate for those faults:
1::: Bring an extra dress, top or layer (that can easily be rolled up or not take too much space in your carry-on).
2:::Make sure you have some classic basics before you start with the outfits that you are unsure of. Or just don’t pack the “iffy” ones at all.
3:::Bring a pair of dressier sandals/heels and comfy sandals. Even while traveling, I know I will want to exercise, but maybe set the running shoes aside to save space and opt for a beach yoga workout, SUP, or kayaking for the weekend’s activity….something you don’t need shoes! ~also running on the beach barefoot is a serious workout~
::A lot of times I might pack my running shoes but wear my dressier sandals for the flight to conserve space.::: (Like in the picture below I might also wear the floppy hat and carry the market tote bag as my second item I’m allowed to carry-on. This just might mean you have more space in your carry-on for things to bring back from your vacation, not to just pack more unnecessary things.)
With the items below (3 tops, 2 bottoms, 2 dresses and 2 shoes), you could have at least 8 outfits!
What’s in the photo above, you may ask?
Big Felt Floppy Hat:::Top Shop $56.00
Chiffon Bird Blouse:::CiChic $15.00
Tassel Necklace:::J.Crew $35.00
Black Lace Kimono:::Top Shop
Swimsuit Top, Bottom:::J. Crew $44.00, $34.00
Black & White Blouse::: CiChic $17.81
Bright Tropical Dress:::Top Shop $140.00
Woven Market Tote:::J.Crew $49.50
Striped Knit-Tee:::J. Crew $39.50
Boyfriend Shorts:::Top Shop $64.00
Red Skinny Pants:::CiChic $20.43
Chunky Wooden Heels:::Top Shop, $70.00
Pleated Maxi Dress:::She-Fashions $25.67
Yellow Birkenstock Sandals:::ASOS
Hope you all had a great weekend!
And happy packing! 🙂