fashion., travel.


Weekend trips are the best.  But packing isn’t.  Does everyone agree?

I have an issue with outfit decisions.  What if I get there and I don’t like what I packed? Or what if we do something unplanned and I don’t have the perfect top with the perfect pants? Panic mode.  As a result, I always end up with twice as much as I need.  I’m attempting to train myself on packing strong, versatile pieces that can be worn in multiple ways or with multiple things.  Am I on the right track?  Someone please help.

This weekend, we’re headed on a short road trip to hit the slopes – yay!  One day of snow and one day of shopping/eating/drinking around a quaint river town.  The outdoor gear is easy.  Now for the hard stuff.

Here’s what I came up with for the first round of “training”:

  1. Jeans – day pair and evening pair.  Probably the most obvious.
  2. Striped 3/4 sleeve top.  My favorite print to layer with which adds a cute pop to any outfit.  Similar here.
  3. Light neutral-colored jacket.  It’s the Midwest and the weather can be moody.  This is easy to put under a heavier jacket or wear alone. Similar here.
  4. Black t-shirt dress.  Cute over leggings or jeans and black is always necessary. Similar here.
  5. Leggings.  Comfortable for the car ride home too!
  6. Long, printed sweater.  Another key layering piece.  Pick one that’s cute but comfortable.  It can go over the dress, the leggings or with jeans!  Similar here.
  7. Hats.  They don’t take up much space.  Two stocking hats and a floppy.  Also great if I forget the shampoo.  Similar here.

Not bad for my first “light” packing attempt.  What are your favorite tips and tricks?

Now let’s hit the road!

xoxo.  a

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